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What We Know About X-Particles and Cinema 4D R20

September 21, 2018 - By 

The X-Particles 4 beta for Cinema 4D R20 is available now from INSYDIUM, and a full release is scheduled for November.

INSYDIUM Ltd, the makers of X-Particles and Cycles 4D, have released the beta of X-Particles 4 for Cinema 4D R20. Here’s what you need to know.

What We Know About X-Particles and Cinema 4D R20 - Update

Image via INDSYDIUM Ltd.

Will X-Particles be compatible with Cinema 4D R20?

Yes, X-Particles 4 (and only XP4) will be R20 compatible. A beta (Build 623) is currently available through INSYDIUM’s Early Access Programme and a public released is slated for November 1st, 2018. Read More


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Interview: Creating the Memorable ‘Humankind’ Titles for TEDxSydney

September 20, 2018 - By 

A behind-the-scenes look at Substance’s making of the TEDxSydney 2018 titles, and how everything was realized using Cinema 4D, Redshift, Houdini, and ZBrush.

All images via Substance.

The brief for TEDxSydney’s 2018 titles was just one word — Humankind, and Scott Geersen, creative director of the Sydney Australia-based studio, Substance, ran with it.

The result is a moving journey through imagined museum galleries that, in less than two minutes, manages to make uncomfortably clear the deeply complex nature of humankind.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cinema 4D R20

September 18, 2018 - By 

MAXON’s Cinema 4D R20 is officially out. Are you already using R20? Here’s what you need to know.

The much-anticipated release 20 of Cinema 4D had users salivating over all the big new features, and now you can start experimenting with Fields, node-based materials, and much more!

Already downloaded R20 and have a few questions? Here’s what you need to know.  Read More


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Key New Features in Cinema 4D R20

September 17, 2018 - By 

Learn about the biggest new features in Cinema 4D R20 with our newest Greyscalegorilla instructor.

New features in Cinema 4D R20, and a new trainer at Greyscalegorilla. In this video, we are thrilled to introduce Matthew O’Neill, or Mash, from 3D Fluff.

Mash is a longtime Cinema 4D user, with over 20 years of experience. A former Maxon employee, Mash has spent the past 15 years working freelance and creating professional 3D training.

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AskGSG: Cinema 4D R20 Siggraph Demo + Free Download

September 7, 2018 - By 

Live from Siggraph 2018, we answer your questions about the new tools and features in Cinema 4D R20.

Are you diving into all the new features of Cinema 4D R20, but have some questions? We took your questions live during a Cinema 4D R20 demo at Siggraphs 2018.

In addition to our presentation, we’ve also included many of the scene files we showed and created during the show. Be sure to grab those below so you can break down our project settings and learn more about all the new R20 features.  Read More


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Our Favorite New Features in Cinema 4D R20 + Free Download

September 6, 2018 - By 

The Greyscalegorilla team shows off their favorite new features of Cinema 4D R20. Learn about these exciting new tools and download free R20 scene files.

Live from the MAXON booth at Siggraph 2018, the GSG team will guide you through all their favorite features of R20. Nick, Chris, and Chad take the stage together with their infectious free-flowing style, and dive into an hour of demoing Cinema 4D R20.

Our Favorite New Features in Cinema 4D R20 + Free Download - Fields Face

Start off learning about Fields, liquid effects, and Dynamics. We’ll even show you a cool technique for creating footsteps in snow.

Our Favorite New Features in Cinema 4D R20 + Free Download - Fields

Created with Fields in Cinema 4D R20.

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Fixing Third-Party Plugins in Cinema 4D R20

September 6, 2018 - By 

Ready to get up and running with Cinema 4D R20, but noticed all your third-party plugins are not working? Here’s the fix.

Cinema 4D R20 introduced a ton of new features and options, but you may notice a new change when trying to install your go-to plugins. All third-party plugins are not initially compatible with Cinema 4D R20, so you will need to update every plugin, whether they are from Greyscalegorilla or not.

To get the R20 compatible version of your third-party plugin, you’ll need to go back to the original developer or market you purchased the plugins from.

If you purchased a Greyscalegorilla plugin from our site, the updated R20 compatible version is now available in your Greyscalegorilla Account. Head over to Your Products and Training to find the most recent update. You will need to do a complete install with the new zip file.

The following Greyscalegorilla Plugins are R20 compatible with the free updated download:

For X-Particles customers, Insydium Ltd has released the XP4 beta for R20, and you can learn more here.

If you purchased Greyscalegorilla plugins from re-sellers, like Toolfarm, your Toolfarm account will be automatically updated with the latest download.

For other third-party plugins purchased on other sites, head over there to find your updated download. Keep in mind that R20 is a new release and other vendors may take need some more time to release their updates.


Start Learning about Cinema 4D R20

Curious about what’s new in R20? Get started with these tutorials.


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The Top Ten New Features in Light Kit Pro 3

August 29, 2018 - By 

Want to learn more about the Light Kit Pro 3 plugin for Cinema 4D? Here are our top ten new features in action.

Did you know Light Kit Pro 3 is the biggest plugin ever built by Greyscalegorilla? It’s so much more than just lights! Packed into the over 13,000 lines of code are tons of new features, tools, presets, and more.

The Top Ten New Features in Light Kit Pro 3 - Position

Sure, Light Kit Pro 3 introduces some nice new things, like customizable studio presets, a searchable Light Kit Browser, dockable palette icons, and a PC and Mac installer so you can get up and running in no time, but there are ten standout new features that we think you have to know about.  Read More


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Create 3D Glossy Metal Text in After Effects (No Plugins Required)

August 21, 2018 - By 

In this 3D After Effects tutorial, you will learn how to create glossy metallic text and logos without having to use third-party plugins. Free download included!

If you have the Adobe Creative Cloud, then you have the tools to create simple 3D animations like logo reveals and flying text. With After Effects, you can create this glossy 3D metal logo animation, and you can make it without having to use additional plugins.

Now you can use the text of your choice, or any logo file to follow along. I’m going to use the Greyscalegorilla logo Illustrator file, and in After Effects I’ll turn it into a Shape from Vector Layer. Then we will dive into settings, extrusions, lighting, and animating the logo.  Read More


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The New Light Kit Pro 3 Plugin Will Make Lighting Fun Again

August 13, 2018 - By 

New lights, objects, presets, and built-in support for multiple third-party renderers. This is the all-new Light Kit Pro 3.

We are thrilled to announce Light Kit Pro 3, the biggest upgrade we’ve ever built. Completely re-engineered and reimagined, this is the tool you’ve been waiting for. Have complete control over your lighting, instantly add pre-lit studios, and switch between major renderers.

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Discovering the New Node-Based Materials in Cinema 4D R20

August 8, 2018 - By 

The new Cinema 4D Release 20 introduces a node-based material editor. Here’s an first look at what you can create in the latest version of C4D.

The introduction of node-based materials is one of the many new exciting features of Cinema 4D R20. Users now have several material options, including the classic New Material and PBR Material, but R20 introduces Uber Materials, Node Materials, and Node Material Presets.

Creating a new node materials will bring up an all-new user interface. The interface is really great. It’s a huge upgrade from Xpresso and it’s very intuitive. There is also the ability to search for Assets, and more impressively search for active nodes in your workspace.

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GSG Events: Siggraph 2018 and Half Rez 7

August 8, 2018 - By 

We’ve got a few major events and announcements headed your way. Join us in Vancouver, Chicago, or streaming online for Siggraph and Half Rez 7.

It’s an absolutely full few weeks of news, events, and live presentations, all on top of our regularly scheduled new tutorials and training. Here are the big events coming up.

Siggraph 2018

This year’s SIGGRAPH will be held in Vancouver August 12-16th. Join Nick Campbell, Chris Schmidt, Chad Ashley, and some more incredibly talented C4D artists at the Maxon booth presenting the new Cinema 4D R20.

GSG Events: Siggraph 2018 and Half Rez 7 - c4dlive

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