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

    Tips - Jan 9, 2012

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

    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 to create a photo-realistic 3d rendering of water you[...]
    Animation, Tips - Jan 4, 2012

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

    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 along a few KeyShot 3D rendering and animation goals [...]
    Tips - Dec 28, 2011

    Rendering SolidWorks Models Faster with KeyShot

    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 using Photoview 360 to render your models. Here's how to[...]
    Tips - Dec 19, 2011

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

    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 kind as to share the renderings and the files of this be[...]
    Tips - Dec 14, 2011

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

    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 materials are scientifically accurate materials with p[...]
    Tips - Dec 7, 2011

    What Makes Real Real?

    Richard Feldman brought up a great question on the forum. What makes real real? If you're going for as realistic an image as possible, KeyShot is certainly up to the task. And, besides doing something like putting a leather material on a car body, there are certain items to note that can really make[...]
    Tips - Dec 6, 2011

    Creating the Perfect White with HDRLightStudio and KeyShot [Free HDRI]

    We've talked about creating the perfect car paint in KeyShot, but how do you render the perfect white paint material in KeyShot? While it's one of the most challenging colors to render, it's actually not that difficult to create... if you have KeyShot. A nice HDRI and a small material tweak and you'[...]
    Tips - Nov 21, 2011

    Rendering in KeyShot. Step-by-Step Rendering and Animation Lessons.

    As you may very well know, KeyShot 3 is out, with hundreds of shiny, new materials and a rockin' new Animation system. Undoubtedly, it's causing tremors of delight on the faces and screens of users around the world. To compound that effect, we've put together a whole new section of training material[...]
    Tips - Oct 28, 2011

    KeyShot Quicktip: 'Glass' and 'Solid Glass' Material Types Explained

    Glass! It's a wonderful thing. You can break it over your knee, then use it to cut through the rope holding down a glass box of KeyShot 3. A glass box of KeyShot 3 you need to render a glass box using KeyShot 3... it's a bit of odd, space-time shifting paradox, I agree. But what happens when you ope[...]
    Tips - Oct 18, 2011

    How To Create the Perfect Car Paint in KeyShot

    You probably remember that time you spray painted your kid brother's face to make him blend in with your mom and dad's new electric yellow Cadillac Seville. No? Maybe that was just me. Nevertheless, you've probably become obsessed with creating the perfect car paint in KeyShot, especially if you jus[...]
    Tips - Oct 7, 2011

    Rock That Lighting. KeyShot HDR Light Studio Step-by-Step

    We've been featuring some free jewelry resources as well as showing a lil' jewelry animation on the blog lately, but we can't leave out this KeyShot HDR Light Studio step-by-step, by the good people over at Lightmap, that takes you through the process of lighting jewelry. Don't worry though, it can [...]