• Interior by bubs
    Interior by bubs

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.

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.

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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.

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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
Sketchup
3DS Max
Revit
Blender
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

Featured

"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


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"... 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


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News

4 Jul 2014

Animations by Zom-B

Indigo user Arthur Liebnau (aka Zom-B), has posted two finished animation projects using Indigo. In his own words: Victoria Camera Animation "I'll start with a short 3D camera animation I did for a fashion show directed by a friend. First time "organic" stuff from me, it was quite hard to get...

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28 May 2014

Sloppy coating material

This material uses the world-space normal and the curvature of the surface to simulate a sloppy paint job. The world-space normal is used to simulate paint only sticking to the top and bottom facing surfaces. The curvature is simulating paint sticking in crevices on the surface. You can f...

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26 Mar 2014

Indigo 3.6 competition results

The Indigo 3.6 competition concluded with some amazing entries, and a lifetime licence for first prize winner Oscar J! Congratulations again to Oscar and the other prizewinners. Indigo 3.6's features were to be highlighted for this competition, and they were put to especially good use for an entr...

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19 Mar 2014

The Cosmonaut by aleksandera

Indigo user aleksandera created this beautiful piece, inspired by Jeremy Gedde's paintings, for the recent Indigo 3.6 competition; however, his final version unfortunately didn't meet the deadline, and since it's such a good showcase image we'd like to feature it here. Here is his finished work, ...

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6 Feb 2014

Indigo 3.8 beta released

We are pleased to release the first Indigo beta in the 3.8 series. This will be a free upgrade for all Indigo 3.x customers. We have a ton of changes in this beta release. The big ones however are the large speed increases, which, while depending on the scene, may be 80% or more, and the intr...

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31 Jan 2014

More bidir optimisations

A little while ago (1st december last year) I wrote that I had achieved a 20% speedup of bidir (bidirectional path tracing) on a reference test scene, measured relative to our last stable release, 3.6. Since then I've been continuing to optimise bidir and the indigo render core in general. Indi...

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