1. Creating Melting Paint Drips With X-Particles in Cinema 4D 13 Comments

    In this tutorial, I take my first deep dive into X-Particles 3 to show you how to create melting, plasticine paint drips in Cinema 4D!  If you don’t know about X-Particles, you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years!  It’s a pretty amazing plug-in that makes creating and manipulating particles super easy.  It was built with the intuitiveness of Cinema 4D’s Mograph Module so it’s got a pretty low learning curve.  First, I’ll start out by introducing the X-Particles Emitter, move onto covering a few particle modifiers and what they do.  Then, we’ll discover the really fun Skinner object and we’ll finish up by applying a bit of fluid simulation forces to our particles by using the XP Fluids engine.  If you have any questions, be sure to hit me in the comments below!  Have fun and if you make something with this technique, be sure to share it!  Enjoy!


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    13 Comments Posted 2 weeks ago
  2. AskGSG Season One Recap And A Preview Of Season Two 2 Comments

    Thanks to everyone for making season one of ASKGSG amazing. From the great questions, the generous support on Patreon, and the incredibly helpful chatroom we were able to create dozens of episodes.

    Season Two Starts This Week!

    We’re gearing up for season two beginning on Wednesday the 23rd of September. Mark your calendar, get those questions ready and ask Nick and Chris LIVE. We have so much more in store including special guests and special tutorials only for people who watch live. See you then!

    2 Comments Posted 2 weeks ago
  3. Five Second Projects: Mini Golf 27 Comments

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    Grab a putter! It’s time to play some Mini Golf. Join us for our newest Five Second Project and submit your animation.

    Not sure what Five Second Projects is? Check out our rules page here. Also, be sure to check out other Five Second Projects to see some incredible animation.

    This Month’s Five Second Project is sponsored by TarDisk

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    If your laptop’s hard drive is always full like mine, TarDisk may be exactly what you are looking for.

    Tardisk easily allows you to add 256GB of storage to your MacBook Pro and Macbook Air by utilizing your machines onboard storage.

    Learn how to add valuable hard drive space without expensive hard drive swaps by visiting TarDisk. Thanks again to TarDisk for sponsoring Five Second Projects.

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    27 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  4. Half Rez Hangover 4 Comments

    I woke up this morning and thought back at last night’s Half Rez with a huge smile on my face and a full heart. What a great night!

    I wish I had more time to talk to each and every one of you that were able to join us. I met people from all over the world that traveled to hang out and say hi. Amazing!

    It’s truly humbling to see an event like this happen. The Chicago motion graphics community has always been an inviting and warm place to share and talk about what we love to do, but last night was something else entirely.

    Thank You

    Thank you to EVERYONE who came to Half Rez. It wouldn’t be the same without you there.

    Thank you to our sponsors! Without them, the night could not happen. A big shout out to MaxonUSA and Insydium for their huge support. Please let them know we appreciate them!

    Half Rez Sponsors

    Thank you to everyone who helped out last night. Your generosity and talent helped make Half Rez a top class event.

    It’s so great to see this event grow into what it has. I’m honored and lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community.

    Nick Campbell

    4 Comments Posted 3 weeks ago
  5. Half Rez 2015 Bumpers 1 Comment

    Welcome to Half Rez

    This year we reached out to David Brodeur to create some bumpers for Half Rez 4. We wanted to share these with everyone who couldn’t join us in person. Thanks also to Zelig Sound for doing the sound design.

    Half Rez Looping Animation

    Sponsor Animation

    David was nice enough to put together a breakdown of his process.

    Scene Breakdown

    Audio by Zelig Sound

    1 Comment Posted 3 weeks ago