Posted On:2015 | Page 2 of 3 | Greyscalegorilla
Holy moly! It took a year, but we finally picked the winners for the last Five Second Project from LAST september. Sorry for the wait everyone! Congratulations to SioPio for winning!! You successfully got us all to laugh with your “Eww” humor and oh so clever title!
There were so many great entries, that we have to give credit to a few others that caught our eye below in the Honorable Mentions section.
OK, I’m pretty excited about this. We are bringing the Five Second Projects back for another season! We have a lot of surprises and new things this year so stay tuned to our Twitter or Facebook for announcements when the new Five Second Project come out.
Never done a five second project? Not sure what it is? Check out this page and we will see you back here soon.
It’s time for Siggraph 2015 in LA. Chris and Nick will be there presenting at the Maxon Booth again this year. So be sure to stop by if you are in town for the big event.
Chris will be talking about unique ways to use the Hair system in Cinema 4D, and Nick will be talking about how to use X-Particles and HDRI Studio Pack to make a realistic thirst quenching render.
Can’t make it to LA? Don’t worry, Cineversity will be streaming our presentations and all the other great presenters over at C4DLive. Check C4DLive for the full schedule.
Hope to see you there or in the chat on C4D Live!
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ChicagoC4D is a user group that meets every other month to network and tour various studios in the Chicagoland area.
I recently had a great discussion with Andrew Price on the Blender Guru Podcast. During the interview we talk about how to learn faster by having more focus, why everyone should make at least one tutorial, why you don’t need to be an expert in all aspects of 3D, and how to get free ice cream. Give it a listen and let me know if you think I should do more podcast interviews?
Greyscalegorilla, Chicago C4D, and Maxon US are proud to present Half Rez 2015. Yep, it is that time again in Chicago. This is our Fourth Half Rez event and it will be by far our biggest one yet.
To make sure this year tops all the others we’ve upgraded our venue to Lincoln Hall. Half Rez is the place meet, greet, learn, and party. Visit HalfRez.com for more details and to register.
What Is Half Rez?
We started Half Rez to bring together 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers for a night of learning, drinking and hanging out.
We have presentations planned from designers and tons of fun games and prizes to give away. Come hang out with like minded folks and let’s us celebrate our craft and learn from each other the fun way. Check out the videos below from the last three years to get a vibe of what Half Rez will be like.
Head on over to our official HalfRez page to register. There you will find the details for the show and by signing up, it will let everyone know who is coming and also help us out to make sure we have enough food there for everyone. Did I mention there will be free food to soak up the beer?
OK, so who’s coming?
Video From Half Rez 1
Video From Half Rez 2
Video From Half Rez 3
I sat down with Jared From Super Giant Ninja for a quick interview at NAB this year. We talked a bit about how I got into all this animation stuff in the first place. And, about what you can do to move forward in whatever you are working on.
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2014 was the biggest Half Rez yet. Huge thanks to everyone for making it an outstanding night of networking, presentations, tech demos, and of course drinking. Big thanks to our sponsors as always who helped make this possible. Thank you to Gavin Morrissey for showing off live 3D printing, Brian McCauley and Brad Backofen for showing off a 3D world inside the Oculus Rift, videographer Keith Claunch, and of course all the people who came out to enjoy the night with us. We hope to see you again next year, details will be coming out soon for that.
Huge Thanks to our Sponsors
First of the presentations
X-particles is the easiest and most fun way of adding literally millions of particles and effects to your Cinema 4D renders. If you haven’t seen what it can do, check out our intro to X-Particles tutorial or watch how fast it is to set up the new FLUID solver.
We have been using it a lot here at Greyscalegorilla. And now, you can thirty of our internal scene files when you purchase any X-Particles license or an V3 upgrade through the Greyscalegorilla Store. Get all the scene files featured on this page and more.
If you already own a V3 License from Greyscalegorilla, you will automatically get this in your email.
Animated Scene Files
Primitive Project – Pink Hair Renders
Sub Surface Scattering Skin Blob
Joint Chain Wing Rig
DOF Web With Hair
Follow Surface Modifier Example
It’s a great way to see some of the new stuff in action and to get ideas for your next particle render. Give it a watch.
It’s time for NAB again. But if you can’t make it to Las Vegas, don’t worry. Maxon will be streaming ALL the presentations at C4DLive. Stop by the page today to check the schedule and see all the great presenters this year.
There are three, thats right THREE presentations from GSG this year!
First, be sure to stop by Monday at 11:30 PST to see my presentation about how to choose the right lighting for your next Cinema 4D project. I will be going through tons of examples and scene files from my hard drive. Everything from Cartoon Looks to GI and BRDF.
Then, on Wednesday, Chris and I will be doing AskGSG LIVE from the NAB floor at 11:30 PST. This is where we need your help. If you have a question you wan’t answered live at NAB, send a question to @GSG3D and include the hashtag, #ASKGSG. We could pick your question to answer live from the show floor. Should be fun!
Finally, GSG at NAB continues on Thursday at 11:30 PST with an hour from Chris all about Softbody Dynamics. Chris has been learning a TON about this powerful feature and is excited to show you everything he has been learning. If you have seen Chris’ presentations in the past, you know that they are PACKED full of great tips and tricks.
Hope to see you on the stream!
In this short clip, Chris and I talk about some techniques to escape a crash in Cinema 4D. Stay tuned at the end for an extra special pretty please with sugar on top request for a new button in future versions of C4D.
I stopped by the Salt Lake City Motion Graphics Group during my road trip to do answer some questions and wave my hands around. It ended up being a very honest discussion about the history of GSG, The philosophy of making tutorials, and why A+ school work isn’t good enough.
Thanks to the group for inviting me out and asking all these great questions. I hope you enjoy it.
Oh yeah, Remind me to get longer T-Shirts to wear next time.