How to render realistic wood

Will Gibbons by Will Gibbons | Last Updated:   October 7, 2019

Wood materials can be challenging

Wood can be a tricky material to create in KeyShot. It needs to have enough detail to look realistic. Another challenge is end grain… While KeyShot has some nice base materials to get you started with creating wood, they often leave something to be desired.

Let’s make wood materials fun and easy!

This tutorial will walk you through the process of creating a custom wood material from scratch in KeyShot’s material graph. While the material graph can be intimidating for first-time users, we take it slow and make it clear to grasp. With the flexibility of this tool, you should be able to customize your wood material to your heart’s desire. And the procedural wood material in KeyShot also takes care of end grain, which makes it even better!

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to

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Will Gibbons
Will Gibbons is an industrial designer-turned rendering specialist. He's trained and worked with some of today's most recognizable brands and now is focused on creating the best product visualization content on the internet.