Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology has released a plugin that tightly integrates KeyShot with Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge® software. This plugin is available free of charge from the KeyShot website.
With the KeyShot plugin, Solid Edge users now have the option to increase the quality of their photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals used in communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, developing digital prototyping and creating sales or marketing visuals. The integration allows KeyShot to be launched directly from the Solid Edge interface, automatically sending both the design and all the assigned material appearances to KeyShot. With KeyShot, Solid Edge users now have the option to increase the quality of their photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals.
Through the speed of real-time ray-tracing interface, further refinement of material assignments and lighting is quickly accomplished, and the changes are immediately displayed to the user. The plugin implements LiveLinking™ which allows users to integrate KeyShot deeply into the product development process by pushing any changes to the Solid Edge design directly to KeyShot without losing any of the material assignments, animations, lighting and camera settings.
This is the tightest integration of KeyShot available in the 3D CAD software market. This integration enables users to save time and improves the efficiency of designers, engineers and others creating 3D visuals, the company says.
The integration with KeyShot also allows users to transfer material assignments over to KeyShot for further development and for the creation of KeyShot animations or KeyShotVR’s, an interactive visual to present models on browsers or mobile devices.
“The integration of KeyShot with Solid Edge is an important step in providing our users with a smooth and effective method for creating high-quality, 3D visuals. Changes in the Solid Edge design can be immediately reflected in the KeyShot environment, allowing high-quality visual communication to become a key part of the design process,” says Dan Staples, the director, Solid Edge Product Development, Siemens PLM Software.
Vice president of products and strategy at Luxion, Thomas Teger says that they are “recognisg the momentum of Solid Edge in the industry.
“The Solid Edge user base spans a wide variety of industries where visuals are part of the entire design process. The integration of KeyShot with Solid Edge provides even more flexibility for them as a solution that delivers amazing images of their designs within a matter of minutes.”
The plugin for KeyShot and Solid Edge ST6 is available free of charge from the KeyShot website.