KeyShot

Amazing rendering and animation in real-time.

The Best 3D Rendering Software to Create Amazing Visuals

KeyShot is everything you need to create fast, accurate and amazing visuals. Featuring a real-time 3D rendering workflow, see results instantly and reduce the time it takes to create that perfect shot. 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.

“Since offering KeyShot in our group, we have built more unique and innovative creative assets. These assets are used throughout multiple creative channels such as interactive 360 VR videos, product videos/commercials and in-store environmental design solutions.”  Wilson Sporting Goods

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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 applications including IronCAD 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.

Fast

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.

“With KeyShot’s advanced capabilities, especially the new Web Configurator, KeyShot helped us significantly decrease cost by automating the process of creating images of our Moto X product in different views, across a variety of materials, textures and lighting.” Motorola

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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.

Accurate

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.

“Using KeyShot early in the concept phase has helped us set our design targets sooner for how the product will look in production by making it easier for Product Management and Marketing to visualize concepts with a greater degree of confidence.” SRAM

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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’s real-time render engine contains the most advanced lighting algorithms too, 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.

Easy

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 KeyShot’s advanced capabilities, especially the new Web Configurator, KeyShot helped us significantly decrease cost by automating the process of creating images of our Moto X product in different views, across a variety of materials, textures and lighting.” Motorola

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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.

CPU Powered, No Special GPU Required

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.

“Using KeyShot early in the concept phase has helped us set our design targets sooner for how the product will look in production by making it easier for Product Management and Marketing to visualize concepts with a greater degree of confidence.” SRAM

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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.

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.

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Rendering

Features available in all versions of KeyShot are Real-time Ray Tracing, Progressive global illumination with adaptive material sampling, dynamic lighting and focused caustics.

Accurate Materials

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

Colour Libraries

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

Interactive labelling

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

Focused caustics

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

Favorites

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

Perspective Matching

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

LiveLinking

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

Studios (Pro Feature)

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

Geometry Editor (Pro Feature)

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

Material Graph (Pro Feature)

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

Real-time Region Rendering (Pro Feature)

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

HDRI Lighting

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

Exclusive Materials

KeyShot is the only rendering solution with materials for Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, and Sørensen Leathers.

Toon Shading

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

Dynamic Texture Mapping

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

Rounded Edges

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

Unlimited Resolution

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

Importers

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

Network Rendering (add-on)

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

Model Sets (Pro Feature)

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

HDRI Editor (Pro Feature)

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

Scripting (Pro Feature)

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

Render Queue (Pro Feature)

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

Physical Lighting

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

Material Templates

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

Interactive Scene Tree

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

Procedural Textures

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

Patterns

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

Camera Control

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

Plugins

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

KeyShot Cloud

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

NURBS Rendering (Pro Feature)

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

Sun & Sky (Pro Feature)

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

3D Printing Integration (Pro Feature)

Export scenes to STL or capture color and texture with ZPR output, making the file ready for 3D printing.

Render Passes (Pro Feature)

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

Animation Features List (Pro Feature, Click to Expand)

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.

Fade Animation
Animate a 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.

KeyShotXR
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What license options are available?

Only perpetual licenses available for the current version of Keyshot.

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KeyShot for IronCAD Add-On

Untimed license of the current latest KeyShot version available

$2,295
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KeyShot Pro Stand-Alone

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$3,095
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System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 10, 8 or 7, 64bit
  • Intel i5 processor (i7 preferred)
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more preferred)
  • 2GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Dedicated graphics card with 2GB+ supporting OpenGL 2.0 or later

Mac (for Stand-Alone version)

  • MacOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Sierra
  • Intel i5 processor (i7 preferred)
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more preferred)
  • 2GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
  • Mouse with scroll wheel
  • Dedicated graphics card with 2GB+ supporting OpenGL 2.0 or later

Keyshot for IronCAD is not compatible with Mac OSX

 

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