Amazing renderings and animations… In minutes.
KeyShot 6 is an entirely CPU based standalone 3D rendering and animation system for 3D data. It has been designed to take the complexity out of rendering realistic images. KeyShot is used by designers, engineers and CG professionals worldwide to quickly and easily create realistic images and animations of their 3D models. Compatible with all CAD software it can be used for assisting with communicating early concepts, making design decisions and creating marketing and sales images.
KeyShot gives you the ability to communicate early concepts direct from your CAD software, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Inventor it doesn't matter which as it can open all file formats direct.
KeyShot is widely recognized as the easiest and most powerful rendering and animation software when it comes to selling a concept, internal presentations, digital prototyping, and creating sales or marketing images – all from your 3D data.
Marketing departments are quickly adopting KeyShot for its ability to create photo-realistic images for sales and marketing activities long before the product exists. Eliminating prototype costs and subsequent costs with photography.
KeyShot’s simple user interface is minimal, but powerful, with all the options you need for advanced visualization and none of the clutter to impede workflow.
The speed you have within KeyShot cannot be compared. Whether your on a small laptop or a networked server with multiple CPUs, KeyShot will use all the cores available.
The KeyShot Animation system is a new streamlined approach to quickly creating fluid product animations with real-time update and playback to see it all as it’s created.
KeyShot Pro level features deliver advanced capabilities that deal directly with product development workflow and conceptualization for ultimate visual satisfaction.
KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination). Whether you are creating 3D renderings or animations, you see everything happen instantly, in KeyShot’s realtime raytraced viewport, decreasing the time it takes to create photorealistic 3D images.
Drag and drop lighting environments to see the change in shadow, highlight and reflection immediately. All of the environmental lights inside KeyShot can accurately simulate differences in brightness from a simple LED all the way up to the intensity of the sun and cast shadows accordingly. And to get you started, there is no initial lighting setup necessary for you to achieve immediate realistic lighting.
All KeyShot materials are scientifically accurate and have physical properties based on real world materials. The material types contain only the properties necessary for creating that specific type. For example, you won’t find a property under the “Glass” material that will make it look like a metal. This makes setting up realistic materials extremely easy, foolproof and faster than ever.
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.
Fast to learn
No expert knowledge required
Results in minutes, not hours
Replace snapshots with photographs
Eliminates prototypes and design samples
High-resolution images for advertising without manufacturing marks (scratches, surface irregularities etc.)
Minimises time and cost-effective photo shootings
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KeyShot 6 brings even more speed and simplicity to creating high-quality visuals. Experience a completely optimized workflow with faster lighting capabilities and expanded material features with the new KeyShot Material Graph. Advanced tools enable scripting and geometry editing, allowing you to do more in KeyShot to create amazing shots even faster.
Easier ways to set up your scene, work more efficiently, and deliver amazing visuals with speed.
More control over materials with enhancements and advanced material editing for unlimited possibilities.
New capabilities to elevate what’s possible with geometry, viewing and rendering your scenes.
More power from import to creating animations and interactive visuals of your designs and ideas.
Rendering has always been fast and easy with KeyShot. KeyShot 6 continues the focus on making your workflow even smoother. From import to final render these features will have you creating visuals faster than ever before.
KeyShot 6 comes with six new lighting modes powered by an all new lighting algorithm. Set or adjust scene lighting optimized for interiors or product shots. Switch to performance mode or use your own custom preset with the click of a button.
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KeyShot Pro users can now render any region of their scene in real-time. Only the region enclosed by the bounding box in the Real-time view will be rendered.
The ability to save active Scene Sets allows them to be easily share with users of KeyShot HD who need access to a scene created with KeyShot Pro.
Render still images and animation frames as PSD and PSD 32 Bit format with passes and layers included as individual Photoshop layers in the file.
With KeyShot’s scientifically accurate materials, it’s easy to get the look you want. KeyShot 6 brings you even greater control over materials with advanced editing capabilities and many more materials options to expand your material and texture possibilities.
Material editing is now more robust than ever before with the KeyShot 6 Material Graph. The Material Graph opens in a separate window and displays materials, textures, labels and more as nodes in a graph view to visualize connections and relationships within complex materials.
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Materials and textures can now be applied to labels to enhance appearance and realism for a more accurate communication of their properties.
Color and Number Fade animations now make it possible to quickly adjust material colors or settings, change materials opacity or fade lights.
A new procedural texture for the addition of proximity-based shading on a material used to accentuate the self shadows cast on a material.
When you want your workflow to be more about creating, the new capabilities in KeyShot 6 offer incredible ways to cut away those time-consuming steps, automate your tasks and completely eliminate post-processing steps.
KeyShot 6 introduces an entirely new way to setup a scene with the new Geometry View. This highly responsive secondary real-time view provides an additional camera viewpoint, 1:1 animation playback, camera path animation control and more.
The Geometry Editor brings the freedom of splitting surfaces, calculating vertex normals, separating individual surfaces and closing open boundaries.
Share, save and automate. KeyShot Scripting allows you to unleash the possibilities of KeyShot functionality using Python scripts.
A new Shift Lens allows you to adjust the verticals in a scene with the click of a button, making architectural shots and interior set-up a breeze.
With KeyShot 6 you have more power with unlimited resolutions for KeyShot HD and KeyShot Animation included with KeyShot Pro. New Animation and KeyShotVR features allow you to create visuals and present them like never before.
New in KeyShot 6 is the ability to add Camera Path Animations for smoother, more dynamic camera movements and more control over your camera.
New, free plugins bring more advanced support and LiveLinking capabilities to Maya, 3ds Max and Cinema 4D.
Pinch and zoom a KeyShotVR and preserve the image quality for amazing detail in your interactive website and mobile visuals.
In KeyShot 6 you can now create panoramic camera animations simply and easily using the camera itself as the center of rotational viewing.
Luxion’s revolutionary new patent-pending 3D 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.
Rather than relying on keyframes, we have developed a new method of applying animation objects to your model that simplifies the creation and editing of animations for 3D data. Simply select the object or camera animation to apply and see the animation instantly appear in the timeline. Adjust settings, easing and duration to objects and groups of objects, then render your animation as easily as an image.
KeyShot Animation puts the power of creating product animations for product presentation, assembly instruction, rich media material and more. Display the functionality of a prototype or create animated visuals to compliment product portfolio on web, kiosk or mobile device.
Available for all KeyShot versions
Animation transform offsets (patent pending): Rather than relying on keyframes, KeyShot relies on individual object and camera transform offsets that can be combined, copied and linked to deliver a fully featured animation.
Single application and environment: The animation capabilities have been built directly into KeyShot.
Animation in a realtime raytraced environment: Setup, edit, and playback inside realtime raytraced environment, just like when setting up a scene in realtime for still image creation.
Realtime Interaction: Full interaction with camera, lighting and materials during animation playback.
Animation wizard: Step by step guide for first time users
Copy and paste: Animations can be copied from one object to another and linked
Helper objects: Select any part or assembly as rotation center
Camera animation types: Orbit, Incline, Zoom, Translate
Part and object animation types: Turntable, Rotation, Translation
Fast preview output: AVI, MPEG
High quality render output: AVI, MPEG, Flash, individual frames including Alpha channel
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. KeyShotVR is an integrated add-on to KeyShot Pro that automatically generates the code to be embedded into any website or company intranet, making it a turnkey solution for web content creation.
With KeyShotVR, users can create high-quality, touch-enabled, 3D rendered content capable of being displayed in any web browser supporting HTML5. The content can be viewed using mouse or finger on touch-enabled devices and does not require a browser plugin to work. Furthermore, KeyShot is not WebGL based and is therefore able to deliver the highest quality of images possible across the widest range of devices.
Companies can now showcase their products from any point of view interactively, creating a spatial impression to the spectator.
KeyShotVR is an add-on available for all KeyShot products – KeyShot, KeyShot Pro and KeyShot Pro Floating.
5 possible VR types: Turntable, Hemi-spherical, Spherical, Tumble, Custom
Set starting angle interactively
Set horizontal / vertical frames including start and end angle for custom VR
Realtime feedback when setting up the VR – play back, tweak, etc. for desired result
Compression Quality control – keeps digital footprint small while ensuring highest quality images
Control over zoom
Adjustable rotation damping
Support for render in background, render queue, network rendering
Support for render queue
Support for Network Rendering
Unlimited output resolution
Output: jpeg, png
Floating license feature – KeyShotVR can be checked out separately when checking out a floating license.
KeyShotVR (Web browser):
Progressive loading of images – rotate images as soon as they start loading
Support for zoom in/out
Touch enabled – rotate, zoom, pan
Customizable settings to adjust user experience: rotation damping, mouse sensitivity, zoom in/out, start frame, LOD
Customizable play and resize buttons
Automatic upload to FTP server
The KeyShot network rendering system allows you to take advantage of multiple systems for rendering images, animations, and KeyShotVR’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 network rendering.
The network rendering system consists of three elements: master, slaves, and queues. The master system manages the network rendering. The slave systems do the actual rendering of each job. The queue program shows the jobs that have been submitted to the network rendering system. After the job is submitted, the queue can be closed or disconnected from the network.
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 management system.
Manage your slave computers, 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.
Whether you need 32 cores to increase the speed of your smaller rendering processes or 256 cores 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.
Master/Slave-System – independent of KeyShot, i.e. KeyShot doesn’t have to be installed on the slave system
Easy to install and administer – simply install, and follow the instructions.
New updates will be downloaded from within the network queue
Network Render queue – everyone can send jobs to the network for rendering.
User system – allows for user accounts to have manageability over current jobs in queue
Slaves will be connected automatically by sending packets across the network for detection by the master for connection
Queue shows current frame being rendered and remaining time of job
Jobs can be prioritized within the queue
Supports an “unlimited” number of slaves with any number of cores (physical / virtual)
Slave tray application, allows the user to update the number of cores being utilized on the network
Partial image download – if the image is not done rendering, you can download the rendered results.
Slave scheduling allows slaves to become active or inactive at scheduled times(user system must be enabled, with appropriate privilages)
Slaves can be added or subtracted anytime, i.e. before, or after rendering.
Works with all versions of KeyShot 3/4(KeyShot, KeyShot Pro, KeyShot Pro Floating)
Since KeyShot’s performance increases linearly, the render performance doubles when the number of cores doubles
Support mixed networks(PC & Mac)