The new site and new release (zip)Â are a testament to Nicholas Chapman's work on his free unbiased raytracer Indigo (now version 0.6 test 1).Â And as usual, Nicholas keeps on top of the Blender export script for each release.
From the Indigo forum post:
This is a stand-alone release, it includes all necessary files. As usual, I may have broken some stuff, so keep an eye out:
- So Indigo is now fully multithreaded.. you can run an arbitrary number of threads per process.
- Scene file changes: Just one minor one, but it will break most scenes: The background element now should only have 1 child, a spectrum element.
- speedup with phong pow()s
- added bump mapping for specular mat
- Added multithreading
- Added -t switch to specify number of threads.
- nice error message on out of mem while building kdtree
- using doubles for pdf and radiance stuff
- added colour correction
- background element now takes a single spectrum child element
- can now have only one of background, skylight, or env_map
- made window size equal to render size
- changed default sky gain to 0.002
- changed bidir RR live prob
- decreased num warmup mutations by half
Arthur Staschyk (Zom-B on the Indigo forums)Â pointed us to anÂ IndigoÂ thread that discusses aÂ neat tool to use with Indigo (or any render with noise) called Neat Image.Â If unbiased renderers turn you off because of noise, this just might be the answer for you!