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NEW TUTORIAL: MAKING SLIMY GUTS

  1. Using an Object as a Light in Cinema 4D 33 Comments


    In this tutorial I’m going to break down how you can turn any object or spline into a light source in Cinema 4D!  This method is a great alternative to large render hits you could get by using Global Illumination.  First, set up my carrot scene with some basic textures.  Then, I’ll show you how you can use Area Lights to turn any object or spline into a light source.  Finally, we will go over some things to be wary of using this technique as well as how to prep the scene for possibly compositing a glow in After Effects.

    By the way, this tutorial can be followed along using Cinema 4D Lite that comes for FREE with Adobe Creative Cloud!

    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

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  2. Welcome Creative Director Chad Ashley To Greyscalegorilla 8 Comments


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    We are so excited to have Creative Director and friend Chad Ashley join the growing Greyscalegorilla team. Chad has been making beautiful 3D animations for over 20 years and has been leading and training 3D artists for over 15 years most recenetly as the Creative Director at Digital Kitchen Chicago.

    You may have seen his excellent daily renders and his C4D tutorials on the site already.

    His passion for beautiful 3D work shows through in everything he does. Expect to see much more from Chad around Greyscalegorilla. Please join me in welcoming Chad to help us continue to build the absolute best place to learn Cinema 4D.

    Learn more about Chad and his transition to Cinema 4D in this Interview.

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    Chad’s Bio

    Chad Ashley has conceived, directed, and animated motion design work that has earned numerous industry awards including a Design Grand Prix at the Cannes International Creativity Festival. With over 15 years of experience in leading and developing motion design teams, Chad has created worlds for many adventurous clients, including Estee Lauder, Budweiser, and Cartoon Network. Most recently, Chad earned a One Show Silver Pencil for his sculptural installation design work at the Los Angeles International Airport. Chad’s beginnings as a filmmaker combined with his background in traditional animation allow him to tell stories in many mediums ­ with CGI being his favorite as it puts few limits on his overactive imagination.

    Chad’s Twitter: @cgpov
    Chad’s Instagram: chad_gsg

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  3. 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

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  4. Make A Classic Metal Logo In Cinema 4D 17 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.

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  5. 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

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    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 1 month ago