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New Integration between solidThinking Evolve® and KeyShot® Speeds Design and Visualization

Luxion’s LiveLinking Technology Enables Continuous Model Updates from Evolve

TROY, Michigan and Irvine, California – Mar. 11, 2014 – solidThinking, Inc., a leading provider of industrial design software, with Luxion, Inc., developer of KeyShot®, a prominent real-time rendering and global illumination application, today announced the availability of LiveLinking, a complete integration between solidThinking Evolve and KeyShot. This new integration allows users to generate photographic images and animations of their designs quickly and easily. LiveLinking enables continuous updates to KeyShot scenes directly from Evolve, speeding up the design process and eliminating the rework associated with design changes.

In solidThinking Evolve, users are able to explore styling and design solutions with the freedom of organic surfaces and parametric, history-based solids. Now, with a single click, users can export the model directly from Evolve into KeyShot. In KeyShot, users may apply scientifically accurate materials, real-world lighting, and animations to the model through simple drag-and-drop operations while seeing the results in real-time.

With this integration, changes to the model in Evolve will automatically update the geometry in KeyShot without the need to re-apply materials, lighting, animations, or camera views. This eliminates rework, streamlining the workflow and freeing up time for more creative tasks.



“The integration of LiveLinking with Evolve is extremely valuable to our customers who use KeyShot,” said Darren Chilton, Program Manager, solidThinking. “The LiveLinking feature allows our users to work more efficiently and increase their productivity.”

“Evolve and KeyShot complement each other beautifully,” said Thomas Teger, Vice President of Products and Strategy at Luxion. “Both may be used on either Mac or PC, and both harness a design workflow that enables faster creation of 3D visuals from design conceptualization through manufacturing, including the development of imagery for sales and marketing.”

Pricing & Availability

The KeyShot Integration for solidThinking Evolve is available free of charge and is included in solidThinking Evolve 2014. More details are available at solidThinking.com/Evolve, including video overviews of the new KeyShot LiveLinking feature, the enhanced user interface, and how hybrid modeler Evolve releases designers from the constraints of engineering-oriented CAD while preserving its flexibility.



About solidThinking, Inc.
solidThinking creates, develops and markets technology that helps our user community bring the most desirable products to their customers faster. solidThinking software is sold and supported by a global network of distribution partners and is also available as part of the Altair HyperWorks® suite. solidThinking is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries.

About Luxion, Inc.
Luxion is a leading developer of advanced 3D rendering and lighting technology. KeyShot is the first real-time ray tracing application that uses a physically correct render engine based on scientific research in the areas of scientifically accurate material representation and global illumination. Addressing the visualization needs of designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, KeyShot breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion’s customer list includes many of the Fortune 1000 product manufacturers and major industrial design companies including Chrysler, Fossil, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and SMART Design. Visit www.keyshot.com for more information.

solidThinking, Inc.
Media Contacts:

Corporate / North America
Jennifer Korail
+1-248-304-1429
korail@airfoilgroup.com

EMEA
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351
gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de

Luxion, Inc.
Media Contact:

Josh Mings
+1-(949) 274-8871
josh@luxion.com




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