July 1, 2021 Rosie Dinh

WHAT’S NEW IN KEYSHOT 10.2?

As we all know, KeyShot is a stand-alone, real-time ray tracing and global illumination program used to create 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals. With its CPU-based architecture, photo realistic real-time rendering can be achieved on both Mac and PC, even on laptops, without the need for high-end graphics cards. KeyShot supports more 3D file formats than any other rendering software, importing over 25 different file types. It has a simple user interface with drag-n-drop material and environment presets, interactive labeling, texture mapping, physical lighting, animation, etc.

On June 2nd, 2021 Luxion announced to officially release KeyShot 10.2 with many new features and improvements in the areas of materials, geometry, and workflow. Let’s check out the captivating visuals and top features to see what’s new in Keyshot 10.2 now!

Leading the new features 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.

KeyShot 10.2 Feature Highlights

The following highlights the top features in KeyShot 10.2. More details and examples of the new capabilities across KeyShot 10 are available at keyshot.com/whats-new/. The entire list of features and improvements in KeyShot 10, along with information on how each feature works, is available in the KeyShot 10 What’s New Guide. Key new features include:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Learn more about Mesh Simplification.

Additional Features

Other updates users will find in KeyShot 10.2 include:

Link Duplicate Materials: allows users to easily locate and link scene materials that are the same.

Metallic Paint: improved visual appearance of metallic paints with clear coat roughness

Split Object Surfaces: Split Object Surfaces Tool has a new brush select option

Export/Import: improved materials for USD/glTF export plus new glTF Import and Draco compression for Export; improved FBX import; updated support for Creo View, CATIA V5, Jt (up to 10.6), Parasolid (up to 33.1); support for Maya 2022, SketchUp 2021

Headless version: improved to provide more functions and separate executable

Conclusion

Hope that with these above information, 3D artists could have more understanding about Keyshot 10.2 and could make use of its great features to feast customers’ eyes. And if you are having troubles in selecting a render farm for Keyshot? And you don’t know what the best cloud render farm for your needs, don’t worry, Irender is on the way to become the best render farm service nowadays. Thanks to our leading technology, we help users create high-quality images and videos in the shortest time ever and minimize the rendering time. Moreover, with our powerful and diversified servers such as CPU servers, 1/2/6 x RTX3090, 6 × RTX 3080 and 6 RTX 2080Ti, we believe that Keyshot users will have the most comfortable, quickest, and most effective rendering time.

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Reference source: keyshot.com

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