The latest major version for Luxion’s 3D rendering and animation software, KeyShot 11 is about release at the beginning of February. Take a look at the sneak peek of KeyShot 11 unveiled by Luxion and see what’s new in the coming version with XRender!
| A Sneak Peek at Some of New Features
Updated 2 February: A New shot about features available in KeyShot
The currently known features that will be added in the new version of KeyShot includes a new 3D paint tool, a CMF management system, support for physics simulation, and more.
3D Paint Tool
The new 3D paint tool allows users to customize surface finishes and textures by painting or stamping directly on the model surface.
The new CMF (color, material and finish) management system enables users to output annotations, to identify material descriptions, material costs, texture finishes, and more, on their renders.
A rigid body dynamics system, which Luxion says was used to create all of the simulations, will allow users to record the physics & collision detection, as the company describes, “to animate falling, sliding and bouncing objects entirely in KeyShot” and apply them as Keyframe animation. However, simulate soft body dynamics is still not possible.
KeyShot Web Viewer
A new KeyShot web viewer is available for users of KeyShot 11 and KeyShot Web (Subscription Only) to publish, share and interact KeyShot files online, so as to work closely from any device, anywhere.
FBX Deformable Animations
In addition to the original support for Alembic (.abc) deformable animations, KeyShot users can now import FBX deformable animations.
FBX import includes FBX files with .mc/.mcx cache files, used by CLO, VStitcher and Maya for export simulations and also FBX files with rigged animations.
Headless rendering will also get improvements in KeyShot 11, giving “more control over workflow automation” to increase the creative of 3D artists.
KeyShot is due to release on February 8th, 2022 and the pricing or system requirements hasn’t been released yet. All new licenses of the software will be sold as subscriptions, and the entry-level version, KeyShot HD, will be replaced by a new subscription-only product, KeyShot Personal Edition.
Existing perpetual licenses will remain valid, but users will not be able to access new subscription-only features, including the new KeyShot Web Viewer.