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Tips - Dec 8, 2017

How To Create Subtle Hairline Scratches in KeyShot

So, you're in need of some scratches. Not just any old scratch though - subtle, hairline scratches. As you see in the pool ball example here, a small amount of wear can add an incredible amount of realism. With KeyShot, you can create these scratch effects quite easily. We'll go over how to do it an[...]
Tips - Nov 16, 2017

How to Create Light Beams in KeyShot 7

While KeyShot 7 doesn't have a dedicated light beam or fog feature there are a couple methods that provide a very flexible approach for adding light beams to your KeyShot scene.
Tips - Sep 28, 2017

Understanding KeyShot Studios & Environments

KeyShot 7 introduces quite a few workflow enhancements. Among these are new Environment capabilities and the introduction of Studios. You can now use multiple Environments in one scene and use this together with Studios to present different views, materials and lighting conditions, all within the sa[...]
Tips - Sep 21, 2017

How to Create Three Point Lighting in KeyShot

Esben Oxholm has a new video to take you through the process of creating three-point lighting using the HDRI Editor in KeyShot 7. 
Tips - Sep 19, 2017

How to Radial Blur an Environment in KeyShot

If you want to create sense of motion, it's pretty common to use linear motion through a translation animation to make that happen. Radial blurs using rotation animations can be added to wheels to provide the same sense of motion. But how do you give the sense that your environment is rotating?
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[...]
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