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.
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 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?
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.
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.
Features available in all versions of KeyShot
Real-time ray tracing using all available physical and virtual CPU cores that scales linearly as more cores are added.
One-click switch to GPU mode for real-time ray tracing using all available NVIDIA RTX graphic cards.
Deep learning noise removal on the Real-tiime View and render output for smoother results in less time.
Scientific accurate materials that represent properties like IOR, dispersion and subsurface scattering.
Indirect light bounces between 3D geometry and allows other geometry to be illuminated when under transparent materials.
Show how light is affected by your materials with real world caustics immediately visible with a flip of a switch.
Light your scenes quickly. Drag and drop a KeyShot HDRI environment into the scene and adjust as needed.
Add area, point, IES or spotlights by applying a light material to any piece of model geometry.
Over 700+ material presets from architectural, cloth, glass, and gem to liquids, metals, plastic, and wood.
Access to textures for bump, colour, displacement, IES light profiles, OpenVDB, roughness, labels and more.
More than 60 high resolution HDRI environments or edit to create your own with KeyShot Pro.
Enhance your materials by using industry standard colour libraries from Pantone and RAL, exclusively in KeyShot.
Add context and detail to your scene quickly using a wide variety of models with complete materials and textures.
KeyShot includes exclusive content like Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, Sørensen Leathers, and Poliigon Textures.
Search and share KeyShot assets including materials, HDRIs and backplates, and download to KeyShot.
Make collections of your favourite materials, colours, environments and textures for use in other scenes.
2D and 3D procedural textures from cloth, mesh and scratches to wood, gradient, camouflage and occlusion.
Expose the inner workings of your design with dynamic cutaways, set what to exclude, and add animation.
Add particle scattering like smoke and fog with density texture and VDB support or use to create interesting materials.
A powerful, new material type which allows the creation and visualization of realistic woven materials.
Create non-photorealistic renderings suited for technical documentation, patent drawings and more.
All parts, lights, cameras and animations in one place, with live search, filtering and grouping capabilities.
Position labels on objects using their own material definition or adopted from the properties of the underlying material.
Map textures across bump, colour, specular, and opacity channels for the ultimate real-world appearance.
Patented technology to set up templates to automatically assign materials to the imported models on import to KeyShot.
Turn sharp edges on an imported model into beautiful, small rounded edges and fillets with simple slider.
Create 100s or 1,000s of independent model instances without affecting file size, memory or speed.
Create multiple image styles with tone mapping, curve, colour adjustments, or layers. View in real-time or adjust after.
Unlimited real-time and render output resolution with presets for common sizes and custom resolution creation.
Simulate real world camera behaviour with different mode and controls applied in real-time to capture the perfect image.
Use the shift lens to adjust your vertical edges or use a single click to adjust them automatically.
Set your eye height and turn on ground/collision detection to move through your scene.
KeyShot has the widest support for the direct import of over 20 native and neutral 3D file types.
A direct connection between 3D modeling software and KeyShot with many including LiveLinking.
Through select KeyShot plugins, keep your geometry changes updated in KeyShot without losing any work.
(Add-on) Use your computer network to render your projects in a fraction of the time.
Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating, and Enterprise.
Set up your own personal studios with any combination of cameras, environments, model sets and materials.
Set up different variations of the models in your scene to show different model configurations or create color studies.
For the ultimate quality and zero tessellation, KeyShot supports the import and render of NURBS data.
A secondary OpenGL viewport that allows camera path movement and geometry editing of the imported model.
The Displace geometry shader allows allows you to create 3D textures for enhanced relism.
Bubbles can be added and configured to create everything from foam to fizz.
Add any variety of flakes (square or spherical) inside your material or around it.
Add randomized, hair-like growth from the surface of any material, control length, density and more.
Create multiple variations of your materials for quick color comparison or advanced colorway creation.
Use your material, model, and camera variations to create unlimited configurations.
Set up stereoscopic 3D viewing to view or work in 3D space with a VR Viewer or HMD.
Interactive perspective matching tool that allows you to align the object in the scene with the photographed objects.
Lighting presets and full HDRI control with light pins, blur, highlights and the ability to enhance or create HDRIs.
Interactive Sun & Sky generation with date, time, and location, or place the sun where you need it in the HDRI.
Create advanced materials using KeyShot’s node-based editor to layer and animate materials and textures.
Deeper functionality available through the Python scripting console to unleash the power of KeyShot.
Select and concentrate your computer power to render small areas of your scene and see the results in real-time.
For more post-processing control, KeyShot includes render passes, like clown, depth and normal pass.
Store all your scenes prepared through the day and process the entire batch of when you’re ready.
Export your scene as OBJ, FBX, GLTF, or STL to use in other software, view online, or 3D print.
Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating and Enterprise
Patented animation system to create part and camera animation using real-time setup and playback of your animation.
Create camera path animations by selecting existing views or dynamically creating the path in real-time.
Create first-person rotation animations with a click using the camera itself as the rotation pivot.
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.
The Zoom camera animation allows for the dynamic change of the camera’s field of view for more dramatic animations.
Depth of Field animation allows for the dynamic change of the camera’s focus distance and F-stop values.
Set up camera switch events in a single scene to quickly switch between multiple camera animations.
Create real-time motion blur with quick settings to deliver the ultimate realism when displaying moving parts.
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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
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.
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.
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.
With six different KeyShotXR types including animated KeyShotXRs, capture the detail in animations that illustrate product functionality.
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.
With advanced features like rotation damping, mouse sensitivity, zoom and FTP deployment, creating and sharing interactive product visuals becomes simple.
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.
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)