Get Your Plastic On With KeyShot

Plastic. As product designers the look has to be spot on. Whether it’s a rough matte finish or a glossy transparent cover, it’s just easier to get the look you need with 3D rendering software. Dries Vervoort is a mechanical designer who has honed is skills creating visuals for radiator components. It’s paid off for him, with the ability to produce plastics that look like the real thing, and he shows you how using KeyShot to make it happen. You can see how and download the resources he uses here. Below are just a few samples of his work.

Creating perfect plastics and beautiful materials in KeyShot is very easy. Dries Vervoort walks you through the development of materials and more in KeyShot. His tips and tricks help you to create the most accurate array of plastic materials possible!

  • What you get to take away are lessons on how to create materials in KeyShot and what settings affect reflection and transparency.
  • You also get to learn what material types are best to use for certain plastics and how light effects the look of materials.
  • Dries has shared all the assets he used so you can pick them apart and see exactly the material and settings he used.

Designer: Dries Vervoort


  • LeonardG says:

    Wow I never knew you could get such a variety of textures and material effects out of plastic. I have used some 3D modeling software in the past, but having it tied to more of the aesthetic properties of the material is really quite useful.

  • Lara says:

    Wow it is so amazing!

  • Dries Vervoort says:

    Ha! Someone one the KeyShot forums pointed out that there was a post about my work here.
    Thanks for the coverage!

    Credit for the model in the first image goes to Simon Williamson.

  • Nancy says:

    I am really impressed by this post. Its really wonderful how he has moulded plastic.Keep posting such kind of different blogs.

  • Impressive – not done a lot with keyshot ever – looks like I should be paying more attention to it!

  • Mixel says:

    Great timing, this is just what I needed to give a that little bit extra to my presentation renders for next week.

  • I’m really impressed by this images ! TNX

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