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Best free CAD Design Rendering Software (Keyshot Alternative)

If you are in the CAD and Design industry, one software stands out as the best for CAD rendering and presentation >> Keyshot.

So, are that free alternative that can match its professional output? Yes.

Blender is an open source DCC or Digital Content Creation program that happens to have great render capability.

Below is a Jewelry /ornamental concept design being rendered and animated using Blender

Blender supports 3D Data from formats such as OBJ, STL and FBX. This allows for parts, assemblies and designs to be brought into Blender’s environment for further works. In the case of FBX format, animation information can also be imported as well.

With EEvee making its debut in version 2.8, Realtime visualisation becomes a possibility. This is especially useful for creating presentations without the need for time consuming pre-renders.

The Asset Browser was introduced in Blender 3.0. This enables previously created material shaders as well as objects to be easily reused via the Asset Browser. Now it is very convenient for previously created assets to be modified and tailored for the project at hand.

There are much more capabilties than those listed here.