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    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

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 fina...

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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: http://kokolores123.deviantart.com/gallery/ These are some of the most creative, but also technically im...

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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.

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25 Jan 2013

Wooden camera

Indigo user Axel Ritter recently posted this this beautiful wooden camera rendering, a perfect example of product visualisation: Click on the image above for the full resolution image.

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24 Jan 2013

Electronic gear visualisation

Indigo user Mor4us posted a nice Indigo visualisation of some electronic hardware recently: Click on the image above for the full resolution image.

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9 Dec 2012

Thin film interference in Indigo

Now that Indigo 3.4 has officially reached stable status, we're experimenting with new features for Indigo 3.6, the next big release. One of the new additions to Indigo 3.6 will be the coating material. The coating material simulates a thin coating of some kind of material over another material....

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