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Indigo Renderer v1.0 Released


The first stable release of Indigo Renderer, since it reached 1.0 is available to download. Actually, this stable release is version 1.0.9.

Don`t know what is Indigo? Here is a description of Indigo, by Nicholas Chapman developer of Indigo:

Indigo Renderer is a free photorealistic ray tracer. Indigo uses advanced
techniques such as unbiased rendering and Metropolis Light Transfer to achieve
highly realistic results, while remaining simple to use.

Here are the highlights of this new release:

  • New Camera tone mapping type
  • IES light support
  • Network rendering improvements
  • Realistic camera aperture diffraction glare
  • Region rendering, foreground alpha rendering
  • Better filtering for higher image quality
  • Improved materials
  • Fully functional 32 and 64 bit Linux builds

And yes! It has a full functional build for linux! If you want to download Indigo, visit this page. And, if you want to check out the updated documentation, about the use of Indigo as an external renderer for Blender, visit this page (updated). This documentation is related to Blender 2.45!

Have fun!


  1. Seems like last time I checked the Blender to Indigo exporter was not uptodate. Has there been progress there?

  2. Thank you a lot.

    Indigo is the only external render I achieve to use.
    It gives amazing results, and blendigo exporter is handy.

    I've got recently a new and fast computer and I plan to make a short animation rendered in indigo as soon as possible !

  3. "Producing a reasonably noise free render of a simple scene at 800x600px with a 1gb,3gz Pentium might take say 12-24 hrs depending on the materials."

    Cripes! I think I'll stick with Blender's internal renderer for the time being.

  4. Indigo isn't supposed to be fast, it's supposed to be physically accurate. There's no such thing as a lighting setup in Indigo, you just insert the lights as they physically are in the scene, and it will render a beautiful picture. Actually, Indigo's about the closest thing there is to having a "Automatic Render Pretty Picture" button.

  5. I see that Indigo supports network rendering right out of the box. Its a shame that Yafray doesn't have the same feature...

  6. Good!
    Well, I was using v1.0.5.2 (on WinXP and Debian GNU/Linux via wine), named "unstable", but I never had problems with it!

  7. Hmmm.... The documentation looks rather good. Maybe I'll give it a spin. I do miss Brazil r/s and this would give me fisheye cameras again. :D

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