KeyShot 7 is focused on bringing more ways to create with the new KeyShot Configurator, Studios and real-time VR support. Users have more material possibilities with new material types and texture mapping, multi-materials and enhanced procedurals. With more lighting control KeyShot 7 now features Environment lists, HDR output and a new integrated HDRI Editor with interactive Sun & Sky.
With more flexibility users now have UI, workspace and hotkey customization. And more real-time speed is provided in new workflow capabilities featuring a completely new sampling method, re-tessellation, adaptive performance mode, eight new render passes and more output capabilities to create renderings, animations and interactive visuals faster than ever before.
With KeyShot used across all industries by 3D professionals around the world, KeyShot 7 builds on its key differentiators of providing real-time speed and the most easy to use interface with the most accurate materials and advanced lighting capabilities wrapped into an efficient workflow that gives users results faster than any software available. KeyShot offers the widest support for the most popular 3D file formats and expanding software integration that designers, engineers, marketing specialists and 3D artists rely on to fit seamlessly into their workflow. Luxion’s focus on offering ‘more’ is grounded in the features implemented to speed and simplify the workflow, deliver the best material and lighting capabilities and reduce setup and render times to allow users to focus on creating amazing visuals.
In KeyShot 7, users can customize tab order, tab visibility, tab state, along with window, toolbar and ribbon position then save custom UI arrangements as Workspaces. Additionally, users now have complete control over hotkeys, the ability to change or add new hotkeys or specify camera control options that match supported 3D modeling software.
New Material Types
KeyShot 7 introduces several new material types and updates. The new Cloudy Plastic material type contains light-scattering particles to replicate complex, scientifically accurate materials such as Polycarbonate or ABS. The new Measured material type allows users to load measured material files in .axf or .xml format. The Metal material type now includes options for Color and 13 scientifically accurate metal presets while other material types have been updated with unit-aware settings and greater control over material settings. Along with the new material types, the KeyShot library presets for materials have been completely updated.
New Texture & Label Mapping
Texture Mapping has been completely refreshed for KeyShot 7. Updates include unit-aware settings, an improved interactive mapping tool and the ability to center a texture on the model or part. The new Planar mapping type is more versatile, replacing normal projection and planar mapping while providing the ability to control depth of planar projections. Tri-Planar, Tiled UV and Video Map have been added, with cylindrical mapping vastly improved and new procedural brush, mesh and weave textures available.
More scene lighting capabilities come with the addition of a new Environment list expanding the number of HDRI Environments that can be added to a single scene. With this, users can quickly toggle between different environments or drag and drop new environments into the list. The HDRI Editor is now integrated into the Environment tab and users can export a scene as a HDR or EXR to import and use in other scenes.
Real-time VR Rendering
Real-time VR rendering and output is available with the support for Stereo Perspective Cameras, Stereo Spherical Maps, and Stereo Cube Maps. This includes support for real-time view through both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head mounted displays.
The KeyShot Configurator, debuted at KeyShot RenderWorld with Axalta utilizing the KeyShot Configurator at the new Axalta Customer Experience Center, is a tool available for KeyShot Pro that allows users to present model and material variations in real-time for design reviews and/or interactive point-of-sale displays. The KeyShot Configurator Wizard guides the user through quick setup of Parent Models, Components and Component Groups and allows them to select Material Variations, Studios and define layout options for the interactive presentation mode.