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KeyShot HD: Amazing rendering and animation. In real-time.

KeyShot 8 HDKeyShot 8 HD is a standalone real-time 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.

What Makes KeyShot Different?

Real-time Speed
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 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 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.
Easy to Use
Focus on your design, not software. KeyShot 8 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 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
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 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.
Accurate Materials
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 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.
Advanced Lighting
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 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.
Efficient Workflow
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 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.

Features

Real-time Ray Tracing
Progressive global illumination with adaptive material sampling, dynamic lighting and focused caustics.
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.
Accurate Materials
Scientific accurate materials that represent properties like IOR, dispersion and subsurface scattering.
Exclusive Materials
KeyShot 8 HD is the only rendering solution with materials for Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, and Sorensen Leathers.
Material Templates
Patented technology to set up templates to automatically assign materials to the imported models on import to KeyShot.
Color Libraries
Enhance your materials by using industry standard color libraries like Pantone and RAL exclusively in KeyShot.
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.
Procedural Textures
2D and 3D procedural textures from cloth, mesh and scratches to wood, gradient, camouflage and occlusion.
Focused Caustics
Show how light is affected by your materials with real world caustics immediately visible with a flip of a switch.
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.
Favorites
Make collections of your favorite materials, colors, environments and textures for use in other scenes.
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.
Perspective Matching
Interactive perspective matching tool that allows you to align the object in the scene with the photographed objects.
Importers
KeyShot 8 HD 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.
KeyShot Cloud
Search and share KeyShot assets including materials, HDRIs and backplates, and download to KeyShot.

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HDRI lighting
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Ambient occlusion
Final gathering
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Environment reflections
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Highly optimized parallel architecture
CPU based
Near linear performance scale with additional CPUs
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JPEG output (8 bit)
TIFF output (16 bit)
EXR output (32 bit)
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Render Queue (Batch Render)
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Optional Floating Licence
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