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KeyShot
  

The Best 3D Rendering Software to Create Amazing Visuals

KeyShot is everything you need to create amazing visuals fast. The real-time 3D rendering workflow displays results instantly and reduces the time it takes to create realistic product shots. From scientifically accurate material and environment presets to advanced material editing and animation, creating interactive product visuals or sales and marketing imagery has never been easier.

What Makes KeyShot Different?

KeyShot is designed to make 3D rendering and animation easy. It allows you to apply materials and lighting fast and provides the most accurate materials appearances and real-world lighting, all in a powerful interface that provides advanced capabilities and the ability to see all your changes in real-time. So, what is KeyShot? And what does it help you do?

Fast

Present your ideas sooner.
KeyShot brings visual speed and agility to the entire product development process, with the widest 3D file format support for a fluid workflow from concept to final product.

Easy

Focus on your design, not software.
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.

Accurate

Make it more realistic.
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.

Powerful

Access complete computing power.
KeyShot gives you the power and the choice to utilize either CPU or NVIDIA GPUs for rendering and the capability to scale linearly for unmatched performance.

Advanced

Light it up right.
KeyShot provides advanced lighting capabilities that create the most accurate lighting for simple studio shots or the most complex interior lighting.

Real-Time

See your results instantly.

KeyShot is real-time rendering to the core. Not a mode. Not an afterthought. See everything as it happens. Every change from material and lighting to cameras and animation is seen instantly as you work.

What’s new in Keyshot 9

KeyShot 9 brings you 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 for complete creative freedom and a level of visual agility that allows you to explore your design at the speed of thought.

Key Features

keyshot gpuGPU Mode

KeyShot 9 introduces the ability to harness the full GPU-accelerated ray tracing power of NVIDIA RTX with OptiX. Available for both real-time rendering and local render output, KeyShot’s GPU Mode allows GPU resources to be accessed with one-click to take advantage of multi-GPU performance scaling and the dedicated ray tracing acceleration hardware in NVIDIA RTX-capable GPUs.

 

keyshot denoiseDenoise

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.

 

keyshot realclothRealClothTM (PRO)

RealCloth is a patent-pending technology from Luxion driving a powerful, new material type which allows the creation and visualization of realistic woven materials. The material type provides control of the weave pattern (Pro) and ability to easily add flyaway fibers. New RealCloth materials have been added to the Library as well.

 

keyshot web configuratorWeb Configurator (PRO)

KeyShot 9 introduces the power to generate interactive, browser-based product configurators. Featuring fully-rendered product variations using the models, materials, and Studios of your choice, web configurators can be produced to share privately or hosted online to provide a more engaging product option experience.

 

3D Model Library

KeyShot 9 brings you a new Model Library filled with the highest-quality, specially curated 3D models to complement the products in your scene. All 3D models come complete with materials and textures, and are easily searched, filtered, and added to any scene with a simple drag-and-drop from KeyShot Cloud.

 

Creative Freedom

With new materials and textures, KeyShot 9 opens up your creative freedom for a new level of detail and control over your product visuals.

keyshot fuzzFuzz Material (PRO)

That warm, fuzzy feeling flooding over you isn’t in your head, 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) and add any amount of fuzz you need on the surface of any material. Control length, randomness, density and more for that perfectly, fuzzy look.

 

keyshot contourContour Texture

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 part and material animations.

Generic (BRDF) Material

It’s only generic in name. The flexibility it adds is anything but. Adjust properties for sheen, clearcoat, metallic, anisotropic and more. It’s a new material that provides endless possibilities to create incredible material finishes.

Visual Agility

KeyShot 9 streamlines import, expands compatibility, and extends output to bring you a more agile workflow from start to finish.
Streamlined Import

Simplified to start creating faster. Import a KeyShot package into an open scene with only the models, cameras, and environments you want.

keyshot lanternSubstance Painter Import

Go from immersive texture experience to immersive 3D rendering experience. KeyShot 9 automaticall generates KeyShot materials from the texture sets you create in Substance Painter. No need for additional mapping or adjustments, just drag and drop your Substance Painter texture where you want it to get the beautiful final result you need.

 

keyshot vstitcherBrowzwear 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 with all colors and textures included. It 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

KeyShot is fast. From scene setup and real-time interaction to what you make and the reaction, KeyShot 9 delivers the capabilities you need to create with speed.

Tools Menu

Geometry, Material, and Camera tools all in one place. The new Tools menus in KeyShot 9 consolidates access to your favorite tools, allows you to edit geometry faster and 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 that makes the creation of 3D renderings and animations fast and easy, with support for the widest number of 3D file formats on both Mac and PC.

Keyshot speedReal-time Speed

See your results instantly.
KeyShot is real-time rendering to the core. Not a mode. Not an afterthought. See everything as it happens. Every change from material and lighting to cameras and animation is seen instantly as you work.

KeyShot is the first rendering application that allows you to work in a fully ray traced environment from the beginning. Through the combination of progressive global illumination, multi-core photon mapping, adaptive material sampling and a dynamic lighting core, KeyShot delivers an interactive experience that results in photographic images instantly.

Every change you make – material, lighting, geometry – is instantly updated and allows you to 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.

keyshot easy to useEasy to Use

Focus on your design, not software.
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 cpu poweredCPU Powered

Create your visuals faster.
KeyShot works on both Windows and Mac utilizing 100% of any available CPU power. No special graphics card is needed, and all CPU power scales linearly for unmatched performance.

KeyShot is powered completely by the CPU with no requirement for any type of special graphics card. With cross-platform support for both Windows and Mac, 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 in your computer and will scale linearly in performance without ever tapering off when more cores are added.

keyshot accurate materialsAccurate Materials

Make it more realistic.
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 showing every changed in real-time to give you the perfect materials for your scene. You can match measured materials using Cie-Lab colors and Gloss values or use digital representations from material providers such as Axalta Coating Systems, Mold-Tech, and Sørensen leather.

For material color you can define your own using various color spaces, or 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 advanced lightingAdvanced Lighting

Light it up right.
KeyShot provides the speed to visualize products fast with advanced lighting capabilities that 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 efficient workflowEfficient Workflow

Present your ideas sooner.
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 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 KeyShot’s extensive partnership network, users of many CAD and 3D modeling application can transfer data directly from their application into KeyShot while maintaining a link to their modeling session. Using KeyShot’s unique LiveLinking technology any changes made to the model can be transferred to the running KeyShot session and update the scene without any loss of work.

Whether you are using KeyShot 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, and 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.

Features

Rendering

Features available in all versions of KeyShot

Denoise

Deep learning noise removal on the Real-tiime View and render output for smoother results in less time.

Scientifically Accurate

Scientific accurate materials that represent properties like IOR, dispersion and subsurface scattering.

Global Illumination

Indirect light bounces between 3D geometry and allows other geometry to be illuminated when under transparent materials.

Focused Caustics

Show how light is affected by your materials with real world caustics immediately visible with a flip of a switch.

HDRI Lighting

Light your scenes quickly. Drag and drop a KeyShot HDRI environment into the scene and adjust as needed.

Physical Lighting

Add area, point, IES or spotlights by applying a light material to any piece of model geometry.

Material Library

Over 700+ material presets from architectural, cloth, glass, and gem to liquids, metals, plastic, and wood.

Texture Library

Access to textures for bump, color, displacement, IES light profiles, OpenVDB, roughness, labels and more.

Environment Library

More than 60 high resolution HDRI environments or edit to create your own with KeyShot Pro.

Color Library

Enhance your materials by using industry standard color libraries from Pantone and RAL, exclusively in KeyShot.

3D Model Library

Add context and detail to your scene quickly using a wide variety of models with complete materials and textures.

Exclusive Content

KeyShot includes exclusive content like Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, Sørensen Leathers, and Poliigon Textures.

KeyShot Cloud

Search and share KeyShot assets including materials, HDRIs and backplates, and download to KeyShot.

Favorites

Make collections of your favorite materials, colors, environments and textures for use in other scenes.

Procedural Textures

2D and 3D procedural textures from cloth, mesh and scratches to wood, gradient, camouflage and occlusion.

Cutaway

Expose the inner workings of your design with dynamic cutaways, set what to exclude, and add animation.

Scattering Media

Add particle scattering like smoke and fog with density texture and VDB support or use to create interesting materials.

RealClothTM

A powerful, new material type which allows the creation and visualization of realistic woven materials.

Toon Shading

Create non-photorealistic renderings suited for technical documentation, patent drawings and more.

Interactive Scene Tree

All parts, lights, cameras and animations in one place, with live search, filtering and grouping capabilities.

Interactive Labeling

Position labels on objects using their own material definition or adopted from the properties of the underlying material.

Dynamic Texture Mapping

Map textures across bump, color, specular, and opacity channels for the ultimate real-world appearance.

Material Templates

Patented technology to set up templates to automatically assign materials to the imported models on import to KeyShot.

Rounded Edges

Turn sharp edges on an imported model into beautiful, small rounded edges and fillets with simple slider.

Patterns

Create 100s or 1,000s of independent model instances without affecting file size, memory or speed.

Image Styles

Create multiple image styles with tone mapping, curve, color adjustments, or layers. View in real-time or adjust after.

Unlimited Resolution

Unlimited real-time and render output resolution with presets for common sizes and custom resolution creation.

Camera Control

Simulate real world camera behavior with different mode and controls applied in real-time to capture the perfect image.

Shift Lens

Use the shift lens to adjust your vertical edges or use a single click to adjust them automatically.

Walkthrough Mode

Set your eye height and turn on ground/collision detection to move through your scene.

Importers

KeyShot has the widest support for the direct import of over 20 native and neutral 3D file types.

Plugins

A direct connection between 3D modeling software and KeyShot with many including LiveLinking.

LiveLinking

Through select KeyShot plugins, keep your geometry changes updated in KeyShot without losing any work.

Network Rendering

(Add-on) Use your computer network to render your projects in a fraction of the time.

 

Pro Features

Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating and Enterprise

Studios

Set up your own personal studios with any combination of cameras, environments, model sets and materials.

Model Sets

Set up different variations of the models in your scene to show different model configurations or create color studies.

NURBS rendering

For the ultimate quality and zero tessellation, KeyShot supports the import and render of NURBS data.

Geometry Editor

A secondary OpenGL viewport that allows camera path movement and geometry editing of the imported model.

Displacement

The Displace geometry shader allows allows you to create 3D textures for enhanced relism.

Bubbles

Bubbles can be added and configured to create everything from foam to fizz.

Flakes

Add any variety of flakes (square or spherical) inside your material or around it.

Fuzz

Add randomized, hair-like growth from the surface of any material, control length, density and more.

Multi-Materials

Create multiple variations of your materials for quick color comparison or advanced colorway creation.

Configurator

Use your material, model, and camera variations to create unlimited configurations.

Stereoscopic View

Set up stereoscopic 3D viewing to view or work in 3D space with a VR Viewer or HMD.

Perspective Matching

Interactive perspective matching tool that allows you to align the object in the scene with the photographed objects.

HDRI Editor

Lighting presets and full HDRI control with light pins, blur, highlights and the ability to enhance or create HDRIs.

Sun & Sky

Interactive Sun & Sky generation with date, time, and location, or place the sun where you need it in the HDRI.

Material Graph

Create advanced materials using KeyShot’s node-based editor to layer and animate materials and textures.

Scripting

Deeper functionality available through the Python scripting console to unleash the power of KeyShot.

Real-time Region Rendering

Select and concentrate your computer power to render small areas of your scene and see the results in real-time.

Render Passes

For more post-processing control, KeyShot includes render passes, like clown, depth and normal pass.

Render Queue

Store all your scenes prepared through the day and process the entire batch of when you’re ready.

3D Export

Export your scene as OBJ, FBX, GLTF, or STL to use in other software, view online, or 3D print.

Animation

Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating and Enterprise

Part & Camera Animation

Patented animation system to create part and camera animation using real-time setup and playback of your animation.

Camera Path Animation

Create camera path animations by selecting existing views or dynamically creating the path in real-time.

Panorama Animation

Create first-person rotation animations with a click using the camera itself as the rotation pivot.

Curve Fade

Use a custom control curve to change between two colors, across a range of colors or change a material’s opacity over a specific duration.

Zoom Animation

The Zoom camera animation allows for the dynamic change of the camera’s field of view for more dramatic animations.

DOF Animation

Depth of Field animation allows for the dynamic change of the camera’s focus distance and F-stop values.

Camera Switch Events

Set up camera switch events in a single scene to quickly switch between multiple camera animations.

Motion Blur

Create real-time motion blur with quick settings to deliver the ultimate realism when displaying moving parts.

KeyShotWebTM

An add-on available for all versions of KeyShot

Interactive Visuals

Create web-ready, touch-enabled visuals directly from your KeyShot scene with an array of unique features.

360° Spherical Experience

KeyShotXR goes beyond turntable views. With KeyShotXR, create true, fully spherical 360° product experiences.

Touch Gesture Control

KeyShotXR is completely touch-enabled and works across mobile, tablet or larger touchscreen displays.

KeyShotXR Wizard

With six different KeyShotVR types, create turntable, spherical, animated or custom KeyShotVRs step-by-step.

Responsive Embed

When you embed your KeyShotXR, it sizes correctly to the width of a browser whether on desktop or mobile device.

Preserved Image Quality

When you zoom in on your KeyShotXR, the image quality is preserved to ensure every detail is captured.

Interior KeyShotXR

A KeyShotXR that uses the camera itself as the pivot center to capture first-person view of the scene.

iBooks Support

Advanced iBooks widget output to embed a touch-enabled product experience in Apple iBooks files.

 


Render On Your Network

KeyShot Network Rendering comes with 32 cores for the Enterprise license only. Network rendering nodes start at 32 cores for $480. The number of slave machines is limited to the number of cores. 256 cores are the largest offered but they can work with you if more cores are needed.

If you have questions, please contact us.

KeyShot Network Rendering allows you to take advantage of your network’s computer resources for rendering images, animations, and KeyShotXR’s. After the simple installation process, any user with KeyShot can send a “job” to be rendered on the network. The jobs are organized into a Queue that all users can view. Jobs can also be sent from the internal KeyShot Queue to KeyShot Network Rendering.

How It Works

KeyShot Network Rendering consists of three elements: Master, Slave, and Queue. The Master manages all of the connected network resources. The Slave does the actual rendering. The Queue shows the jobs that have been submitted to the network rendering system by each Slave. After the job is submitted, the Queue can be closed or disconnected from the network without affecting the jobs.

The Power of KeyShot Network Rendering

KeyShot is 100% CPU based and KeyShot Network Rendering can use all the CPU power available. KeyShot’s unique approach to network rendering takes advantage of the increased performance provided by Simultaneous Multi-Threading to utilize all available logical cores to combines both speed and power.

The more logical cores you have, the faster your visuals render.

How Many Cores Do You Need?

Whether you need to utilize 32 logical cores to increase the speed of your smaller rendering processes, 256 cores, or more to bring in the ultimate rendering power, KeyShot Network Rendering has the set-up and scalable options to cut down the time it takes to create renderings and animations.

Note: The core count includes both physical cores and logical cores and is subject to the Network Rendering license’s core limit. For example, a computer which has 18 physical cores (36 logical cores) will be recognized as 36 cores by KeyShot Network Rendering. Should you require more than 256 cores, simply purchase additional units until they add up to your final core count.

User Management

Manage all of the users in your organization with the ability to assign specific privileges based on role or usage. Easily add, remove or change passwords and privileges for each user all from a single screen within the user and group management system.

Slave Management

Manage your Slaves, scheduling them for use at specific times or days. Set the number of cores allowed for each Slave and see immediately what computers are allocated for use, with the ability to utilize computer power without KeyShot being installed.

KeyShot Network Rendering Features

  • Master/Slave System – KeyShot install not required on the slave system
  • Network Render Queue – render jobs can be submitted by everyone
  • Easy Install and Administration – simply install, and follow the instructions
  • Simple Updates – downloaded from within the network queue
  • User Manager – allows user accounts to be managed over jobs in the queue
  • Automatic Slave Enlistment – detected through Master by network packets
  • Job Status – Queue shows current frame rendering and remaining job time
  • Job Prioritization – Queue allows jobs to be added and reprioritized
  • Unlimited Slave Support – with any number of CPU cores (physical/virtual)
  • Slave Tray Application – allows quick update of cores used on the network
  • Partial Image Download – download results before the render is complete.
  • Slave Scheduling – scheduled enabled slave usage on for set times
  • Slave Management – add or remove a slave at anytime
  • Version Compatibility – works with all versions of KeyShot
  • Linear Performance – KeyShot’s performance increases linearly, i.e. double to cores, double the performance
  • Support for both Mac and PC

KeyShot supports over 20 3D file formats, including SketchUp, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Pro/ENGINEER, PTC Creo, Rhinoceros, Maya, 3ds Max, IGES, STEP, OBJ, 3ds, Collada, and FBX.

KeyShot is designed to run fast on the most basic hardware configurations or the most powerful of systems to take full advantage of all CPU cores available and scale performance linearly. To get started, here are the minimum recommendations and system requirements for the latest version of KeyShot.

General

  • 64-bit platform
  • 2GB RAM
  • 2GB Disk Space
  • Dual core CPU *
  • OpenGL 2.0 capable system**
  • 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
  • Internet connection (to activate product)

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 8, or 10
  • Windows Server 2012 and above
  • Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor

Apple macOS

  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo with SSSE3 or higher

[*] KeyShot will utilize all available CPU cores. Therefore, more CPU cores/threads will produce faster rendering times.
[*] CPU denoiser in KeyShot 9 requires SSE 4.1
[**] While KeyShot doesn’t require GPU for rendering, certain UI elements in KeyShot require a GPU with support for OpenGL 2.0 and up.

KeyShot User Manual

What’s new in KeyShot 9

New Features

  • GPU Rendering – GPU ray tracing in KeyShot 9 means that you are now able to take advantage of NVIDIA RTX GPUs to render in the Real-time view and for local render output. The main benefit of GPU support is for local performance scaling.
  • Models Library – Easily add context and detail to scenes with the Models Library. The models library will have models to add to your scene.
  • Online Configurator (KS9 Pro + XR) – KeyShot 9 Pro now offers the ability to output fully-rendered, static product viewing and configuration in a web browser. You can select from Model, Material, and Studio options to configure your
    product.
    The Web Configurator is output as an HTML file with associated images and files included so that you can zip and share locally or host on your website for anyone around the world to access.
    **Requires KeyShot 9 Pro + XR**
  • Denoise – Now included in the Basic and Photographic Image Styles is a deep learning Denoiser that allows you to reduce noise in the real-time view and render output to achieve smooth results in less time.
  • RealCloth – This powerful new material type allows you to visualize realistic woven materials with control of the weave pattern (Pro) and ability to add flyaway fibers. Note – Editing the weave patterns will require KeyShot Pro.
  • Fuzz – Add softness to maerials with the new Fuzz Geometry Shader (Pro only).
  • STL Color Output – KeyShot Pro users can export .STL files for 3D printing with improved accuracy of vertex colors from both texture maps and procedural textures.
  • Ease Curves (Animation) – With ease and fade curves feature you will have more control over your animations.
  • Contour Procedural Texture – This new procedural texture type is very similarto the Toon material that already exists in KeyShot. 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 asmetal or plastic.
  • Generic (BRDF) Material – This new material is built from the Disney BRDFmodel that provides a huge amount of flexibility.
  • X-Rite AxF 1.6 – This update adds support for scattering media/cloudy-plasticlike materials and loading AxF directly from memory. There has also been a fix toblack spots appearing at grazing angles with bump textures.
  • Browzwear VStitcher Plugin – This new plugin allows you to send yourgarments from VStitcher straight into KeyShot 9 with all textures included.
  • Substance Painter Material Import – KeyShot 9 adds the capability toautomatically generate materials from texture sets exported from SubstancePainter.

Top New Improvements

  • Streamlined Import
  • Resolve Missing Resources’ Dialog
  • Photographic Image Style ‘Response Curve’
  • Improved HDRI Editor Pin Interaction (PRO
  • Improved Geometry Shader Workflow (PRO)
  • Configurator Sub-Component Groups (PRO)

What’s new in KeyShot v8.2.80

New Features

  • Support for native import of Autodesk Revit 2019 files.
  • Ability to Pause offline rendering.
  • Vertical orientation for Presentation Mode.
  • Ability to right-click on Animation Timeline ruler to set Work Area Start/End.
  • Added Shift as a modifier key to add a material as a sub-material when drag-and-drop into the real-time view.
  • Added Styling parameters to layout section of the Configurator Wizard.
  • Network Rendering Master and Slave support for Linux.
  • Silent Installation for Network Rendering on Mac.

Updates

  • Updated SolidWorks importer to support SolidWorks 2019.
  • Updated KeyShot Viewer Splash to 2019.
  • Updated all splash screens with 2019 for 8.2.
  • Updated Cloud Library with 64x visual studio 2013 redistributable package.

Improvements

  • Added tooltips for Scattering Medium material.
  • Added handle to Animation Timeline current time indicator line.
  • Added hover state to Animation Timeline work area flags.
  • Changed thumbnail size order in Configurator Wizard Layout section.
  • Improved thumbnail sizes and margins in Presentation Mode.
  • Now always calculating missing normals upon Import.
  • Now uninstalling old (major) versions of KeyShot Viewer on update.
  • UI improvements to KeyShot Viewer preferences
  • Link Duplicate Materials message now showing when drag-and-drop onto the materials list or scene tree

Full 8.2 Release Notes

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KeyShot - Creating Interactive Visuals (Webinar Replay)

Will Gibbons, Luxion's Global Training Specialist, goes over everything you need to know about creating interactive visuals with KeyShotXR.

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Luxion KeyShot Tutorials Compilation

I've compiled a bunch of Luxion KeyShot tutorials to help get you up and running with KeyShot quickly. They cover a wide range of topics such as working with materials, lighting, render settings and output, camera animation, rendering preview and more.

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