Luxion Unveils KeyShot 4 at SolidWorks World 2013

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Irvine, California, January 22nd, 2013 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, is pleased to announce KeyShot 4 debuting live at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida January 20th-23rd at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort.

Luxion’s internally developed rendering technology continues to bring speed and accurate lighting to renderings, animations and interactive visuals for 3D professionals across many industries. We are focused on the features and updates that users have requested over the last few releases of KeyShot with new user interface updates, more render options and new presets, materials and lighting that aid in working with 3D data throughout the entire product design process. With this release, we are proud to announce greatly improved rendering speed and enhancements that make KeyShot the fastest, most accurate 3D rendering an animation system available, along with a new ‘Live Linking’ capability that allows SolidWorks users to maintain all part and feature updates made to their models without having to redo any of their work inside KeyShot.


Live Linking for SolidWorks and the new local light material types using enhanced translucent material in KeyShot 4. Model: Scott Bruins/GrabCAD

New KeyShot 4 Features and Updates
Included in the new release of KeyShot 4 is an updated, cleaner user interface with the ability to dock library, project and timeline in a single-window mode. Rendering features include enhancements to material editing with updated materials, PANTONE® and RAL color libraries, all new material types that turn any geometry into a local light source, and enhancements to translucent materials, material templates, import, animation and KeyShotVR workflows. With this, render speeds have been optimized to provide faster real-time rendering performance and improved render output. For a complete list on new features email

Live Linking
Luxion has developed an ability to connect SolidWorks and KeyShot in a live session. With this enhancement, SolidWorks 2013 users will be able to make a change to the design at any level and send it directly to a running session of KeyShot. The scene inside KeyShot will update automatically and either replace the existing design or add the new design iteration to the existing scene. Live Linking will be included as part of the SolidWorks plugin for KeyShot and can be accessed from the SolidWorks toolbar area with a single click that transfers the updated SolidWorks model to the KeyShot session. This allows KeyShot to become a truly integrated part of the entire product development process from early concept design through the prototyping phase to final design presentation and the creation of sales and marketing collateral. 

Currently in private Beta, KeyShot 4 will be available in Q1 of 2013. For information on the KeyShot 4 Beta program please email KeyShot 3 is currently available for purchase here with a free upgrade to KeyShot 4 on all new purchases. For media interested in reviewing the new version of KeyShot, please contact

Meet us at SolidWorks World 2013
Meet us a SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida to see the new features coming to KeyShot 4. Live demonstrations will be held daily, January 20th through January 23rd at booth #129 in the Partner Pavilion (hours and information). Information on other Luxion products, Luxion’s reseller program, Education opportunities and special upgrade offers will also be available.

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.

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

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