TUSTIN, CA, Jan 26, 2018 – 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, announced the release of KeyShot 7.2, with new features focused on user experience, output capability, and improvements to KeyShot Network Rendering and scene setup, with workflow and user interface enhancements throughout.
KeyShot 7 released with more ways to create, more material possibilities, and more lighting control while increasing both flexibility and real-time speed. Highlights included Workspaces, Custom Hotkeys, new Material Types, many material enhancements, a complete refresh of Texture Mapping and new environment switching and editing capabilities. KeyShot Pro gained additional Multi-Material support, Video Maps, Real-time VR Rendering, Studios and the all-new KeyShot Configurator. KeyShot 7.2 builds on top of the added flexibility and real-time speed to bring high-DPI display support, the ability to Render Configurations, Label Passes, all new Deadline integration, along with speed and scalability improvements to KeyShot Network Rendering.
KeyShot 7.2 Feature Highlights
The following highlight the top features in KeyShot 7.2. The entire list of features and improvements in KeyShot 7 and information on how each feature works is available in the KeyShot 7.2 Release Notes. The top features include:
New User Interface Features
With KeyShot 7.2, users now have high DPI support which includes respect for physical display size providing higher quality real-time rendering as well as improved appearance of icons and text. Included with this is the ability to set the font size for the KeyShot user interface. Users also have improved Scene Tree reordering as well as the ability to reorder Model Sets in the Scene Tree sidebar and re-ordering of Model Sets and Multi-Materials in the KeyShot Configurator. Drag-and-drop capability has been added to the Material Preview Sphere with other improvements made to Project window tab layouts. In addition, the Render Queue now has columns for Resolution and Frame Count, and displays Render Type and Sample in the preview tooltip.
New Output Capabilities
In KeyShot 7.2 users can now easily render all Model, Material and Studio variations set up in the KeyShot Configurator. Metadata (in XMP format) can now be enabled on render output or set to be saved along with the screenshot option in Preferences. Labels now have their own render pass and labels can be set to show as a separate color in a Clown Pass. Render passes have also been updated to improve color distribution in Clown Pass, white background in Shadow Pass and improved Reflection Pass for several Material Types. In addition, Thinkbox Deadline integration is now fully supported with KeyShot 7.2.
Rendering and Performance Improvements
KeyShot 7.2 brings users significantly faster startup when loading complex scenes and increased Performance Mode Ray Bounces to improve appearance of transparent materials. Users will also experience higher quality Rounded Edges and improvements to Ground Shadows with Motion Blur. In addition, users gain the ability to call Python scripts in Presentation Mode when saving screenshots or when making Model or Material Variation selections.
KeyShot Network Rendering Updates
KeyShot Network Rendering has been updated with many performance, speed, stability and scalability improvements throughout. Parallel job processing now allows KeyShot Network Rendering to use larger numbers of slaves more efficiently than before. Full-Frame Animation rendering provides faster transfer of frames to the Master and information about time spent per number of cores for individual jobs is displayed in the Log. Currently processing jobs can now be reordered in the Network Queue.
See What’s New in KeyShot 7.2
Luxion will host a special webinar on Tuesday, January 30 to showcase the new features and capabilities in KeyShot 7.2. Those interested may register for the webinar here. Additionally, on February 4-8, Luxion will be at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 where attendees may try the new features.
KeyShot 7.2 is available immediately for download and purchase at keyshot.com and through all certified KeyShot resellers. All KeyShot customers using KeyShot 7 or with active annual maintenance will receive a free update to KeyShot 7.2. Customer on previous versions of KeyShot may upgrade to KeyShot 7 for an incremental fee. For more details on pricing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the new features in KeyShot 7, please visit keyshot.com/whats-new.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time 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.