KeyShot 7 Plugin for Maya (Mac)

KeyShot 7 Plugin for Maya (Mac)

Mac OS, English

Luxion, Inc
A plugin for integration between Autodesk® 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 Animation (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 is 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 scene tree
  • Objects retain materials, can be unlinked
  • Layers independent of grouped objects
  • Hidden layer will not be imported
  • Live Linking
  • Support for part and camera animation
  • Support for hair (curves)

Requirements:

  • Autodesk® Maya® 2014-2018
  • KeyShot 7
  • Mac OS X 10.8 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

1.1

Initial release to the app store.
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