Keyshot: Complete Rendering

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
15 hours
275 GBP excl. VAT
Full time/part time
Professional Training
Next available date: 05/10/2020 18:00 - Nottingham
Course Dates
05/10/2020 18:00  (English)
275 GBP
15/02/2021 18:00  (English)
275 GBP
12/07/2021 10:00  (English)
275 GBP

Course description

Keyshot: Complete Rendering

Many industry leaders use renders instead of photography now, and for good reason.

On this course, you’ll learn how to create stunning renders of 3D CAD models using Keyshot.

It’s ideal for product designers, interior and spatial designers and architects who want to use rendering to create visually impactful shots of their designs when studio photography may be unaffordable or inaccessible.

The course is suitable for anyone who has basic 3D CAD modelling experience; it's also suitable for beginners with a knowledge of CAD as it will start with the basics, however, there will be lots of information that more experienced users will benefit from based on my experience with the software.

The goal is always to make rendering as easy as possible, so that you can spend as much time as possible making a better product.

On this course you will:

  • start by using a variety of CAD models provided by the tutor to construct scenes within Keyshot
  • follow processes step-by-step
  • customise scenes to your own taste
  • compose and render a photo-realistic scene from scratch
  • light scenes using a combination of basic and advanced techniques
  • create and edit highly-detailed materials using external textures
  • navigate Keyshot efficiently using a variety of workflow techniques
  • output renders using optimised settings
  • receive a valuable set of notes to support your learning after the course.

What will I gain?

Upon completing this course, you will be able to apply your rendering knowledge to a wide range of projects, and identify what scene would work well for a certain product.

You will be able to create advanced Keyshot renders using a combination of the basic and expert tools.

You will leave with professional renders that will enhance your portfolio or CV, elevating your work above the rest of the competition.

Here's what some of our previous attendees have said:

"Was great to meet Liam and learn some of his wizardry." TV

"Liam was a great teacher, very knowledgeable." GR

"I enjoyed the technicality in the materials graphs and learning all the aspects of post processing" GR

"I was provided with enough resources to practice on my own. I would definitely attend more Keyshot courses, and will recommend this course to my friends." PC

Here are some of our previous attendee's project work during the course:



Tutor profile: Liam Martin is a product designer and part-time lecturer at NTU.

Since graduating with First Class Honours he has spent thousands of hours honing his CAD skills by completing mini projects, most notably for the Instagram-based rendering competition #renderweekly where he has been featured on the competition page several times.

In his lecturing work, Liam predominantly teaches CAD to design students.

His role is to take students of all abilities though the basic functionality of SolidWorks 3D modelling software as well as Keyshot.

He has recently started a YouTube channel to share his experience in these programs with the wider public and to answer questions his students may have outside of classes.

In addition to this, Liam runs his own creative agency, Sektre, where he is pushing to bring his innovative acoustic tiles to market.

Here are some of Liam's renders made in Keyshot:



Suitability - Who should attend?

Level: Professional

Entry requirement: You should have a professional or academic background in design, and be a confident design software user.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

10 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.

Certificate of attendance upon completion.

Indicative class size: 10

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Based on 4 reviews

Was great to meet Liam and learn some of his wizardry.
Liam was a great teacher, very knowledgeable.
I enjoyed the technicality in the materials graphs and learning all the aspects of post processing
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