The Best 3D Rendering Software to Create Amazing Visuals
KeyShot is everything you need to create amazing visuals fast. The real-time 3D rendering workflow displays results instantly and reduces the time it takes to create realistic product shots. From scientifically accurate material and environment presets to advanced material editing and animation, creating interactive product visuals or sales and marketing imagery has never been easier.
KeyShot 8 adds advanced technology and features such as displacement mapping, materials with embedded flakes and bubbles, volumetric materials including volume caustics, liquid interfaces, interactive cutaways, interactive image color and intensity curve adjustments, material ways for advanced product configurations, and much more. Together these features represent capabilities that streamline the workflow, producing more flow and less work, while eliminating the dependence on switching between apps to create the detail and appearance needed.
KeyShot 8 includes features and updates specific to five areas – materials and volume, lighting and optics, advanced geometry, image and output, and collaboration. Within these five areas KeyShot 8 has five primary features along with other updates that hold to the focus on maintaining a workflow within KeyShot. Image styles allow users to add and adjust appearances in real-time within KeyShot. Cutaway is a new simplified approach to creating cutaway views. Scattering Medium creates new options for scene and material appearance. New geometry shaders add displacement, bubble, and flake capabilities. And, the KeyShot Viewer with KeyShot Configurator and glTF/GLB output offer new collaboration capabilities.
Image Styles is a new feature that allows users to make photographic adjustments to the KeyShot scene in real-time prior to or after rendering. Multiple Image Styles may be created and added to a list for a range of different styles that can then be used in KeyShot Studios. The Photographic option includes adjustments for Tone-Mapping, Curve control, Color adjustments, Background color override, and the ability to apply a Frontplate.
Cutaway is a new approach to creating advanced cutaway graphics which allows users to use parts and 3D primitives to cutaway geometry by assigning the Cutaway material to the object. The Cutaway material also allows users to add and define the Cutaway Caps as a shaded color, the same material as the object to be cut or as a custom material. Additionally, all cutaways may be animated.
KeyShot now supports the creation of scattering media that allows users to simulate particle scattering and volumetrics such as smoke and fog. This can be used in conjunction with physical lights for visualizing rays/beams of light. With this, users have the option to apply a Density Texture, and apply it just as they would to any other material. Additionally, users may extend the control of the scattering media with full support for OpenVDB files applied to the Density Texture as a Volume Map.
KeyShot Viewer is a new, feature-rich application to compliment design reviews, make presentations more interactive, and increase the ability to collaborate. With it, users can open, view and interact with a KeyShot scene in real-time using mouse, touch, pen or stylus to explore the scene or change materials and lighting. Users can create Studios and Configurators from within KeyShot for use in KeyShot Viewer as well.