Posted On:April 2014 | Greyscalegorilla


Render Challenge – Natural Formula Grape Bottle

April 22, 2014 - By 

I found this 3D render today and I thought it would be perfect for a new Render Challenge. Try to copy the render above EXACTLY and see how close you can get. I love learning this way because it forces you to look at some of the smaller modeling details and it teaches me to try subtle lighting tricks to get a render just right.

Share Your Results

Drop links to your renders in the comments below. Let’s see how close we can get. Also, if you get stuck, we can use the comments to ask questions and share techniques. Have Fun!


Amazing free photoshop files and other awesome stuff!

April 19, 2014 - By 


Casey Explains It All – Tutorial Ideas Needed Below

April 18, 2014 - By 

I was talking with the Super-Great-And-Talentedâ„¢ Casey Hupke at NAB this year and he mentioned in his enthusiastic way that he had an idea for a video series on Greyscalegorilla. This guy Casey is so talented and a great teacher so of course I was all “Heck Yes!!”. He calls it “Casey Explains It All” and here is the idea he came up with.

Post your Cinema 4D questions in the comments below. Then, Casey will pick his favorite one and make a quick, helpful video about the topic. It’s that simple. So, can you help us get this going? Check out his reel below to get and idea of the type of crazy cool stuff Casey makes. I’m so excited to have such a talented, helpful guy want to give back to the community. Stay tuned for the result.

Casey’s Reel


New Plug-Ins, Prizes, And Tons of Cinema 4D Presentations All This Week at C4DLive

April 7, 2014 - By 

You don’t need to be in Las Vegas to be a part of NAB. Watch all of the Cinema 4D presentations live from the Maxon booth all this week at This is the biggest year for the Maxon booth with twenty different presenters. Join us over the next four days of presentations and tutorials from leading Cinema 4D artists and designers. Check out the full schedule and watch live at


I’m so excited to be presenting Greyscalegorilla’s upcoming animation plugin, Signal on Monday Morning at 9:30AM PST and on Wednesday at 3:30PM PST. Watch Chris Schmidt close out the show on Thursday at 12:30 with another amazing set of Cinema 4D Quick Tips. Learn a bit more about Signal over at our new Signal sign up page.


Also, sign up for the ongoing raffle at to win prizes from Red Giant, Videocopilot, Lynda, Greyscalegorilla and more great sponsors. See you on the live-stream.


NAB Pinball Party 2014

April 1, 2014 - By 

Join us for more pinball and free beer in Las Vegas during NAB for another pinball party sponsored by Maxon. Come by the Maxon booth this year to get a wristband for the party on Tuesday night. Space is limited, so get your wristband early.


This event is NOT at the Pinball Hall of Fame where it was last year. It’s at their satellite location in the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

Drinks AND Tournament

Greyscalegorilla will be hosting a Pinball tournament, so bring your flipper skills to win some prizes.

Visit the Eventbrite page to learn more and RSVP. In addition to the RSVP, you will also need the wrist band to get in. Hope to see you there.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)


Pinball Museum “Greatest Hits” Annex at the Riviera Hotel and Casino
2901 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109