A Look Forward at Greyscalegorilla

March 17, 2013 - By 

Greyscalegorilla got hacked yesterday. Somebody got in through an old author account on my blog and wrote some silly things about how I’m done making tutorials and how I shouldn’t be doing this site in the first place. It was a bummer. I deleted it from the site, but it still shows up on some RSS feeds. So, I decided to talk about it here so you can hear this directly from me.

What was written in that post is the opposite of how I feel. Let me be clear. I LOVE Greyscalegorilla and everything this site has turned out to be. I LOVE making tutorials, giving talks, and writing posts to help people learn all this fun stuff. We also LOVE making useful tools and plugins to help make your job easier and more beautiful. Expect much more of all of this.

The best thing that came out of this though, were the comments written below the fake post that said how much Greyscalegorilla helped them and encouraging me to make more tutorials and not to give up. These comments alone were worth the hack. It was wonderful to read such nice and supportive comments from you guys. Thank you so much for your support yesterday and though the years.

MUCH more Greyscalegorilla to come…

Thank you!

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  • I saw the hacked post this past weekend and was dumbfounded when I read it. Disappointed to know you got hacked, Nick, but so glad to see your response. Thank you so much for all you’ve done. Your talent and generosity is greatly appreciated.

  • Hi Nick. It’s a shame some people don’t like people when others do good or have vision. It’s worse when they feel they have to put a spanner in the works. But hey, you know what? these things are minor now. You and Chris are doing a fantastic job. You inspire me whenever I look at your site and see what you have achieved. Keep doing what you do and don’t let them get you down. I’m sure I speak for lots over here in the UK when I say Well Done and we are behind you! Really appreciate the tutorials.
    Best wishes, Sid

  • Hey Nick,

    GSG has been top-notch since I discovered it and it has helped me gain knowledge quickly that otherwise would have taken much more time. In short – you ROCK!
    Keep up the awesome work!

    Many Thanks – Mike

  • Keep Up the Good Work!!!

  • The author of the article could have make a better argumentation…

    Sharing what you learn for free is a very generous work, particularly for the students, and I think it takes years before you can make a significant amount of money.
    Also he clearly didn’t listened to your talks or saw the five seconds projects to say that you dissuade people to try to do things by themselve.

    Thanks for what you do.
    You do it right.

  • I wish I could’ve read it.
    I think you’re an idiot.
    Most people actually working in the industry do.

    • Wow bad religion. You actually put in the time to wurf to this page, read the blog entry, and write that. You really put in a lot of effort to be an asshole.

  • To the GSG team, thank you very much for every single tutorial, news, tip and the always cool attitude towards teaching and sharing.
    Again, thanks a lot.

  • There will always be a small percentage of people who for some reason would disagree with you, Nick. It’s an insignificant number compared to all the people that follow your work and appreciate your amazing contribution.
    Thank you for your hard work and inspiration.

  • Hey Nick,

    I love what you all do here on Greyscalegorilla. It has been a tremendous help and inspiration to watch your tutorials and use your products. Please keep up the good work.

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  • Hi Nick,

    I have been following you for sometime, and I would like to say that your work has inspired not only me, but also other colleagues of mine at the “UNITED NATIONS,” namely the Department of Public information and UNTV. If it were not for this site, know one would be interested in learning this program in the first place. If someone disagrees with me, that’s fine. But, I know it’s hard finding a quality tutorial on the web, and videocoplit’s site in my opinion is not as practical as yours. Therefore, the only person who would hack a tutorial site is a pathetic/jealous person who does not want the 3D community to grow. This not only hurts greyscalegorilla, but it also hurts Maxon, me, and other artist who turn to this site for inspiration. That being said, a hacker is only interested in not seeing others blossom beyond their basic comprehension of the program. Moreover, the hacker fails to realize that he is also hurting himself by threating a creative community and future generations. Without people like you, the next generation will never have the next Paul Clements’ or a Monkey that can inspire people. Creativity only feeds Creativity. Without this community, I personally think Maxon would lose market share if this forum dies. It’s not like everybody on the planet owns Cinema 4D.

  • cheekylilbasterd March 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I haven’t used c4d in like 2years
    Picked it up a couple or so days ago and rendered a text animation
    I used GSG LKP.
    The client liked it so much, they are discussing employing me
    I had to leave a nasty comment on VCP couple of days ago as well.

    Any comments like that only serve as fuel, use it wisely NICK. bless you

    • cheekylilbasterd March 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      oh, I forgot to say Thank you. Thank you Nick for your hard work, the year just began and you have a lot of brains to feed. Good Man.

  • https://vimeo.com/nogravity March 22, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    After a friend’s advice to learn C4D, it was GSG that helped a lot to furthermore keep in touch with C4D and make cool stuff out of nothin. Nick is a great inspiration for beginners (and not only). And if u think u can make it better than Nick, well, just go out there and try do the same if u have the guts.


  • Gorilla’s never quit, That’s how i totally knew it was fake 🙂

  • Hi Nick,
    Keep Up …. You are the best.
    you and all G.S.G. team, thank you very much for every single tutorial, tip , news….
    When you become fruitful tree… Don’t be surprised when they throwing you by rocks!

    Thank you for your hard work and inspiration.

  • Hello Nick !
    plz continue you are doing the best thing and you are Greet !
    love you and your site ” GreyScaleGorilla” ..
    Ammar Kamal

  • Nick,

    Really sorry to hear about this but please keep up the amazing work both in your tutorials and plug-ins for C4D. Watched a video of yours from a breakfast speech you gave and you’re simply boss and an inspiration my friend. I’ve heard before if you inspire one person in this life you’ve done a lot and I think there are many votes for you out there. I’d give you one hands down.

    Just like you were inspired by MK12(yes…this dates me as well)many are inspired by you and the awesomeness you bring. Be well.

  • Nick,
    There will always be people who are jealous of success at any given level. I am an over the hill, new product engineer who happened to stumbled across your site and am very grateful that I did. I love to take my products up a level or two when presenting them to the customer. You give me inspiration to do just that and you seem to give inspiration to everyone you speak to. Why else would organizations want you to come and speak at their facilities? The fact that someone would take the time to try and hurt your on going inspirational, instructional, vision, in my mind, only confirms that fact that you are right on tract. I wish the best and continued success.


  • Wow Dude really sorry to hear that… You have been an inspiration and my way into C4d and 3D graphics… Never mind the hackers, just keep up your exemplary good work… cheers…

  • We just started following your blog and tutorials here are just awesome!! Keep Sharing!! Love from India

  • Hi Nick,

    You’ve inspired me and so many others to create great stuff so we can better ourselves. It’d be a very sad day if you ever decided to quit! Keep it up and ignore the haters.

    Best wishes and huge respect,

  • Don’t let em’ get ya down, Nick. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, as you’ve read, we’re grateful and appreciate all the time and effort you put into this site and your videos over the years.

    Maybe this is a new beginning, a stronger approach on the horizon…


  • You’re good, man. Follow your heart. Do your job.

  • Hey Nick sorry to hear you got hacked but also pleased to know it because I now understand you’re doing a great job, and when somebody is doing something great,there will always be haters. You’re the reason why I started using cinema,the reason why I saved money for months to get a decent computer, and the reason why i’m productive at work,I’m telling you that,just so you know, you’re the inspiration.Here where I work everyone knows who the gorilla is.Keep up the good work and trust me you’ve inspired a whole lot of people.Thanks again.

  • Hi Nick haven’t checked in for weeks and sorry to hear about the hack thing. Being a c4d beginner as well as a none-english-speaker, it’s not easy for me to find a nice portal entering this domain. Thanks for your clear, concise and helpful information that do give a big hand. Keep on:)

  • What goes around comes around. Haters are just going give themselves bad ju ju. You do good work and have helped numerous people. Props to you guys at GSG.

  • Keep it up Nick! You’re doing an amazing job and I always come to greyscale for inspiration! Thank you!

  • Thank god for that!

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