Material Library

Material presets are found in the KeyShot Library, Material tab.

The material presets you see are all created using a KeyShot Material TypeEach library material has been designed to be easy to use with as few parameters as needed. For example, the Metal library materials use the Metal material type and will only display the parameters needed for metal materials. Likewise, the Plastic library materials use the Plastic material type will have only the parameters needed for plastic materials.

Stock Materials

KeyShot ships with 750+ materials ranging from cloths and leathers to metals, plastic and even smoke. The materials are arranged in folders

Library Updates

The KeyShot Library has been updated to take advantage of the latest KeyShot material, texture and environment capabilities. Learn more about the new updates here.

Custom Materials

You can create your own materials  use the library materials as a starting point to edit, copy and save your own materials.

KeyShot Cloud Materials

Thousands of KeyShot materials generated by Luxion, KeyShot partners and KeyShot users are available on KeyShot Cloud. You can access KeyShot Cloud from the far left side of the KeyShot Toolbar or at Learn more about KeyShot Cloud here.

Additional Materials

A KeyShot Content installer is available for KeyShot 8 users on both Windows and Mac. The installer contains high-quality materials with textures from Poliigon that have been excluded form the regular Keyshot installer because of their size. ...The materials in the Installer are the same as offered in the Content installer for KeyShot 7, but they have been updated to take full advantage of the improvements to KeyShot 8 materials....

Download the installer here:

Content Installation

After downloading, run the installer. During installation, the new resources will be added to your KeyShot Resource folder and visible in the KeyShot library, Materials tab next time KeyShot is launched. The new Poliigon folder will be added to your Materials folder.


If you installed the Poliigon material pack in KeyShot 7 and chose to migrate your resources to KeyShot 8. The Poliigon materials will only be overwritten with the new version, if the folder has been moved from the migration folder to the root of the Material library at the time you install the KeyShot 8 Content pack - Otherwise you will have 2 versions of the "same" material.

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