Posted On:October 2011 | Greyscalegorilla


Vintage Film For Looks is Now Only $69

October 21, 2011 - By 

Yep, if you have ever thought about ever getting my Vintage film for Looks, now is the time. It’s now only $69 down from it’s original price of $99. What’s more, you can now get ALL 17 of the guru presets from Red Giant for only $499. This includes Vintage Film For Looks and tons of other hand made presets, templates, looks, and training from industry-leading designers with decades of experience.

We are talking about really REAL designers here. Not just a nerd with a blog like me. Great artists like Harry Frank, Stu Maschwitz and Nando Costa have Packs that are included in the Guru Bundle.

What is Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film For Looks?
Red Giant asked me to create a set of looks for their Magic Bullet Looks, Quick looks and Photo looks. I have been creating different color corrected looks for photos, video and iphone apps for years, than they thought it may be a good idea to share all of those looks with you with a full set of presets that you could use in your projects. So, I did. Now, I use it all the time. Here are a few videos of it in action.

Every Filter From Vintage Film For Looks

Color Correcting 3D Renders

How to Color Correct Your Footage Using Vintage Film for Looks

Recent Video I Made Using Vintage Film For Looks

Learn more about Vintage Film For Looks

Learn More About The Guru Suite


GSG Flame: Free Candle Simulator for Cinema 4D

October 7, 2011 - By 

I started playing around with a realistic way to build a candle flame effect in Cinema 4D after reading a post over at After a few hours, I got a decent looking effect going. So, I decided to build a quick Rig dedicated to making candle flames. Not sure if too many people will need it, but here it is for you if you do. Feel free to download it just to check out all the xpresso and deformer setup for the rig. I used a bunch of wind deformers combined to get the flicker effect. I added a candle with some Sub Surface Scattering to the scene file as well just for fun. Hope this comes in handy some way.

Download GSG Flame


Download GSG Flame
Cinema 4D r12 and up only


3D Lighting And Render Challenge: iPhone 4S

October 5, 2011 - By 

I saw the new intro for the iPhone 4S and I thought it would be fun to try to recreate it. Then, I thought it would be even more fun if we ALL tried to recreate it. So, with that in mind, I invite you to join the first Greyscalegorilla Lighting And Render Challenge.

How Do I Enter?
Watch the first 11 seconds of this apple iPhone video and try to recreate the animation as close as you can. Try to be as pixel perfect as possible. The lighting, the reflections, the animation, everything should be as close as possible to the original. Upload your video and submit the link in the comments. Then, get ready for critique. Everyone is welcome and expected to give good critique to animations posted in the comments. Critique is based on how close to the original you get. Helpful constructive criticism only. You don’t have to pander, but don’t be rude.

Copy Stuff? Really Nick?
Absolutely. Of course, this isn’t for your reel or anything. Consider it a homework assignment. I have always learned a ton when I try to recreate somebody else’s work exactly. Especially lighting techniques. It’s why many of the tutorials here are based on existing work. I find it challenging and I always learn so much in the process. I think you will too.

But, I Can’t Model
Don’t worry, I can’t either. You don’t have to model the iPhone from scratch, though you can if you want. Feel free to download the iPhone 4 model Here as a starting point and alter the model or its textures as much as you need to to make it look as close to the original as possible.

Are there More Rules?
Not really. Just try to make it as pixel perfect as possible. If you are an iPhone user, it could also be fun to use your own home screen in the render. There are no official winners or deadline for this. It’s just a good excuse to try something new. I will be working on my version as well and hope to make a post about my solution eventually. In the mean time, good luck and have fun! Can’t wait to see your renders.

Watch The Original Video (first 11 seconds)