Avoid rendering the wrong plastic material
What’s the big deal? It’s just plastic! Not so fast. Each type of plastic has unique properties and thus different appearances. How do you know what to change in KeyShot to make sure your plastic looks accurate and not some generic plastic?
Rendering accurate plastics
Luckily, I made a tutorial covering the properties of the five most commonly-used plastics in consumer products. This tutorial will show you what to change in KeyShot’s material settings to ensure your plastic appears correctly and accurately. In this tutorial, we’ll cover PET, HDPE, PVC, PP and LDPE plastics. This way, the next time you need to render a plastic finish in KeyShot, you’ll know what to do to dial that material in.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to:
- Import a model
- Apply rounded edges
- Adjust camera settings
- Change HDRI
- Create model sets
- Add a ground plane
- Create custom plastic materials
- Adjust material properties
- Add procedural textures
- Use cloudy plastic material
Free project files include
- 3D squeeze bottle model (STP)
- Material reference spreadsheet (XLS)
It’s honestly the best online KeyShot training available. With 15 hours of 100+ video lessons, follow-along project lessons, feature-based lessons, 14 chapters, project files and quizzes, it’s pretty epic. If you need more convincing, check out the product page with testimonials, course previews and more by clicking here!