KeyShot 9 Autodesk® Maya® Plugin

KeyShot 9 Autodesk® Maya® Plugin

Win64, English

Luxion, Inc
A plugin for integration between Maya and KeyShot 3D rendering and animation software.

General Usage Instructions

Options:

  • Send scene to KeyShot
  • Send changes to KeyShot
  • Export scene to file

 

KeyShot integration settings:

Animation options:

Either export a specific frame, the current frame selected, or Export to KeyShot animations (default).

Note: KeyShot only supports rigid transforms, so exporting a specific frame is well suited to deformable meshes, etc.

Curve options:

  • Set the radius modifier and toggle KeyShot's curve smoothing option.

NURBS options:

  • Toggle which NURBS data to transfer to KeyShot.
  • Note: Not transferring the tessellation data can provide a speedup for NURBS heavy scenes, but does require NURBS rendering in KeyShot.

Screenshots

Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Installation

Run the installer for your platform and follow the instructions.

  • The plugin and shelf are automatically installed, but it is necessary to verify that the correct version of the plugin is loaded when Maya is started.
  • When you start Maya again check via Menu > Window > Settings/Preferences > Plug-in Manager. By selecting "AutoLoad" the plugin will load whenever you start Maya.

 

Uninstallation

  • Run the script uninstall.sh in the /Users/Shared/Autodesk/ApplicationAddins/KeyShotPlugin/Contents/scripts/ folder with admin privileges.

Additional Information

Features:

  • Parts retain materials and layers
  • Maintain hierarchy of objects created in the scene tree
  • Objects retain materials, can be unlinked
  • Layers independent of grouped objects
  • The hidden layer will not be imported
  • LiveLinking
  • Support for part and camera animation
  • Support for hair (curves)

 

Requirements:

  • Autodesk Maya 2014-2020
  • KeyShot 9
  • Windows 8, 10 or later

Known Issues

It is best to uninstall any previous versions first as it may cause some conflicts.

Contact

Company Name: Luxion, Inc
Support Contact: support@luxion.com

Author/Company Information

Luxion, Inc

Support Information

Support is available at http://keyshot.com/help/ or via support@luxion.com

Support over the phone is available at (949) 274-8871 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm M-F.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.3

Support for Maya 2020
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