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  1. Introducing Signal from Greyscalegorilla 20 Comments


    The Cinema 4D Timeline has always been intimidating to me. I loved animating in After Effects. But, when I started using Cinema 4D, I craved the simplicity of AE.

    So, I mostly ignored animation. I ended up using other tools like the Vibrate tag or the random effector to drive animations. I would set a few keyframes when I needed them, but it always felt like a chore. It wasn’t as fun as the rest of Cinema 4D. Plus, it was hard to go back and change an animation once it was keyframes.

    That’s why we built Signal. Signal allows you to animate any parameter in Cinema 4D with no keyframes. It’s like Mograph for your timeline.


    Signal does so many things. It’s hard to describe in one sentence. But, here are some ideas.

    • Need something in your scene to rotate or move forever?
    • Need To add a subtle wiggle to your Camera?
    • Want to make seamless loop-able animations?
    • Maybe you need to easily animate a texture?
    • Want to experiment with animation instead of endlessly tweaking keyframes?

    Combine Signal’s different animation types to get exactly the animation you want.

    Need it to go faster? Just change the speed or the loop point.

    Want to layer a subtle animation onto a current one? Just add a new layer and experiment.

    Don’t like the change? Remove it.

    Simple To Apply To Any Object


    Animate Everything. Even colors


    Play with your animation and discover more than just interpolation.

    Here is a recording of Yesterday’s Live cast about Signal. We got a lot of great questions and feedback. In the video, we go over how to set up Signal and show off what it’s capable of in a few projects.

    Live Q&A

    Here is what Signal users are saying already

    This is months of work that is finally out, and i’m excited to see what people do with it. I feel like we don’t even know what is possible with Signal yet. It works everywhere in Cinema 4D. I can’t wait to see what designers do with it.

    Learn more about Signal

    20 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  2. Signal Live Stream Q&A 10 Comments

    Here is the recording of our Signal Live Stream where we go over some scene files made with our new animation Plugin, Signal.

    We also answer questions about Signal from the live chat.

    Playing with this new tool over the last few months has really changed my animation workflow in Cinema 4D. I’m excited to finally launch this and have it available to you.

    Learn More About Signal

    10 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  3. How To Fill A Volume with Clones Without Intersections In Cinema 4D 96 Comments


    In this tutorial, I will show you how to fill an object with clones without them intersecting. Then, we will go over how to color your clones by using a plain effector. This tutorial is based on these wonderful renders by Zeitguised.

    The end of the tutorial is all about trying to get their amazing Subsurface texturing and coloring without too much crazy render time. I’m pretty sure they use V-ray, but I will show you how to get pretty close by using a pretty cool ChanLum effect in Cinema 4D.



    96 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  4. Five Second Project “In Paradise” Winners 6 Comments


    Congratulations to Rickard Bengtsson for winning the “In Paradise” Five Second Project. His entry had buttery smooth animation, a bad word pun, a vibrant color palette, and fantastic complimentary sound design that all came together to create an excellent winning project.

    We also hand-picked a great group of honorable mentions below. Look for the next Five Second Project coming up soon.

    Honorable Mentions

    6 Comments Posted 1 month ago
  5. 25 Best X-Particles Tutorials 17 Comments


    I recently started playing around a lot with X-Particles. It’s a super fun and robust particle system for Cinema 4D. Within hours, I was able to make the render above. In fact, I was so impressed with X-Particles, we decided to start selling it on the Greyscalegorilla Store. That’s how much I believe in this plugin.

    Easy To Learn

    I really started getting interested in it this year after seeing the two excellent presentations by Rob Garrott and Casey Hupke at NAB. I have only been playing with X-Particles for a few of weeks and it’s been very impressive so far. I’m learning very fast what is possible with this incredible tool. And like Cinema 4D, I want to show you everything I learn as I learn it.

    Expect to see tutorials from Greyscalegorilla very soon showing off more of what X-Particles can do. Until then, check out these videos below. These tutorials have gotten me up to speed with a lot of what X-Particles is capable of.

    Intro To X-Particle Collisions

    By Mike Batchelor

    NAB 2014 Rewind – Casey Hupke: Creating Complex Animations with X-particles

    By Casey Hupke

    Spiral Effect

    By FXchannelhouse

    Objects To Sand With X-Particles

    By Ben Watts

    NAB 2014 Rewind – Rob Garrott: X-Particle Playground: Basics to Advanced Techniques

    By Rob Garrott

    Intro To X-Particles

    By Greyscalegorilla

    X-Particles 2.5 FLUIDS & FOAM


    NitroBlast + X-Particles


    By Mike Batchelor

    X-particles Bubbles! + mini tutorial

    By Jon Bosley

    Micro Cell Animation

    By Mike Batchelor

    Procedural Growth


    Quick Guide X-particles Emitter

    By Mike Batchelor

    MotionGraphics with X-Particles

    By Mike Batchelor

    Cinema 4D – Particles Swarm – Tutorial

    By PRJECT-4D

    X-Particles WIP Fire

    By imcalledandy

    DYNAMICS FAKE With X-Particles


    Tornado Rig


    Motion Blur for X-Particles



    By Mike Batchelor

    Fireworks with X-Particles

    By Mike Batchelor

    Acid Effect

    By BW Design

    Recreating the Ray Bounce Effect with X-Particles


    X-particles Bomb

    By Mike Batchelor

    Smooth Tangential Orientation with X-Particles

    By David Rickles

    Buy X-Particles

    17 Comments Posted 1 month ago