Irvine, California, and San Francisco, CA - Luxion, makers of KeyShot® and a leading developer of advanced rendering and lighting technology, and Autodesk, the leader in cloud-based design and engineering software, has announced a partnership expansion between the two companies that establishes KeyShot as an integrated rendering solution for users of Autodesk® Fusion 360 software.
With KeyShot, Fusion 360 users have the ability to quickly create photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals used in communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, delivering digital prototypes and creating sales or marketing visuals. Using a custom developed plugin and the speed and ease of applying materials and lighting in KeyShot's real-time ray-tracing environment, Fusion 360 users can transfer their models to KeyShot directly from inside the application, make updates in Fusion 360 and see changes immediately within KeyShot. This solution provides a high level of integration between Fusion 360 and KeyShot, saving time and improving the efficiency of designers, engineers and anyone creating 3D visuals throughout the entire product development process.
How it works
Fusion 360 users have fast one-click access to transfer their model from Fusion 360 to KeyShot. In addition, Luxion’s LiveLinking technology allows any changes made in Fusion 360 to be transferred immediately to KeyShot. As soon KeyShot is started from Fusion 360, the two applications are linked. Users may assign materials, add lighting and set up animations inside KeyShot while continuing to refine the model in Fusion 360. A single click passes all geometry changes into KeyShot with all materials, animations, etc. maintained. For more detail and an overview video visit keyshot.com/fusion360.
"I’m loving KeyShot with Fusion. It just seems like they were made for each other."
- Stan Hisel, Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer
“I was particularly impressed with the ability to save a KeyShot (*.bip) file, close both programs, open them up later, load the *bip file and continue to work with live linking. Absolutely brilliant.”
- Gus Petrikas, 3D Artist
Pricing & Availability
KeyShot functionality will be available immediately within the latest version of Autodesk Fusion 360 as a plugin available through the KeyShot website. The cost of the plugin is free. In addition, Autodesk Fusion 360 customers will be able to purchase KeyShot or upgrade to KeyShot Pro, as well as purchase Luxion's patent-pending add-on applications, KeyShot Animation and KeyShotVR through the KeyShot website.