Rendering a New Year Message in KeyShot 2.1
Happy New Year and welcome to 2011!
I’m kick-starting a new series of video reports with a short demonstration on using Luxion KeyShot 2.1 to create a New Year message. The latest release of KeyShot comes with a slew of user-interface improvements, including a Label function (frequently referred to as “Decal” in modeling and rendering software packages).
What you need for this exercise:
- a 2D image with your New Year message (I created mine in Adobe Illustrator, then saved it as JPEG);
- a 3D model with an even surface where you can project the message (I used an iPad model created by sgi102, found among user-submitted 3D content at Dassault Systemes’ 3DVIA.com portal); and
- KeyShot rendering software (Luxion lets you use the trial software for 15 days, but the rendering produced will include a watermark).
For the rest of the steps, watch the video clip below: