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Luxion releases KeyShot 3.3 and KeyShotVR

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Jim Thacker

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An animation rendered with KeyShot 3. Developer Luxion has just released version 3.3 of the software, along with KeyShotVR: a new add-on for generating interactive 3D representations of models for display online.

Luxion has released KeyShot 3.3, the latest update to its intuitive real-time raytracer, including a new option for generating interactive 3D representations of models for online use.

The KeyShotVR add-on, announced at Siggraph, enables users to create turntables, spherical, hemispherical or custom views of a model, for viewing in any HTML5-enabled web browser.

KeyShot 3.3 costs $995 for the standard edition, or $1,995 for the Pro version. KeyShotVR costs $1,000.

PRESS RELEASE (Excerpts)
Luxion, the leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology and makers of KeyShot®, the first real time ray tracing and global illumination program, is is proud to release KeyShot 3.3 with new updates, UI enhancements, additional file support and a whole new way to view 3D models.

The third update to KeyShot 3 continues to add features and software enhancements to speed the 3D rendering and animation process. With KeyShot 3.3, KeyShot users have more control over their color options and a new ability to create interactive 3D content, quickly and easily, direct from the KeyShot interface.

KeyShotVR
KeyShot 3.3 introduces a new patent-pending technology for presenting products on the web. KeyShotVRTM is a 3D, interactive representation of products that can be viewed on any HTML5-enabled web-browser, including mobile devices, all without the need for any special plugins. KeyShotVR is an optional add-on that introduces an additional rendering option with settings to create different four different VR types and produce a touch-enabled 3D experience that can be embedded within any webpage. Find out more and see examples at http://keyshot.com/vr/.

Color Selector
KeyShot 3.3 introduces a new color selector, accessible for any color option in the KeyShot Project panel. The new Color Selection dialog allows KeyShot users to pick colors from anywhere on their screen with the added ability to save selected colors to a new palette.

Support for Autodesk Inventor 2013
Luxion continues to bring the widest variety of import options of any 3D rendering software and introduces support for Autodesk Inventor 2013 files. Autodesk Inventor users are able to import their 3D data directly into KeyShot, retaining the colors, names and assembly structure.

Additional enhancements for KeyShot 3.3 include:
Improved support for texture coordinates from SolidWorks
Improvements to importers including NX, Parasolid, Creo, and Inventor
Several bug fixes

Availability
KeyShot 3.3 is available for immediate download and purchase. KeyShotVR is available for $1,000 in the KeyShot store.

Visit the KeyShot website

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  • Razor

    KeyShot 3 is great, but KeyShotVR is a complete rip-off at $995 when there are several free or cheap jQuery 360 (jpg sequence) viewers out there.

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