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Tutorial: How to render with Keyshot

Before I begin the tutorial, let me say a few words about KeyShot. KeyShot is a very user friendly 3D rendering application that allows you to create photorealistic visuals in a very short time. It’s the solution for many designers who don’t want to waste time with complicated rendering software.

Creating a “Velvet/Suede” finish with V-Ray or mental ray

After few requests to post a tutorial about creating a velvet/suede fabric finish, I have managed to put something together. The following tutorial works for both V-Ray and mental ray. One of the most distinctive characteristics of the velvet/suede finish is its soft textured effect with two contrasts that transcend across the entire surface. This […]

Correcting the Vray and mental ray self-illumination display in the viewport

The following tutorial assumes that the user has a basic knowledge of 3Ds Max when applying textures to the self-illumination toggle; applying the “UVW map” modifier and assigning material slots to objects/surfaces. When using a bitmap in the “VrayLightMtl” or mental ray “Self Illumination (Glow)” toggle, the texture display is often overridden by its default […]