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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.


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



15 Oct 2009

A small house

The small house trend is really popular in germany. This render by Camox is a nice concept:

15 Oct 2009

This is awesome

Indigo Light Layers Animation from Zed on Vimeo. This movie was made by zed_pmd and shows Indigos Light Layers (similair to 'multilight' by Maxwell). Awesome work zed!

10 Oct 2009

Last 30 Indigo Lifetime Licences

We're down to 30 Indigo Lifetime Licences (free updates for life!). We're even offering them for with volume discount if your company wants to buy 10 or more (10 licences of one of the fastest, highest quality, unbiased renderers, and we're working on making it easier to use every day) and get free ...

10 Oct 2009

Cool marble material

Whaat uploaded this cool marble material which is done using Indigo shader language. It's been cool seeing some new materials being uploaded with our stand-alone material editor. Even though some people are hating on the material editor for being a separate application (instead of embedded into cine...

7 Oct 2009

Fixed crash-causing bug for Mac builds of Indigo

If you are using Indigo 2.0 on Mac - you should download the latest build here. This version of Indigo 2.0.12 replaces the old release which had a bug with large scenes. If you have had issues with Indigo crashing on your Mac, try this build. This is a fix for the BVH bug if you've been waitin...

4 Oct 2009

Bathroom image by Nick

Nick, an Indigo user from Italy, just uploaded this nice render of a bathroom.