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KeyShot is an entirely CPU based 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 7 to 10 - 64 Bit

System requirements:

  • Intel Core2Duo processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card 1+ 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 Quadro or GTX chip. These cards support OpenGL very well and have qualitative drivers.



  • macOS 10.8 - 10.13

System requirements:

  • Intel Core2Duo processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Video card 1+ 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 (optional)

KeyShot Pro
• Annual Maintenance (optional)

KeyShot Enterprise *
• Annual Maintenance (optional)

KeyShotXR Add-On


€ 849,-
€ 189,-

€ 1695,-
€ 379,-





€ 2549,-
€ 569,-

€ 3395,-
€ 749,-


* 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 8 (October 2018)
KeyShot 8
  • Cutaway
    The Cutaway feature in KeyShot 8 allows you to use geometry to cutaway other geometry. The Cutaway material allows you to define the material for the Cutaway Caps.
  • Geometry Displacement (Pro)
    Displace is a geometry shader that allows you to modify the polygons of an object through the use of displacement maps (textures). Displacement maps define the topology of a material similar to a bump map but instead of simulating the height of a surface it actually modifies it.
  • Scattering Medium (Pro only!)
    You can now render Flakes (Pro), Bubbles (Pro) and Smoke in any object and material.
  • Liquid Interfaces (Pro only!)
    The approach to rendering liquids has been completely updated to support nested dielectrics and make rendering liquids much faster and easier. Previously, separate surfaces for the different liquid-glass and liquid-air interfaces were needed for accurate appearance. Now, separate surfaces for liquid-glass and liquid-air interfaces are no longer required.
  • Image Styles
    Image Styles is a new feature that provides the ability to provide photographic adjustments to the KeyShot scene prior to or after rendering. Multiple Image Styles may be created and added to a list for a range of different styles that can be used in KeyShot Studios. The Photographic option includes adjustments for Tone-Mapping, Curve control, Color adjustments, Background color override, and the ability to apply a Front plate.
  • - in progress -
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

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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