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Essential Keyshot Materials

by Shaun Wellens

Hand-crafted to give designers a jump-start on bringing their ideas to life, the Essential Keyshot Materials pack allows you to create beautiful, highly detailed renders in no time at all. 

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Essential Keyshot Materials

by Shaun Wellens

Hand-crafted to give designers a jump-start on bringing their ideas to life, the Essential Keyshot Materials pack allows you to create beautiful, highly detailed renders in no time at all. 

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50 hand-crafted materials.

With over 50 materials to choose from, whether it's plastics, metals, textiles or rubbers, the Essential Keyshot Materials pack gives you a head start on bringing your creations to life, whilst also giving you the power to mix and customise each material to your liking. Download the booklet below to see everything included!

Over 130 variations.

Most materials included in Essential Keyshot Materials comes with multiple variations. This could be a metal with different levels of scratches or smudges, a textile with varying patterns and colours, or a leather at different stages of its life. With over 130 variations of materials to choose from (and customise!) you'll have the ability to create beautiful, highly detailed renders in less than half the time.

Over 130 variations.

Most materials included in Essential Keyshot Materials comes with multiple variations. This could be a metal with different levels of scratches or smudges, a textile with varying patterns and colours, or a leather at different stages of its life. With over 130 variations of materials to choose from (and customise!) you'll have the ability to create beautiful, highly detailed renders in less than half the time.

Download your free pack.

Want to try before you buy? No problem! We've put together a sample pack of a few of our favourite materials, as well as our free companion booklet for you to take a closer look at all the high-resolution details built in to Essential Keyshot Materials. Click the button below to download!

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"Default materials beware!"

- David Merz III. Looking to step your render game up? Tired of Keyshot's default materials not giving you the detail you need? Essential Keyshot Materials offers you a quick and easy solution with all the micro-details you're looking for. 

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"Default materials beware!"

David Merz III
Looking to step your render game up? Tired of Keyshot's default materials not giving you the detail you need? Essential Keyshot Materials offers you a quick and easy solution with all the micro-details you're looking for. 

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What's Inside?

Let's take a look at what's included! The Essential Keyshot Materials pack includes so much more than just shaders. We've also included the shaderdisc and shaderballs created to showcase each of the stunning materials in this pack, the Keyshot scene files used to create the renders, as well as instructional videos on how to get the most out of your materials.

Keyshot Materials

There are 50 high quality materials included in Essential Keyshot Materials, with over 130 different variations! This includes plastics, metals, rubbers, fabrics and leathers, all of which have been created referencing real-world materials most commonly used across industrial design. With knowledge of how to use the material graph, each material is completely customisable - and we highly encourage you to do so!

3D Models

Also included with Essential Keyshot Materials is the 10cm shaderball, 15cm shaderdisc, 30cm shaderball and fabric stack designed by Shaun Wellens. Each object has been designed with material creation in mind, with features such as varying wall thickness and multiple radii values, to aid in building a wide variety of materials. You’re welcome to use them, as Shaun has done, to build your own materials (or to customise the materials in this pack!)

Keyshot Scenes

You’ll also be provided with the Keyshot scenes used to create the display renders of the Essential Keyshot Materials. This will include the 3D models, backdrops, Keyshot settings and lighting setups, providing you with an insight into how Shaun approaches this kind of work on a daily basis.

Instructional Videos

The Essential Keyshot Materials pack has been created with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind, but with quality comes a certain amount of complexity. The vast majority of the materials in this pack will work with simple drag-and-drop functionality, but there are some materials that have very distinct patterns and properties that will require an additional amount of setup and tweaking. For these materials, instructional videos with Shaun, along with a general overview and introduction, have also been included. We highly recommend watching them to get the most out of Essential Keyshot Materials!

Scene files included!

Looking to improve your renders? Well, we've included the Keyshot scene files used to create the renders for the Essential Keyshot Materials booklet. This includes the 3D models, backdrops, Keyshot settings and lighting setups, Giving you an insight into how Shaun approaches rendering on a daily basis.

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Designed to be customised.

The pack has been created with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind, but for those that want extra control, to customise materials, and mix and match textures, we've constructed them in a clean and methodical way to allow you to do just that! Although instructional videos are included, a good understanding of Keyshot's Material Graph is recommended.

Designed to be customised.

The pack has been created with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind, but for those that want extra control, to customise materials, and mix and match textures, we've constructed them in a clean and methodical way to allow you to do just that! Although instructional videos are included, a good understanding of Keyshot's Material Graph is recommended.

Carefully calibrated. 

It can be notoriously difficult to create materials that behave correctly across multiple lighting setups. That's why we've taken the time to painstakingly calibrate and fine-tune Essential Keyshot Materials to work across a wide range of lighting possibilities - so you don't have to!

Download your free pack.

Want to try before you buy? No problem! We've put together a sample pack of a few of our favourite materials, as well as our free companion booklet for you to take a closer look at all the high-resolution details built in to Essential Keyshot Materials. Click the button below to download!

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Download your free pack.

Want to try before you buy? No problem! We've put together a sample pack of a few of our favourite materials, as well as our free companion booklet for you to take a closer look at all the high-resolution details built in to Essential Keyshot Materials. Click the button below to download!

Download

Improve your Keyshot renders.

Created with designers in mind, Essential Keyshot Materials prioritises the kinds of materials you may need to use on a daily basis, including speckled and translucent plastics, spun and extruded metals, leathers and fabrics commonly used in consumer electronics, and much more. This camera project, designed by Shaun Wellens, was created using solely Essential Keyshot Materials.

Credit: Shaun Wellens

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Will Gibbons

Product Visualisation Specialist

"By far, the nicest and most expansive set of materials for product rendering in KeyShot I've ever seen."

David Merz III

Founder & Chief Creative, Vyzdom

"Definitely the best presented materials pack I've come across. For advance users who know their way around a material graph, they'll be happy to see the level of control is still present and can tweak parameters if needed to match their desired look. For anyone looking to get a head start on visualizing a product without needing to construct the tedious yet commonly used materials, this is a no-brainer without sacrificing photo-realism."

Shane Spence

CGI Specialist, Arrival

"A huge range of customisable shaders that give you access to complex materials with just a few clicks. This frees up the time that would’ve been spent creating materials, enabling you to dedicate more time to crafting the perfect render. Great for beginners and advanced users alike."

Will Gibbons

Product Visualisation Specialist

"By far, the nicest and most expansive set of materials for product rendering in KeyShot I've ever seen."

David Merz III

Founder & Chief Creative, Vyzdom

"Definitely the best presented materials pack I've come across. For advance users who know their way around a material graph, they'll be happy to see the level of control is still present and can tweak parameters if needed to match their desired look. For anyone looking to get a head start on visualizing a product without needing to construct the tedious yet commonly used materials, this is a no-brainer without sacrificing photo-realism."

Shane Spence

CGI Specialist, Arrival

"A huge range of customisable shaders that give you access to complex materials with just a few clicks. This frees up the time that would’ve been spent creating materials, enabling you to dedicate more time to crafting the perfect render. Great for beginners and advanced users alike."

Everything you need to know.

So you’re thinking about purchasing the Keyshot Essential Materials pack? Great! We hope you’re excited to begin creating stunning visuals. Here are a few things to know before getting started!

Try before you buy.

"Definitely the best presented materials pack I've come across — the booklet alone is such a beautiful reference and the materials look stunning and photoreal in my test scene." David Merz III

Try it for yourself by downloading the free sample pack today!

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Try before you buy.

"Definitely the best presented materials pack I've come across — the booklet alone is such a beautiful reference and the materials look stunning and photoreal in my test scene." David Merz III

Try it for yourself by downloading the free sample pack today!

Download

Essential Keyshot Materials

by Shaun Wellens

Individual

If you are an individual designer or artist, including students, hobbyists and professionals, then this license is for you. All materials are yours to keep and use on personal projects and commercial projects - forever!

$149

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Small Team

If you are a small team of 2-7 professionals, then this license is for you. Once purchased, you're free to use on as many in-house and commercial projects as you like. However, if your team grows, your license may also need an upgrade.

$399

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Enterprise

If you're a large company or studio, or a team of more than 7 designers and artists, then the enterprise license is the one for you. Please use the button below to contact our team, who'll work with you to create a customised setup that works best for the needs of you and your department. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Essential Keyshot Materials

by Shaun Wellens

Individual

If you are an individual designer or artist, including students, hobbyists and professionals, then this license is for you. All materials are yours to keep and use on personal projects and commercial projects - forever!

$149

$110

Buy Now

Small Team

If you are a small team of 2-7 professionals, then this license is for you. Once purchased, you're free to use on as many in-house and commercial projects as you like. However, if your team grows, your license may also need an upgrade.

$399

$299

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Enterprise

If you're a large company or studio, or a team of more than 7 designers and artists, then the enterprise license is the one for you. Please use the button below to contact our team, who'll work with you to create a customised setup that works best for the needs of you and your department. We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us

About the Designer

Shaun Wellens is a designer and artist, currently working as Visualisation Lead at London-based electric vehicle manufacturer, Arrival. With a background in Industrial Design, and 10 years of rendering experience, Shaun has worked on designs and visuals of everything from medical devices and consumer tech, to cutting-edge transport and robots. Shaun has created Essential Keyshot Materials as a way to allow designers and artists to focus on the thing that matters most - conveying their ideas.

About the Designer

Shaun Wellens is a designer and artist, currently working as Visualisation Lead at London-based electric vehicle manufacturer, Arrival. With a background in Industrial Design, and 10 years of rendering experience, Shaun has worked on designs and visuals of everything from medical devices and consumer tech, to cutting-edge transport and robots. Shaun has created Essential Keyshot Materials as a way to allow designers and artists to focus on the thing that matters most - conveying their ideas.

Download the free booklet.

We've put together a beautiful booklet showcasing all 50 (and over 130 variations!) Essential Keyshot Materials for you to browse. In here, you'll see all of the built-in surface details such as a multitude of finishes and patterns, scratches and smudges, grains and much more. Click the button below to download!

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