KeyShot vs. OctaneRender

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KeyShot
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Luxion, headquartered in California, offers KeyShot, a 3D rendering software.
$995
OctaneRender
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
OTOY, headquartered in Los Angeles, offers OctaneRender, a GPU rendering engine.N/A
Pricing
KeyShotOctaneRender
Editions & Modules
KeyShot 10 HD
$995.00
KeyShot 10 Pro
$1,995.00
KeyShot 10 Floating
$2,995.00
KeyShot 10 Enterprise
$3,995.00
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KeyShotOctaneRender
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
KeyShotOctaneRender
Considered Both Products
KeyShot
Chose 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.
OctaneRender
Chose OctaneRender
Although both have their pros and cons, Octane is far less expensive and it allows for more control over the geometry within a scene with better lighting and camera controls.
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User Ratings
KeyShotOctaneRender
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KeyShotOctaneRender
Likelihood to Recommend
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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OTOY
I have been able to import an environment and create realistic lighting rather quickly by using the power of GPU rendering. Paired with its ability to create instances of geometry, it makes it easy to render a megacity environment in half the time. One issue with this is the clutter that can be made with connecting nodes.
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Pros
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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OTOY
  • Octane uses GPU rendering so it takes advantage of the video card.
  • It gives you a good selection of options to tweak and refine your model rendering.
  • It can use 3D instances so it doesn't overuse computer resources.
  • There are plugins that can be incorporated into other 3D packages for rendering.
  • Octane is particularly inexpensive compared to other 3D render packages.
  • You are able to copy certain sections of nodes in order to create different iterations of the same environment or model. For example, changing the lighting or camera features.
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Cons
Luxion
  • Floating licensing install is troublesome
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OTOY
  • Its user interface could use some improvement.
  • It is node-based so there is a slight learning curve when using it as a beginner.
  • It doesn't import FBX files.
  • It requires a 3D model to have UVs in order to import it into Octane.
  • At times it may not be as stable.
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Support Rating
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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OTOY
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Alternatives Considered
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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OTOY
Although both have their pros and cons, Octane is far less expensive and it allows for more control over the geometry within a scene with better lighting and camera controls.
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Return on Investment
Luxion
  • Faster approval times from client
  • Impressive website work vs editing photos
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OTOY
  • Octane has had a huge advantage of GPU rendering.
  • It's relatively inexpensive compared to other rendering packages.
  • It allows for more control over the scene compared to packages like Keyshot.
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