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Amazing renderings and animations… In minutes.

KeyShot is a 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.

 

 

Simple interface

Simple interface

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.

Rendering Speed

Rendering Speed

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.

Powerful Animation

Powerful Animation

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.

Advanced Features

Advanced features

KeyShot Pro level features deliver advanced capabilities that deal directly with product development workflow and conceptualization for ultimate visual satisfaction.

 

Key Features

KeyShot 9 brings you unbound creative capability to help you realize your ideas faster. Built as the hub for all your visualization needs, KeyShot delivers unmatched ease, simplicity, and accessibility to give you complete creative freedom and a level of visual agility that allows you to explore your design at the speed of thought.

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?

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Feature by Feature

Rendering

Features available in all versions of KeyShot

 

CPU Rendering

Real-time ray tracing using all available physical and virtual CPU cores that scales linearly as more cores are added.

GPU Rendering

One-click switch to GPU mode for real-time ray tracing using all available NVIDIA RTX graphic cards.

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, colour, 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.

Colour Library

Enhance your materials by using industry standard colour 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.

Favourites

Make collections of your favourite materials, colours, 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, colour, 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, colour 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 behaviour 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 Featuress

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 colours, across a range of colours 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.

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Downloads & Trial

 

KeyShot Trial Request

To request your trial of KeyShot, please complete the form below. You will receive an email by return, which will include your KeyShot trial serial number and links to download the product.

 

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KeyShot Trial User Area

A selection of KeyShot tutorials to get you started.

 

 

Animation

Now with animation module – Make your renderings come alive!

 

Why KeyShot for Animation?

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.

How it works

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… animate with ease.

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.

 

KeyShot Animation Features

  • 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

 

KeyShotXR

What is KeyShotXR?

KeyShotXR (formerly KeyShotVR) is patent-pending technology that delivers interactive, touch-enabled viewing across desktop, laptop or mobile devices and enables you to provide a richer experience for product portfolios, presentations and design reviews.

Through this integrated KeyShot add-on, high-quality, interactive product visuals can be created directly inside KeyShot, with all the assets provided to have your visuals on the web in minutes.

All content can be viewed using your mouse or finger on touch-enabled devices and does not require a browser plugin to work. With no dependence on WebGL you can deliver the highest-quality product experience possible across the widest range of devices. See what makes KeyShotXR different.

360° Spherical Experience

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

View every angle of a product or use the camera as a pivot point to create a first person point-of-view or panoramic shot. The KeyShotXR Wizard walks you through and lets you preview the KeyShotXR before hitting render.

Touch Gesture Control

Provide a deeper, more accurate look at product details with the ability to rotate or zoom in and out through touch interaction. The zoom level is set when you create the KeyShotXR and the highest image quality is always preserved when viewing.

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Animated Product Visuals

With six different KeyShotXR types including animated KeyShotXRs, capture the detail in animations that illustrate product functionality.

iBooks Support

Go beyond the web and deliver interactive product experiences to customers on iOS devices through Apple iBooks. KeyShotXR supports Apple iBooks with one-click creation of an iBooks widget for both iPad Retina and iPad Mini.

Advanced Features

With advanced features like rotation damping, mouse sensitivity, zoom and FTP deployment, creating and sharing interactive product visuals becomes simple.

Features & specifications

All KeyShotXR Features

With the features in KeyShotXR create high-quality, touch-enabled, 3D rendered content capable of being displayed in any web browser with no plugin required.

KeyShot features:
  • 6 KeyShotXR types: Turntable, Hemi-spherical, Spherical, Tumble, Animation, Custom
  • Output: jpg, png
  • Zoom/Fullscreen options
  • Set horizontal/vertical frames
  • Set start and end angle interactively
  • Unlimited output resolution
  • Adjustable rotation damping
  • iBook widget creation
  • Render queue support
  • Network Rendering support
  • Background render support
  • Realtime feedback: play, tweak, etc. for desired result during setup
  • Compression quality control: small size with highest quality images
  • Floating license: KeyShotXR can be checked out separately when checking out a floating license.
Web browser features:
  • Zoom in/out
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Responsive sizing
  • Automatic upload to FTP server
  • Touch enabled: rotate, zoom, pan
  • Customizable play and resize buttons
  • Progressive loading: rotate images as soon as they start loading
  • Customizable settings to adjust user experience: rotation damping, mouse sensitivity, zoom in/out, start frame, LOD

 

 

Click here to see an example of interactive 3D content created with KeyShotVR.

 

 

Network Rendering

Why KeyShot Network Rendering?

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.

How it works

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.

 

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 management system.

 

Slave management

 

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.

 

 

How Many Cores Do You Need?

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.

 

KeyShot Network Rendering Features

  • 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)

 

 

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