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KeyShot is a standalone 3D rendering and animation system for 3D data. It has been designed to take the complexity out of rendering realistic images. KeyShot is used by designers, engineers and CG professionals worldwide to quickly and easily create realistic images and animations of their 3D models.



© Image by Nils Piirma



Everything inside KeyShot happens in realtime. KeyShot uses unique rendering technology which makes it possible to see all changes to materials, lighting, and cameras instantly.


You don’t have to be a rendering expert to create photorealistic images of your 3D model. Simply import your data, assign materials by dragging and dropping them onto the model, adjust the lighting, and move the camera, Done.


KeyShot is built on a physically correct render engine based on research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Your scenes will really come to life because of this!


KeyShot is equipped with the following functionalities to offer you the highest level of rendering.



System Requirements



  • Windows 8 to 10 - 64 Bit

System requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card 2+ GB 100% OpenGL 2.x*
  • 3-button mouse with scroll function

Video card

* If you are looking for a new system or upgrade, please pay extra attention to the video card. We do recommend video cards with a nVidia RTX chip. These cards support OpenGL very well and have qualitative drivers.



  • macOS 10.14 - 11+

System requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor or higher
    Please note: KeyShot is not yet compatible with the Apple M1 processor!
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card 2+ GB 100% OpenGL 2.x*
  • 3-button mouse with scroll function

Video card

* If you are looking for a new system or upgrade, please pay extra attention to the video card. For Apple we recommend video cards compatible with a recent version of OpenGL. Integrated chip sets are not supported.



At this moment, there is no Linux version of KeyShot available



All mentioned prices are per license / seat and excl. VAT!



KeyShot HD
• Annual Maintenance (mandatory)

KeyShot Pro
• Annual Maintenance (mandatory)

KeyShot Enterprise *
• Annual Maintenance (mandatory)

KeyShotWeb Add-On


€ 899,-
€ 225,-

€ 1795,-
€ 450,-





€ 2695,-
€ 675,-

€ 3595,-
€ 900,-


* KeyShot Enterprise includes Pro Floating, Animation, KeyShotXR, the NX Plugin and 32-Core Network Rendering (1-year)

Network Rendering (1 Year)

KeyShot History

New in KeyShot 10.2 (June 2021)
KeyShot 10
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 option
New in KeyShot 10.1 (February 2021)
New in KeyShot 10 (November 2020)
New in KeyShot 9 (November 2019)
New in KeyShot 8 (October 2018)
New in KeyShot 7 (August 2017)
New in KeyShot 6 (November 2015)
New in KeyShot 5 (June 2014)


User cases, video's, manuals, tutorials and more. Everything you need to get you started with KeyShot.


See below the various applications and examples of KeyShot in practice.

User Case: SRAM

User Case: SRAM


The newest KeyShot video tutorials to get you started.

Custom Metallic Flakes

Camera and Environment Studios

Custom Startup Scene


In case you have missed it - watch the recordings of the KeyShot webinars here:

What's New in KeyShot 8

Rendering Start to Finish

Material and Render Settings

KeyShot Viewer

Lighting and Environments

Work Faster


Powerful render farm capabilities to KeyShot users around the world.

KeyShot Farms offers powerful render farm capabilities to KeyShot users. Each shared and dedicated render farm is built exclusively for rendering KeyShot scenes.

Unlike other rendering services, your project has full use of the render farm. By running only one project at a time with 100% of all computer power utilized, your KeyShot visuals finish much faster than rendering on your own hardware and allows you to focus on your other projects. Additionally, all farm servers are operated securely onsite – no third-party cloud services, such as AWS or Azure, are used.


More Info?

Would you like more information about KeyShot?
Please contact us at:

Phone +31 344 577 884
E-mail info@design8.eu

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