KeyShot is the core of creating eye-catching experiences, taking your visualization capabilities to the next level, introducing new ways to explore details, expanding how you present your ideas, and bringing balance to the art of creating 3D visuals.
Explore detail with the stroke of a brush
3D Paint allows you to further customize your product’s material and finish by painting or stamping directly on the surface of your model. Add wear marks, create unique surface weathering, or layer effects to create more realistic surface patinas to any surface within your scene.
Material Management & CMF Output Colors, materials, and finish
KeyShot 11 adds both Material Management and Color, Material, and Finish (CMF) Output. This robust feature set eliminates the manual process of aligning rendered output to its corresponding materials, allowing you to define custom schema, utilize Material Library metadata, and easily generate ready-made “tech packs” for design review.
Physics Simulation Shake, rattle, and roll
Physics Simulation allows you to record the physics of an object and apply it as a keyframe animation. This tool introduces fully simulated animations along with more accuracy in scattering objects. Simulations may be applied to individual or multiple Model Sets, objects, or groups of objects and simulated as parts or an entire group. Control Gravity, Friction, and Bounciness and more.
KeyShot Web Viewer Share your scenes with anyone or everyone
KeyShot 11 delivers easy sharing of 3D scenes with the new KeyShot Web Viewer. Upload scenes to KeyShot Cloud and share interactive scenes to others across browser, desktop, and mobile device with a single link. KeyShot Web Viewer is highly optimized to provide the most realistic visuals available and smoothest interaction possible for viewing 3D in the web browser and on mobile devices.
Workflow Automation Automation for each and every variation
Workflow Automation is an advanced new feature, that allows you to automate various KeyShot workflows via the KeyShot Scripting Console (with a user interface) or through Headless Scripting Mode (without a user interface). Applications include automating render output, speeding up the generation of product variations, and more.
Additional Features and Improvements
Environment Light Animation Control and adjust the brightness of your environment directly with KeyShot Animation.
Deformable Animation Import Import .mc/.mcx cache files and FBX files with rigged animations in addition to Alembic.
Skin Tones Drag and drop a wider array of skin tones from the KeyShot Material Library.
Updated Importers KeyShot import capabilities are more powerful than ever featuring new and updated importers.
GPU Cutaway Material The popular cutaway material is now supported in GPU mode with all cutaway options.
glTF/USDz Enhancements KeyShot glTF and USDz export is optimized with support for instancing to greatly reduce file size.
EASY - 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.
FAST - 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.
ACCURATE - 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.
POWERFUL - 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.
ADVANCED - 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.
REAL-TIME - 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.
Leave them speechless
From still image and animations to interactive web and mobile content, KeyShot’s ability to create the highest quality visuals possible ensures you are using the best tool for all your visualization needs.
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 Materials - 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, color, 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.
Color Library - Enhance your materials by using industry standard color 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.
Favorites - Make collections of your favorite materials, colors, 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.
RealCloth - 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, color, 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, color 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 behavior 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.
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 realism.
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.
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 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.
Interactive Visuals - Create web-ready, touch-enabled visuals directly from your KeyShot scene with an array of unique features.
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.
KeyShot Free Trial Software Download
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Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run KeyShot are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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