KeyShot is a system for turning a 3D CAD model, that you've created, into a realistic image. The software can also be used for creating animation. Thus, it is commonly used by a big variety of customers, such as engineers, designers, CG professionals, architects etc. It is possible to run on both Windows (7, Vista and XP) and MacOS and can import most formats of CAD files. Some of the CAD software already has plug-ins that support KeyShot; these are:
- Creo 1.0
- Pro/Engineer Wildfire and Cre Element/Pro
You can download it from here. Navigate to folder KeyShot and choose the version that is suitable for your system.
How to install KeyShot 3
The software and the instruction of installation we provide is for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) and MacOS. Details on the license can be read here.
Run the file keyshot_floating_w32_3.1.48.exe or the keyshot_floating_w64_3.1.48.exe file for a 32-bit or 64-bit installation respectively. If you get the warning window about the program making changes to your computer, allow it. You should then get the starting window of installation.
Accept the End-User License Agreement and in the next window choose the users you want to install KeyShot for. For example, if you are using a laptop and you have more than one user accounts, you can choose to install the software for all of them.
Choose the destination folder for installing the software and in the following window choose the folder for locating the Keyshot resources. The default folder is the one shown in the image below, but you can change it, if you wish.
Wait until the installation is finished and, then, start the Keyshot program. The first time you start it you will get the following window. Select the option "Specify the License Server System".
In the next window fill in the ip address of the server as mbar-ls2.win.dtu.dk.
You should then get a message that the license has been found. The program will start normally afterwards.