KeyShot is everything you need to create amazing visuals fast. The real-time 3D rendering workflow displays results instantly and, in fact, reduces the time it takes to create realistic product shots. Create anything from scientifically accurate material and environment presets. Likewise, make advanced material editing and animation. Furthermore, interactive product visuals or sales and marketing imagery have never been easier.
What Makes KeyShot Different?
KeyShot is designed to make 3D rendering and animation easy. In short, it allows you to apply materials. And, it’s lighting fast. In addition, it provides the most accurate materials appearances, and real-world lighting. Furthermore, get all in a powerful interface that provides advanced capabilities and the ability to see all your changes in real-time. So, what is KeyShot? To put it differently, what does it help you do?
Present your ideas sooner.
KeyShot brings visual speed and agility to the entire product development process. In fact, it includes the widest 3D file format support for a fluid workflow from concept to the final product.
Focus on your design, not software.
KeyShot is extremely easy to learn and use. In general, achieve photographic results in minutes through a simple, workflow-based interface. It comes with all the advanced capabilities for the most experienced 3D render professional.
Make it more realistic.
KeyShot materials go beyond physical appearance. To summarize, it provides scientifically accurate properties for the highest quality visuals. Use a preset, an exclusive partner material, or create your own.
Access complete computing power.
KeyShot gives you the power and the choice to utilize either CPU or NVIDIA GPUs for rendering. In addition, KeyShot has the capability to scale linearly for unmatched performance.
Light it up correctly.
KeyShot provides advanced lighting capabilities that create the most accurate lighting for simple studio shots or the most complex interior lighting.
See your results instantly.
KeyShot is a real-time rendering to the core. Not a mode. Not an afterthought. See everything as it happens. See every change instantly as you work – from material and lighting to cameras and animation as you work.
What’s new in KeyShot 9
KeyShot 9 brings you the unbound creative capability to help you realize your ideas faster. Built around the view of KeyShot users that KeyShot is the hub for all their visualization needs, KeyShot 9 brings unmatched ease, simplicity, and accessibility. Get complete creative freedom and a level of visual agility that allows you to explore your design at the speed of thought.
KeyShot 9 introduces the ability to harness the full GPU-accelerated ray-tracing power of NVIDIA RTX with OptiX. It’s available for both real-time rendering and local render output. In fact, KeyShot’s GPU Mode allows GPU resources to be accessed with one-click. As a result, KeyShot takes advantage of multi-GPU performance scaling and the dedicated ray tracing acceleration hardware in NVIDIA RTX-capable GPUs.
Smooth, fast, beautiful renderings with the click of a button. Denoise works in both CPU and GPU mode to eliminate noise in the Real-Time View and render output. It turns that time crunch into a time-saver. Turn Denoise on and watch your image render up to 30x faster with the advantage of using it in an unlimited number of KeyShot Image Styles.
RealCloth is a patent-pending technology from Luxion driving a powerful, new material type that allows the creation and visualization of realistic woven materials. The material type provides control of the weave pattern (Pro). The material type gives the ability to easily add flyaway fibers. In addition, the library includes New RealCloth materials.
Web Configurator (PRO)
KeyShot 9 introduces the power to generate interactive, browser-based product configurators. Web Configurators feature fully-rendered product variations using the models, materials, and Studios of your choice. Produce to share privately or host them online. Indeed, with Web Configurator, you provide a more engaging product option experience.
3D Model Library
KeyShot 9 brings you a new Model Library. To explain, the model library is filled with the highest-quality, specially curated 3D models to complement the products in your scene. All 3D models include materials and textures. In addition, they can be easily searched, filtered, and added to any scene with a simple drag-and-drop from KeyShot Cloud.
With new materials and textures, KeyShot 9 opens up your creative freedom for a new level of detail and control over your product visuals.
Fuzz Material (PRO)
That warm, fuzzy feeling flooding over you isn’t in your head. Chiefly, it’s a new material geometry shader that brings a whole new level of realism to your products. Just open up the KeyShot Material Graph (Pro). Then, add any amount of fuzz you need on the surface of any material. Control length, randomness, density, and more for that perfect, fuzzy look.
Imagine putting an edge on any material. With contour as a texture, you now have more control and flexibility while creating custom materials. You can use it to add an illustration-like effect on top of real-world materials such as metal or plastic.
Animation Curve Control (PRO)
Controlling your animation has never been so easy. Customize the motion or appearance of an animation or a material color, bump, opacity, or other property. Add controls quickly along the curve and adjust it all in real-time to create incredible parts and material animations.
Generic (BRDF) Material
To clarify, it’s only generic in name. The flexibility it adds is anything but. Adjust properties for the sheen, clearcoat, metallic, anisotropic, and more. It’s a new material that provides endless possibilities to create incredible material finishes.
KeyShot 9 streamlines import, expands compatibility and extends output to bring you a more agile workflow from start to finish.
Simplified to start creating faster. Import a KeyShot package into an open scene with only the models, cameras, and environments you want.
Substance Painter Import
Go from immersive texture experience to immersive 3D rendering experience. KeyShot 9 automatically generates KeyShot materials from the texture sets you to create in Substance Painter. No need for additional mapping or adjustments. In other words, just drag and drop your Substance Painter texture where you want it to get the beautiful final result you need.
Browzwear VStitcher Plugin
KeyShot 9 introduces a new plugin for the leading 3D software for apparel design and development. Send your garments from VStitcher straight into KeyShot 9. Of course, all colors and textures are included. In essence, it is a whole new level of photorealistic apparel visualization.
X-Rite AxF TM 1.6
The industry standard appearance exchange format (AxF) from X-Rite is packed with even more power and fully supported in KeyShot 9. The flexible file format now displays accurate appearance attributes for translucent and cloudy plastic-like materials.
Speed of Thought
In a word, KeyShot is fast. From scene setup and real-time interaction, KeyShot 9 delivers the capabilities you need to create with speed.
Geometry, Material, and Camera tools all in one place. The new Tools menus in KeyShot 9 consolidates access to your favorite tools. It allows you to edit geometry faster. Besides, adds the new Material Import tool to apply appearances quickly. It’s workflow improvements like this that make KeyShot so enjoyable to use.
Configurator Sub-Components & Thumbnails (PRO)
Parent and Component models get a new 3rd level of dependency to expand the product options and create larger groups of variations. And now, add custom model and material thumbnails to your Configurator to communicate exact product options.
What is KeyShot?
KeyShot is a standalone real-time rendering application. It makes the creation of 3D renderings and animations fast and easy. In short, it includes support for the widest number of 3D file formats on both Mac and PC.
KeyShot is real-time rendering to the core. Not a mode. Not an afterthought. See everything as it happens. See every change instantly as you work – from material and lighting to cameras and animation.
KeyShot is the first rendering application that allows you to work in a full ray traced environment from the beginning. How? Through the combination of progressive global illumination, multi-core photon mapping, adaptive material sampling, and a dynamic lighting core. To summarize, KeyShot delivers an interactive experience that results in photographic images instantly.
Every change you make, including material, lighting, and geometry, is instantly updated. In fact, evaluate the result within a few seconds. No switching back and forth between render modes. No endless waiting to see what the final rendering is going to look like. Just sit back and let the final image resolve in front of your eyes.
Easy to Use
KeyShot is extremely easy to learn and use to achieve photographic results in minutes through a simple, workflow-based interface with all the advanced capabilities for the most experienced 3D render professional.
With its interactive approach to rendering, KeyShot is extremely easy to learn and use. Anyone involved with 3D data can achieve photographic results withing minutes of opening the application.
Despite the seemingly simple interface, KeyShot provides the depth of functionality to satisfy the needs of the most advanced user. And due to a well designed and thought out user interface, even advanced tools are easy to learn and use.
KeyShot works on both Windows and Mac utilizing 100% of any available CPU power. All CPU power scales linearly for unmatched performance.
KeyShot is powered completely by the CPU. In other words, there is no requirement for any type of special graphics card. It’s cross-platform support for both Windows and Mac. So, KeyShot will work on nearly any desktop or laptop right out of the box.
KeyShot is one of the few applications to take 100% advantage of all physical and virtual cores on your computer. To clarify, it will scale linearly in performance without ever tapering off when more cores are added.
KeyShot materials go beyond physical appearance providing scientifically accurate properties for the highest quality visuals. Use a preset, an exclusive partner material, or create your own.
KeyShot materials are scientifically accurate. Rather than having materials that are “physically based” like many other rendering applications, KeyShot materials reflect a physically accurate and easy to understand representation of materials and their properties.
Each material can be tweaked, colored, and textured. Significantly, see every change in real-time, giving you the perfect materials for your scene. Match measured materials using Cie-Lab colors and Gloss values. Otherwise, use digital representations from material providers, including Axalta Coating Systems, Mold-Tech, and Sørensen leather.
For material color, define your own using various color spaces. Alternately, use industry-standard color libraries such as PANTONE and RAL. Materials can be shared through KeyShot Cloud, allowing you to tap into one of the largest online resources for rendering assets.
KeyShot provides the speed to visualize products fast with advanced lighting capabilities. To put it differently, create the most accurate lighting for simple studio shots or the most complex interior lighting.
KeyShot’s real-time render engine contains the most advanced lighting algorithms, completely changing what is possible for visualizing interior spaces. In the same way that KeyShot changed the speed at which products can be rendered, this lighting algorithm provides the fastest, most accurate method for rendering complex interior lighting.
Scenes containing hundreds of lights and illumination through small windows can be rendered interactively without compromising quality or accuracy, and it all happens accurately in KeyShot without users having to adjust complex parameters such as the number of photons needed to render a given scene.
KeyShot integrates throughout the entire product development process, with the widest 3D file format support and LiveLinking technology for a fluid workflow from concept to the final product.
KeyShot is the only rendering application that is truly integrated throughout the entire development process. Through its unmatched import pipeline, KeyShot imports nearly any file format.
Due to the extensive partnership network, users of many CAD and 3D modeling application can transfer data directly from their application into KeyShot. At the same time, maintaining a link to their modeling session. In fact, using KeyShot’s unique LiveLinking technology, any changes made to the model can be transferred to the running KeyShot session. Then, just update the scene without any loss of work.
Whether you are using the software during early concept presentations and design reviews or for final presentations, sales and marketing, or technical documentation, KeyShot allows you to start the work as soon as you have 3D data. By the time you have the final product, you’ll be finished creating the most amazing visuals possible.
Leave them speechless.
From still image and animations to interactive web and mobile content, KeyShot’s ability to create the highest quality visuals possible ensures you are using the best tool for all your visualization needs.
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