Luxion Releases KeyShot 11
February 17, 2022

Luxion Releases KeyShot 11

COSTA MESA, CA – Luxion, 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 released KeyShot 11, which introduces features to speed the visualization workflow and new subscription pricing.  
KeyShot 11 expands Luxion’s continued advancements in product visualization. The features in KeyShot 11 reinforce the focus of streamlining each aspect of the product visualization process to complement the whole of the product lifecycle. Each feature and improvement is a result of working directly with users to solve their most pressing product development needs in the areas of material design, information management, motion, automation, and presentation. 

KeyShot 11 introduces 3D Paint to apply color and textures like never before, new CMF capabilities to manage and organize material information, Physics Simulation to create and capture physical phenomena through KeyShot Animation, Workflow Automation with new headless scripting capabilities, the new KeyShot Web Viewer to upload and share KeyShot scenes online, and much more. 

“With KeyShot 11, we continue to pursue our vision of maximizing the value of 3D pipelines across industries,” says Derek Cicero, VP of Products and Strategy at Luxion.

Key new features include: 

3D Paint — A new texture painting tool that allows users to further customize a model’s surface finishes by directly painting or stamping textures on the surface. With 3D Paint enabled, users may directly paint or stamp bump textures, colors, roughness, specularity, refractivity and opacity. The new feature also allows layering effects to create rich, realistic surface patinas.

Material Management and CMF Output  —This robust feature set eliminates the manual process of aligning rendered output to its corresponding materials by allowing KeyShot users to utilize an expansive Material Library that supports metadata about each material, a custom schema builder, and easy output of ready-made “tech packs” for design review.

Physics Simulation — A tool that allows users to record the physics of an object and apply it as a keyframe animation. This tool brings fully simulated animations to KeyShot users along with more accuracy in scattering objects. Simulations may be applied to individual or multiple Model Sets, objects, or groups of objects and simulated as parts or an entire group. Users have control over Gravity, Friction, and Bounciness and the ability to adjust the time, quality, and keyframes per second.

KeyShot Web Viewer — Part of the KeyShotWeb module and allows KeyShot users to easily share KeyShot scenes by uploading them to KeyShot Cloud. It brings sharing of interactive scenes to users across browser, desktop, and mobile device with a single link. KeyShot Web Viewer is highly optimized to provide the most realistic visuals available and smoothest interaction possible for viewing 3D in the web browser and on mobile devices.

Workflow Automation — An advanced new feature, that allows KeyShot users to automate various KeyShot workflows via the KeyShot Scripting Console (with a user interface) as well as through Headless Scripting Mode (without a user interface). Applications include automating render output and speeding up the generation of product variations. 

Other features users will find in KeyShot 11 include: 
Environmental Brightness Animation –  Control and adjust the brightness of environment lighting directly with KeyShot Animation. 
Deformable Animation support – Import .mc/.mcx cache files and FBX files with rigged animations in addition to Alembic. 
Skin Tones – New skin materials bring a wider array of skin tones to the KeyShot Material Library to drag-and-drop onto 3D models. 
GPU Cutaway Material – The popular cutaway material is now supported in GPU mode with all cutaway options.
glTF/USDz Enhancements – KeyShot glTF and USDz export is optimized with support for instancing to greatly reduce file size.
KeyShot Subscription Options 

With the release of KeyShot 11, Luxion is introducing subscription pricing for all new licenses.