TUSTIN, CA — Luxion, a developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and maker of KeyShot (www.keyshot.com), the realtime ray-tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, has released KeyShot 7. The new release has features to make the 3D rendering process faster for 3D professionals throughout the product development process.
KeyShot 7 is focused on bringing more ways to create with the new KeyShot Configurator, Studios and realtime VR support. Users have more material possibilities with new material types and texture mapping, multi-materials and enhanced procedurals. With more lighting control, KeyShot 7 now features Environment lists, HDR output and a new integrated HDRI editor with interactive sun and sky. With more flexibility users now have UI, workspace and hotkey customization. And more realtime speed is provided in new workflow capabilities featuring a completely new sampling method, re-tessellation, adaptive performance mode, eight new render passes and more output capabilities to create renderings, animations and interactive visuals faster than before.
KeyShot 7 builds on its key differentiators of providing realtime speed and the most easy to use interface with the most accurate materials and advanced lighting capabilities wrapped into an efficient workflow that gives users results fast. KeyShot offers the widest support for the most popular 3D file formats and expanding software integration that designers, engineers, marketing specialists and 3D artists rely on to fit seamlessly into their workflow. Luxion’s focus on offering more is grounded in the features implemented to speed and simplify the workflow, deliver the best material and lighting capabilities and reduce setup and render times to allow users to focus on creating amazing visuals.
“KeyShot 7 has amazing capabilities, but we were not satisfied with only adding features,” says Claus Wann Jensen, co-founder and CEO of Luxion. “Every one of these features and every improvement must consider the user’s workflow from import to final render – simplifying every task, providing absolute flexibility and complete control across interface, camera, materials and lighting. With the input from our users, I’m convinced we have done that with KeyShot 7.”
As the biggest release for KeyShot to date there are new features across every area of KeyShot. The KeyShot Configurator can be used to build realtime product variations. The new Studios feature is used to create scene variations. Realtime VR rendering and output round out the top new pro features. Material capabilities bring in new material types and procedural textures while optimizing others. Multiple materials can be added to a single part and multiple HDRI environment can be added to the scene. Additionally, the user interface has been completely updated with new layout and hotkey customization capabilities.
KeyShot 7 is available immediately for download and purchase at keyshot.com and through all certified KeyShot relsellers. All customers who bought KeyShot on or after November 25th, 2016, as well as all customers who purchased KeyShot for Education or KeyShot for ZBrush will receive the upgrade to KeyShot 7 free of charge.