Product designers rejoice–Rendering solidThinking files just became so much faster. If you use solidThinking Evolve, you now have the ability to save out KeyShot .bip files. solidThinking has released the latest version of their product design and 3D modeling software, Evolve 9.0, and with it, the capability to bring those models directly into KeyShot for 3D rendering and animation. Here is a quick look at the features.
solidThinking Evolve 9.0 and KeyShot
With the simple ‘Save as…’ option, you have the choice of optimizing the file with three tesselation options (view tesselation, fast tesselation or custom) and the additional option to open the file immediately in KeyShot. With this, all your materials assignments by part or layer are retained with the hierarchy of materials that is brought directly into the KeyShot scene tree. That is excellent and the capability is included with Evolve 9.0 with no additional install required.
Features of the solidThinking Evolve 9.0 KeyShot save option include:
- Materials and layers retained on save
- Tesselation quality options on save
- Option to open with KeyShot on save
- Hierarchy of materials created in KeyShot scene tree
- All objects retain applied materials (can be unlinked)
- Hidden layer will not be imported
To give you an idea of how simple the workflow is and how it saves time bringing your models into KeyShot, here’s a video from solidThinking demonstrating the process.
If you’re a solidThinking Evolve user who is looking for a rendering option, you can download KeyShot and try it out absolutely free.