TUSTIN, CA — Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, has announced the release of KeyShot 10.2 with a group of new features and enhancements that bring more options and optimizations across capabilities introduced with KeyShot 10.
The updates with KeyShot 10.2 round out the focus with KeyShot 10 in the areas of materials, geometry, and workflow. Across each of these, improvements in performance and usage have remained a priority. Leading the new features is major improvements for caustics, a revamped Materials Library, a new touch- friendly Configurator style, and a new Mesh Simplification Tool, along with new import options and many other improvements across materials, user interface, and workflow capabilities.
KeyShot 10.2 introduces features for Mesh Simplification and Metallic Flakes for Axalta Paint materials.
Key new features include:
A new caustic algorithm was developed for KeyShot 10 with additional refinement and speed improvements made in KeyShot 10.2. The new algorithm can handle thousands of lights, runs blazingly fast on the new NVIDIA RTX Ampere GPUs, and allows details and fine structures in the caustics to be seen in a fraction of the time, both up close and at a distance.
The KeyShot exclusive set of Axalta paint materials now offer the possibility of adding metal flakes to the paint with new options for Flake Size and Flake Density. Additionally, the metal flakes are randomly distributed and will match the specular reflection and color of the underlying Axalta paint material.
The KeyShot Materials Library has been completely re-done with new material-specific thumbnails to visualize material appearance and properties more accurately. With this, users now have the option to select the thumbnail style from among seven different models for preset, downloaded, or newly created materials.
Touch-Friendly is a new Layout Style available in the Configurator Wizard that provides a minimal,
touch-friendly interface for Presentation mode.
Mesh Simplification Tool
Mesh Simplification is a new Geometry Tool that allows a user to reduce the number of triangles in a mesh while keeping the overall shape. This is useful to simplify geometry for later use in KeyVR or other AR applications where performance relies on the number of triangles in the model.
KeyShot 10.2 is available immediately.