Luxion – the developers behind KeyShot – recently announced version 10.2 of their user-friendly rendering software. And we’re offering 10% off new KeyShot licenses at the moment. Take this opportunity, and start creating photo-realistic renderings of your products today!
What’s new in KeyShot 10.2?
There are major improvements for caustics, a revamped Materials Library, a new touch-friendly Configurator style, and a new Mesh Simplification Tool, along with new import options and many other improvements across materials, user interface, and workflow capabilities.
New in KeyShot 10.2: Caustics
A new caustic algorithm was developed for KeyShot 10 with additional refinement and speed improvements made in KeyShot 10.2. The new algorithm can handle thousands of lights, runs blazingly fast on the new NVIDIA RTX Ampere GPUs, and allows details and fine structures in the caustics to be seen in a fraction of the time, both up close and at a distance. Additionally, caustics have been improved for smooth environment lighting and more consistent brightness. Read more about Rendering Caustics in KeyShot on the GPU.
New in KeyShot 10.2: Axalta Paints
The KeyShot exclusive set of Axalta paint materials now offer the possibility of adding metal flakes to the paint with new options for Flake Size and Flake Density. Additionally, the metal flakes are randomly distributed and will match the specular reflection and color of the underlying Axalta paint material.
New in KeyShot 10.2: Materials Library
The KeyShot Materials Library has been completely re-done with new material-specific thumbnails to visualize material appearance and properties more accurately. With this, users now have the option to select the thumbnail style from among seven different models for preset, downloaded, or newly created materials. Along with this, the library will now load resources dynamically, no longer locking the library while loading. Note: it is recommended to use the full installer to load this new functionality.
New in KeyShot 10.2: Touch-Friendly Configurator
Touch-Friendly is a new Layout Style available in the Configurator Wizard that provides a minimal, touch-friendly interface for Presentation mode. The new style provides customization options specific to the interface elements including options for size, color, styling, and icons. Previous configurators may be updated to use the new style by choosing the Touch-Friendly in the Layout Style options.
New in KeyShot 10.2: Mesh Simplification Tool
Mesh Simplification is a new Geometry Tool that allows a user to reduce the number of triangles in a mesh while keeping the overall shape. This is useful to simplify geometry for later use in KeyVR or other AR applications where performance relies on the number of triangles in the model. This tool is similar to the Re-Tessellate tool that requires NURBS to calculate the new mesh. For models that do not have any NURBS, the new Mesh Simplification tool prevents the need to reduce the quality in the modeling software only to re-import it into KeyShot.