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  1. Greyscalegorilla At NAB 2016 1 Comment


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    It’s time for NAB 2016! Join us in Las Vegas April 18-21 for an entire week of C4D Presentations.

    This year is Greyscalegorilla’s biggest presence yet at the Maxon booth. Check C4DLIVE.COM for the full schedule and list of presenters.

    Huge thanks to Maxon US for sending our crew out to Vegas to be a part of the big show and for streaming the entire thing LIVE so you can watch even if you can’t make it to Vegas.

    We have some HUGE announcements this year so be sure to tune in live! Also, be sure to sign up over at C4DLIVE.COM where you can win prizes from awesome sponsors including HDRI Studio Pack from Greyscalegorilla.

    If you are in Vegas during NAB, be sure to stop by the booth and grab some Greyscalegorilla shwag and say hi to the team!

    Here is the Greyscalegorilla schedule below.

    Monday

    3DS Max to Cinema 4D: VFX/Photorealistic Rendering with Chad Ashley – 2:30pm

    Tuesday

    DIY HDRI for VFX and Motion Graphics with Nick Campbell – 12:30pm

    Deep Dive into UV Texturing and Anisotropic Metals with Chris Schmidt – 2:30pm

    Wednesday

    AskGSG with Nick Campbell and Chris Schmidt – 11:30

    1 Comment Posted 2 weeks ago
  2. Make A Classic Metal Logo In Cinema 4D 16 Comments


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    In this tutorial, I show you how to make a classic metal logo animation in Cinema 4D using specular lights and a simple texture. This animation is based on the Lucas Films logo in the latest Star Wars Trailer. I had a lot of fun making this one. Hope you like it.

    Tutorial

    16 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  3. How to Create a Gel Texture in Cinema 4D 11 Comments


    In this tutorial I’m going to break down how you can create a gel texture in Cinema 4D and apply it to a gummy bear model! First, I’ll go over how to set up your material color using Fresnels and go over the crucial options in the Transparency channel that allow for a nice gel look. Finally, I’ll cover how to add some nice organic imperfections in the texture by utilizing noise in both the Diffusion and Bump channels.

    If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this technique, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!

    This was recorded live on the C4D Live Twitch Channel.  To get alerted for future live design casts & get sneak peeks at new tutorials before anyone else, sign up for the Eyedesyn Newsletter

    Tutorial:

    As I mentioned in the tutorial, here is the Youtube video for the edited down live stream where I modeled the gummy bear.

    Twitch Live Stream Recording:

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    11 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  4. Create Floating Crystals in Cinema 4D and Octane 33 Comments


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    I have been getting a lot of tutorial requests on how I make my crystals in my everyday renders. In this tutorial we are going to jump into C4D and create these crystal clusters. We will be using Cinema 4D, rendering in Octane, lighting with GSG HDRI Studio and Compositing in After Effects. We will dive into my tricks of how to model these Crystals and then use Octane to create this transparent crystal material. We will also use a GSG HDRI Studio image with the upcoming Octane Link Tag to light our scene. Once we create the main setup of this scene we will add the background and remove grain in After Effects and refine our Octane render settings.

    Wait for the Upcoming GSG HDRI Studio Octane Link Tag. I have been playing around with it and it is so much fun. It is coming soon!

    Here are the Crystal frames from my everyday projects that were the inspiration for the tutorial:

    Tutorial

    33 Comments Posted 4 weeks ago
  5. Create a Rolling Banner in Cinema 4D 20 Comments


    unrolling-bannersIn this tutorial, due to many requests from folks wanting me to break down the rolling beach towel from this GIF, I’m going to cover a couple different ways you can create a rolling banner or rolling carpet in Cinema 4D.  First, I’ll show you how you can use a simple Bend deformer and animate it to create a rolling carpet.  Then, I’ll show you how you can use MoSplines to not only create a rolling carpet but an unfurling banner using Particle Effectors and Mograph Effectors.

    If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this technique, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!

    This was recorded live on the C4D Live Twitch Channel.  To get alerted for future live design casts & get sneak peeks at new tutorials before anyone else, sign up for the Eyedesyn Newsletter

    Tutorial:

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    20 Comments Posted 1 month ago