• House Near Warsaw by Aleksander Pusz
    House Near Warsaw by Aleksander Pusz

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.


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.


And a lot more ...

Fast SSS
Material preview
RGB colour curves
Interactive multi-region rendering
Light Layer thumbnails
Faster CPU Rendering
Queue override settings
Adaptive resolution
Contribution clamping
Trackball navigation
Filmic tonemapping
Measured BRDF support
Interactive aperture controls
Faster tonemapping
Pixel info picker
Adjustable light sampling
OpenEXR output settings
Improved MLT rendering
Optimised material models
Faster subdiv & displacement
Cinema 4D
3DS Max
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


"... 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



17 Oct 2012

Realtime camera controls

In case you didn't know, you can move around the scene in realtime in Indigo. It's easy to miss the realtime camera control buttons, as they're quite small. They can be found on the top right of the main render and OpenGL preview windows. You can also move around the camera with keyboard and mo...

18 Sep 2012

Indigo RT to Indigo Renderer upgrades now available on the Glare Technologies Store.

Indigo RT customers can now upgrade to Indigo Renderer with just a few clicks on the Glare Technologies Store. Upgrading to Indigo Renderer will allow you to use fantastic features such as network rendering, as well as the new section plane and orthographic camera features. See http://www.indigo...

11 Sep 2012

Materials & lighting competition results

The August 2012 Materials and Lighting competition ended last Thursday, and we've just announced the winners on our Forum! It was a tremendous success, fuelled by exceptional archviz talent and great prizes from our sponsors. Be sure to check out the final renders thread, as there are many intere...

5 Sep 2012

Only 2 days left before the August competition ends

Our August materials & lighting competiton is nearly over but it's not too late to submit an entry to get the chance to win some of our prizes worth over €2000 in total. Finals have to be submitted before the end of the 6th of September. Prizes 1st place 1 Arroway textures Complete bundl...

14 Aug 2012

Materials & lighting competition

If you haven't heard from our forum or newsletter yet, we're running a materials and lighting competition this month! The challenge is to create beautiful interior renders using the provided scene geometry, graciously provided by Heiko Schmidt (aka Impulse on the forum). Entries should be subm...

10 Aug 2012

SimLab Composer adds full support for Indigo Renderer.

The new release of SimLab Composer from Simlab Soft adds full support for Indigo Renderer. SimLab Composer will detect the existence of Indigo Renderer or Indigo RT on the machine, and will enable the user to utilize Indigo from inside SimLab Composer. Read the full announcement here.