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    Tips, news, and insight on KeyShot and 3D Rendering

    Tips - Jul 16, 2012

    How to Render Realistic Ice in KeyShot

    Ice. Clear, sometimes smoky with small cracks, pockets and crystals inside. How do you create the appearance of ice in KeyShot? Boaz Zemer, a student at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, has perfected the art of ice appearance through a recent class. The course ended with a big party in Tel[...]
    Tips - Jun 21, 2012

    Softgoods: Rendering Footwear with KeyShot

    Prepare to squeeze the stitching out of your seat, we have a great resource to share and the fait accompli that is the official KeyShot shoe. Now, if you slip on a pair of shoes, a backpack or a stylish jacket, you can imagine how softgoods are some of the more challenging items to model and render.[...]
    Tips - May 24, 2012

    All About KeyShot Render Options

    You've got your materials set, cameras positioned and an environment that reflects the sheer intensity of the surrounding lights. What do you do next? Render that sucka. With KeyShot, you have a lot of options for image or animation output, including three different render modes. But what'st the dif[...]
    Tips - May 2, 2012

    How to Render Transparent Materials in KeyShot

    After you saw the quick tip on Glass and Solid Glass Materials you may have become highly addicted to transparent blue objects and creating incredible 3D renderings of transparent blue objects. That's ok. You're among friends. Now, it's time to take that up a level and explore how light and shadows [...]
    Tips - Apr 26, 2012

    KeyShot Video Tutorials: Material Creation in KeyShot

    Last week we brought you a brief introduction to using textures in KeyShot. That skimmed the surface of all that's possible in KeyShot. Underneath, lies so much more. So, we've put together a series of video tutorials that takes you through materials, textures and applying them to an example scene. [...]
    Features, Tips - Apr 12, 2012

    Using KeyShot and Flash to Create an Interactive Website Presentation

    It’s true. KeyShot users create incredible 3D renderings and animations. You’ve probably seen a lot of product design images on website and wouldn’t even know that they were once drab, colorless 3D geometry. A few minutes in KeyShot and that drab geometry is turned into a photorealistic image. It’s [...]
    Tips - Apr 5, 2012

    How To Use Opacity Maps in KeyShot

    With KeyShot 3, we squeezed the succulent juice of transparency out of alpha channels to bring you improved opacity maps. There's no need to create detailed holes, repetitive patterns or complicated cutouts in the 3D model. Opacity maps allow you to use a black and white image or alpha channel trans[...]
    Tips - Mar 29, 2012

    How to Create Cloudy Plastic Material in KeyShot

    KeyShot 7 features a brand new Cloudy Plastic material that contains light-scattering particles to replicate complex, scientifically accurate materials such as Polycarbonate or ABS. More info on the Cloudy Plastic material here: https://luxion.atlassian.net/wiki/x/pA1iAg Download and try KeyShot 7 h[...]
    Animation, Tips - Mar 15, 2012

    How to Create an Animated Environment Effect in KeyShot

    Have you had the chance to soaked your rendering in the euphoric simplicity of the KeyShot Animation system? Well, you probably know how you're able to make changes to materials and environments as you create the animation in real-time, bobbing your head to the beat of your favorite tune and throwin[...]
    Tips - Mar 13, 2012

    The Simple Process of Rendering Realistic Human Skin in KeyShot

    Skin. It's porous. It's also translucent, sometimes smooth and often bumpy. It's also very challenging to render... but not with KeyShot. Keyshot 2.1 introduced translucent materials that allow real-time subsurface scattering and a fast, simple way to dial in realistic looking skin inside KeyShot. I[...]
    Tips - Mar 12, 2012

    KeyShot 3.1: The New, Extremely Fast Metallic Paint

    With the new Metallic Paint Material in KeyShot 3.1, you can create the most realistic automotive renderings imaginable faster than ever and with complete control over the paint flake size and visibility. If you've seen what's new in KeyShot 3.1 you'll know this release has so many new features and [...]