After a long period of collaborative development with The Foundry, Chaos Group today said V-Ray for Katana is now available for purchase, and V-Ray for Modo and V-Ray for Nuke are in public beta.

V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for Katana were first announced at SIGGRAPH 2012, and V-Ray for Katana first saw use in a production environment when ILM employed it on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chaos Group said. V-Ray for Modo has presumably been in development for almost as long — at the time the other two Foundry initiatives were announced, Modo was still a Luxology product.

"We have been working together with Chaos Group for a number of years, and it's great that we are now able to offer this integration between our products," said The Foundry CEO Bill Collis in a prepared statement. "V-Ray has a great user base in our own key markets, VFX and design, and we are excited to help our clients to access these technologies in a more streamlined and efficient workflow."

For more on using V-Ray with The Foundry's products, consider dropping by The Foundry's booth at SIGGRAPH (or tuning in online for its webcast) when Chaos Group's Chief Commercial Officer Lon Grohs and The Foundry's President of the Americas Brad Peebler discuss the new products on Wednesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Sign up for the webcast at The Foundry's SIGGRAPH 2014 page. Those in Vancouver can visit the Modo/Mari user group meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, at The Hyatt Regency Hotel for more information. Registration is open for that meeting at The Foundry's website.