Costa Mesa, California, November 1, 2022 - As part of our continued efforts to provide the best 3D rendering software, we’ve released KeyShot 11.3. This point release of KeyShot 11 includes full native support for Mac computers with Apple silicon (no longer in beta), plus other powerful new features to speed up your workflow.
KeyShot Apple Silicon Support Brings Up to 30% Speed Gains
In the previous 11.2 release, KeyShot offered support for Apple Silicon in beta. Now we are pleased to announce full Apple Silicon support in 11.3. If you have a newer Mac with Apple silicon, you will experience 15 to 30% performance gains in both rendering and overall usability. KeyShot Network Rendering users will also see benefit from performance gains in Apple silicon, experiencing even faster render times.
New CMF (Color, Material & Finish) Output Features
KeyShot 11 introduced CMF output, an important feature that saves industrial designers hours of manual labor in addition to reducing the risk of costly manufacturing errors. KeyShot 11.3 adds the option of exporting output in PDF format as well as project-based CMF data import/export to the material information manager.
More 11.2 Features Include:
– Improved performance when dragging and dropping materials onto objects in the Real-time View
– Support of binary data in glTF
– Native support in KeyShot for Onshape file import
– New SketchUp and Cinema 4D plugins with Apple silicon support (requires 11.2)
– Plus, over 75 bug fixes (full details)
KeyShot Web Viewer Updates
KeyShot Web Viewer features a revamped user interface that makes product viewing faster and easier on mobile and desktop devices. Load times are 2.5 to 4 times faster, depending on browser and scene.
KeyShot 11.3 also delivers a new Merge Parts feature in the Mesh Simplification tool that can help slim down scene size for a faster viewing experience. Cameras and Environment variations are also now supported in web viewer.
Network Rendering Improvements
In addition to faster rendering times for Mac users, other 11.3 updates for KeyShot Network Rendering users include:
- Configure Floating server via headless KeyShot Network Rendering Manager
- Add silent install option to have NR Monitor connect to NR Manager
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers, and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Google, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Fossil, Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Victoria’s Secret, HP, Microsoft, Philips, Under Armour, Adidas, and many more. Please visit keyshot.com for more information and follow KeyShot on Linkedin.
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