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Tips - Aug 10, 2017

How to Migrate KeyShot Resources to KeyShot 7

KeyShot 7 is out. And with that, all the KeyShot resources - the materials, environments, textures and backplates - have been updated to take advantage of the latest KeyShot material, texture and environment capabilities. 
Tips - Jul 18, 2017

How to Use Poliigon Textures in KeyShot

If you've looked around online for textures, you've likely come across Poliigon. Their wide array of high quality textures are rich in detail, can be used across different 3D software and come with various map types to get your models looking much more realistic than they would otherwise.
Tips - Jun 14, 2017

How to Create Glitter on Glass Material in KeyShot

You can use the KeyShot Material Graph to create layered materials. One common material request is to create a glitter finishes on transparent materials like glass or clear plastic. Here's how to do it.
Tips - Apr 11, 2017

How to Create Procedural Clear-Coated Carbon Fiber in KeyShot

Out of the millions of materials and material combinations you can produce in KeyShot, one of the most popular in clear-coated carbon fiber.  It can be applied quickly using a KeyShot procedural texture or taken even further using the KeyShot Material Graph.
Tips - Dec 21, 2016

How to Create and Use Physical Lights in KeyShot

In KeyShot, there are two ways to light your scene. HDRIs are the default method, but physical lights can be used as well. A combination of both HDRI and physical lighting works well too. To add a physical light, simply drag and drop a light material from the KeyShot Library to a piece of geometry i[...]
Tips - Dec 14, 2016

How to Adjust Color Density on Transparent Materials in KeyShot

When we observe materials in real life, transparent materials like glass can vary in color depending on the thickness of that material. Window glass, for example, will show very little color in areas where the material is thin. However, when looking at the edge of the glass, much more color is visib[...]
Tips - Nov 22, 2016

5 Steps to Getting Great Caustics in KeyShot

When you set out to create a realistic rendering, referencing real life objects, environments and lighting is a great way to ensure your results are accurate. One naturally occurring phenomenon to be aware of is caustics: concentrated light rays from highly reflective or refractive materials. For ex[...]
Tips - Nov 8, 2016

How to Set Up Material Templates in KeyShot

Material Templates are a powerful feature in KeyShot that automate the materials applied to your model in a KeyShot scene. Anyone working with large assemblies can save time using Material Templates to automatically apply materials to parts in a scene. Once a material template has been created, it c[...]
Tips - Oct 18, 2016

How to Use Planar Projection to Position Labels in KeyShot

Sometimes, positioning labels can be tricky. In some scenarios, your geometry is simple, making it easy to apply a label and carry on. But what if you need to accurately position a label on a tire wall, or the rim of any other cylindrical object, such as a camera lens? There is a specific process th[...]
Tips - Oct 12, 2016

A Unique Approach to Cel Shaded Appearance in KeyShot

Matt Bridges shared his unique approach to a toon-style, cel shaded appearance in KeyShot using one material and a set of custom made HDRI environments.
Tips - Sep 15, 2016

How to Add Dust on Top of Your Materials in KeyShot

How easy is it to add a layer of dust to your materials in KeyShot? Esben Oxholm breaks down the simple process in a quick tutorial he put together after sharing the image you see above. Apply a texture as an opacity map is all it takes to get an incredibly realistic, dusty material. Watch how he do[...]
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