KeyShot 6 Maya Plugin (Windows)

KeyShot 6 Maya Plugin (Windows)

Win32 and 64, English

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

General Usage Instructions


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

KeyShot integration setttings:

Animation options:

Either export a specific frame, the current frame selected or Export to KeyShots 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 KeyShots 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





Run the installer for you platform and follow the instructions.

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


  • Run unistall.exe in the \Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\KeyShotPlugin folder.

Additional Information


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


  • Autodesk® Maya® 2014-2018
  • KeyShot 6
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 32/64-bit

Known Issues

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


Company Name: Luxion, Inc
Support Contact:

Author/Company Information

Luxion, Inc

Support Information

Support is available at or via

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

Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Support for Autodesk® Maya® 2018 - Other improvements


- Support for Maya 2017 - Other improvements
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