KeyShot

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3D rendering solution for Graphic designers

About KeyShot

KeyShot is a photo-realistic rendering application that allows users to create high-quality, beautiful images in minutes. With just a few clicks, place hyper-realistic lighting throughout even the most complex scenes. KeyShot's scientific algorithm does the hard work for you.


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4.7 /5
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Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
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Mehmet Recep
Mehmet Recep
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A love story in completed

Reviewed on 15/09/2022

If your main job focuses on studio rendering, you can't find it better than the Keyshot. It's fast,...

If your main job focuses on studio rendering, you can't find it better than the Keyshot. It's fast, the Luxion team working hard, easy to use and the results are awesome. But that's all! If you are looking for simple or complex interior scenes, Keyshot is not for you.

Pros

1- Easy to use, even for the beginner.
2- Easy to learn. I'm also an educator. My students are very happy to learn quickly and start to create in a couple of hours.
3- Great interface. You don't have to worry about changing assets every single time. It's stable. You can use the Keyshot on many different computers and you will be familiar with the interface.
4- Environment (light painting) is very efficient.
5- GPU, Performance mode, and Denoise modes are perfect for variable hardware.
6- You can get "almost" perfect renders even with GPU rendering. You will be devoid of some render elements but it's %60 fast render more than CPU render. It's a wonderful option, especially for multi-scene projects.
7- PSD file export option with materials.
8- Compatible with 3D plugins. Especially you can import scenes with the camera from the 3Ds Max. This really works for me.
9- Thanks for the animated Environment feature. It's really cool.

Cons

Ah Luxion... You are always missing "being impeccable" with tiny steps. You are always focusing on the wrong development with every single update and versions.

Here is my list of my least;
1- You stop in accordance with compatibility with the HDR Light Studio plug-in.
2- The environment still works efficiently but it could be more than it is. You have to develop a light painting feature and add new pin types. (That's what the HDR Light Studio was doing good).
3- We need new light sources. Studio rendering is good but still, it's hard to create "simple" interior scenes.
4- Edit normals, UV mapping features could be much more useful. I especially hate UV mapping. It's too complicated and limited.
5- We need a feature like "Turbo Smooth" in 3Ds Max. Edit normals features are weak.
6- I knot this is a little bit fantastic and beyond the purpose of the Keyshot but the Probolean feature will make everything really different for the other users. (Think about that).

Ash
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Drag and drop easy to use rendering package

Reviewed on 12/09/2023

Pros

The product is mostly drag and drop, some alternatives such as V Ray are much more obtuse with a greater learning curve. KeyShot can be set up quickly and is easy to get a professional looking render out.

Cons

The price is quite high and some of the useful features such as HDRI editing are now locked behind the pro license.

Alternatives Considered

V-Ray

Reasons for Switching to KeyShot

Ease of use, KeyShot was used at University so already had basic understanding.
Sam
Sam
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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Ok software for modeling and handling 3D

Reviewed on 19/04/2018

Pros

I liked that it didn't take me long to become familiar with the functionality and use of this product.

Cons

I am not a poweruser when it comes to 3D and maybe this is a great bit of software but we were using it to handle 3D models of cars coupled with backplate images in a teaching environment for photographers. There exists now other software options that might work better that you might already have on your desktop. Highly likely though that if 3D is your thing this might be a great software solution

Roldan
Roldan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Keyshot for Product Designers and enthusiast

Reviewed on 13/11/2022

Great! Among all other rendering addition, I chosen Keyshot. As it does a good job integrating with...

Great! Among all other rendering addition, I chosen Keyshot. As it does a good job integrating with Cinema 4D as well. The way it handles models, textures and product animation is just uncompromiseable. Highly recommended for product designers, graphic designers for quick 3D Projects.

Pros

- It has really elaborate texture rendering. Lifelike texturization, fast preview and output is just amazing.- Perfect for Product Designers. It's integration with Solidworks works best too. My wife use this software avidly as a product designer.- Clean interface is a fireworks. Understandably, as this is just a rendering software, it has clean and user-friendly interface. Easy to use.- Lighting effects are maximized with Keyshot. Just the presets are good enough to use. Drag and drop is just making your 3D life easy-breezy.- Material libraries on it's own are one of the best addition of Keyshot. Really intended for product designers and small project in graphic design and web design.- Easy to learn - take that!

Cons

- Lags and glitches. Sometimes, Keyshot tend to get stuck and don't give the effects that you just need. No error feedback given. I hope they have fixed this one.- Cannot edit some of the modes. Which is obvious, some user want to edit with keyshot. But we need to put things in place - Keyshot is a rendering software and not a 3D Modeling Software.- You might need faster computer to maximize the benefit of Keyshot.- Will make your computer a little unstable and hot specially rendering high-poly models.

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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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Keyshot is key to get the perfect shot ;)

Reviewed on 14/02/2019

Overall, Keyshot is fantastic, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. The quality is...

Overall, Keyshot is fantastic, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. The quality is astounding and can make your product look so good!

Pros

I used Keyshot in school, and now in the startup I am working with. I have always found it to be the best rendering program I could get my hands on. It is easy enough to use that even beginners can get really cool renderings. I ended up getting the keyshot pro version because I felt like having the HDRI editor would be important to get more custom lighting environments. After using Keyshot over the last year, some of the features that I have really appreciated using in my workflow is the model sets and studios. As a designer I do a lot of iterations and so being able to make these different model sets and being able to switch between them quickly for comparison has been really valuable. The keyshot viewer software that goes along with that seems really useful for that too, though I haven't used it very much yet.

Cons

You want to make sure you have a pretty powerful computer because it definitely takes a lot. I am running on a windows surface and it works it pretty hard. Sometimes it takes a little while for the renderings to be done, but it works. The only other issue I have had is sometimes when I click to open the render dialogue box, the software will just close/crash and I lose all of my work if I didn't save beforehand. I have lost a couple of projects that way. Of course I should always save often, but I wish they had some kind of recovery method or something.

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KeyShot offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Free Version
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KeyShot has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200

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