Without even being a full week into the new year, we’ve already been seeing an avalanche of new product announcements, tech trends and software announcements that will help shape the next year in product design and engineering.

Never one to disappoint when it comes to announcements, Luxion announced today that they have released the KeyShot Enterprise Edition that bundles all of KeyShot’s features and add-ons you’ve come to love into a single package including KeyShot Animation, KeyShotVR, Network Rendering and Siemens NX integration.

Designed to be the ‘ultimate’ single KeyShot product option, the Enterprise Edition aims to enhance the product designer or engineer’s 3D visual workflow with a single license and a single product that activates all of KeyShot’s offerings seamlessly. It is also the only way to access the NX integration.

The new release also opens up a discussion centered around what other 3D software integration may be included in the Enterprise Edition in the future.


As for what’s included in the $3995 price tag, here’s a breakdown:

KeyShot Pro Floating – KeyShot Pro Floating is the full-feature, floating license version of KeyShot. Features include unlimited realtime and output resolution, KeyShot HDRI Editor, View and Scene sets, Render layers and passes, NURBS import, OBJ and ZPR export and more with FlexLM license server management.

KeyShot Animation – KeyShot Animation uses Luxion’s Animation technology for creating animations quickly through the use of individual animations applied directly to any part or camera. Users can work on a scene, as the animation plays, changing materials, lighting or camera views to see it update instantly in real time.

KeyShotVR – KeyShotVR brings the advantage of interactive 3D-enabled viewing via desktop, laptop or mobile device to websites, portfolios, presentations and design reviews. KeyShotVR guides the user through creation and automatically generates all content for integration into any HTML5 compliant website for a completely touch-enabled experience.

KeyShot Network Rendering (32 Cores) – KeyShot Network Rendering allows you to take advantage of your network’s computer resources for rendering images, animations, and KeyShotVR’s. With master/slave system, user/queue management and scalable options the time it takes to create renderings and animations is greatly reduced.

NX software plugin – Luxion develops KeyShot to import the widest array of 3D file formats in the industry. With this plugin, users gain additional features in the transfer of data from the software to KeyShot while keeping the software independent of each other. Users of Siemens NX 8.5 and 9 are able to import their models directly into KeyShot from NX with the transfer of all assembly structure, color information and camera views. A streamlined workflow is maintained across the interfaces with the option to send any changes made to the NX model to KeyShot through Luxion’s LiveLinking™ technology, without the need to re-apply materials or redo animations.

You can pick up the new KeyShot Enterprise Edition here.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.