KeyShot 8 Autodesk® Maya® Plugin

KeyShot 8 Autodesk® Maya® Plugin

Win64, English

Luxion, Inc
A plugin for integration between 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 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





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.



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

Additional Information


  • 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) 


  • Autodesk Maya 2014-2020
  • KeyShot 8
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 or later

Known Issues


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 5:00 pm M-F.

Version History

Version Number Version Description


- Support surface shader color - Signed uninstaller - Fixed source file naming for export - Exported scenes now have units - Disable "Destination Folder" page from windows installer
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