What Makes KeyShot Different?

KeyShot is designed to make 3D rendering and animation easy. It allows you to apply materials and lighting fast and provides the most accurate materials appearances and real-world lighting, all in a powerful interface that provides advanced capabilities and the ability to see all your changes in real-time. So, what is KeyShot? And what does it help you do?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Feature by Feature

Rendering
Features available in all versions of KeyShot

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

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.

RealClothTM

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.
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Pro Features
Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating, and Enterprise.

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 relism.

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.

Animation
Features included with KeyShot Pro, Pro Floating and Enterprise

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.

KeyShotWebTM
An add-on available for all versions of KeyShot
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Interactive Visuals

Create web-ready, touch-enabled visuals directly from your KeyShot scene with an array of unique features.

360° Spherical Experience

KeyShotXR goes beyond turntable views. With KeyShotXR, create true, fully spherical 360° product experiences.

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.

The rendering speed you need.

Download KeyShot and see how fast you can create amazing photographic visuals of your 3D data.