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Render the 5 most common plastics in KeyShot

Will Gibbons by Will Gibbons | Last Updated:   March 21, 2020

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:

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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.