Is this the secret to Indigo's awesome rendering?

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Modude
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Is this the secret to Indigo's awesome rendering?

Post by Modude » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:25 am

I think I read somewhere that Indigo uses physics to render, is this true? And why else is Indigo SO DARN GOOD???? A trillion times better than YAFRAY :D

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Post by StompinTom » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:43 am

most renderers tend to use the laws of physics to at least some extent. Indigo just takes it a lot further. and depends what you use it for.

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Post by Modude » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:54 am

oh, is there any other thing that makes Indigo so darn good??

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Post by jurasek » Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:25 pm

you're spy from nextlimit right? ;)

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Post by Kram1032 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:46 am

jurasek wrote:you're spy from nextlimit right? ;)

greetz,
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:lol:

No, Modude. It's just the laws of physics.
And generally (if you don't mean the *exact* laws), it's not that special ;) Any 3D renderer, which is supposed to at least output a "somewhat" photo-real result, uses the laws of physics.
YafRay does.
Even the Blender Internal renderer does, but in a far loose way than Indigo's strict but therefore slower behaviour of following the laws with as little mistake as possible.

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Post by StompinTom » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:20 am

yeah its how accurate it is, or how much of the laws of physics it takes into account.

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Post by noyb » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:13 am

It's important to point out that it is not necessarily the renderer that produces great images, it's the artist. A renderer is just a tool, it doesn't do everything for you.

However, some renderers are more suited for certain tasks. Indigo's way of handling lighting very accurately allows for an easier way to create realistic images.

I actually use mental ray for most of my work, simply because it's faster and more flexible (hides in the corner :( ). But I often come running to indigo whenever I need to have realistically simulated lighting. It's accurate enough that I sometimes even use it as a reference for myself when I work in mental ray - even more accurate than other unbiased renderers in my opinion.

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Post by Modude » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:48 pm

jurasek wrote:you're spy from nextlimit right? ;)

greetz,
jur
lol, no. I'm too young to do anything really.

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Post by zsouthboy » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:58 pm

noyb: I think we're mature enough here to know when to use a renderer, and not lambast someone for not using Indigo. :)

For example, animations? Use a regular scanline renderer.

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Post by lycium » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:51 pm

zsouthboy wrote:noyb: I think we're mature enough here to know when to use a renderer, and not lambast someone for not using Indigo. :)
BLASPHEMY!!!

burn the witch!!!!! :twisted:

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Post by noyb » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:00 am

:shock:
<jumpoutwindow>Oh No! Uh, uhh... hey look, a two headed bird!</jumpoutwindow>

Seriously though, learning Indigo has made my mentalray renders better... I don't think any other renderer has done that for me.

This guy looks constipated ---> :x

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