I'll be interested to hear what the specifics are. It's clear that volumetric lighting and filling are going to be a big part of the new release. I hope they will be able to bring back some of the enhancements that they tried to release in 7 and had to roll back with 7.1. I'd really like to see changes with network rendering.
the section view looks interesting, i'm not sure if its possible in current versions
I've always used SOLIDWORKS to make/edit the models before sending them to Keyshot for rendering. A section view was as easy as making a cut, then assigning a color to the resulting model faces (for a different material).
This Keyshot feature must be aimed at people making the section views directly in Keyshot.
It will be interesting to see how it is done. I'm imagining a lot of setup with blocks or planes used as cutting tools.