SkIndigo is a ruby script that will export your Sketchup models to Indigo for rendering.
- Compatible with Indigo 0.6
- Compatible with Pro and Free versions of Sketchup
- Interface is entirely within Sketchup. No need to learn a new program.
- Render without leaving Sketchup
- Includes Indigo material editor
- Sketchup camera views are exported perfectly. What you see is what you get.
- Creating lights is as simple as using the Paint Bucket
- Includes material presets for several common materials (plastic, glass, mirror, ceramic, car paint, etc.)
- Allows use of Indigo complex IOR materials (chrome, silver, gold, aluminum, etc.)
- Allows precise control of focal point for depth of field renders using new camera focus tool
- Supports textures and bump mapping
- Monochrome and clay render modes
- Automatic reverse gamma correction
- Easy to use (Open Sketchup, turn on shadows and render!)
Indigo is a new, actively developed, unbiased render engine featuring Metropolis Light Transport (MLT), a virtual camera model, physical sky and more. Indigo can achieve very realistic results without the need for complicated lighting setups and rendering parameters of traditional global illumination raytracers.
Did I mention that Indigo is FREE for both commerical and non-commerical use????
Check out http://www.indigorenderer.com for more information.
Download Indigo 0.6 at http://www2.indigorenderer.com/jooml...= 9&Itemid=62
I had originally planned to release a tutorial simultaneously with the official release of the script but I simply do not have enough time. Instead, I have provided a sample scene showing examples of many common materials so that you can get an idea of typical Indigo material settings. Many of the materials in the scene use presets from the material editor. I hope you find it useful. As a matter of interest, all of the models in the scene were downloaded from the 3D Warehouse so thanks to those people who shared the models!
And finally, much credit must go to Tomasz, Didier Bur, and Kojack for their great work on SU2KT, SU2POV, and the OGRE exporter respectively. A lot of code comes directly from their work. Thanks guys!
Also, thankyou to Nicholas Chapman for creating Indigo!
Hope you enjoy!