Luxion has announced the new KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS. The new release continues with the focus in KeyShot 9 on flexibility and creative freedom with features that respond to workflow speed, material control, and render output.
KeyShot 9 – New Unwrap UV
KeyShot 9 introduced real-time GPU ray tracing and AI denoise, along with RealCloth™ technology. It also added new tools to streamline model and material import.
With that foundation, KeyShot 9.1 adds Unwrap UV to aid in the position and application of textures and labels. Name Templates improve the filename options for render output workflow, and KeyShot Network Rendering with GPU support scales up the rendering power to make use of all available network graphics cards. These are the highlight features in version 9.1 and you can see more details here.
Unwrap UV is a KeyShot Pro feature and the latest addition to the new KeyShot 9 Tools Menu. Unwrap UV enables KeyShot users to generate UV maps, a 2D representation of the 3D surface, which allows textures or labels to be accurately wrapped on the object’s surface. The new tool allows for a preview of the object and a Quick Unwrap in one click for simple shelled objects or Advanced Unwrap for defining seams.
Users of KeyShot 9 Network Rendering now have the added option of all available networked GPUs to power their rendering pipeline. This capability allows them to select their preferred target render mode, either by inheriting the selection from the existing scene or specifying GPU or CPU Mode. The updated 9.1 KeyShot Network Monitor shows the type of rendering “nodes” available on the network, allowing KeyShot users on the Mac to take full advantage of GPU rendering on a KeyShot 9.1 “worker” machine.
KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS
With this release, Luxion is introducing a new edition with KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS. This limited edition of KeyShot brings the features of KeyShot Pro along with direct SOLIDWORKS file import. All the features of KeyShot Pro are included with file support only limited to the import of SOLIDWORKS files (.sldprt, .sldasm).
This edition is available exclusively to SOLIDWORKS users for a price of $1,495.USD. More information and download is available at keyshot.com/keyshot-for-solidworks/.