Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

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Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by OnoSendai » Fri May 01, 2009 7:27 pm

The first experiments with what came to be called Indigo started back in 2004. The name Indigo was given to the raytracer in 2006.
And now, in 2009, Indigo is all grown up, and is going commercial as version 2.0.

To reward early commercial adopters, we are offering half price licences for a limited time. Also, the first one hundred licences sold will not only be half price, but come with free lifetime upgrades to Indigo 3, 4, and beyond.

Indigo has always had an active and vibrant community of coders, artists, and experimenters. I appreciate all the discussion, ideas and suggestions from the community members, and hope that they will stay around even when Indigo is a commercial product.

We also understand that the exporters are a crucial part of the workflow and overall Indigo experience. We will be working with the exporter authors to make sure that high quality exporters are available for all supported 3D modellers.

You can download a free evaluation version of Indigo 2.0 from the Beta forum, here:
http://www.indigorenderer.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=27
If you like it, you can purchase a half price, lifetime licence at the Glare Technologies Store:
http://store.glaretechnologies.com/

Regards,
Nicholas Chapman

Direct download links:

Windows 32 bit:
http://indigorenderer.com/dist/beta/Ind ... _Setup.exe

Windows 64 bit:
http://indigorenderer.com/dist/beta/Ind ... _Setup.exe

OS X (2.0.2, 32 bit):
http://www.indigorenderer.com/dist/beta ... seimage.gz

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by SATtva_ » Fri May 01, 2009 7:29 pm

Ono, with all due respect, is that possible to read the license agreement before purchase? By the way, the beta forum still remains closed.

[quote]You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum.[/quote]

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by OnoSendai » Fri May 01, 2009 7:32 pm

SATtva_ wrote:Ono, with all due respect, is that possible to read the license agreement before purchase? By the way, the beta forum still remains closed.
You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum.
Hi Satva,
If you download and install the 2.0.4 version, you can have a look at license.txt, also it shows it as the first thing in the installer.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by OnoSendai » Fri May 01, 2009 7:37 pm

SATtva_ wrote:You do not have the required permissions to read topics within this forum.
Sorry about that, the forum was just opened, maybe you have to log out and back in again.
Anyway, I've added direct links to the downloads to the initial post.
Thanks!

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Post by remus » Fri May 01, 2009 9:03 pm

I'm still getting the 'You do not have the required permissions' message. I've tried logging out but to no avail.

Interestingly, I can see it when not logged in at all, but not when logged in.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by PureSpider » Fri May 01, 2009 9:47 pm

I spot NSIS installer system... good choice! :)
But... include an uninstaller!

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Post by OnoSendai » Fri May 01, 2009 10:04 pm

Yeah, NSIS seems great so far.
We will have an uninstaller soon, it requires extra special testing - we don't want to be deleting important files by accident :)

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Post by PureSpider » Fri May 01, 2009 10:10 pm

Oh indeed that does not need ANY testing ^^
Just delete the files you installed, the rendered files will be left untouched :)
And Ono... can you please add an on/off switch for the SSE2 mode in the inifile?
You would reach the guys without no SSE2 that way aswell :)

And pleeeeease fix the "keep updating on paused render" bug :(

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by SATtva_ » Fri May 01, 2009 10:12 pm

[quote="OnoSendai"]If you download and install the 2.0.4 version, you can have a look at license.txt, also it shows it as the first thing in the installer.[/quote]
Okay, I did that, and read the license thoroughly. Sadly, there is absolutely nothing that covers "lifetime upgrades to Indigo 3, 4, and beyond". You see, license agreement is a contract between the software vendor and its customers. If you as a vendor make any claims regarding customers' rights under this agreement, they [b]must[/b] be clearly reflected in the agreement itself. In the context of how things had turned out recently, I think any potential customer should be concerned with such nit-picking: who knows how things could turn out next? (Yep, I have a lawyering track record, so I know what I'm talking about.)

No offense Ono, but you should review the license.
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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by kwistenbiebel » Fri May 01, 2009 10:14 pm

Is the current Sketchup plugin supporting Indigo 2?
Is there a significant quality/speed improvement over the earlier free versions?

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Doug Armand » Fri May 01, 2009 10:15 pm

Firstly congrats on a big step.

Just completed the purchase and got an error at the end saying purchase couldn't be completed. This was after I had been through the Paypal payment.

However I have recieved 2 emails, one the reciept of payment from Paypal and the other from Glare Technologies thanking me for my purchase so I am assuming it all went through OK.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by fused » Fri May 01, 2009 10:16 pm

kwistenbiebel wrote:Is the current Sketchup plugin supporting Indigo 2?
Is there a significant quality/speed improvement over the earlier free versions?
I think it should work just fine.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by OnoSendai » Fri May 01, 2009 10:22 pm

SATtva_ wrote: No offense Ono, but you should review the license.
Hi SATtva,
Yes, you're right,
We'll review and update the licence agreement to make it a bit more explicit, over the next few days.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by carbon » Fri May 01, 2009 10:46 pm

how about node licenses? or i have missed something..

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Stromberg » Fri May 01, 2009 10:54 pm

Holy f**k, is 2.0 realy that much faster?
Or is it only the interface tricking me into thinking so? :P
Seams faster tough, please someone confirm this :)

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