KeyShot for Linux

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KeyShot is a real-time rendering application that makes creating amazing images and animations quick and easy, using a variety of advanced lighting, material, shading, texturing, and animation features.

And that’s why the program is also offered as an extension for so many CAD applications to create product visualizations or images for sales and marketing.

For example, installing Solid Edge (Community Edition) automatically installs KeyShot as well.

For Autodesk Fusion 360 there are even different versions of KeyShot as a plugin that gives the user even more options than the built-in standard version in the program itself.

KeyShot also supports most of the well-known formats such as BIP files, Alias WIRE, PTC Creo, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Pro/ENGINEER, IGES, STEP, OBJ, 3ds, Collada and FBX.

If you need more for your project, you can also download plugins for them.

What I also find very nice is the so-called KeyVR.

Picture 1 – Welcome Window (KeyShot) by

With this extension, the user can switch from KeyShot to KeyVR with just one click to be able to explore the scene in a virtual space.

And it is precisely all these functions and extensions that prompted me to create a project for this program on my GitHub channel, which is about supporting KeyShot on the various Linux distributions.

So, if you now want to know more about the KeyShot for Linux project or have any further questions, then just write it down in the comments below so that other readers can benefit from it too!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

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    • Hello Eric, of course I can tell you more about this project.

      So this project actually just happened by accident, because I wanted to get the program Solid Edge from Siemens to run under Linux.

      However, there are still a few problems with the rights management and other packages that prevent it from working properly.

      But KeyShot is also installed with Solid Edge, so I looked to see if I could at least get the program running, since KeyShot is also available as a plugin for Autodesk Fusion 360 and other CAD applications.

      Anyway, I experimented a bit and finally got it to work. But you have to keep a few things in mind, such as installing KeyShot under Wine using the Windows 10 setting and then setting it to Windows 8.1.

      It was working really well with that without having to make any major changes, but I haven’t tested everything as of this writing!

      If you want to stay up to date with the news, I recommend you to visit my YouTube channel, because I also publish various videos for my projects there.

      You’ve already subscribed to my GitHub channel.

      Oh and before I forget, I am also leading the project on this program on the WineHQ website!

      There you can find out, for example, which Wine versions work with KeyShot.

      With best regards

      Steve Zabka


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