Webinar: KeyShot for ZBrush + Bridge Introduction

(Level: Beginner)

Guest presenter and film industry veteran, Nick Hiatt, gives you an introduction to KeyShot for ZBrush and the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge, taking you through the process from setup and paint in ZBrush to transfer and lighting in KeyShot. This is expected to fill up quickly so grab your spot fast. In this webinar:

  • Download, installation, and licensing
  • Mesh setup in ZBrush
  • The ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge
  • Light and material setup in KeyShot
  • Model updates from ZBrush to KeyShot
  • Tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Q&A

registernowThursday 5th February, 6:00PM – 7:00PM GMT

Webinar: Master KeyShot Output for Post-production

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(Level: Advanced)

Learn the tools and features inside KeyShot that will give you the greatest flexibility in composition with plenty of post-processing tips and tricks. Sign up now as space is limited! In this webinar:

  • Final scene preparation
  • Render Passes, Layers and Viewsets
  • Render settings & output
  • Post-processing in Photoshop
  • Q&Aregisternow

Thursday, October 2nd, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (BST)

Webinar: Master Lighting in KeyShot

Want to master the art of lighting your scene? Dive deep into KeyShot to learn about lighting tools and settings to make those images and animations pop. Example files provided. Sign up now as space is limited!

In this webinar:

  • Lighting considerations
  • Lighting options
  • Environment lighting
  • Physical lighting
  • Advanced options
  • Q&A

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Tuesday, September 9th,  6:00 pm – 7:00 pm BST

KeyShot – More New Features!

 

 

Set Core Usage

KeyShot now comes with the ability to set priority on the amount of cores used by KeyShot. Since KeyShot is fully CPU-based and utilizes 100% of all available cores, this ensures you are able to have access to more CPU power in other programs while KeyShot is rendering.

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Material swap

You can now swap materials between selected parts without having to change the material for each part. Swapping materials may be done by selecting parts or by dropping materials from the library onto existing materials in the scene.

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Scene revisions

KeyShot now offers the ability to save revisions of a scene. When you save a scene, rather than overwriting each scene with the latest settings, you can now save revisions of the same scene which can then be accessed later from within KeyShot.

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Realtime presets

There are now more presets available for the realtime viewer. Through the Project, Setting tab under resolutions, the presets of actual aspect ratios found in print and digital media are available as a single-click setting that can be locked to ensure proper resolution.

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Groups

KeyShot introduces the ability to create groups in the Project Scene tree. You may create new groups, drag and drop parts and subassemblies into existing groups and move parts between one group and another.

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Webinar: Creating, Managing and Sharing Beautiful Materials in KeyShot

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Tuesday, February 25th, 10:00AM – 11:00AM PST
(Level: Intermediate)

How do your create that unique material or maybe a simple, accurate plastic material? Get an in-depth look at the material creation process in the special webinar with guest presenter Dries Vervoort. You’ll go through the process and even get a sneak peek at the new KeyShot Share Site. Sign up now as space is limited! In this webinar:

  • How to create accurate plastics
  • Managing your material library
  • Organize your customer materials with folders
  • Importing and exporting KMP files to share materials
  • Accurate translucent material and use of physical lights register_now
  • Q&A

KeyShot 4.1 Release

A new version of KeyShot and KeyShot Pro will be released on Monday 24th June, including some of the biggest features and updates yet. KeyShot 4.1 complements and improves on all the features introduced in KeyShot 4 as well as brand new features such as procedural textures, toon shading, focused caustics and color management. There are also additional updates to the Importer Material, Templates and KeyShot HDRI Editor.

What’s New in 4.1?

Focused caustics

The new Focused Caustics feature allows KeyShot users to accurately display the rays of light that reflect or pass through transparent or translucent surfaces. Users have the ability to toggle Focused Caustics in the render scene settings. This compliments the new physical lighting feature in KeyShot that allows any object to be used as a Point, Area or IES light profile with added functionality in KeyShot 4.1 to adjust the size of the light, allowing the user to control the softness of the shadow. The proprietary algorithm for focused caustics developed by Luxion co-founder and chief scientist Dr. Henrik Wann Jensen is one of the fastest algorithms in the industry, delivering results in seconds.

Procedural textures

New Procedural texture options are available for any material when applying a texture to an object. Six preset procedural materials allow a user to immediately apply a seamless texture to any surface with the added ability to scale, adjust bump height and sync to other textures. The six presets include Granite, Leather, Marble, Noise (Texture), Noise (Fractal) and Wood with more planned for future releases.

Toon shading

The non-photorealistic (NPR) toon shader is a new material type that allows users to apply solid colors, solid shading and contours to their objects for a flat, cel shading appearance. Users can apply this material from the material type selection box with options to adjust material color along with contour color, angle, width, quality and more advanced options to adjust contours and shadows. Since it is amaterial rather than a render mode, the toon material can be used in combination with any other material for still images, animations and KeyShotVR.

Color management

A new Color Management setting has been added to the KeyShot Preferences with this release. Color Management allows the matching and control of color representations across various devices. In the Color Management settings, users have the ability to enable Color Management selecting an ICC profile (.icc or .icm) available from various software and hardware manufacturers.

STL import

A new STL importer is now available as part of the 25+ 3D file formats supported inside KeyShot. This new importer allows .stl files to be imported directly into KeyShot.

Importer improvements

All importers have been significantly improved to better represent the geometry inside KeyShot. The order and exact structure is now maintained for all file formats. Geometry for many file formats is now properly represented.

Other features and improvements

Among the major features mentioned above, KeyShot 4.1 also contains additional features and improvements. iBook support for KeyShotVR is now available allowing the creation of an iBooks widget with the use of iBooks Author. Improvements to the HDRI Editor have been added with new Flat and Spherical Display types as well as Display Orientation for the Spherical display. In addition the user interface has been streamlined with the ability to rename pins and to copy and paste regions from the HDRI. Additional options have been added to the Material templates dialogue that allow users to add a template for a part or materials either automatically or manually and materials used for the scene have been moved to the Project Scene tab. The user can now create an unlimited number of render layers with the ability to create custom names for each layer. The animation capabilities have been made more robust, respecting now the order in which animations have been created, with the ability to change the order interactively in the scene tree.

KeyShot 4

 

KeyShot 4 will be released on February 14th and you can upgrade for free with all new license purchases of KeyShot 3 until this date.  If you already have KeyShot 3 you can upgrade for the low price of £249 + VAT (base version). Any other version can be upgraded for 60% off the full price. Upgrades to KeyShot 3 are not eligible for this promotion, unless purchased with annual subscription.

Purchase KeyShot here or call 01206 804984 for questions on available options and larger orders.