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5 Steps to Getting Great Caustics in KeyShot

Nov 22, 2016

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...

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How to Set Up Material Templates in KeyShot

Nov 08, 2016

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...

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How To Host a KeyShotXR on GitHub

Oct 31, 2016

When you create a KeyShotXR, KeyShot generates a set of static web pages. If you open the html file created, it loads in a browser. However, to share the KeyShotVR with someone else, you need to host it somewhere they can access it. If you don't...

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How to Use Planar Projection to Position Labels in KeyShot

Oct 18, 2016

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,...

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A Unique Approach to Cel Shaded Appearance in KeyShot

Oct 12, 2016

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.

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How to Add Dust on Top of Your Materials in KeyShot

Sep 15, 2016

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...

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Improve White Product Renderings with KeyShot's Color Gradient Texture

Sep 07, 2016

Often times, designers need to render a white, smooth, product on a white background in a studio setting, lit by white lighting. You’re likely familiar with the challenge this presents. Often the product gets lost among the white background or...

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How to Use the Shift Lens Setting in KeyShot

Aug 18, 2016

Let's talk about perspective. Any image rendered with perspective enabled will show convergence, or vanishing points, for all parallel lines. In most cases that is desired since perspective helps us understand scale and proportion, and it’s a...

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How to Create Occlusion Passes in KeyShot

Aug 16, 2016

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...

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Working with Material Samples in KeyShot

Aug 09, 2016

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...

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How Occlusion Works in KeyShot

Aug 03, 2016

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...

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