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Attribute Ratings

  • KeyShot is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Autodesk 3ds Max

79%
8 Ratings
9.0

KeyShot

90%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Autodesk 3ds Max

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

KeyShot

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

Scenarios where Autodesk 3ds Max is well suited: 1. Modeling less complex geometries. 2. For beginners it is good, meshes, poly's, vertexes etc can be easily understood. 3. Easy UI and interoperability. Scenarios where it is less appropriate: 1. Inbuild Rendering (Scanline) can be made better. 2. Performance over low end/Old Pc's need refinement. 3. Bulky Size on disk. 4. Animation is the area which can be made better also.
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Luxion

KeyShot can do some really amazing things as far as product renderings. You can turn simple 3D models into realistic images in a very short amount of time. I wish there were a way to manipulate the geometry once imported into KeyShot. The software allows this user to move geometry but not change its shape or form.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • V-Ray 3ds Max is an awesome third-party plugin for architecture renders in 3ds Max.
  • Complicated models can be made in a simple way in 3ds Max also P-particles, M flow works better then before.
  • Interface is very easy to use. Very open, attractive, and very much ease of use for new users.
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Luxion

  • Keyshot has a simple and intuitive interface that makes it easy to use for quick renderings.
  • Through Keyshot's viewport, you can see real-time changes when replacing or adding textures to a 3D model.
  • The new Keyshot 8 comes with volumetric features such as fog that can add depth to your image making process without having to manually do it later in another program.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • working in 2d is very frustrating and unreliable. It just lacks the precision
  • How scaling affects units (or doesn't) There needs to be a way for modifiers to address a change of scale in the object.
  • Booleans are not intuitive. Especially for architecture, creating an opening and putting a door or a window is an incredibly cumbersome process.
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Luxion

  • Floating licensing install is troublesome
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Pricing Details

Autodesk 3ds Max

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Autodesk 3ds Max editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    KeyShot

    Starting Price

    $995

    Editions & Modules

    KeyShot editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    KeyShot 10 HD$995.001
    KeyShot 10 Pro$1,995.002
    KeyShot 10 Floating$2,995.003
    KeyShot 10 Enterprise$3,995.004

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Luxion

    Honestly, I've only needed customer support a couple of times. One time was a question about licensing which their customer service explained very well and offered just the help I was looking for
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    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    In Autodesk 3ds Max you can do camera animation with ease, its complex in Cinema 4D. Even I think same with light setup. Setting up light is quite easy in Autodesk 3ds Max as compare to Cinema 4D. Overall Autodesk 3ds Max is less complex in compare to other 3D softwares.
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    Luxion

    Keyshot is simpler and more intuitive compared to Octane. That being said, Octane is far less expensive and can take advantage of a GPU making it more versatile.
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • Allows us to meet deadlines quickly - render times are minutes, not days.
    • Digs into profits due to licensing fees - just a single seat can set us back thousands.
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    Luxion

    • Faster approval times from client
    • Impressive website work vs editing photos
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