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From Standard to Stunning in Minutes: Luxion and Autodesk Partner to Transform Product Design

October 7, 2013

Irvine, California, and San Francisco, CA, October 7th, 2013 - Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and  a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and Autodesk, the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, today announced a partnership expansion between the two companies that establishes KeyShot as an integrated rendering solution for users of Autodesk® Fusion 360 software.

With KeyShot, Fusion 360 users have the ability to quickly create photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals used in communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, delivering digital prototypes and creating sales or marketing visuals. Using a custom developed plugin and the speed and ease of applying materials and lighting in KeyShot’s real-time ray-tracing environment, Fusion 360 users can transfer their models to KeyShot directly from inside the application, make updates in Fusion 360 and see changes immediately within KeyShot. This solution provides a high level of integration between Fusion 360 and KeyShot, saving time and improving the efficiency of designers, engineers and anyone creating 3D visuals throughout the entire product development process.

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 KeyShot integration with Autodesk Fusion 360 introduces direct transfer and update of models within KeyShot through Luxion’s LiveLinking technology.

How it works
Fusion 360 users have fast one-click access to transfer their model from Fusion 360 to KeyShot. In addition,  Luxion’s LiveLinking technology allows any changes made in Fusion 360 to be transferred immediately to KeyShot. As soon KeyShot is started from Fusion 360, the two applications are linked. Users may assign materials, add lighting and set up animations inside KeyShot while continuing to refine the model in Fusion 360. A single click passes all geometry changes into KeyShot with all materials, animations, etc. maintained. For more detail and an overview video visit keyshot.com/fusion360.

“I’m loving KeyShot with Fusion. It just seems like they were made for each other.”  – Stan Hisel, Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer

“I was particularly impressed with the ability to save a KeyShot (*.bip) file, close both programs, open them up later, load the *bip file and continue to work with LiveLinking. Absolutely brilliant.”  – Gus Petrikas, 3D Artist

Pricing & Availability
KeyShot functionality will be available in the coming weeks within the latest version of Autodesk Fusion 360 as a plugin available through the KeyShot website. The cost of the plugin is free. In addition, Autodesk Fusion 360 customers will be able to purchase KeyShot or upgrade to KeyShot Pro, as well as purchase Luxion’s patent-pending add-on applications, KeyShot Animation and KeyShotVR through the KeyShot website.

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit keyshot.com for more information.

About Autodesk
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

Press contact:
Luxion, Inc.
Josh Mings
Marketing Manager
josh@luxion.com
+1-(949) 274-8871

Autodesk, Inc.
Stacy Doyle
503-707-3861
stacy.doyle@autodesk.com

KeyShot is a registered trademark of Luxion ApS. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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