Tips

How to Render Water in KeyShot (and Easily Create Bump Maps in After Effects)

Jan 09, 2012

Have you ever seen a rendering of water that looks so realistic your eyeballs start feeeling moist? It could be the tears of joy from seeing something so beautiful rendered in KeyShot (and it likely is) but it may also be from the desire you have...

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By Josh
Animation

KeyShot Animation of the Week: Space Heater

Jan 05, 2012

You may recognize this snazzy little space heater from the last post where Brian Townsend cracked open a can of KeyShot animation to show how you can duplicate an animated model and then assign different materials for quick product design...

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By Josh
Animation Tips

5 KeyShot 3D Rendering Goals to Ring in the New Year

Jan 04, 2012

Welcome to the New Year! 2012. Can you believe it? As you finish off those leftover bottles of champagne and bowls of black-eyed peas, thinking about illuminating your designs with a dazzling dose of KeyShot lighting environments, we want to pass...

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By Josh

3D Rendering 2.5 Billion Polygons with KeyShot on 80 Cores... Try That on a GPU.

Dec 29, 2011

Before we exit out the year, we've got to get one more love jab in on GPU rendering and show you the power of KeyShot fully CPU-based 3D rendering. You know KeyShot's real-time ray-tracing is fast, even on a typical quad-core system with a few...

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By Josh
Tips

Rendering SolidWorks Models Faster with KeyShot

Dec 28, 2011

If you use SolidWorks to model up some sweet design, there's an extremely easy approach to import SolidWorks models into KeyShot that will have you creating 3D renderings faster than you can imagine... even faster than setting up materials and...

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By Josh

KeyShot Demo: Real-Time Results for 3D Designers and Developers

Dec 23, 2011

What's the best way to spend time at a massive graphics industry conference? Why, hanging out at the Intel booth watching a snazzy demo of KeyShot with Thomas Teger. (I may be biased, but I'm also pretty sure 4 out of 5 conference attendees would...

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By Josh

Some Gorgeous White Aston Martin One-77 Inspiration

Dec 20, 2011

This isn't a rendering. This is inside the Aston Martin factory. Yes, that's the factory and the new Aston Martin One-77 Supercar waiting for final testing. Wired has published an article about how the British car maker is taking a new approach...

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By Josh
Tips

One Fabulous Power Tool Rendering in KeyShot (and All the Files too)

Dec 19, 2011

Power Tools. Hammer Drills. I tell ya what, you can't have enough incredible 3D renderings of drills. Am I right? You also can't have enough KeyShot files (.ksp) to show you how it's done. That's why we're grateful to Tim Feher who has been so...

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By Josh
News

The New KeyShot Plugins are Live

Dec 16, 2011

Our development team has been known to do an awkward little dance occasionally. With the release of KeyShot 3 it happened. And, last night it happened again with the release of the new and improved KeyShot plugins. They're now updated to work in...

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By Josh
Tips

How to Create Custom Materials in KeyShot. The Very Basics.

Dec 14, 2011

Materials. KeyShot rocks the materials. There are 700+ materials within 13 different categories for KeyShot 3. All of these existing materials are extremely powerful. Did I say 'powerful?' Yes, yes I did. Why are they powerful? Well, all KeyShot...

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By Josh
Animation Features

First Renderings and Animations in KeyShot.

Dec 13, 2011

I don't know about you, but I am SO glad there are more animation options in KeyShot than just turntable. Can I get a high five and a bag o' chips on that one? Philip Renato is glad as well. He's Associate Professor at Kendall College of Art and...

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By Josh