Often times an Occlusion Pass is used to add depth to a rendering during post-processing. KeyShot allows you to do this thanks to the Occlusion material. Recently, we took a look at how occlusion works in KeyShot and how it's used when creating your rendering. If you’re not familiar with the term, w[...]
Material Samples (sometimes called glossy samples) control the amount of information a material collects from neighboring objects or the surrounding environment. Most materials in the KeyShot library include a default sample value for that material, but you can increase this value in order to get be[...]
In the world of CGI, ambient occlusion is a shading technique used to add depth to a rendering. Occlusion is not a real-world phenomena, but a simple shading technique used by some 3D applications as an alternative to ray tracing to create the illusion of shadows. In KeyShot, occlusion can be though[...]
Metals draw most of their color from the objects around them, which can make them challenging to photograph or render. These materials, such as chrome or stainless steel, are primarily driven by their reflections. We describe metal colors using the Specular parameter, which controls the color of the[...]
When working on scenes in KeyShot with complex lighting or materials, you may notice the Real-time Viewer can take longer to resolve. Real-time Region Render can help maintain a fast workflow by allowing to render specific regions of your scene in real-time.
Many assume Roughness and Bump are the same thing but did you know they are two completely different material properties? We often rely solely on bump textures to enhance our materials in KeyShot but the same texture maps you've been using for Bump can also be used for Roughness! Let's take a look a[...]
There are many ways you can benefit from using Onshape and KeyShot together. Here are a couple tricks that can increase your design productivity. Below is an image that took me less than two minutes from start to finish to complete. Using a few of these simple strategies will allow you to easily do [...]
There's one question we get a lot and that's how to create a portfolio that stands out above the rest. With all the creativity out there and all the sites that provide a way to host a portfolio, you would think this one of the easier parts of the process, but since it is a process and takes time to [...]
The KeyShot Toon material makes creating Technical Illustrations quick and easy. Apply the toon material, adjust the contours to your needs and save the exact camera view you need. With the KeyShot Material Graph, available with the release of KeyShot 6 Pro, you can create an unlimited array of uniq[...]
Nacho Riesco creates incredibly detailed jewelry pieces using ZBrush and KeyShot. His Baroque Skull Ring design is one of our favorites. Recently, he shared his secret for creating a realistic transparent enamel material in KeyShot. You may be surprised, but it's extremely easy to do and with just o[...]
Sometimes when you're laying out objects in a scene, matching the model to the perspective can feel like a battle with an MC Escher drawing. KeyShot has a tool to help with this and, automotive render expert, Tim Feher shows how simple it is to use for achieving perspective matching perfection.