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Creating Super Bowl Spots and Netflix Titles With Cinema 4D

June 10, 2019 - By 

Ken Carlson of Big Machine dives into the studio’s biggest projects and how they use Cinema 4D to produce commercials and title sequences.

In this Maxon presentation from NAB 2019, Ken Carlson from Big Machine demonstrates how his team uses Cinema 4D to create live action spots. Big Machines is an Emmy award-winning production studio based out of Los Angeles, Carlson is the Co-Founder and Creative Director.

Creating Super Bowl Spots and Netflix Titles With Cinema 4D - NFL Network

GIF via NFL Network / Big Machine.

You’ll see how Big Machine created several television spots and titles, including spots for Superbowl LIII and series titles like Netflix’s Prince of Peoria and Atypical. Read More


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Our Thoughts on the New Mac Pro for 3D and Motion Design

June 3, 2019 - By 

The new Mac Pro has finally been revealed. Is it powerful enough to get us to switch back to Mac?

Our Thoughts on the New Mac Pro for 3D and Motion Design - Featured

All images via Apple.

It’s been 6 years since the last Mac Pro redesign, and the “trash can” mac left much to be desired.  You couldn’t upgrade the machine, it was under-powered, and it was overpriced.

We just learned about all the new laptops NVIDIA has planned for the year, but the big question remaining was if Apple would finally announce a new Mac Pro in 2019.

So where do we stand now? Well, the new Mac Pro returns to classic from and has overly embraced the cheese grater design of old. You are once again able to expand and upgrade the machine, but there is a big downside. Still no NVIDIA support. Let’s dive into the details. Read More


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30% Off 24-Hour Spring Sale Has Ended

May 31, 2019 - By 

This sale has come to an end.

The 2019 30% off Spring Sale has ended.


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Choosing the Best Lighting Plugin for Motion Graphics and 3D Renders

May 30, 2019 - By 

Trying to figure out how to get realistic reflections in your 3D renders? Want to add a colorful pop to your mograph? Check out these helpful lighting plugins and tools.

We have always stood by the words, “the best looking 3D always comes down to lighting and texturing.” That has always been part of the Greyscalegorilla mission statement dating back to the original Light Kit Pro plugin.

Lighting with Light Kit Pro 3.

Now with all the lighting options available to you, let’s figure out what tool is best for your own individual workflow. Read More


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New C4D Optimized Laptops, CPU vs GPU, and Minor Apple Updates

May 29, 2019 - By 

Better and faster, a look at the latest computer news to excite motion designers and 3D artists.

As the 2019 Computex conference gets underway, there’s some exciting news out of the technology show already. Read up on the latest laptops for NVIDIA claimed to rival the MacBook Pro, as well as big news from AMD and more.

NVIDIA

First up, NVIDIA has announced a new line of laptops that will run their RTX cards. In total, there will be 17 new NVIDIA laptops from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, MSI, and Razer.

In a write up over on TechCrunch,

The 17 laptops will be equipped with Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 or 3000 GPUs or GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. Nvidia claims they can perform up to seven times faster than the MacBook Pro. Studio laptops with Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs will have 16GB of graphics memory, and some of the devices will also have 4K displays and Nvidia’s Max-Q tech for building thin and lightweight laptops, enabling incredible performance and longer battery life.

New C4D Optimized Laptops, CPU vs GPU, and Minor Apple Updates - NVIDIA

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Lighting 3D Products with Area Light Maps for HDRI Link

May 22, 2019 - By 

Learn how to use Area Light Maps with HDRI Link to add texture to area lights in your favorite third-party render engine.

In this tutorial, Chad will show you how to use Area Light Maps and HDRI Link to light up a sleek Rolex watch. You’ll even see how to use Cinema 4D’s lighting tool to pinpoint an area light precisely where you want to.

Lighting 3D Products with Area Light Maps for HDRI Link - Watch Looks

You’ll learn to combine these tools with a few C4D tricks to help you flex your lighting game. You can quickly get creative lighting setups in seconds with this easy workflow. Just position and place your area lights as normal, then learn how to add realistic reflections with Area Light Maps. Read More


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Assembling Avengers: Endgame User Interfaces and Holograms with C4D

May 16, 2019 - By 

Territory Studio Creative Director Marti Romances on working with Marvel Studios on Avengers: Endgame graphics and futuristic UI.

Territory Studio has worked with Marvel production designer Charles Wood’s team to realize aspects of many Marvel blockbusters, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Infinity War. Now with Avengers: Endgame Territory’s San Francisco team once again helped bring directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s vision to life.

Here Territory Creative Director Marti Romances describes the studio’s latest foray into the Marvel Universe, explaining the team’s use of Cinema 4D and other software, as well as what it was like to be embedded with the Marvel team in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More


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Make a 3D Title Card Animation in 10 Minutes + FREE Signal Camera Rig

May 10, 2019 - By 

See how fast you can create 3D title cards and logo animations using Cinema 4D, Redshift, and drag-and-drop materials and assets.

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With this tutorial, you have the choice to watch a real time screen capture of Nick building a 3D title sequence and then adding artist commentary. It’s a real behind-the-scenes look at his workflow, and the look dev that goes into building a full length tutorial.

If you want the full tutorial breakdown, check out the second video which dives into each tool used to make this Dragons and Swords 3D title. Read More


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SALE: 30% Off New 3D Dust Particulate and 4K Dust Elements

May 7, 2019 - By 

Introducing two new assets packs for all your dusty renders and composites. Get them for 30% off until May 10th!

SALE: 30% Off New 3D Dust Particulate and 4K Dust Elements - Bundle

An exciting new type of product just landed in the Greyscalegorilla store. The new 3D Dust Particulate and 4K Dust Elements packs bring a powerful 1-2 punch to your next project. Better yet, you can combine the two packs and save with the Dust Elements BundleRead More


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Maxon Buys Redshift and the Chaos of Making Everydays with Beeple | GSG Show 106

April 19, 2019 - By 

The team talks about the big news from NAB 2019, including Maxon’s acquisition of Redshift, making everydays with Beeple, MoGraph Meetups, and a big sale.

In this episode, Nick, Chad, and Michael talk about the exciting news and events at NAB 2019. Catch up on all the big news, and learn about a limited edition 50% off Greyscalegorilla Redshift bundle.


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Section 1: Maxon Acquires Redshift Read More


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Painting Over Cinema 4D Renders to Animate a Spotify Music Video

April 16, 2019 - By 

A behind-the-scenes look at the surreal and powerful Spotify music video for Mitski’s “A Pearl.”

In the new music video for Mitski’s, “A Pearl,” from Be the Cowboy, a barefoot woman walks determinedly for a while before breaking into a run that turns into a freefall as the lyrics lay bare her soul. Eventually, the Mitski-like woman lands on her feet and begins walking again and it’s hard to know whether to breathe a sigh of relief, or cry.

Artful and heart-wrenching, the Spotify-commissioned video is a collaborative creation by Brooklyn-based studio Art Camp and New York City-based designers/animators Saad Moosajee and Danaé Gosset. Read More


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BREAKING NEWS: Maxon Acquires Redshift Rendering Technologies

April 8, 2019 - By 

MAXON takes a bold step in its acquisition of Redshift, one of the most popular third-party render engines for 3D artists and motion designers.

Today at NAB 2019, Maxon CEO David McGavran announced the acquisition of Redshift Rendering Technologies. At the Maxon booth, McGavran and Redshift co-founder Nicolas Burtnyk shared the stage during the live announcement on c4dlive.com.

In a press release, McGavran shared,

“Rendering can be the most time-consuming and demanding aspect of 3D content creation. Redshift’s speed and efficiency combined with Cinema 4D’s responsive workflow make it a perfect match for our portfolio.”

Redshift co-founder Nicolas Burtnyk went on to say,

“We’ve always admired Maxon and the Cinema 4D community, and are thrilled to be a part of it… We are looking forward to working closely with Maxon, collaborating on seamless integration of Redshift into Cinema 4D and continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible with production-ready GPU rendering.”

Redshift already supports Cinema 4D, as well as other 3D apps Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, and Katana. Read More