Intro to KeyShot for Beginners

Will Gibbons by Will Gibbons | Last Updated:   August 1, 2019

Get started as quickly as possible

A beginner-friendly KeyShot tutorial that will take you from zero to one hundred in just a few minutes. Easy to follow, fun and quick results! No experience necessary!

The quick-start tutorial

Thankfully, this is where KeyShot excels. A standalone ray tracing render engine developed by Luxion, KeyShot is the industry standard in product rendering. This is because it’s so quick and easy to use, busy designers and engineers are able to add it to their toolbox. Even the non-technical can get up and running with KeyShot quickly. And it’s fun too. In this tutorial, I’ll show you the best tips and tricks while leading you to some awesome results in no time.

How KeyShot Works

  1. Import your 3D model
  2. Drag some materials onto your model
  3. Customize materials with textures, colors and labels
  4. Adjust the lighting to make your model look great
  5. Set the background and a nice camera angle
  6. Render out your image

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.