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  12 December 2017
FAQ : What is Keyshot?

If you're new to Keyshot/Zbrush, this thread should help you get some simple information to get you started.
Feel free to ask questions or add to the thread !

Computer rendering is the process of generating an imagewith the help of a computer application.KeyShot is an interactive computer-rendering application for Mac and PC that allows you to import your 3D models andcreate beautiful photo-realistic imagesin minutes.

KeyShot runs on CPU-processingpower. Thus,you can achievephotographic qualityeven on the simplest laptops (no special graphics card required).You can change materials,adjust lightingand position yourcamera in real-time faster than ever before.
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  12 December 2017

Processor (CPU)
The processor is the only hardware component that has an effect on render performance. For optimal performance, consider processorswith high core counts.Intel i7 and Intel Xeon processors (except forXeon Phi) will workgreat. The higher the number of cores the better.Core count takes precedence over clockspeed (Hz).Memory (RAM)
Your computer should have enough RAM to load all of the polys/triangles in your CAD files. Normally, 8GB of RAM is enough toload your CAD files, work in KeyShot, and multi-task with other applications.

Graphics Card (GPU)
Any graphics card that runs Open GL 2.0 or later will work great with KeyShot.*

*KeyShot does NOT make use of the graphics card for rendering. Thus, the graphics card has no effect on KeyShot's performance.
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ALIAS 2017 and prior (needs to be installed)
AutoCAD (.dwg and .dxf)
CATIA (.crg, .catpart, .catproduct, and .catdrawing)
Cinema 4D R17 (.c4d) and prior
Creo 4.0 and prior
Inventor 2017 and prior
Maya 2017 and prior (needs to be licensed)
NX 11 and prior
Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2-5
Rhinoceros 5 and prior
SketchUp 2017 and prior
Solid Edge ST9 and prior
SolidWorks 2017 and prior
STEP AP203/214
Parasolid (.x_t)
FBX including part and camera animation
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KeyShot is 100% CPU-powered and it will use 100% of your CPU's processing power. The more processor cores, the faster the render engine. Factors that affect speed include:

Your computer's processing power
Lighting settings
Image resolution
Interface preferences
Import file size
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  12 December 2017

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Last edited by HannahKang : 12 December 2017 at 12:42 AM.
  05 May 2018
2 problems. I have a normal and a depth pass

How do i use the normal pass to relight in gimp?

How do i use the depth pass for motion blur in gimp? And is there any other things one can do with the depth pass?
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