In our ‘Introduction to KATANA’ course we cover all the main areas of KATANA for both Look Development and Lighting. Using Arnold as our main renderer, we start the course with a good overview of KATANA before jumping into a mini project in week two. From there we systematically cover all the main areas of KATANA from asset management to shader building and assignment, lighting, rendering and everything in between.
Get ready for the ultimate do-it-yourself project: a battle-worthy handmade Japanese katana (long sword). In this one-of-a-kind video, Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes takes you step by step through the process of designing and building a Katana-Tac – a simplified tactical katana suitable for traditional martial arts practice or modern battlefield use. You will learn exactly how to design, profile, grind, temper, polish and haft your very own working katana using a minimum of tools and equipment.