Keyshot for Concept Artists
Hector Ruiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 06, 2019

Keyshot for Concept Artists

Score 8 out of 10
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As a freelancer, Keyshot is used in order to quickly see texture and render 3D models for the purpose of visual direction and concept art. It's a simple interface and ability to make quick texture and light changes on 3D models makes for a faster pipeline when working on a project.
  • 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.
  • Keyshot is very expensive compared to other software that could potentially do the same thing at a fraction of the cost.
  • Keyshot does not rely on GPU rendering so relying on a fast CPU is key.
  • You are not able to modify geometry like a standard 3D software.
  • Keyshot has allowed me to incorporate a faster pipeline when it comes to quick concept designs.
  • Compared to other 3D rendering packages, Keyshot's user interface makes it easy to open the program and start working without a steeper learning curve.
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.
Keyshot is great for quick renders and its ability to make changes for a fast production pipeline. Since I primarily use it for concept art and making environments, it is not the best when handling larger scenes as it will take a toll on the CPU.