KeyShot 8 for ZBrush

Seamless integration between ZBrush and KeyShot.

Visualize your models using the easiest, most accurate rendering software created. KeyShot for ZBrush (through the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge) allows you to paint, light and view your models in real-time with the ability to send all model changes back to KeyShot for an unmatched workflow in creating concepts and product visuals. Try KeyShot for ZBrush today.

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KeyShot 8 HD for ZBrush + Bridge


Upgrade from KeyShot 7 HD for ZBrush for $80

Includes all KeyShot HD features, plus:

  • ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge
  • Unlimited Rendering Resolution
  • Physical Lights and Caustics
  • Labels and Procedural Textures
  • Color, Specular and Opacity Maps
  • Scattering
  • Image Styles
  • Environment List
  • Unlimited Output Resolution
  • UI Customization and Workspaces
  • 700+ Material Presets
  • 50+ Lighting Environments
  • KeyShot Cloud

KeyShot 8 Pro for ZBrush + Bridge


Upgrade from KeyShot 7/8 HD for ZBrush for $200
Upgrade from KeyShot 7 Pro for ZBrush for $160

Includes all KeyShot HD for ZBrush features, plus:

  • ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge
  • Render Passes and Render Layers
  • Model Sets and Studios
  • Displacement
  • Flakes and Bubbles
  • Material Graph and Scripting
  • HDRI Light Editor
  • Sun and Sky Generator
  • OBJ, ZPR/STL Output
  • Camera and Part Animation
  • Render Queue
  • KeyShot Configurator
  • VR Headset Support

How it works

Each version works together with the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge on Windows or Mac OS X to enable real-time rendering of your model inside KeyShot. Use the BPR button to instantly send all SubTools, including Polypaint and MatCaps, to KeyShot to access hundreds of material and lighting presets, making look dev, pre-viz concepts or creating promo art or production visuals faster than ever.

How to Upgrade

Go to and use your Support login to view your licenses. Simply locate your KeyShot license and click the Upgrade button that you’ll see. Don’t have a Support account? Register at

*Both versions are restricted to only be able to import via the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge.

ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge



  • Bridge any KeyShot Edition
  • Single-click transfer of high poly mesh (without decimation) to KeyShot
  • Maintain mesh size, position and structure on transfer
  • Retain all SubTools, Polypaint and MatCaps® on transfer
  • Continue work in ZBrush while model renders in KeyShot
  • Send changes on model back to KeyShot with a single click through Luxion’s LiveLinkingTM technology

How it works

The ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge is a plugin that adds the ability to send your model directly to KeyShot with a single click of the BPR button, transferring all SubTools, Polypaint and textures to KeyShot. Through the LiveLinking connection with KeyShot, models updates can be sent over without the need to reapply materials, with all changes appearing instantly in real time.

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About Luxion

Luxion specializes in advancing state of the art technology for computer based lighting simulations. They are a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering, animation and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine, breaking down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data.

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About Pixologic

Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphic design and illustration markets. ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics. ZBrush appeals to a wide audience by providing empowering tools that give users intuitive and visual control over the digital images they create.

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Try KeyShot for ZBrush

Download KeyShot for ZBrush and see how fast you can create amazing visuals of your 3D data.