This month Luxion, makers of the award-winning KeyShot rendering and animation program, and a technology leader in rendering and lighting technology, has announced that KeyShot has a new integration with Siemens PLM’s NX software, one of the MCAD industry’s heavy-weights.
Announced during the Siemens PLM Connection 2014 conference, the new KeyShot integration consist of a plugin that provides direct transfer of NX models (from NX) to Luxion KeyShot and includes the LiveLinking technology to capture updates in geometry later on.
KeyShot and NX
Luxion continues to expand the integration of 3D modeling and surfacing software with KeyShot, building on the widest support of 3D file formats across any 3D rendering and animation software. Users of Siemens NX now have the option to import their models into KeyShot from NX with the transfer of all assembly structure, color information and camera views. A streamlined workflow is maintained across the interfaces with the option to send any model changes made to the NX model directly to KeyShot through the Luxion LiveLinking™ technology with the need to re-apply materials or redo animations.
With KeyShot 5, NX users gain the option of importing their models as NURBS geometry for smoother curves and edges and the automatic instancing of patterned components—features that allow NX users to go from modeling to creating photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals with more speed and flexibility than ever before.
“We are strongly focused on bringing KeyShot to more 3D professionals,” said Claus Wann Jensen, CEO and Co-Founder at Luxion. “With KeyShot integration with NX, NX users gain the integration they desire with more flexibility in creating visuals for the product development process, from concept through marketing. We see it it happening already and are proud to be working closely with our customers to bring the next level of seamless integration between platforms.”
Pricing and Availability
KeyShot integration with NX will first be available to NX users Q3 of 2014 on the KeyShot website and through certified KeyShot and Siemens PLM resellers. For information on KeyShot visit here.