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Better Ways to Manage Lights in Arnold for Cinema 4D

August 30, 2017 - By 


In a recent YouTube Live Stream, Chad shows how to use the new Light Manager Tool and Light Group AOVs in Arnold for Cinema 4D.

If you’ve ever had a large scene with more than ten lights you know how difficult it can be to select and manipulate those lights quickly. In a recent update (2.0.1), Arnold released the Light Manager which makes the process of manipulating dozens of lights MUCH easier. In addition to the Light Manager, a new light group AOV workflow was introduced to allow per light AOVs to be rendered all at the same time. Learn all of this and more in this recent YouTube stream.

What You’ll Learn:

  • C4DtoA Light Manager Tool
  • Light Group AOVs
  • AOV Shaders
  • Why splitting out different lights into passes can sometimes be a good idea.

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Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 74: “Overwhelmed By Social Media”

August 28, 2017 - By 

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In this episode, the crew discusses anxiety around social media and how it relates to the motion design industry. FOMO is real! Chris asks the group to comment on how they manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of social media stimuli and what effects does it have on their happiness. Are you feeling this too? Let us know!

Show Notes

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Render Wars

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Chad’s render article

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Five Octane Quick Tips in Cinema 4D

August 22, 2017 - By 

Over the past couple months I have been putting some beginner Quick Tips in Octane together that I wish I knew when I started using Octane Render inside C4D.

What will I Learn?

We are going to jump into C4D and I am going to show you:

  • Material Refresh (How to fix the issue where the material preview disappears in C4D)
  • Hair Emission (How to make a spline or hair object seen by blackbody emission)
  • Fake Shadows (How to make light pass through specular materials ie. Light Bulb)
  • Fog Animation (How to animate the Fog Volume Object without VDB files)
  • HDRI & Sky Scene Lighting (How to light your scenes with more control using HDRI and Octane Lights)

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Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 73: “Being Open to the Forks in the Road”

August 21, 2017 - By 


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In this episode, the crew talks about whether or not they are doing exactly what they imagined they’d be doing when they were in school. They also discuss all the varied paths that led them to where they are now. How did you get to where you are, is it what you imagined? Let us know!

Show Notes

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Chad’s render article

Chad’s article on Motionographer

Animation Fundamentals

Greyscalegorilla Twitch


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Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 72: “Making a Meal vs Making a Reel”

August 14, 2017 - By 


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In this episode, the crew discusses a new article that Chad Ashley contributed to for Motionographer on the state of rendering in C4D. They also tackle the age old issue of how to balance work that pays the bills and work that makes you happy.

Show Notes

Render Wars Article on Motionographer

Render Wars Cliff Notes and Quiz on GSG

Sekani Solomon

C4D R19 Fracture Voronoi Tutorial

2006 Puma Shoe Spot

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