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 find the maREAD MORE
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 entry fREAD MORE
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, "ThREAD MORE
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 introductiREAD MORE
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. Indigo READ MORE
29 Jan 2014
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.
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&sREAD MORE
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 glass oREAD MORE
2 Dec 2013
I spent a productive weekend optimising bidirectional path tracing in Indigo (the most powerful render mode). It now runs 20% faster!
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 Wednesday the 13READ MORE