Indigo Renderer is an unbiased, photorealistic GPU and CPU renderer aimed at ultimate image quality, by accurately simulating the physics of light.
State of the art rendering performance, materials and cameras models - it's all made simple through an interactive, photographic approach
with few abstract settings, letting you concentrate on lighting and composing your imagery.
Indigo Renderer 4.4
We are proud to announce the official release of Indigo Renderer 4.4.
Indigo 4.4 brings denoising, a fabric material, GPU SSS, lightmap baking and more.
What's new in Indigo 4?
Brand new multi-GPU engine
Indigo's OpenCL-based GPU engine provides industry leading performance on Nvidia and AMD graphics cards. With a single modern GPU, it's approximately 10x faster than before. Simply add more GPUs and get the horsepower to quickly render incredible 4K images and animations. READ MORE
Workflow & UI enhancements
A dark UI mode. Interactive material previews and light layer thumbnails. RGB colour curves and snappy trackball navigation.
These are just some of the new features making Indigo 4 the most streamlined and enjoyable version yet. READ MORE
And a lot more ...
RGB colour curves
Interactive multi-region rendering
Light Layer thumbnails
Faster CPU Rendering
Queue override settings
Measured BRDF support
Interactive aperture controls
Pixel info picker
Adjustable light sampling
OpenEXR output settings
Improved MLT rendering
Optimised material models
Faster subdiv & displacement
The rendering quality is awesome, and it's so fast than I can set up scene lighting with our technical art director about seven times faster than with our other render engine
Mateusz Sroka, Platige Image
Indigo is usually my go-to renderer: it handles massive scenes very well. It loads fast, it's reliable, doesn't crash and produces beautiful results
Tom Svilans, architect
"We simply love the lighting and the realistic look. Without the need of tweaking and faking light situations or GI render settings, Indigo simply renders it as it is... and so we can fully concentrate on color grading and subtle post production. Almost like you would do it with real filmed footage."
- David Gudelius, Senior CGI Artist READ MORE
"... 35K objects, 201 million polygons, 804 light sources and hundreds of materials. Indigo crunched through this data without issues and allowed a workflow with quick previews and great output quality without tweaking 1001 settings like in some other renderers. With this reliability I could focus on content creation and tweaking material in the project."
- Arthur Liebnau, Freelance CGI artist READ MORE
18 Mar 2021
Indigo SDK publicly available
This is something we have been meaning to do for a while - make the Indigo software development kit (SDK) available for anyone to try out.
The Indigo SDK allows you to embed the full power of Indigo into your software application, allowing high quality CPU rendering and GPU rendering with an easy...READ MORE
16 Feb 2021
Indigo 4.4 Released!
Glare Technologies is excited to announce the release of Indigo 4.4!
Indigo Renderer 4.4 now includes a powerful denoiser, lightmap baking, GPU SSS, texture compression, an improved sky model, a new fabric material, and more.
We also have some exciting improvements already in testing for I...READ MORE
4 Nov 2020
Indigo Dev Update Q4 2020
It's been a challenging year globally, so we thought it's a good time to give a bit of positive news and an outlook on where Indigo is heading next.
First and foremost, Indigo 4.4 is nearing completion and a stable release is almost done, thus exiting beta phase.
Core technology updates for futu...READ MORE
23 Oct 2020
New Indigo Benchmark release
We have a new build of the benchmark out.
The last benchmark build was 4.0.64, so a long time ago. There have been a lot of changes in Indigo since then, including a lot of optimisations.
The most important changes for the benchmark are:
* Fixed performance scaling when rendering with multipl...READ MORE
23 Mar 2020
An extraordinary car brought to life with Indigo Renderer
Let us show you what our newest Indigo beta (ver 4.4.5) is capable of in a professional production environment. Part of their studio pipeline our friends at studio Michel de Vries choose Indigo as their main engine to showcase the newest creation by Bugatti, the Chiron Pur Sport. Giving them the edg...READ MORE
14 Feb 2020
Indigo and macOS Catalina
Indigo is now notarised by Apple, which means Indigo now installs on macOS Catalina without giving a "can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software" error.
You can download the new notarised version (4.2.27) on the download page.
The latest beta in the 4.4 Indigo series ...READ MORE