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
10 Oct 2018
CPU and GPU price-performance analysis
We've witnessed some exciting developments in the desktop computing space recently, particularly the new Threadripper CPUs from AMD (and price cuts to their existing models) and RTX GPUs from Nvidia.
Phoronix tested IndigoBench on a RTX 2080 Ti, and - somewhat predictably - it was an abso...READ MORE
15 Mar 2018
Indigo Renderer 4.2.14 Beta Release
The Indigo 4.0 release was the first version to have full GPU path-tracing support, as well as lots of other cool stuff (https://www.indigorenderer.com/indigo4)
With the 4.2 release we have taken the opportunity to push the performance on GPU even further, as well as making some algorithmic i...READ MORE
18 Nov 2017
Animation - Aidanova Time Machine Restaurant
This incredibly detailed animation sequence was created by Indigo veteran and freelance CGI artist Arthur Liebnau and his visualisation agency Polygon Manufaktur.
Thanks for agreeing to doing this interview with us! Please tell us a bit about the background of the project.
This v...READ MORE
25 Apr 2017
May 2017 Competition
With all the big changes since our last Indigo competition, we figured it's high time for another one! For this competition we'd like to get some new scenes to be included with Indigo.
There will be at least 3 Main Prize winners, as follows:
1st place: Indigo Renderer 4.x and Chaotica Stud...READ MORE
21 Mar 2017
Indigo 4.0.48 Beta Release
We have been working hard on a new beta release, which brings many new and useful features to Indigo. Here are a selected few:
Light layers - GPU support and UI updates
We implemented complete light layer support for OpenCL (GPU) rendering, which allows quick and easy balancing of light source...READ MORE
29 Nov 2016
Porsche Panamera Executive - Official Trailer
Indigo user David Gudelius (zeitmeister on the forums) and his colleagues at the CGI company Michel de Vries, were tasked with creating the official press trailer for Porsche AG's new Panamera Executive model.
The animation sequences were rendered primarily using Indigo, and David has kindly...READ MORE