Luxion updates KeyShot plug-ins for Creo and Pro/Engineer

Now it is not necessary to send CAD data along with visualization data. The update is free.

Rendering software vendor Luxion has updated its KeyShot plug-ins for PTC’s Creo and Pro/Engineer CAD products. Leading the list of new features is the ability to export a product visualization file without the need of having KeyShot installed.

KeyShot is a real-time ray tracing and global illumination program for 3D rendering and animation, popular with design and engineering firms. By making it possible to export KeyShot .bip files without a copy of KeyShot installed, modelers do not need to send engineering IP along with visualizations. The .bip file maintains the camera settings, assembly structure, part level appearance, and the orientation of the model.

Model developed in Pro/Engineer, rendered in KeyShot. (Image by Adam Wist, NCD Nietfeld GmbH)

 Additional enhancements to the plugin include:

  • Tessellation refinement
  • Orientation of assembly upon import
  • Use of part level appearances
  • Optional use of assembly level appearances (Creo only)
  • Ability to merge identical parts into one single material group
  • Optional export of Pro/Engineer or Creo orientations
  • Automatically launch KeyShot and import assembly when installed
  • Numerous bug fixes.

The plug-in is free for existing users of KeyShot and can be downloaded immediately from the KeyShot website. Pro/Engineer and Creo versions currently supported by the plug-in are Pro/Engineer Wildfire versions 3 through 5, and Creo/Elements Pro version 1.0.

KeyShot is available for PC and Mac and can import native Pro/Engineer and Creo data on either platform without the need of the plugin.