Luxion recently released Keyshot 2.1 of its its interactive realtime raytracing and global illumination appliction. The latest release includes major improvements in usability, rendering and CAD integration for even faster creation of amazing photographic images from 3D data. Find out more by reading the Keyshot 2.1 press release.
One of the unique features of Keyshot is that it is CPU driven not GPU. Keyshot runs on any modern PC or Mac, Unbiased Sampling Techniques that compute mathematically correct results, Scientifically Accurate Materials, Multi-Core Photon Mapping, Adaptive Material Sampling, and a Dynamic Light Core that allow users to see results at the same time as changes are being made. Combined with its ease of use KeyShot gives anybody involved with 3D data the ability to create photographic images in a matter of minutes, independent of the size of the digital model. KeyShot supports many native file formats, including SolidWorks, Rhino, SketchUp, Obj, IGES and STEP.