Importing 3D Models

If you are having a hard time importing your 3D Model's into KeyShot, here are a couple things that you can try.

Install the Latest KeyShot Update
Use a Plugin to Export Your Model
Export/Save As a Different File Type
CAD-Specific Requirements




Install the Latest KeyShot Update

New CAD versions come out every year and CAD developers release updates every couple months. For the latest CAD support, it is always a good idea to keep KeyShot up to date. To download the latest KeyShot updates, click here.  

The table shown below lists KeyShot updates in chronological order (from the bottom up) and the CAD support that was added after each version.* For a current list of all KeyShot-supported file formats, click here.

 


*Note: This table contains only support that has been explicitly added and had not been supported in earlier versions of KeyShot. 
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Use a Plugin to Export Your Model

When you install one of our plugins (or a third-party plugin), a KeyShot menu will appear inside your CAD application. To export your models via the plugin simply click the Render or Export button under the KeyShot plugin menu in your CAD application.  

KeyShot plugins on Mac OS are only available for:
  • Cinema 4D
  • Maya
  • Fusion 360
  • Zbrush

For more information about our plugins, click here.
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Export/Save As a Different File Type

If the file format that you are using is not supported and/or we do not offer a plugin for your CAD program, then you may export your model as a different file type.  Such formats include .step, .igs, .dwg, .dxf, etc.

For a current list of all KeyShot-supported file formats, click here.
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CAD-Specific Requirements

Maya Files
KeyShot and Maya should both be installed and licensed on the same computer.

Alias Files

KeyShot and Alias should both be installed on the same computer.  

Rhino
To import Rhino files inside KeyShot save your .3dm files while in Shaded view mode. Inside Rhino, click the View tab from the main menu and select Shaded.
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