KeyShot 8.2 Now Available

by | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 comments

Today, we’re excited to introduce KeyShot 8.2. In this release, we focus on stability and integration with 3D modeling software. There are A LOT of improvements in this release but also some important new features and updates.

KeyShot 8 brought a fundamental shift in our development process with an increase in the number of developers, a dedicated UI/UX team, QA process refinement, and streamlined development sprints. All of this has worked together to bring you the most solid release of KeyShot yet and has laid the foundation for the next release, KeyShot 9 (which will release with never before seen features for product visualization).

With KeyShot 8.2, we took in beta user and customer feedback to aid workflow and make the process of going from 3D model to 3D render much, much smoother.

Highlighted Features and Updates include:

  • Offline Rendering Pause
  • Interior mode speed and performance increase
  • Vertical orientation for Presentation Mode
  • Shift-key drag-and-drop to add sub-materials
  • Network Rendering for Linux
  • Alembic Vertex Color/Deformable Curve support
  • Autodesk Revit 2019 Import
  • Updated SOLIDWORKS integration
  • Updated PTC Creo integration
  • Updated Fusion 360 integration
  • Updated Cinema 4D integration

Workflow Performance Improvements

You can expect your workflow in scene setup, material application and rendering to flow much better. We’ve added the ability to pause offline rendering at any time and if you use interior mode, you’ll notice improved speed and performance. Along with this, we’ve made many, many updates and fixes to the KeyShot UI, making elements and actions more consistent and work how you expect them to.

More Network Rendering Options

By popular demand, KeyShot Network Rendering for Linux is here. Both Master and Slave can now be installed on Linux. We’ve also added a silent installation option for KeyShot Network Rendering on MacOS and have included many more Network Rendering improvements.

Increased Integration Capabilities

Perhaps the most input was provided from KeyShot users regarding KeyShot integration with 3D modeling software. It would be difficult to list all the updates made across the integration with various software. The top improvements include optimized and updated SOLIDWORKS integration (see more about this here), direct import of Autodesk Revit 2019 files, and support for Vertex Color and Deformable Curves included in Alembic output.

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Alembic export from Cinema 4D using Vertex Color and Curves. Animation: Peter Gill

There’s a a whole lot more to this release. You can look through the complete KeyShot 8.2 Release Notes here. If you haven’t tried it yet, we invite you to try KeyShot 8 and tell us what you think. If you would like to see what KeyShot 8 has to offer, click the button below to see the new features. And once you’ve done that, visit the completely revised and updated KeyShot 8 manual and What’s New Guide to see more details.

Ready to Try KeyShot 8.2?

If you already have KeyShot 8 installed, you’ll be prompted to update to KeyShot 8.2 when you start up KeyShot. You can also go to the KeyShot Help menu and select Check for Updates… to start the update.

If you’re a KeyShot customer on maintenance subscription or purchased KeyShot 7 after August 15th, you may upgrade to KeyShot 8.2 today using your current serial code.

If you would like to purchase KeyShot 8 or upgrade your current KeyShot license, simply visit the store using the button below to view your options. To view your previous orders or access your serial code, visit or, for questions about your current license, contact [email protected].

Show Us What You Create!

You may have seen some of the incredible KeyShot 8 shots on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or on the KeyShot Forum from KeyShot users around the world. We can’t wait to see what you create! Stop by the KeyShot – Amazing Shots forum board or tag us on one of the social media sites mentioned. Show us what you create!

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