Keyshot ad­vances 3D vi­su­al­i­sa­tion and speeds work­flow

3D Artist - - SIGGRAPH 2018 -

3D pro­fes­sion­als around the world know Keyshot as the in­dus­try-lead­ing, real-time ren­derer that gives them the ad­van­tage with its speed, ease, and qual­ity.

Keyshot is dif­fer­ent than most ren­der­ing soft­ware – it’s stand-alone, real-time, Cpub­ased and avail­able for Mac and PC. To­gether, with Lux­ion’s real-time ray trac­ing tech­nol­ogy as the back­bone, Keyshot has proven to be the go-to ren­derer for high-qual­ity results fast.

SIM­PLE, YET AD­VANCED

When you open Keyshot, you’ll be in­tro­duced to the most min­i­mal user in­ter­face. Don’t worry though, it’s on pur­pose. The fo­cus is meant to be on real-time results as ev­ery change you make in Keyshot - whether it’s a ma­te­rial, tex­ture, en­vi­ron­ment up­date, light­ing tweak or cam­era ad­just­ment - can be seen the in­stant it’s made.

The user in­ter­face keeps the work­flow sim­ple, but un­der­neath lies the ad­vanced ca­pa­bil­i­ties you would ex­pect for cre­at­ing pre­vis con­cepts or pro­duc­tion-level vi­su­als.

Keyshot can im­port over 30 file for­mats but has plug­ins for the most pop­u­lar 3D soft­ware. Keyshot has over 700 ma­te­rial pre­sets, but al­lows you to cre­ate ad­vanced, cus­tom ma­te­ri­als and tex­tures through the Keyshot Ma­te­rial Graph. You can cy­cle through HDRI en­vi­ron­ments pre­sets quickly, but have the abil­ity to cus­tomise or cre­ate your own with the Keyshot HDRI Edi­tor. You can take it even fur­ther by cre­at­ing Model Sets and Stu­dios in the same scene to ex­plore model, colour and light­ing vari­a­tions. Ren­der out­put can spit out a sin­gle image or give you 12 ren­der passes and lay­ers to help you fly through post-pro­duc­tion.

A BET­TER WORK­FLOW

Since Keyshot is a stand-alone ap­pli­ca­tion it can sit right along­side your cur­rent process un­til you see where it speeds things up.

This might be in the early stages of cre­at­ing con­cept mod­els, iden­ti­fy­ing sooner how light works with par­tic­u­lar shapes or how colours af­fect the ap­pear­ance. It might be later on when you want to see an ac­cu­rate ma­te­rial rep­re­sen­ta­tion. Or, it might be when you have every­thing set and you need ren­der passes of every­thing to com­plete fi­nal art­work.

For ex­am­ple, when you use Keyshot with Zbrush and the Keyshot to Zbrush Bridge, you can see your ma­te­ri­als and light­ing in Keyshot as you sculpt in Zbrush.

Lux­ion has been ramp­ing up de­vel­op­ment ef­forts as well, pre­view­ing their up­com­ing VR tech at their Keyshot Ren­der­world con­fer­ence and re­leas­ing a free Keyshot Viewer that can be used to view and in­ter­act with Keyshot scenes and prod­uct con­fig­u­ra­tors.

To get the scoop and take Keyshot for a spin, visit keyshot.com.

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