KeyShot VR feature update offers more realistic experiences

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An update to the new virtual reality (VR) product for visualisation software KeyShot has introduced photorealistic reflections, refraction and colour transmission for more realistic experiences.

Quick read

➨ KeyShot maker Luxion released KeyVR earlier this year

➨ With the new update, ‘speed and quality are pushed even further to make the process of experiencing VR faster and deliver more realistic material appearances’

➨ The new features provide KeyShot users who rely on photorealistic product representation to better evaluate and present their products in immersive VR experiences

The story

KeyShot maker Luxion released KeyVR earlier this year, giving designers the ability to take a KeyShot scene and generate an interactive VR experience with the click of a button.

With the new update, “speed and quality are pushed even further to make the process of experiencing VR faster and deliver more realistic material appearances”, according to Luxion.

The new update focuses on the appearance of transparent materials in VR environments, “introducing a level of realism for glass, solid glass, gems, and dielectrics yet to be seen in virtual reality software”.

The new features provide KeyShot users who rely on photorealistic product representation to better evaluate and present their products in immersive VR experiences. 

Key features of the update include:

  • Optimised load time: Open a KeyShot scene with one click, even faster. Load times have been optimised for long or disabled animations as well as for degenerate or small objects or triangles
  • Improved reflections on transparent materials: Reflections and colour transmission on transparent materials have been improved significantly. Reflections are “incredibly realistic” and the colour of transparent materials will “more accurately” transmit the colour based on their thickness
  • Support for glass, solid glass, gems and dielectrics: Support includes refraction and light attenuation. Though this is an approximation, it produces “the most realistic and highest quality appearance for glass and dielectrics in any VR software yet”
  • Hide/show multiple model sets: Explore all model variations or just a few with this new feature that adds support for hiding and showing multiple model sets. View and switch between them quickly with the click of a button and provide a faster way to explore each product options.
  • New move/rotate widget: To provide even greater control over moving and rotating objects in a scenes, KeyVR now provides a move/rotate widget for selected objects. “It’s a great option when more context needs to be added or more interaction in an environment is desired”

Other updates to KeyVR include anti-aliasing for screenshots, as well as updated controller geometry for Valve Index and Oculus Rift S.

Image credit: Luxion