16 Aug 2013
New compositing with shadow pass tutorial
We have a new tutorial up on how to make a composite image with a foreground alpha render, a shadow pass render, and a background plate.
Read it here.
8 Aug 2013
Great new car renders by Oscar Johansson and Arthur Liebnau
We have updated the vehicles gallery with some beautiful new car renders from Indigo users Oscar Johansson and Arthur Liebnau.
These renders use the new shadow pass and integrated alpha channel output support in Indigo for compositing against a background image.
You can read a bit more about the shaREAD MORE
9 Jul 2013
Weekend House by Heiko Schmidt
Heiko outdid himself with this beautifully crafted weekend house, modeled after this real world weekend house in Bus in the Czech Republic.
It's so amazingly detailed and well-lit, it makes you wonder if there is any limit to what a great artist can do given the right tools.
(Click for the full-siREAD MORE
3 May 2013
Amazing library shot by Pibuz
Indigo archviz veteran Filippo Scarso (username Pibuz) has, in the great tradition of the "simple" interiors thread, posted an amazingly detailed and realistic shot of a soon to be refurbished and extended public library in Mestre, Venice:
(Click for the full-sized image.)
The Simple interiors threREAD MORE
17 Apr 2013
Shadow pass and alpha compositing
We have introduced some exciting new features for the upcoming Indigo 3.6 release, designed to make compositing renders into photographic environments much easier and more realistic.
The first addition is a new shadow pass render mode:
The second addition is integrated alpha rendering. When the 'fREAD MORE
8 Apr 2013
Indigo for Cinema 4D review
A fantastic review of Indigo for Cinema C4D has been published on the Czech CG website Grafika.cz! (at http://www.grafika.cz/)
The author, Pavel Zoch, has kindly translated his conclusions into English:
"So, we are at the end, I think. We know almost everything we need to know to start playing with READ MORE
25 Mar 2013
Fantastic snowscape scene by Kklors
Continuing the amazing daily 3D scenes we reported on earlier, the ever-creative Andre Kostin (aka Kklors) is now doing weekly ones to allow for more polish, and last week's was this fantastic snowscape scene:
(click for full resolution image)
Be sure to check out his awesome blog here, which incluREAD MORE
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 finally adREAD MORE
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 impressivREAD MORE
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.