Attention Greyscalegorilla Customers and Future Customers
Please give us a few minutes to read this through.
As our big 40% off Sale approaches, some of our customers have let us know that our current software licensing may not be clear. We have recently simplified our licensing to make it much easier for both of us and I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of it.
Why All These Changes?
It’s been a long journey for us to find the best way to serve our customers and to build a sustainable software company.
As we grew, we tried many things. Some things worked, some didn’t. Last year’s “Renew Every Year” model was confusing and obviously not a good fit for us and most of our customers.
Solution: We Have Simplified our Licensing
As of October 2016, we began offering standard software licensing. What does this mean? In simple terms, it means we follow similar licensing practices as our software peers like Maxon, X-Particles, or Red Giant.
- What you buy, you own. No yearly fees or maintenance charges.
- You can always download your current software.
- Upgrade pricing will be available as we come out with significant upgrades to our products (Example: from Version 1.5 to 2.0).
- Smaller updates and releases will be free to current customers of that software (Example: from Version 1.0 to 1.5).
A Quick Example
If you own “Example Product 2.0” you will be able to continue to download and use the current version of “Example Product 2.0” without needing to upgrade or renew anything. If we come out with “Example Product 3”, then you will have the option of getting that at a discounted price since you are a registered owner of “Example Product 2.0”.
You do not have to pay for software that doesn’t get updated. You will also never lose access or pay for your access to your downloads.
In fact, our recently refreshed site also gives you the ability to log in and download your software at any time.
Expect Industry Standard Licensing
We are making a concentrated effort to keep our licensing simple from now on. Thanks for growing with us and putting up with all these changes.
From here on out, you can expect unique products and tools, not unique licensing terms. We will try to keep in step with other software companies that you purchase from to make it easy to understand for both of us.
Thanks again for joining us and being a valued Greyscalegorilla customer. We have a big year planned ahead and we appreciate you joining and supporting us.
SHARING YOUR PROCESS
I believe sharing your process is one of the most important things you can do as an artist. Giving away your secrets and techniques will propel your own work forward at a rapid pace. Doing this will make you want to push yourself to come up with new techniques and not become repetitive or do what everyone else is able to do. Sharing your process for how you create your work will help our industry grow. In addition to this other artists will look to you for your expertise and you will stand out in the industry. What more could you ask for!
I am very proud to post Motionographers Step by Step: Locked And Loading article. Motionographers new “Step by Step” series take us through the artist’s process in real time while they create their work. It is a fantastic educational tool that really shows us inside the mind and process of the artist while they are creating.
I was extremely excited when they approached me to be this month’s artist on Motionographer and leaped at the opportunity. The most recent series I have been creating has easily been the most tutorial requested series of mine and I thought this would be a great way of sharing with everyone my entire process. I show you step by step how I created “The Buoy” animation.
Want to check out the tools I used? Take a look at the links below!
Maxon Cinema 4D
GSG HDRI Studio
GSG HDRI Link (Coming Soon)
Adobe After Effects
During my process I also show how I use Greyscalegorilla tools including HDRI Studio, Signal as well as the upcoming HDRI Link in creating my animation. These 3 tools have become must have tools for me as I have used them in almost every project over the past year. I hope you all enjoy and learn from my process!
We want to make a special thanks to Motionographer for creating another tool for artists to learn from and reaching out to Greyscalegorilla!
In this short video, I show you my 3 favorite X-Particles Modifiers that I have been using lately. Then I show you some basic ways that Arnold integrates with X-Particles. Come join me in particle land for this one.
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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create expressive, bouncy animated strokes in Cinema 4D and then discover clever 2D uses using this technique using Cineware and After Effects!
Topics covered include:
• Using Spline Wrap to create a stylized cursive logo
• Applying interesting variable speed animation to the logo resolve
• How to use the Jiggle Deformer to add expressive, dynamic movement
• Using this technique for use in a 2D workflow using After Effects and Cineware
• Adding animated boil to animations using ‘Boil It’ for After Effects
• Discussing other use cases like shoe laces & headphone cords
If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything utilizing this expressive, bouncy stroke effects in Cinema 4D, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!