Indigo News
16 Aug 2013

New compositing with shadow pass tutorial

We have a new tutorial up on how to make a composite image with a foreground alpha render, a shadow pass render, and a background plate. Read it here.

8 Aug 2013

Great new car renders by Oscar Johansson and Arthur Liebnau

We have updated the vehicles gallery with some beautiful new car renders from Indigo users Oscar Johansson and Arthur Liebnau. These renders use the new shadow pass and integrated alpha channel output support in Indigo for compositing against a background image. You can read a bit more about the sha

9 Jul 2013

Weekend House by Heiko Schmidt

Heiko outdid himself with this beautifully crafted weekend house, modeled after this real world weekend house in Bus in the Czech Republic. It's so amazingly detailed and well-lit, it makes you wonder if there is any limit to what a great artist can do given the right tools. (Click for the full-si

3 May 2013

Amazing library shot by Pibuz

Indigo archviz veteran Filippo Scarso (username Pibuz) has, in the great tradition of the "simple" interiors thread, posted an amazingly detailed and realistic shot of a soon to be refurbished and extended public library in Mestre, Venice: (Click for the full-sized image.) The Simple interiors thre

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. When the 'f

8 Apr 2013

Indigo for Cinema 4D review

A fantastic review of Indigo for Cinema C4D has been published on the Czech CG website! (at 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 with

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, which inclu

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 finally ad

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: These are some of the most creative, but also technically impressiv

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.