The primary method of lighting a scene in KeyShot is through Environment Lighting. Environment Lighting uses spherical High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) to represent the full, physically accurate lighting of an interior or exterior space.

Environment Library

KeyShot comes with many environment lighting presets to get you on your way fast. Access all environment preset from the Library window, Environments tab. Additional environments may be accessed on KeyShot Cloud.
If you are a KeyShot Pro user, you can also add your own environments to the library.

Environment Tab

The Environment tab is where you control all the settings for your environment lighting.
Users of KeyShot Pro will have 2 tabs one for the general Environment Settings which contains the same as what HD users see and one with an HDRI Editor that allows editing of the pins, background etc. of the Lighting Environment. The following pages will take you through Adding Environments and describe the Environment Settings as well as the HDRI Editor.