Tustin, California, February 8th, 2021 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, today announced the release of KeyShot 10.1 with features and enhancements that build on Luxion’s focus to streamline workflows to help 3D professionals deliver captivating visuals.
With KeyShot 10, Luxion introduced consolidated light management, advanced keyframe and environment animation capabilities, the all-new Smart Export for a wide variety of 3D output options, and a completely redesigned Move Tool for improved accessibility and placement. KeyShot 10.1 introduces additions to complement both feature and workflow with Collision Detection and Part Settling, Smart Export to multiple AR formats at once, USD Import, and multi-selection for both Light Manager and Keyframe Animation. Along with these updates, Luxion has launched KeyShot Portal with new trial licensing for improved management and accessibility of KeyShot licenses.
KeyShot 10.1 Feature Highlights
The following highlights the top features in KeyShot 10.1. More details and examples of the new capabilities in KeyShot 10 are available at keyshot.com/whats-new/. The entire list of features and improvements in KeyShot 10, along with information on how each feature works, is available in the KeyShot 10 What’s New Guide. Key new features include:
Collision Detection and Settle
KeyShot 10.1 includes basic Collision Detection of objects, along with the ability to Settle items on other objects and the ground. Included in the new Move Tool, Collision Detection and Settle is useful for scene setup when objects need a more realistic arrangement on the ground or amongst other objects. Collision Detection may also be used separately as an easy way to align objects while keeping them aware and separate from other objects in the scene.
Smart Export/Import Enhancements
KeyShot 10.1 introduces the ability to export a KeyShot file into separate USDz and GLB files as part of one export process that performs the Baking and UV unwrapping together, allowing easy creation of files that work for both Apple iOS (USDz) devices and Android/Web (glTF/GLB). Baking and UV Unwrapping can now also be canceled. USD import has also been added to the Import options for KeyShot to allow users to advance the appearance of their model then export it to multiple AR platforms.
For the Light Manager, KeyShot 10.1 introduces the ability to select and control multiple lights simultaneously, making proportional adjustments to the entirety of a scene’s lighting or select lighting, fast and efficient. KeyShot 10.1 also improves Light Gizmo and Light Manager usage by introducing the ability to sync changes and undo changes using Ctrl-Z (Windows)/command-Z (Mac) or via the Edit, Undo menu.
Keyframe Animation Enhancements
KeyShot 10.1 introduces the ability to select multiple keyframes at once from within the Animation Timeline, using Ctrl (Windows)/command (Mac). Additionally, multiple keyframes may be copied and pasted along the same node using Ctrl-C + Ctrl-V (Windows)/command-C + command-V (Mac) or pasted as mirrored. Lastly, Custom Easing Curves may now also be edited for multiple animations at once.
For KeyShot 10.1, Luxion is excited to introduce KeyShot Portal, a new platform that allows users to access and manage their KeyShot trial licenses, streamlines license management for Luxion sales, support and licensing, and lays the groundwork for subscription product license options in the future. A trial subscription to KeyShot may be accessed at keyshot.com/try/.
Other updates users will find in KeyShot 10.1 include:
- Model Sets can no longer be renamed when locked.
- Measured Materials are now supported for and may be applied to Labels.
- Import support for SOLIDWORKS 2021 and Rhino 7 for files when imported directly in KeyShot.
- Geometry Tools now supports Cross-selection versus Window-selection and includes improved camera interaction.
- Material Graph has several user interface improvements including improved organization of nodes using Align nodes and the ability to isolate sub-materials.
A thorough overview of all new feature highlights is available here.
KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
With this release, Luxion is re-introducing KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS, a limited edition of KeyShot that brings the features of KeyShot Pro and direct SOLIDWORKS file import. All the features of KeyShot Pro are included with file support only limited to the import of SOLIDWORKS files (.sldprt, .sldasm). This edition is available exclusively to SOLIDWORKS users for a price of $1495, a $500 savings off of KeyShot Pro. More information and free download is available at keyshot.com/keyshot-for-solidworks/.
KeyShot 10.1 is available immediately for download and purchase at keyshot.com and through all certified KeyShot resellers. KeyShot 8 or 9 users with active annual maintenance may upgrade to KeyShot 10 at no charge. Other customers may upgrade to KeyShot 10 for an incremental fee. For more details on pricing or current license, customers may contact [email protected]. For information and examples about the new features in KeyShot 10, please visit keyshot.com/whats-new/ and follow Luxion on Facebook or Twitter.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time 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 Google, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Fossil, Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret, HP, Microsoft, Philips, Under Armour, Adidas and many more. Please visit keyshot.com for more information and follow Luxion on Facebook or Twitter.
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