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Cryptocephalus by Gabich

Written Friday 18 May

Indigo user Gabich has created some wonderful renders of the Cryptocephalus beetle, using Indigo.



You can read the forum thread here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11586


Indigo 3.2 Release and Sale

Written Wednesday 25 Apr

Glare Technologies is proud to announce the release of Indigo Renderer 3.2, the world's most photorealistic rendering system.

To celebrate the release of Indigo 3.2, we're running a 33% off sale until the 20th of May!

Indigo 3.2 introduces new features such as the groundbreaking new sun & sky system, direct integration into Cinema 4D, and major performance improvements.
All these features, together with new documentation and tutorials, make this the most powerful and easiest-to-use Indigo yet.

For the duration of the sale, Indigo Renderer will be available for €399 (normally €595), Indigo RT for €99 (normally €145) and Indigo 2.x to Indigo 3.x upgrades for €149 (normally €195).

Visit the 3.2 announcement page to find out more.


Simple interior renderings by dcm and Zom-B

Written Wednesday 18 Apr

Indigo users dcm and Zom-B posted these "simple" interior renderings in the Simple Renderings Thread (which is notoriously full of not-so-simple renderings).

There is also a new spin-off thread, specifically for simple interiors: Simple Interiors Thread

(Click on the images for full resolution renders)

Arthur Liebnau's (aka Zom-B) interior render:

Scene from the C4D Network Bedroom Render Challange

dcm's interior render:


Woodworked furniture renders by Headroom

Written Friday 30 Mar

Indigo user Headroom has been using Indigo to create wonderful renders of woodworked furniture.

The first render is a chair design by David Haig. Read the forum thread here.

(Click on the images for full resolution renders)


The second design is by Headroom himself:
(Read the forum thread here)




Indigo Material Editing Videos

Written Monday 26 Mar

Recently we've been revamping our documentation and tutorials for the release of Indigo 3.2 Stable, which will be released in the coming weeks. As part of this effort we've produced 3 videos illustrating the basics of material editing in Indigo, which you can find on YouTube:

Part 1: Diffuse, Phong and Oren-Nayar
Part 2: Specular, Glossy Transparent and Diffuse Transmitter
Part 3: Texture channels

These short videos are hopefully informative and to-the-point, and we expect to release more videos covering the installation of various exporters soon.


Sarah Dorweiler Visualisations

Written Monday 27 Feb

Sarah Dorweiler at Sarah Dorweiler Visualisierungen (Visualisations) has been creating some truly amazing architectural and interior visualisations with Indigo Renderer.

Sarah has achieved a remarkable combination of complete photorealism and style in her images, as is evident from her gallery.

Click on the images below for full resolution images.


Plexiglass Palace

Written Friday 24 Feb

A collaborative work between myself (lycium) and Pasternak on deviantArt, this scene was modelled using Structure Synth and rendered with Indigo Renderer.

Click for full 2560x1600 (16:10 aspect) image:

Plexiglass Palace thumbnail


Gritty black & white render, "Decay" by Enslaver

Written Thursday 9 Feb

Well-known for his highly enjoyable abstract works, Indigo forum user Enslaver has knocked another one out of the park with his Daz3D modelled + ivy covered composition "Decay." Currently there's a whole page of compliments in the Simple Renders thread just for this one image!

Produced with the new IndigoMax exporter for 3ds Max, with 60 million polygons worth of ivy, it's a great showcase for what can be done with Indigo's camera controls.

Click the thumbnail below for the full 1920x1080 image:

Decay by Enslaver


Announcing IndigoMax

Written Tuesday 31 Jan

In case you missed the announcement on our 3ds Max forum, we have a brand new 3ds Max exporter in development: IndigoMax!

Through a partnership with Jakub Jeziorski, a fully native plugin for 3ds Max using the Indigo SDK is being developed to take integration with Indigo to the next level. Early releases are available from our forum here: http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11368

Welcome on board, Jakub!

A simple and fun render with the new exporter has been made by ENSLAVER (click to enlarge):


Recent progress in the CUDA ecosystem

Written Friday 16 Dec

Less than a week after my previous post about how "only OpenCL can expose massively parallel compute capabilities in a vendor-neutral way", NVIDIA open-sourced their CUDA compiler! Obviously they are intently watching this blog, and had to react to my nay-saying.

Jokes aside, this is a big move for CUDA as it allows anyone with the ability to create LLVM ASTs from their scripting language to use the PTX backend. Indigo already features a dynamically-compiled scripting language, Winter, and this technology could be extended to output optimised code for NVIDIA GPUs directly. Of course, this isn't necessarily an approach we'll use, however it illustrates the potential of having a powerful optimising compiler for many platforms behind your domain-specific language.

It will be exciting to see how this develops, as more back- and front-ends are added to the burgeoning LLVM framework.