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"... did you take a gander at the gallery..."

Yeah, it's got a Vray like quality about it.

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Karl

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Re: Indigo!! Wow......I dig it! Thanks mrkucz, that's awesome.

Maxwell is a non-starter for me......Indigo looks like a real winner.

Especially attractive as it's price-less :)

How does the render quality compare with AR or VRay , disregarding

render time?

This is the kind of render I'm looking for.....check this gallery pic

BTW, what processor, ram, videocard, etc do you have?

I'll see what it can do vs C4D alone. spoton.gif

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As far as I know, (I dont know about Maxwell or Indigo), but FinalRender can do GI caustics. VRay cannot. At least not yet. Dont know if they will add that to the list or not.

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Vray has Caustics.

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Karl

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But can it generate caustics with only a HDRI? No lights, just a HDRI for illumination.

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Don't know, haven't had the need for caustics yet so haven't tried them, but there is a caustics tab. Even if it doesn't work just with hdri that's not a problem for me as I never just use hdri, I always use lights as well.

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Re: Indigo!! Wow......I dig it! Thanks mrkucz, that's awesome.

Maxwell is a non-starter for me......Indigo looks like a real winner.

Especially attractive as it's price-less :)

How does the render quality compare with AR or VRay , disregarding

render time?

This is the kind of render I'm looking for.....check this gallery pic

BTW, what processor, ram, videocard, etc do you have?

I'll see what it can do vs C4D alone. spoton.gif

Sure glad you like it.

Seems like i was gettin dogged there for a minute just for passin on the free and yet so hansomely powerful render engine.

Though maybe it not yet that mature for production purposes, but hey its free and way better then most render engines by far.

And...............very little set up if any is needed in most cases.

Yes.....Varay, final render and and a few other i do have exccess to. but its always weird i find myself be going for Cindigo most of the time instead of the others for its ease of use.

don't mind waiting 15 min for something that looks more real then trying to bust my brain over the setting in vray or some other interface with a million different setting that leave you hanging for hours scratching your head and the enormous continuity of test rendering over and over and over again.

Anyway my set up is nothing to cry over these day.

Motherboard: Asus A8N-Sli Deluxe

Video card's: 2x nvidia 6600 GT w/Sli and 512 gpu

AMD Athlon64 Processer 3500+

4x 1gig low lutancy DDR2 rams

1.2 tera HD in all for sata

460 Regular id HD for the main drive

and a very strong policy against any raid aray or any other ray for backup, I do that manually.

Cheesey three button mouse and rif raf keyboard.

tons of external thats never used.

Oh. tv card by ATI and remote.

Xp pro with out the service pack 3.

guess by todays standards this would be a prehistoric fly since it was built a year and a half ago.

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Oh yeah....the render quality is how ever long you can stand to waite for some very nice results to appear.

Remember....the renderer never stop until you close it.

it auto saves every 20 or 30 seconds.

Gallery speaks for it's. also I've been on there forums and most of there renders take less time to get better results then a lot of other renderer's.

for instance. you here some saying that there scenes take 10 hours to render.

or all night. or something like that.

it's some what the same if not shorter time or when ever you stop the render when you think good is good.

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"Seems like i was gettin dogged there for a minute just for passin

on the free and yet so hansomely powerful render engine.

And...............very little set up if any is needed in most cases."

I didn't even know it existed till you mentioned it....it definitely looks like a winner.

I un-loaded Maxwell.....just too much to learn, although I'm sure it works for some.

"Yes.....Varay, final render and and a few other i do have exccess to.

but its always weird i find myself be going for Cindigo most of the time instead of the others

for its ease of use. don't mind waiting 15 min for something that looks more real then trying

to bust my brain over the setting in vray or some other interface with a million different setting

that leave you hanging for hours scratching your head and the enormous continuity of test rendering

over and over and over again."

Exactly! It's good to have choices, but it shouldn't be to the extent you get

a migraine trying to sort it out. This looks much more user-friendly as well as being very powerful.

"Anyway my set up is nothing to cry over these day."

Dude, it's waaaay better than my little HP6226! (2gb ram, generic video card, Vista).

But it handles everything very well.....just relatively slow to render. But I'm not doing

anything very complex yet, either. Down the road I'll upgrade.

As for Cindigo, I'll just set a timer, or let it go overnight if necessary.

Thanks for letting us know about it!

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Does anyone know if you must use Indigo materials (I see a collection on their site)?

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No.....

But you do have to convert the material like you would in vray.

It basically make a copy of your material under a null object and adds the Cindigo material tag to it.

You can save out materials with a rendered preview of what the material is in the indigo material library.

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Here's a page at the Indigo Wiki that has a good sampling of

what you can do with it.....everything I asked for at the

beggining of this thread. :)

It will probably do it for me until I get AR. I want to support MAXON but this is

an offer I can't refuse.

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...just an update....

Tried Indigo.....great renders (see gallery) but not easy or fast.

Not much info or tutorials available.....the manual is all command line stuff (shudder)

and doesn't explain how to use the commands.

Decided to go for R11 & AR3. It's a stretch financially, but I think

it's the best combo for the money, and hopefully will pay for itself

down the road.

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