Work In Real-Time VR

This section will guide you through the steps necessary to view the real-time window through a VR head-mounted display:

  • This will only work with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
  • These instructions assume that you have the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive already installed and ready to go.

  • These instructions assume that you are wearing the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive HMD.

Perspective Realtime View

  1. Open and setup the scene of your choice in KeyShot.

  2. Go to the Project window's Camera tab and open the Lens Settings accordion.

  3. Select Perspective mode.

  4. Enable the Stereo radio button.

  5. You can change the stereo settings if you know specifically what you need or you can just leave the default settings the way they are.

  6. Click on the Head-Mounted Display drop-down and choose which VR device you have. For the Oculus choose Oculus Rift and for the HTC Vive, choose OpenVR.

  7. It might take a few seconds for the VR device's software to load but you can now put your headset on to view your scene.

Panoramic Real-time View

Workflow 1:

  1. Open and setup the scene of your choice in KeyShot.

  2. In the top menu, go to Camera → Enable VR.

  3. Choose between Cube map mode or Spherical mode.

  4. Choose your desired resolution. Keep in mind that the higher you go the more powerful your machine will need to be. For example, if you are working on a laptop, you should stay at lower resolution.

  5. Choose which VR device you have. For the Oculus choose Oculus Rift and for the HTC Vive, choose OpenVR.

  6. Click Start. (It might take a few seconds for the VR software to start)

Workflow 2:

  1. Open and setup the scene of your choice in KeyShot.

  2. Go to the Project window's Camera tab and open the Lens Settings accordion.

  3. Select Panoramic mode.

  4. Choose between Cube map mode or Spherical mode.

  5. Enable the Stereo radio button.

  6. You can change the stereo settings if you know specifically what you need or you can just leave the default settings the way they are.

  7. Click on the Head-Mounted Display drop-down and choose which VR device you have. For the Oculus choose Oculus Rift and for the HTC Vive, choose OpenVR.

  8. It might take a few seconds for the VR device's software to load but you can now put your headset on to view your scene.