Keyshot: Complete Rendering

Nottingham Trent University
Course summary
15 hours
275 - 300 GBP excl. VAT
Full time/part time
Professional Training
Next available date: 12/07/2021 10:00 - Nottingham
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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:

  • build a realistic scene from scratch using a CAD model
  • follow processes led by the tutor, step-by-step
  • customise scenes to your own taste
  • create realistic textures including metals, wood, plastics, fabrics and other materials
  • manipulate and edit highly-detailed materials in Keyshot and use external textures
  • 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.

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.

In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.

You’ll work in our spacious IT suites equipped with industry standard software inlcuding Keyshot and Adobe Creative Cloud.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

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.

Outside of teaching, Liam is a freelance CGI artist, working with companies worldwide to visualise their projects with CGI, spending the vast amount of his time within 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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Nottingham Trent University Creative, Language and Built Environment Short Courses One of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides beginners, improvers and professionals the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge by attending a short...

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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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