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Fusion 360 + Keyshot: made for each other

By: Alumni kat.ingalls | Posted ‎10-07-2013 09:39 AM , edited ‎05-14-2014 09:51 AM |

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Hey guys! Big news: rendering your designs just got super-simple. Introducing the Keyshot plugin for Fusion 360!

Here’s what some of our beta testers had to say about the new Luxion integration:

  • "I’m loving KeyShot with Fusion. It just seems like they were made for each other." 
    Stan Hisel, Product Designer and Mechanical Engineer
  • “I was particularly impressed with the ability to save a KeyShot (*.bip) file, close both programs, open them up later, load the *bip file and continue to work with live linking. Absolutely brilliant.”
    Gus Petrikas, 3D Artist

What it does:
With KeyShot + Fusion 360, you now have the ability to quickly create photorealistic 3D renderings, animations and interactive visuals. These can be used for communicating concepts, delivering internal presentations, developing digital prototypes, and creating sales/marketing visuals. The deep integration between Fusion 360 and KeyShot will save time for designers, engineers and anyone creating 3D visuals in the product development process. 

How it works:
How to set up and use Keyshot with Fusion 360 (in less than 3 minutes!):

The plugin is free. In addition, Autodesk Fusion 360 customers will be able to purchase KeyShot or upgrade to KeyShot Pro, as well as purchase Luxion's patent-pending add-on applications, KeyShot Animation and KeyShotVR through the KeyShot website.

Gus Petrikas' bike: Designed in Fusion, rendered in Keyshot (see more on Buzzfeed)

Try it:
KeyShot functionality is available with the next update of Fusion 360 on Wednesday (October 9th).
Get Fusion 360 here, and get the plugin here.

Learn more:
 KeyShot press release and blog
 BuzzfeedSee everyday items designed in Fusion 360, rendered in KeyShot, and then exploded
Keyshot plugin brings eye-melting rendering power to Autodesk Fusion 360

About the author
Alumni kat.ingalls

Social media and community manager for Fusion 360

By: Alumni kat.ingalls | Posted ‎10-07-2013 11:05 AM

Can't wait to hear what you guys think. Are you already a Keyshot user? How will this change your workflow? And, as always, let us know if you have any ideas for how to improve things!

By: Board Manager | Posted ‎10-07-2013 12:44 PM

Also, the Luxion team would like to hear how you are using Fusion 360 and Keyshot. so after you get the updates this week head on over and share your thoughts: 


Link to Keyshot Forum: Calling all Autodesk Fusion 360 Users

By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎10-14-2013 09:14 PM

I may be missing it on this blog post, but the "here" link for keyshot didnt have an obvious path for Fusion 360.


Teh Keyshot forum link did though.


By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎10-14-2013 09:15 PM

Unfortunately the Required downloads are marked "coming soon" :-(

By: Alumni kat.ingalls | Posted ‎10-15-2013 11:07 AM

Hey Anthony! Sorry about that, should be updated shortly. In the meantime, you can also get the Keyshot plugin for Fusion here

By: Contributor alistardean | Posted ‎10-16-2013 09:14 AM



Any idea if the plug-in/script thing will be available soon? (the Exchange app is to a keyshot trial, rather than the plugin, right?)


Cheers, ears



By: LuxionKeyShot | Posted ‎10-17-2013 09:51 AM

For all y'all wanting to give the plugin a go. It is now available for download

By: *Expert Elite* | Posted ‎11-19-2013 03:25 AM

It's a shame there's still no combined pricing, rental solution or anything else for keyshot in combination with fusion360 - it's such a great product and the rendering results are quite awesome compared to anything else.

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