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Luxion releases KeyShot 3

Luxion introduces KeyShot 3 with all new animation system


Luxion, the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and makers of KeyShot, the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program, today unveiled KeyShot 3, the next generation of their flagship program.

KeyShot 3 includes a new, patent-pending animation system, major improvements to the UI and workflow and over 400 new materials and new importers for NX, Parasolid, JT, Solid Edge and SolidWorks for PC and Mac.

KeyShot 3 Features

KeyShot features a brand new realtime 3D animation system that is geared towards designers, engineers and marketing professionals, not animation and rendering studio professionals. This makes it easy for users to quickly produce high-quality results. KeyShot 3 breaks down the complexity when creating part and camera animations from 3D models.

Rather than rely on keyframes, a traditional approach to animation, KeyShot 3 introduces a new and patent-pending system based on offset transforms. These transforms can be combined to create complex part and camera animations. Animations can be output to AVI, Apple QuickTime and Adobe Flash.

The user interface has been greatly improved. New areas include improved model interaction, redesigned library section, better material editing, texture mapping and general dialog cleanup.

KeyShot 3 now has more pipeline options for both Mac and PC. All formats are now supported on both Mac or PC as well, so Mac-based users can grab and import file formats associated with traditionally Windows-only based CAD programs. Some highlights include new support for NX 8 and prior with ability to control tessellation. Same goes for Parasolid, making KeyShot an option for Vectorworks users since that program is based on the Parasolid kernel. FBX importer now supports part animation that can be imported and played back.

To see all the features in detail visit them online at:

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