Luxion releases updated plugins for SketchUp, SolidWorks, Rhinoceros, Creo, and Pro/ENGINEER

Irvine, California, December 21, 2011 - Luxion, the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and makers of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, has released an update to its 3D CAD plugins for direct import into KeyShot 3.

The updated plugins link Creo™ 1.0, Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire 3, 4 and 5, Rhinoceros 4, SolidWorks® 2011 and 2012 and SketchUp 7 and 8 with KeyShot 3, allowing users to transfer data directly from their modeling session into KeyShot’s rendering environment with a single button click. Users of KeyShot 3 can now create high quality images from their 3D data in an even shorter amount of time.

Shock absorber modeled by Vladimir Izmailov in SolidWorks via Rendered in KeyShot 3.

KeyShot is an interactive 3D rendering and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images from 3D models. Combined with its ease of use, KeyShot gives anybody involved with 3D data the ability to create photographic images and animations in a matter of minutes, independent of the size of the digital model.

The plugins are seamlessly integrated into the modeling software’s UI with a small download that installs a quick-access menu item allowing the model to be transferred and opened directly in KeyShot 3 while keeping both applications separate. The plugins provides the ability to maintain the assembly, group or layer structure of the model, as well as any color information associated with the 3D data.

There is no cost for the 3D CAD software plugins. The updated KeyShot plugins are available immediately for download and installation within all  modeling software supported. The plugins, including a detailed description of supported features, are available at

For more information on KeyShot 3D rendering and animation software please visit

About Luxion
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot® is the first realtime ray tracing and global illumination program that uses a physically correct rendering engine certified by the CIE (International Commission on Illumination).

Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data.

Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Dell, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO, frog design and SMART Design. For more information visit

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