TUSTIN, CA, Apr 6, 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 7.3, and with it the all new KeyShot Viewer, a free, feature-rich application to compliment design reviews, interactive presentations and visual collaboration.
With KeyShot 7, users gained the ability to create unlimited studio, model, and material variations useful during various stages throughout the product development process. KeyShot 7.3 builds on this with the release of KeyShot Viewer. KeyShot Viewer is a new, freely available application for users who desire to share their work in design reviews, product presentations or as a configurator on high-resolution displays. This allows designers, engineers and 3D professionals a way, not possible before, to present high-quality visuals in real-time with accurate lighting, shadows and material appearance.
How KeyShot Viewer Works
With quick output of a KeyShot scene file at any time, the use of KeyShot Viewer fits perfectly within the product development workflow. KeyShot users first apply their light and material within KeyShot then save a KeyShot scene file. The scene can be shared with anyone, viewed and interacted with, displayed on a tablet or a high-resolution touch panel using the KeyShot Viewer. As a standalone application with password encryption and watermark option, KeyShot Viewer can be shared internally and offline, or securely with offsite vendors or personnel. More information about KeyShot Viewer, a video overview and download is available here.
“Very, very cool! I can’t wait to send this to all my clients and blow their mind away! Thank you KeyShot team for doing this – another dream comes true!,” says Peter K. of Pixel Mathematics.
“KeyShot viewer enables the distribution of real-time product configurations to non-users and users alike. This has drastically reduced the amount of time spent on rendered output,” says Justin Schlothauer of Under Armour.
Other KeyShot 7.3 Features and Updates
KeyShot 7.3 comes with several other new features and improvements. For KeyShot Pro, users now have the option to ‘Add Multi-Material to the Render Queue. This adds all sub-material variation as a single render job for output. Along with this, setup time has been improved for applying Rounded Edges to geometry, turntable animations have been added to top-level models in the scene tree and direct import support has been added for SOLIDWORKS 2018, SketchUp 2018 and NX 12. See the Release Notes for KeyShot 7.3 here.
See What KeyShot Viewer Can Do
Luxion will host a special webinar on Thursday, April 25th to showcase the new features and capabilities available with the KeyShot Viewer. Those interested may register for the webinar here. Additionally, on May 21-22, Luxion will host KeyShot RenderWorld 2018 in Huntington Beach, California where attendees may try the new features in KeyShot 7.3 and see a preview of what’s to come in KeyShot.
KeyShot 7.3 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 7.3. 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.
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