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Likelihood to Recommend

Blender

Blender
is one of the best software focused mainly on modeling, lighting control,
rendering, animation, and 3D graphics. This software is completely free and
open-source, and it is more than at the level of other similar alternatives
within the professional field. Some movies such as Coffee
Run (2020), Spring (2019), and movie studios (like Marvel)
have used it to animate and process their films and effects. The only issue is that it slows down the PC sometimes.
Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Blender

  • Quick export renders using Eevee
  • Super realistic renders when adding light or when objects are created to match the products
  • Very fast moving objects around and applying modifiers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

  • 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.
Hector Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Blender

  • Better output settings
  • More add-ons
  • Simplified render settings
Dominic Farrow | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

  • Floating licensing install is troublesome
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Blender

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

KeyShot

KeyShot 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Blender

To date, Maya has been and is the undisputed
leader in the sector. Despite being at such a high price,
there is really no substitute for Maya's quality. Therefore, the use of
Maya is prevalent. If you wanted to enter
the animation market, there is no other option but to learn how
to use Maya professionally.

Blender is open-source (totally free),
while Maya costs around $ 1500 per year (yes, per year). Although it is also
true that Maya has a free license for students. But if you want to do
professional work (charging for it), or have it installed in a company or
studio, then the license has to be paid.
Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

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.
Hector Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Blender

  • It's free!
  • The capabilities are endless and managers love seeing the results live at the touch of a few buttons
  • At times we purchase plugins or assets for Blender but there is an immediate return when a render comes out flawless and as imagined
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

KeyShot

  • Faster approval times from client
  • Impressive website work vs editing photos
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Blender

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Blender Editions & Modules

Edition
Blender Cloud Membership$11.501
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

KeyShot

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

KeyShot Editions & Modules

Edition
KeyShot 10 HD$995.00
KeyShot 10 Pro$1,995.00
KeyShot 10 Floating$2,995.00
KeyShot 10 Enterprise$3,995.00
  1. none
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