I recently launched a downloadable step-by-step video training course showing you how to create a photographic product visualization using KeyShot and Photoshop. It is called ‘An introduction to photographic product visualization using KeyShot and Photoshop’ and consists of 2h 45m of detailed step by step video with voiceover that leads you comfortably through model import over custom material creation, composition and staging, tailor-made lighting to output and final post processing with tips and tricks to get a photographic look. Wether you’re beginner or intermediate user of KeyShot, I’m certain you’ll gain new skills that will leverage your future work.
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KeyShot Material Study: Procedural Clear Coated Carbon Fiber. In this KeyShot tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create the look of a clear coated carbon fiber material. It is not a 100% realistic carbon fiber look, but I think this tutorial is quite useful nevertheless. I am showing how to create a perfect checker pattern and use it as a opacity map for layering two anisotropic materials. Furthermore you’ll learn how to add the look of a clear coat on top of any material using a shiny plastic material made transparent using the vertex color node in the material graph.
KeyShot Material Study: Bead Blasted Aluminum. In this KeyShot tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create the look of a bead blasted aluminum material. This is the one you’ll typically see on i.e. macbooks, on the bose soundlink mini and on a bunch of other product. I’ll create the material using the metal material type with two procedural noise textures in the bump channel and a noise texture in the roughness channel.
2:26 : Material type and color
3:29 : Noise (texture) bump map
5:53 : Noise (fractal) bump map
7:47 : Roughness mapping
9:58 : Final thoughts
KeyShot Material Study: Rusty Metal. In this KeyShot tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create the look of a rusty metal. I’ll be layering a paint material using a rust bitmap texture on top of a shiny metal material and use the procedural curvature texture as an opacity map to reveal the shiny material beneath the rusty one.
New tutorial up! In this one I’ll walk you through the process of creating the look of the fabric on the Google Daydream VR. I’ll be using a bump map sources from www.kvadrat.dk and procedural textures to create the gray color pattern.
KeyShot Material Study: Radial Brushed Metal. In this KeyShot tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create the look of the much used radial brushed metal. I’ll be using the anisotropic material type and the procedural brushed (radial) texture.
KeyShot tutorial: Material Study – Polarized Glass.
Despite being easy to use, KeyShot is capable of supporting the creation of advanced materials.
In this KeyShot tutorial I’ll walk you through how to create the look of a polarized glass – or – a material that is opaque from one side and transparent from the other. I’ll be using the geometry editor, the material graph and the experimental feature node called ‘Surface Backside Mask’. Check it out!
Spray paint brushes:
In this tutorial I walk you through the process of creating a spray paint overlay material in KeyShot using the material graph. I’ll be covering how to add a material as a label, how to use an opacity map, how to create your own spray paint mask in Photoshop and why it can give you better results by blurring the bump map slightly.
In this tutorial I walk you through the process of creating a hammered metal material in KeyShot 6. If you are new to the material graph inside KeyShot I believe that this video serves as a great introduction to that as well.
In this tutorial you’ll learn:
1. how to use more than one bump map on a single material.
2. how to blend two textures together as one roughness map.
3. how to duplicate and adjust one map to use as several different inputs.
4. how versatile the cellular procedural texture is.
I recently did a KeyShot webinar, where I gave an insight on my typical workflow when creating product design visuals. I also gave a bunch of KeyShot related tips along the way about features that I use a lot.
The webinar was recorded and can be viewed below. Let me know if you have any questions or want me to help you with a project. I’ll be happy to have a chat with you about your needs.
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