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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.

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

29 Jan 2014

Cloud Render

Following on from the last blog post about Atmospheric and volume rendering improvements in Indigo, here's a render using procedural clouds and Indigo's atmospheric simulation. This scene (or an improved version) will probably be bundled as one of the example scenes for the next Indigo version...

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5 Jan 2014

Atmospheric and volume rendering improvements

Recently the Indigo users Yonosoy and CTZn have been pushing the limits of Indigo in terms of procedural terrains and clouds, all rendered with Indigo's powerful and accurate atmospheric simulation. (See the forum threads here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12050&sta...

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11 Dec 2013

Rendering optimisations in Indigo 3.8

With the 3.6 stable release out the door, it's time to show some of the new stuff we have been working on for the next version of Indigo! Indigo 3.8 will bring some important optimisations for arch-viz users, particularly the common case of rendering sunlight through glass: a brand new arch g...

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2 Dec 2013

Optimisations

I spent a productive weekend optimising bidirectional path tracing in Indigo (the most powerful render mode). It now runs 20% faster! --Nick

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13 Nov 2013

Indigo 3.6 Release Competition

In celebration of the Indigo 3.6 Stable release we are having a competition that is all about Indigo 3.6! The goal of this competition is to show off the new features in the latest and greatest Indigo release, and entries will be judged by best use of new features. Starting date is Wednesd...

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13 Nov 2013

Indigo 3.6 Stable released

Glare Technologies is pleased to announce the release of Indigo 3.6 Stable! After a period of intensive development, in which many powerful new features were introduced and the user experience refined, the final stable release is now available. This release is free for all existing Indigo ...

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