TUSTIN, CA, June 8, 2015 – Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot, the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program, announced KeyShot 6, debuting at PTC Live Global 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Focused on the speed and simplicity of creating 3D visuals, KeyShot 6 introduces new capabilities and advanced features that allow designers, engineers, marketing specialists and 3D artists to expand the possibilities of the visuals they are able to create using their 3D data. With KeyShot used in all areas of the product development cycle and across the fields of product design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing, KeyShot has become the tool that professionals turn to for creating the highest quality photographic visuals. Luxion builds on this aspect, implementing features and enhancements into KeyShot 6 that expand what may be created and reduce the time to create them.
New KeyShot 6 Features
The highlighted features of KeyShot 6 include new lighting presets, real-time region rendering and multilayer PSD output to improve workflow efficiency, expanded material features with the new Material Graph, label materials and material animation, and new capabilities to create scripts, edit geometry and quickly shift camera verticals. Animation features now include path, DOF and panorama animations while KeyShotVR is now optimized for interior VRs and responsive website design. A preview of these new features can be seen here.
“As an avid KeyShot user since version 2, I feel this is the next big step for this amazing rendering program. The huge addition for me is the ‘Interior’ lighting mode. Even if you’re not planning on doing architectural visualization, you’ll appreciate the interior optimization for those product shots where lifelike daylight with graphic cast shadows produced from the surrounding environment is needed.” says Vitaly Bulgarov – Concept Designer.
“The new Material Graph allows me to easily build complex materials and fine tune them as never before. At first I was put off by the Material Graph because I’ve seen other render programs that use node-based material creation, and they look like a plate of spaghetti. But the KeyShot Material editor is not complex at all, and after building materials using nodes, I can’t stop. It’s so much easier to look at the Material Graph and see, at a glance, the inputs and modifiers that make up your material. It’s much more efficient than clicking through tabs and trying to remember how the material was set up.” says Ed Ferguson – Cascadia Design Studio.
“For anyone who overlooked KeyShot thinking it’s only for quick visual renderings, they will want to look again. With Keyshot 6, Luxion not only shows how fast rendering can be, they make a home at the top of the list for best rendering solution.” comments Tim Feher – Feherfactor.com.
Currently in private Beta, KeyShot 6 will be available in summer 2015. For information on the KeyShot 6 Beta program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. KeyShot 5 is currently available for purchase or upgrade with a free upgrade to KeyShot 6 when it releases. For media interested in reviewing the new version of KeyShot, please contact email@example.com. For information and updates on features coming to KeyShot 6, please visit keyshot.com/keyshot-6/ or follow Luxion on Facebook or Twitter.
See KeyShot 6 at PTC Live Global
Meet Luxion at PTC Live Global 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee to see the new features coming to KeyShot 6. Live demonstrations will be held daily, June 7-10 at booth #315 in the Solutions Expo (hours and information). Information on other Luxion products, Luxion’s reseller program, education opportunities and special upgrade offers will also be available.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first realtime ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Procter & Gamble, Skullcandy, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit keyshot.com for more information.