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Luxion releases KeyShot 2.2

Latest version of Luxion’s KeyShot offers stunning quality renders in real time on both Mac and Windows computers

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Luxion, a global leader in advanced rendering and lighting software technology, and the makers of the first realtime ray tracing and global illumination software program, have announced the latest version of KeyShot 2.2.

KeyShot 2.2 includes major improvements to importers, model interaction and rendering speed. Render speeds have been dramatically improved, especially when working with complex materials, says the company.

Interoperability has been improved with leading CAD systems by offering native support for Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks 2011, CATIA v5 and Google SketchUp 8. In addition, every 3Dconnexion 3D mouse can be used in either camera or model navigation mode.

Important pipeline improvements include better handling of subassemblies during the import process into KeyShot from CAD programs, preservation of part and layer names, and separate material columns.

01 - Luxion's KeyShot 2.2 offers dramatic speed improvements, up to 15x faster when working with complex materials and subassemblies. (image: courtesy of Luxion)

“KeyShot 2.2 is all about workflow improvements,” says Dr. Henrik Wann Jensen, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Luxion. “The improvements to the importers and the overall import pipeline makes the interoperability between KeyShot and the CAD systems even more seamless, resulting in even faster creation of amazing images of 3D data.”

KeyShot 2.2 is available for Mac OS X and Windows for 995.USD. A free upgrade to all version  2.0 users. There is a free trial download here as well as purchase options.

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