The Best 3D Rendering Software for Stunning Visuals

World’s Leading Product Renderer

Why is Keyshot the leader? Keyshot sells products to prospects. Presenting your product in the ‘right light’ may be the difference you’ve been waiting for.

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.


Everything inside KeyShot happens in real-time. Unique proprietary technologies makes it possible to see all changes to materials, lighting, and cameras instantly.

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.


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.

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.

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

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Realistic Renders

KeyShot: Essential for Jewelry Designers, brilliance from every angle.

You won't find a 3D jewelry rendering software that's easier to use or more accurate than KeyShot.

You want realistic 3D jewelry images that sparkle, glow and shine. Achieve that realism with KeyShot: Our intuitive software provides the easiest and fastest 3D jewelry rendering solutions so you can create gorgeous visuals – from ideation to ecommerce.

Core Values

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.

KeyShot may be powered completely by the CPU with no requirement for any type of special graphics card, but will use one if present. 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.


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 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 thought out user interface, even advanced tools are easy to learn and use.

Some unique features we

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Unmatched Scientific Accuracy

Use Cie-Lab colors and Gloss values, or digital representations from Mold-Tech and Sørensen leather, for a perfect match.

Advanced lighting

Transform how you visualize interior spaces with the most advanced lighting algorithms possible.

Cloud library

Explore thousands of materials, environments, backplates and models – or upload your own to KeyShot Cloud.


Create and visualize realistic woven materials with this powerful material type.


Expose the inner workings of your design with dynamic cutaways, set what to exclude, and add animation.

Color library

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

System Requirements

KeyShot System Requirements

Windows (minimum)
Intel i5 processor (i7, i9 preferred)
4GB RAM (More preferred)
2GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
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Dedicated graphics card with 2GB+ supporting OpenGL 2.0 or later
Mac (minimum)
Mac M1,, M2, M3 or Intel i5, i7
4GB RAM (More preferred)
2GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
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Dedicated graphics card with 2GB+ supporting OpenGL 2.0 or later
Note: KeyShot for IronCAD perpetual license is not compatible with Mac OSX

What features are included?


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.


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

Interactive Scene Tree

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

Material Templates

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

Procedural Textures

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

Perspective Matching

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


LiveLinking™ Plug-Ins

Luxion's LiveLinking technology takes the KeyShot plugin to the next level. With LiveLinking, your modeling application and KeyShot are connected (via the plugin). With it, you can continue to work in the 3D modeling application after the initial transfer to KeyShot. At any point in time you can update your designs in KeyShot with the simple push of a button. Only the changed parts and layers will be transferred to KeyShot, without the loss of any materials, animations, lighting nor camera setup. Simply put, everything will be maintained. Do this today, tomorrow or next week. All you do is open your model in the 3D modeling software and the scene in KeyShot – and you are linked!

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

keyshot-plugin-3ds-max  keyshot-plugin-fusion360  keyshot-plugin-revit  keyshot-plugin-blender  keyshot-plugin-maya  keyshot-plugin-rhino3d  keyshot-plugin-cinema-4d  keyshot-NX-plugin  keyshot-plugin-sketchup  keyshot-plugin-ptc-creo  keyshot-plugin-onshape    Alibre KeyShot plugin  keyshot-plugin-solid-edge  keyshot-plugin-zbrush  keyshot-plugin-esko-studio  keyshot-plugin-solidthinking  keyshot-plugin-ironcad  keyshot-plugin-spaceclaim    keyshot-plugin-zw3d

NOTE: With the Perpetual License, LiveLinking works exclusively with IronCAD only.

Direct Model Import

Direct import

KeyShot directly imports over 40 different 3d file formats from 20+ 3D modeling applications with no plugin required.

Network Rendering (add-on)

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

Unlimited Resolution

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


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.

Camera Control

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


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

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.

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.

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 or IES light sources by applying a light material to any piece of model geometry.

Model Sets

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

Render Queue

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

HDRI Editor

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


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

Sun & Sky

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

3D Printing Integration

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

Render Passes

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

Geometry Editor

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

NURBS Rendering

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

Real-time Region Rendering

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


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

Material Graph

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

Animation Features List

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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

'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.

'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.'


'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.'


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