Posted On:July 2016 | Greyscalegorilla

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Cinema 4D R18 is HERE!

July 25, 2016 - By 

Maxon just announced the much-anticipated Cinema 4D R18 update and we are breaking down all our favorite new features!

VISIT MAXON.NET FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF NEW FEATURES

We are excited to bring you these quick breakdowns and we promise more in-depth tutorials are not far away. Also, be sure to check out Maxon’s site for a complete list of new features. So enough talk, let’s see what’s NEW in Cinema 4D R18!


New Mograph Object: Voronoi Fracture



New Mograph Effector: Push Apart


New Viewport Enhancements


New Mograph Features


New Knife Tools


New Mograph Effector: RE:Effector


New Thin Film Shader


New Bump Map Feature: Parallax


New Vertex Color Tag


GreyscaleGorilla Transform R18 Integration



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GSG @ Siggraph 2016

July 19, 2016 - By 

It’s Siggraph time again and GSG will be in Annehiem with live shows, demos at our very own GSG Booth, and maybe even some new product teasers! Below you will find all the information you need. Find out the When, where, and how to see all things GSG at Siggraph!

General Siggraph 2016 Information and tickets can be purchased here.

When is Siggraph?

The Exhibition is from July 24th to July 27 and is in Annehiem California.

Who from GSG will be in attendance?

Nick, Chris, Chad, and EJ will all be speaking, demo-ing, and hanging out.

How can I see all the action?

Easy. You can either be there for the real-deal OR you can tune into c4dlive.com for streaming content! We will also be streaming from time to time via Facebook.

I heard that GSG has a booth, is that true?

Why yes it is! GSG will be in a corner booth that is part of Maxon’s big ole’ booth. It’s the first time we’ve had a “booth” at Siggraph or any other event, so stop by to chat and pick up some swag!

GSG Siggraph Demo Schedule:

Tuesday, July 26th @ 10:30am PST : Chris Schmidt

Tuesday, July 26th @ 11:30am PST : EJ Hassenfratz

Tuesday, July 26th @ 1:30pm PST : Nick Campbell

Wednesday, July 27th @ 11:30am PST : Chad Ashley

Thursday, July 28th @ 12:30pm PST : Chad Ashley

Get Social!

We will also be live Facebook streaming throughout the show, so be sure to keep an eye out on FB for that. Feel free to tweet at us during the show as well @gsg3d. We’ll also be posting to Instagram as well!

 

 


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Millions Of Reflection Combinations – One Plugin

July 13, 2016 - By 

Topcoat 1.5 is out and it’s the best version of Topcoat yet!

 

New in Topcoat Version 1.5

  • New Modifiers Tab displays Accurate Feedback.
  • New Blurs section adds realistic blur effects to your textures.
  • New Anisotropy effects give you that brushed metal look in seconds.
  • New Vertical Layout option. Perfect for docking the interface in your Cinema 4D Layout.
  • Texture Colors Can now be picked in the main interface.
  • Instantly rename your layers by double clicking.
  • Layers can be easily dragged to rearrange.
  • Easily Solo Layers.
  • Bump, blur, and mask presets can be right-clicked to add to other channels.
  • Transparency Reflectance Channel can now be accessed and modified in Topcoat
  • New “Invert Bump” button in Modifiers.
  • New “Color to Bump” button in Modifiers.

PLUS:

  • Easily add realistic and eye-catching reflectance and color to your scene with our new easy to use interface.
  • Speed up the process of adjusting your render settings. Choose from over 14 Render Fast™ Presets included with Topcoat and get to your final render quicker.
  • Add realistic worn textures to your objects with our new Blurs presets.

Free Update

Topcoat 1.5 is a free update for current owners of Topcoat. Just go to the Updates Page to download the latest version.

Don’t own Topcoat yet? What are you waiting for? Learn more about Topcoat and Version 1.5 here and get your reflection and reflectance game rocking for your next C4D render.


Some Examples…

All images are made with Topcoat and rendered using Physical Renderer and our GSG Render Fast™ Presets.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here is what some of our customers have to say about using Topcoat in their C4D workflow.

Topcoat is great for adding realistic wear and grunge layers that give objects that extra punch to look real. Mike Hjorleifsson – C4D Instructor and Freelancer

Reflectance got to be too complicated. Topcoat simplifies my life just like HDRI Studio did to help get the look I wanted. – Travis Turner – C4D Freelancer

I love HDRI Rig and Topcoat. The tools you provide are real time savers. – Jim Rodney – 3D Design Engineer

I have it docked in my layout, I use it so much. If my models don’t have the right reflectance, i’m always throwing on and layering a few things. It’s optimized well, too. – Ryan Daniels – Freelancer

Learn More About Topcoat.