New features in KeyShot 5.0
Share and download your most loved KeyShot resources. KeyShot Cloud is the online library where you can download new resources, and share your own custom assets. Opening the KeyShot Cloud enables easy drag-and-drop downloading of new resources into your local KeyShot Library, and quick search features and filters to find the perfect resources for your scene.
A new dockable tools menu for quick access to the most common tools and preferences. From the Ribbon, CPU core usage can be set and paused, Scene sets can be switched, and Cameras can be controlled. Additionally, one-click access to Material templates, HDRI Editor, NURBS mode, Performance mode and the KeyShotVR wizard is available.
The new Favorites tab allows users to create collections of and gain quicker access to your favorite resources. Located in the KeyShot Library window, users can create collections of resources for specific scenes they create.
See materials more accurately before applying them to your model. The display of all materials has been updated to more accurately show texture, opacity, shadows, refraction and reflection. The resource thumbnails on the KeyShot Cloud are also dynamically generated with all uploaded materials rendered online at time of upload.
Duplicate parts in KeyShot and on Import without increasing file size. Instancing of parts is available within KeyShot as a Pattern tool and completely automated in select KeyShot plugins. All instances can be treated separately for quick appearance studies or linked to apply materials quickly, but will all update when LiveLinking or update geometry is used.
Retain Textures and Labels
Change materials while retaining all textures and labels. When assigning materials from the library to parts in the real-time window, simple options allow you to keep textures and/or labels applied to the part.
More procedurals to perfect the appearance of your parts. Seven new procedural textures have been added to KeyShot, including Brushed, Cellular, Cloth Weave, Color Gradient, Fiber Weave, and Scratches.
Adjust the look of your image as it renders. New image editing options allow you to edit the Exposure, Color and add Effects while your image renders. Save and continue to make adjustments to create other versions of your image.
Render, animate and work with large scenes faster than ever before. Significant performance improvements for large scenes of up to 125% are now possible with optimizations to the KeyShot render engine. File size decreases while viewing and render speeds increase with Instancing.
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