Monday, January 12th, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Luxion launches KeyShot Enterprise Edition

The demo video for KeyShot 5. Developer Luxion has just released a new Enterprise Edition of the software, which incorporates a top-of-the range Pro Floating licence and the three add-on modules.

Luxion has launched KeyShot Enterprise Edition: a deluxe edition of its intuitive lighting and rendering system that incorporates all of its add-ons, including KeyShot Animation, VR and Network Rendering.

What do you get for your money?
KeyShot comes in two base editions: the $995 KeyShot HD, which caps the resolution of real-time renders at 2.1 Megapixels, and the more expensive KeyShot Pro, which offers unlimited resolution.

(The Pro edition also offers a set of extra options that make workflow more similar to more traditional, more technical render engines, including a render queue, region rendering and render passes.)

The new Enterprise Edition takes the £2,995 KeyShot Pro Floating licence and throws in three add-on modules: Network Rendering (for 32 cores), VR, and Animation (for simple technical animations, not character work).

It also includes the NX software plugin, which enables users of Siemens NX 8.5 and 9 to import models into KeyShot complete with assembly structure, colour information and camera views, and live-link to the original file.

Pricing and availability
KeyShot 5 Enterprise Edition is available now for Windows and Mac OS X, price $3,995.

Even if you aren’t a NX user, it’s worth a look: you’d pay that much for a floating licence plus the Animation module and one year of network rendering anyway, so you effectively get the VR module for free.

Read more about the KeyShot Enterprise Edition on Luxion’s blog