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SIG: Luxion Releases KeyShot 7—Intros Real-Time VR Support

Luxion intros the new KeyShot 7 in Los Angeles this week at SIGGRAPH 2017. There are five major top new features including Studios.


Luxion, the makers of the award-winning and industry first real-time ray-tracing and global illumination software for the 3D market, has this week at SIGGRAPH 2017 introduced KeyShot 7.

What’s Hot in KeyShot 7

KeyShot 7 brings more ways to create with the new KeyShot Configurator, Studios, and real-time VR support. A big benefit of the KeyShot application is material application and this release brings new material types, new texture mapping, multi-materials, and enhanced procedurals.

Environmental lists, HDR output, and new integrated HDRI Editor with interactive Sun & Sky are also new benefits in version 7. Users now have UI, workspace, and hotkey customization capabilities. And on the speed front…a new sampling method, re-tessellation, adaptive performance mode, eight new render passes, and more output capabilities are all added into this version. Animations and interactive visuals are created even faster than before, says the company. (see image 01)

01 – An example of the rendering quality and materials that come with KeyShot 7. Image: Luxion. Copyright, John Seymour. All rights reserved.

“KeyShot 7 has amazing capabilities, but we are not satisfied with only adding features,” says Claus Wann Jensen, co-founder, and CEO of Luxion. “Every one of these features and every improvement must consider the user’s workflow from import to final render—simplifying every task, providing absolute flexibility and complete control across the interface, camera, materials, and lighting. With the input from our users, I’m convinced we have done that with KeyShot 7.”

KeyShot 7 offers wide support for popular 3D file formats, cutting across industries and engineering and design disciplines. The real-time speed of KeyShot has always been one of its stand-out features as well as its Mac and Windows cross-platform nature.

What Customers are Saying

“KeyShot 7 is jam-packed with advanced features that cost twice as much in other software. As a product designer, the updated, high-resolution library is a game changer for client presentation,” says Benny Lee, of Coca-Cola Design.

02 – An image of the KeyShot 7 user interface which is the same for both Windows and Mac versions. KeyShot 7 has remarkably low system and hardware requirements. Image: Luxion.

Mike James of TB&O said: “There are so many great things about KeyShot 7. Our latest client project wouldn’t have been possible without the flexibility in KeyShot 7 to import deforming mesh animations. That’s big but one of my favorite little features is the ability to label your nodes in the material graph. When a material gets complex, this is such a huge time saver. Studios are a natural, but nonetheless wonderful, addition to KeyShot 7. It lets photographers work as photographers.”

Platform Support

KeyShot 7 runs on Apple macOS for system 10.7 and better, on Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, as well as Microsoft Windows on Pentium 4 or better or AMD processors on Windows 7, 8 or 10 or Windows Server 2012 or later. OpenGL 2.x or higher is required, as it a three-button mouse.

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