Luxion Partnership Brings Mold-Tech Textures to KeyShot

by | Jul 9, 2013

Irvine, California, July 9th, 2013 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering, animation and lighting technology and maker of Keyshot® the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program, in partnership with Mold-Tech, a Standex Engraving Group company and leader in texturizing and engraving in the automotive, plastics and consumer product industries, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership that brings Mold-Tech textures to KeyShot.

First available within KeyShot 4, Mold-Tech textures deliver realism and accuracy for a variety of textured appearances. As with all the materials, colors and other textures inside KeyShot, Mold-Tech textures are applied as part of a new Mold-Tech material via the KeyShot Library with a simple drag-and-drop of the texture onto the object. All updates are seen in real time with options available in the Mold-Tech material properties to change color, roughness, scale and depth of the grain. Additionally, in an industry first, all patterns scale accurately with the size of the model.

Mold-Tech textures now available inside KeyShot with direct drag and drop application. Model: Onur Aytekin / GrabCAD

“Mold-Tech is pleased to be collaborating with Luxion to provide the design community with advanced  3D rendering of select Mold-Tech patterns which are part of our extensive Mold-Tech library.” Say Bill Meike, Mold-Tech Director of Sales, “We look forward to enhancing the experience and capabilities of designers when considering creative texture designs as a cosmetic value or a functional property.”

“Luxion is proud to have KeyShot as the only source for accurate representation of Mold-Tech textures inside a rendering application,” says Henrik Wann Jensen, Chief Scientist at Luxion, “With hundreds of textures and all the options to refine the appearance, KeyShot brings a level of realism to product visuals that can’t be matched.”

Around twenty examples of Mold-Tech  materials are provided in all version of KeyShot 4, with more textures available at The library of Mold-Tech materials will be updated on a regular basis. For questions on product options, resellers opportunities or education solutions, please contact For more information on KeyShot 3D rendering, animation and KeyShotVR please visit

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 for more information.

About the Standex Engraving Group
The Engraving Group has been a driving force in the field of comprehensive roll, plate, and mold engraving for over 80 years. The Engraving Group is a world leader in applying textures to a variety of surfaces for use in automotive, plastics, building products, textile, paper, computer and construction applications. Texturized surfaces are considered to be more durable than smooth finishes, easier to keep clean, aesthetically more appealing, and generally more functional, particularly when it comes to providing a better bonding surface. Examples of texturized products include interior dashboards and upholstery of automobiles, paper toweling, various synthetic flooring products and electronic products such as cell phones and printers. Trade names include Roehlen Engraving, I R International, Mold-TechMullen Testers, B. F. Perkins, Innovent and Eastern Engraving.

Press contact:
Luxion, Inc
Josh Mings
Marketing Manager
+1 (949) 274-8871

Bill Meike
Director of Sales, International
+1 (630) 784-2421

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