Adding Environments

KeyShot is designed to provide real-world lighting right out of the box. Through environment presets and the ability to modify them or create your own, your scene can be lit just the way you need with everything visible in real-time.

You can find environment presets in the Environment Library or KeyShot Cloud Library.

Environment List

The Environment tab of the Project window includes the ability to save different Environments and their settings to a list for fast access and navigation.

When a new scene is opened the Environment List is populated with the environment used in the Default Startup Scene specified in the General Preferences. All changes made to the settings will be recorded and saved with that environment.

Adding an Environment

You can add environments in the following ways:

  • drag and drop from the Environment Library/KeyShot Cloud Library onto the Real-time View - this replaces the current environment.
  • double click an environment in the Environment Library - this replaces the current environment
  • drag and drop from the Environment Library/KeyShot Cloud Library onto the Real-time View while pressing ALT - this adds a new environment in the Environment List.
  • drag and drop from the Environment Library onto the Environment List - this adds a new environment in the Environment List

Creating a New Environment

To create a new Environment based your current settings, click the Add Environment icon  at the top left of the pane.

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