KeyShot 3D Software

Elevate your visuals.

KeyShot 8

KeyShot is The fastest, most powerful software for real-time 3D rendering and animation which brings you even more ways to create amazing visuals. Create cutaways, add light rays, generate 3D textures, or apply image styles in real-time. KeyShot 8 provides the advanced features and flexibility you need to take your visuals to the next level. And this is just the beginning.

KeyShot 8 brings you new ways to…

Boost Your Workflow

Move faster through the process, from start to finish.

Extend Your Reach

More ways to view and collaborate on your visuals.

Enhance Your Experience

Powerful capabilities for advanced texture and image creation.

Elevate Your Visuals

New ways to display and manipulate light, materials, and texture.

Image Styles

Beautiful Style. In real-time.

Say goodbye to post-processing. Image styles is the new real-time image adjustment and the beginning of faster image creation. Add tone-mapping. Adjust shadows, highlights, and color. Add background colors or overlays. And create an unlimited set of style variations. All inside KeyShot.


Image: Esben Oxholm

Bloom Threshold

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Bloom Threshold

Control your highlights.

But not your excitement. KeyShot 8 image styles bring you the capabilities to fine-tune that bloom. And the control over curves can be done live using histogram controls or adjusting shadows, midtones and highlights separately.


Cut it like this. Cut it like that.

Import your entire 3D model. No need to cut it up before bringing it into KeyShot. A cutaway is applied like a material to any geometry you like. So, scale, size and adjust that cut as much as you need.

Cutaway - Keyshot

Image: Rex Roberts

Cap Style

Exclude and Color.

Cutaways have a style all their own. Choose to cap cut surfaces with a color, a material, or even a texture. It’s all up to you, along with what’s excluded from the cut or included. Can you animate it? You better believe you can.

Nested Dielectrics

Liquid simplicity.

Pour on the speed–Liquids are even easier in KeyShot 8. No need for splitting objects or separate surfaces. A glass. A liquid. KeyShot does the rest. Refreshing.

Nested Dielectrics

Image: Magnus Skogsfjord


Image: Rex Roberts

Complex coatings.

Multi-layer Optics

For when you need precise control over the appearance of optical lenses, windows, mirrors and more, the new multi-layer optics in KeyShot 8 makes it possible. Add layers or custom specifications. Control thickness, color, refraction, and dispersion. The design of optical products has never been easier.

Density Texture

Amazing Materials.

As easy as it is to fill your scene with fog, it’s just as easy to use scattering to create incredible materials. Go one step further and apply a density texture to create a unique, one-of-a-kind material, like splintered wood, the fibers of a boat hull, or your favorite sponge material.


Image: Esben Oxholm


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Or do something completely different.

You have full control over the elements. Use OpenVDB files to bring in volumetric data and create visuals you have only imagined.

Multiple Scattering

Mix it up.

Put products in a scattering medium. Or make products out of scattering medium. Or do both. And, when you need increased realism for your product shots, the multiple scattering option gives it to you.

Multiple Scattering

Image: Rex Roberts


Image: Peter Gill


Enhance Your Experience.

KeyShot 8 introduces powerful capabilities for incredibly advanced and amazing textures. The new Displace feature in the KeyShot Pro Material Graph bring control over the very geometry itself allowing you to create 3D textures and take your visuals to incredible, new heights.


Make it juicy.

If you’ve ever needed more bubbles in your shots, KeyShot 8 makes it possible with an additional geometry feature in the KeyShot Pro Material Graph. Add as few or as many bubbles as you need. Shake it up. Make it fizz.

KeyShot 8 makes it possible with an additional geometry feature in the KeyShot Pro

Image: Dries Vervoort

Image: Kevin Quigley


Make it sparkle.

It’s exactly what you want to make that image do. And sparkle it will. Add any variety of flakes (square or spherical) inside your material or around it. Make it glitter. Make it pop. Make it sparkle.

Material Ways

Present more possibilities.

KeyShot Configurator introduces new Material Ways to present more material and color possibilities across your product variations. Fire up the Configurator. Add a Material Way. Select your Multi-material combinations. Use it to explore material options or make your presentations more powerful.

KeyShot Configurator introduces new Material Ways to present more material and color possibilities across your product variations.

Image: Rex Roberts

send your KeyShot scenes to other people for interactive viewing

KeyShot Viewer

Share your scene.

For the first time, send your KeyShot scenes to other people for interactive viewing, allow customers to explore color options, or run KeyShot Viewer as a large touchscreen configurator.


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