Using KeyShot is remarkably straightforward. A real time preview window shows updates as and when you make them. Start by importing the model and applying materials - there are over 700 scientifically accurate materials in the included library. Next choose the lighting from a library of included HDR images and then frame your image just like you would with a real camera. Finally, adjust the background and use either the real time preview image or create an off-line render at a chosen size.
If you'd like to see these features in action then you can watch our Introduction to Rendering with KeyShot & Rhino Video; either by visiting our dedicated KeyShot tutorial page or by watching the video directly below.
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KeyShot features tools and the fastest workflow for creating still and animated visuals. Within a few minutes, apply scientifically accurate materials, work with textures and labels, adjust HDRI and physical lighting, move your camera for the perfect shot, create animation and interactive KeyShotVR’s and see it all happen in real-time.
From the simple interface to the rendering speed, KeyShot features change the whole idea of what it takes to create incredible visuals from 3D data.
With KeyShot, there are 6 key features that make it stand out beyond any other.
Everything inside KeyShot happens in realtime. KeyShot uses unique rendering technology which makes it possible to see all changes to materials, lighting, and cameras instantly. You don’t need to hit the render button and wait for minutes or hours to wait for the results. As soon as you assign a material to a part, you will see the change immediately.
You don’t have to be a rendering expert to create photorealistic images of your 3D model. Simply import your data into KeyShot, assign materials by dragging and dropping them onto the model, adjust the lighting, and move the camera. Done. You see everything happen instantly right in front of you. Learning KeyShot literally takes only a few minutes.
KeyShot is the most accurate rendering solution for your 3D data. KeyShot is built on Luxion’s internally developed, physically correct render engine based on research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. The result is stunning realism, incredible accuracy and speed that is beyond compare.
KeyShot doesnʼt require any special hardware or graphics card. KeyShot takes full advantage of all cores and threads inside a computer. As your computer gets more powerful KeyShot becomes faster. The performance scales linearly with the number of cores and threads in your system. If you double the amount of cores, you double performance and cut render time in half.
KeyShot is tightly integrated with your 3D data. When you import 3D geometry, KeyShot maintains the entire model structure including part and assembly names. Changes made to your model in 3D can import back into KeyShot without having to reassign materials or lighting. In addition, KeyShot can also be accessed directly from within many 3D software packages through a plugin.
Since KeyShot is CPU-based, any imported data is stored in RAM – not the video card. This allows KeyShot to handle extremely large data sets. There are no restrictions on the size of the data set as long as the computer has enough memory available. KeyShot is highly optimized which makes it possible to work with models with tens of millions of polygons even on a laptop.
KeyShot features a revolutionary new animation system brings a whole new level of creating animations quickly and easily to your product development pipeline. KeyShot doesn’t rely on inserting and managing keyframes. Instead, apply individual transforms (rotations, translations, etc.) to set up new animations with a click of button, and update materials and lighting as the animation plays.
KeyShotVR is a patent-pending technology that brings the advantage of interactive 3D-enabled viewing via desktop, laptop or mobile device to produce portfolios, presentations and collateral for design reviews. Product designers, marketers and KeyShot users who want to extend the presentation of their visuals are able to create the high-quality, ray-traced 3D content directly from inside KeyShot.
Place your mouse over the image. Click the left mouse button to rotate and right mouse button (or scroll) to zoom.
KeyShot is built on 64-bit architecture giving you the power and ability to utilize more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory with any modern 64-bit system. KeyShot is cross-platform compatibly and can be used on both Microsoft Windows and Apple computers.
Labels are designed for easy placement of logos, stickers or images that need to be placed freely onto a 3D model. Common image formats are supported such as jpg, tiff, tga, and png. Multiple labels can be added to a material and each label has its own mapping type. Images with transparency are supported as well.
The render queue is used to batch process image and animation rendering. You can simply add an image or animation “job” to the queue from various files throughout the day, then click the “process queue” button to start the queue rendering. Each job records the state of the scene and all render settings. The system can be left for the night to process the jobs.
Live linking allows seamless model updates between the modeling software and KeyShot, without having to reassign materials, set up animations again, or update settings. Transfer your design from PTC Creo, SolidWorks, or Rhino to KeyShot. Assign materials and animations, continue modeling and push over changes to KeyShot. Changed parts will be replace and updated with the new parts and all materials and animations will be maintained.
KeyShot is 100% CPU-Powered. You won’t need any special hardware or graphics card. KeyShot takes full advantage of all cores and threads inside a computer. As your computer gets more powerful, KeyShot becomes faster. The performance scales linearly with the number of cores and threads in your system.
Bump maps are images used to create fine details in materials that would be unrealistic to build into the model. Brushed metals and textured plastics are easily created using bump maps. Any common format color or grayscale image can be used as a bump map. With these images the bright and dark areas are interpreted as high and low spots on the surface.
The network rendering system allows you to take advantage of multiple systems for rendering images and animations. 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 network rendering.
With over 20 supported 3D file formats, KeyShot imports the largest number of file types of any 3D rendering software. Along with being able to handle large data sets and different file types, KeyShot provides options to make sure your data is imported accurately and ready to apply materials. With plugins for 3ds Max, PTC Creo, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, SolidWorks and SketchUp, import capabilities are extended even further.
To get started, this is all you will need:
|KeyShot HD||KeyShot Pro||KeyShot Pro Floating||KeyShot Enterprise|
|2D + 3D file format support|
|3rd party plugins|
|Progressive global illumination|
|Image-based lighting (HDRI)|
|Physical lighting (Area, Point, IES)|
|Scientifically accurate material types|
|500+ material presets|
|50+ HDRI lighting environments|
|Pantone, RAL and CIE Lab colours|
|Bump, normal, specular, opacity maps|
|Interactive label placement w/ material assignment|
|Interactive scene tree|
|Full interactive camera controls|
|Unlimited real-time and render output resolution|
|KeyShot online library access|
|Region rendering (realtime/offline)|
|Sun & Sky generator|
|Camera, part & material animation|
|Multiple turntable animations|
|Movie output (Quicktime, AVI, FLV)|
|Flexlm based server license|
|Floating license manager/borrowing|
|Interactive HTML KeyShotVR output|
|32 Cores Network Rendering|
|Siemens NX plugin|