Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Luxion ships KeyShot 3

An early video demo of KeyShot 3’s keyframe-less animation features.

Luxion has shipped KeyShot 3, the latest update to its intuitive photorealistic renderer.

Although it has its followers in the DCC community, the software is primarily intended to enable designers and engineers with no formal 3D experience to create realistic imagery quickly and easily.

As we reported from Siggraph, KeyShot 3 extends this philosophy to animation, with a new add-on module enabling novices to create technical animations by manipulating offset transforms rather than keyframes.

KeyShot 3 also features a more streamlined user interface and support for data in a greater range of file formats – most of them native CAD formats, but also including animation data in FBX format.

KeyShot is available now for Windows and Mac OS X, price $995. The Animation add-on costs $500.

Read the official announcement

Read a full list of features in KeyShot 3

Download the trial version of KeyShot 3