How to Download, Setup & Use KeyShot Free Trial
So Easy, my Grandma Could Do It
Never used KeyShot before? You’re in luck! This video walks you though how to get KeyShot on your machine for free and begin rendering. This tutorial is so beginner-friendly, my grandma could pull it off.
If you’re into watching videos rather than following written posts… then you’re just like me. Grab a coffee, sit down at that computer and follow along!
Visit KeyShot.com to download a free trial
Place the downloaded .exe file on your desktop and double-click to run it, follow the on-screen instructions
Choose ‘Try a watermark-free 14-day demo license’ and follow the on-screen instructions
Double-click the KeyShot 8 shortcut created on your desktop
Set the Workspace to ‘Default’
Reduce the CPU Usage by one or two cores
Download this file from grabcad.com (thanks Tim Charlesworth)
Locate the .stp file in the folder downloaded from grabcad and drag it into KeyShot’s Real-time view
Accept the default import settings
Select the model from the scene tree, click on ‘Position’ below the scene tree and click ‘Move Tool’ and rotate your model into position
Search the material library for the desired materials and drag onto the model
Go to the Environment library and double-click the ‘2 Panels Tilted 4K’
Find the Background section under the Environment tab (in Project Panel) and expand it to change to show Background Color and set it to your desired color
Take a screenshot by clicking the button in the lower-left-hand corner of the screen
You my friend, have just rendered an image using KeyShot!