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KeyShot HD: The Best Real-Time 3D Rendering Software to Create Amazing Visuals
KeyShot 8.2 HD is a standalone real-time 3D rendering application that makes the creation of 3D renderings and animations fast and easy, with support for
the widest number of 3D file formats on both Mac and PC.
Support for native import of Autodesk Revit 2019 files.
Ability to Pause offline rendering.
Vertical orientation for Presentation Mode.
Ability to right-click on Animation Timeline ruler to set Work Area Start/End.
Added Shift as a modifier key to add a material as a sub-material when drag-and-drop into the real-time view.
Added Styling parameters to the layout section of the Configurator Wizard.
Network Rendering Master and Slave support for Linux.
Silent Installation for Network Rendering on Mac.
Updated SolidWorks importer to support SolidWorks 2019.
Updated KeyShot Viewer Splash to 2019.
Updated all splash screens with 2019 for 8.2.
Updated Cloud Library with 64x visual studio 2013 redistributable package.
What Makes KeyShot Different?
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.
KeyShot 8.2 HD 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
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.
Easy to Use
Focus on your design, not software.
KeyShot 8.2 HD 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 within 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.
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 8.2 HD 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.
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.
KeyShot 8.2 HD 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 Sorensen 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.
Light it up right. KeyShot provides the speed to visualize products fast with advanced lighting capabilities that create the most
accurate lighting for simple studio shots or the most complex interior lighting.
KeyShot's real-time render engine contains the most advanced lighting algorithms, completely changing what is possible for visualizing interior
spaces. In the same way that KeyShot 8.2 HD 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.
Present your ideas sooner. KeyShot integrates throughout the entire product development process, with the widest 3D file format
support and LiveLinking technology for a fluid workflow from concept to final product.
KeyShot 8.2 HD 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 application 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.
Real-time Ray Tracing
Progressive global illumination with adaptive material sampling, dynamic lighting and focused caustics.
Light your scenes quickly. Drag and drop a KeyShot HDRI environment into the scene and adjust as needed.
Add area, point or IES light sources by applying a light material to any piece of model geometry.
Scientific accurate materials that represent properties like IOR, dispersion and subsurface scattering.
KeyShot 8.2 HD is the only rendering solution with materials for Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, and Sorensen Leathers.
Patented technology to set up templates to automatically assign materials to the imported models on import to KeyShot.
Enhance your materials by using industry standard color libraries like Pantone and RAL exclusively in KeyShot.
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.
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.
2D and 3D procedural textures from cloth, mesh and scratches to wood, gradient, camouflage, and occlusion.
Show how light is affected by your materials with real-world caustics immediately visible with a flip of a switch.
Turn sharp edges on an imported model into beautiful, small rounded edges and fillets with a simple slider.
Create 100s or 1,000s of independent model instances without affecting file size, memory or speed.
Make collections of your favorite materials, colors, environments, and textures for use in other scenes.
Unlimited real-time and render output resolution with presets for common sizes and custom resolution creation.
Simulate real-world camera behavior with different mode and controls applied in real-time to capture the perfect image.
The Interactive perspective matching tool that allows you to align the object in the scene with the photographed objects.
KeyShot 8.2 HD 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.
Search and share KeyShot assets including materials, HDRIs, and backplates, and download to KeyShot.