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 4.2
6 Dec 2019
We are pround to announce the official release of Indigo Renderer 4.2.
Indigo 4.2 brings render channels, GPU rendering speedups, CPU rendering improvements and much more.
Read about it (and check out the Indigo 4.4 beta details) here.
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
21 Oct 2011
Imaging pipeline improvements in Indigo 3.0.14
The imaging pipeline collectively refers to the sequence of processing steps which result in the final displayed image. This consists of tone mapping, white point correction, light layer processing and the image resizing from the super-sampled source data.
Previously this would require a number o...READ MORE
10 Oct 2011
Minimalist Indigo Renders by Stinkie
Indigo forum user Stinkie uses Indigo to render extremely lifelike renders of what look like minimalist, modernist constructions.
You can see more of Stinkie's work in the Indigo forum thread here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6639
9 Oct 2011
Material Editing Imporvements
In the last couple of weeks and months, we put some more work into the material editing UI, to make it easier to use and use less space on the screen.
This is a little preview of what is to come in the next release, Indigo 3.2, and still a work in progress, so if you have any wishes and suggestio...READ MORE
4 Oct 2011
Architectural interiors by dcm / Michal Timko
Architectural visualisation specialist Michal Timko, also known as dcm on the forum, is known for his stylish and realistic interior shots. Here are some of his latest works with Indigo Renderer, enjoy!
30 Aug 2011
Saint-Gobain Glass releases glass materials for Indigo
Saint-Gobain Glass has released an official set of glass materials into the online Indigo material database.
These new glass materials are measured from real glass, allowing super-realistic rendering of real glass materials inside Indigo.
Read the announcement post here: http://www.indigorendere...READ MORE
30 Aug 2011
New Indigo Renders by Impulse
Impulse has posted some gorgeous renders created with Indigo, showing excellent visualisation of both architectural interiors and exteriors, as well as some beautiful plant details.
You can visit the forum thread here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=109502#p109502READ MORE