Irvine, California, October 10th, 2013 - Luxion, a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and maker of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, is pleased to announce the release of KeyShot 4.2 with new features and updates to existing tools that simplify the rendering and animation process.
The focus of KeyShot 4.2 is improvements in the areas of rendering, usability, control, integration and animation while adding more flexibility to the creation of product visuals. With major new features such as LiveLinking, physical lighting, focused caustics and procedural materials introduced within KeyShot 4, KeyShot 4.2 brings faster rendering, better selection and more control over hardware and 3D data import allowing users to work faster and more efficiently with their models inside of KeyShot without jeopardizing the final quality of their images, animations and KeyShotVR interactive visuals.
KeyShot 4.2 focuses on improvements to usability, control, materials and integration with new user interface updates, presets and automation that simplfy the rendering process.
New KeyShot 4.2 Features and Updates
Many of the updates in KeyShot 4.2 aim directly at improving the user experience of the software and the visual development workflow. Users will find easier ways to organize their imported 3D data, work with KeyShot's scientifically accurate materials presets and color libraries, as well as have greater control over the rendering environment and settings. The majority of updates include improvements to existing features inside KeyShot with some additional new features that deliver enhanced usability for users. Detailed documentation on new features can be found here. Highlighted new features inside KeyShot 4.2 include:
KeyShot 4.2 introduces the ability to create groups in the Project Scene tree. Users may create new groups, drag and drop parts and sub-assemblies into existing groups and move parts between one group and another. The capability includes a full featured dialog that allows users to add one or multiple parts to an existing group or create a new group directly from the realtime render interface.
Users can now swap materials between selected parts without having to change the material for each part. Users have two options, swapping materials by selecting parts or by dragging and dropping materials from the KeyShot library onto existing materials in the in-project library.
Additional updates focus on improvements in four main areas where users have provided valuable input and feedback, updates that include:
Improved render features - faster realtime render mode, transparency for toon material
Improved usability - select objects by material, light/dark interface themes
Improved control - Axalta color tweaker, faster object highlight, improved texture mapping, improved move tool and dynamic sliders, copy HDRI regions and scene tree autoscroll.
Improved animation - New dynamic pivot point and selection of helper objects from the realtime window.
Improved integration - Support for Autodesk Inventor 2014, improved SolidWorks importer and improved Alias import.
Further details on all these new features and detailed documentation on what's new inside KeyShot 4.2 is available for download at http://keyshot.com/whats-new/
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation 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 Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit keyshot.com for more information.