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
17 Apr 2013
Shadow pass and alpha compositing
We have introduced some exciting new features for the upcoming Indigo 3.6 release, designed to make compositing renders into photographic environments much easier and more realistic.
The first addition is a new shadow pass render mode:
The second addition is integrated alpha rendering. Wh...READ MORE
8 Apr 2013
Indigo for Cinema 4D review
A fantastic review of Indigo for Cinema C4D has been published on the Czech CG website Grafika.cz! (at http://www.grafika.cz/)
The author, Pavel Zoch, has kindly translated his conclusions into English:
"So, we are at the end, I think. We know almost everything we need to know to start playing...READ MORE
25 Mar 2013
Fantastic snowscape scene by Kklors
Continuing the amazing daily 3D scenes we reported on earlier, the ever-creative Andre Kostin (aka Kklors) is now doing weekly ones to allow for more polish, and last week's was this fantastic snowscape scene:
(click for full resolution image)
Be sure to check out his awesome blog here, whic...READ MORE
27 Feb 2013
Next Indigo beta to support .HDR format
We have just added support for the RGBE file format, better known simply as HDR files (from the .HDR extension).
While Indigo has always supported HDRI data, it could only load the OpenEXR format, with the RGBE format remaining a notable omission for a long time.
By popular demand we have fina...READ MORE
22 Feb 2013
Imaginative works by Kklors
Indigo user Kklors has been creating astonishing renders using Cinema4D and Indigo.
He has posted a selection of them on the Indigo forums.
There are even more on his DeviantArt page here: http://kokolores123.deviantart.com/gallery/
These are some of the most creative, but also technically im...READ MORE
15 Feb 2013
Nature scene by Heiko Schmidt / Impulse
Indigo forum user Impulse has created a wonderfully crisp test render using the new double-sided material introduced in Indigo 3.6 (click to enlarge):
For more information on this powerful new material type (and the new coating material!) please see the Indigo 3.6 announcement thread.