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What is KeyShot?

KeyShot is a standalone real-time rendering application that makes creating amazing 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?

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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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 user.

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Create your visuals faster.
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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

Features included with all versions of KeyShot

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 is the only rendering solution with materials for Axalta Paints, Mold-Tech Textures, and Sørensen 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.


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 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.


KeyShot 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.

Network Rendering

Take on large rendering tasks across your computer network and 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.

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

Scene Sets

Set up various configurations of your model in the same scene for quick color studies or product presentation.


Store camera and environment settings and combine with Scene Sets to manage an entire photo-shoot in a single file.

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.

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.


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 Printing Integration

Export scenes to STL or capture color and texture with ZPR output, making the file ready for 3D printing.

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.

Fade Animation

Animate a 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.

An add-on available for all versions of KeyShot

Interactive Visuals

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

360° Spherical Experience

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

Touch Gesture Control

KeyShotVR is completely touch-enabled and works across mobile, tablet or larger touchscreen displays.

KeyShotVR Wizard

With six different KeyShotVR types, create turntable, spherical, animated or custom KeyShotVRs step-by-step.

Responsive Embed

When you embed your KeyShotVR, it sizes correctly to the width of a browser whether on desktop or mobile device.

Preserved Image Quality

When you zoom in on your KeyShotVR, the image quality is preserved to ensure every detail is captured.

Interior KeyShotVR

A KeyShotVR 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.


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