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Speed Up your HDRI Workflow in Octane with HDRI Link

January 10, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, Chad will break down the typical HDRI workflow in Octane and demonstrate how much faster it can be with HDRI Link. Typically, testing out several different HDRI’s in your scene can be time-consuming and cumbersome. Basically a pain in the butt.  HDRI Link sets out to solve that by making the process easy and dare we say fun? HDRI Link is available here for $69 and ships with 10 example HDRIs AND a free Bonus HDRI Expansion Pack with 20 HDRs.

Interesting side note regarding HDRI Link: Roughly 90% of all the images on the @gsg_3d Instagram account used HDRI Link. Even @lockedandloading swears by it.


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Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episode 45: Nodes, Compositing, and HDRI Link

January 9, 2017 - By 


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In this episode, we talk about why you should be learning how to use nodes. A bit of history of how we built our upcoming plugin for Octane and Arnold users called HDRI Link. And we also talk a bit about the importance of compositing. a

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Show Notes

HDRI Link Workshop Signup
Wait But Why
Paul Debevic
Oscar News
3 Advanced Xpresso Techniques Tutorial
After Effects before and after Compositing
HDRI Link
Lock and Loading Instagram


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Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episode 44: Are You On The Right Career Path?

January 3, 2017 - By 


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In this episode, we talk a bit about the future of rendering including the upcoming Arnold GPU renderer. We chat about how to approach buying the right hardware for 3D animation. And, we talk about New Years Resolutions and how to make sure you are on the right career path.

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Show Notes

HDRI Link Workshop Sign-Up
Arnold GPU Render Image


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3 Advanced Xpresso Techniques in Cinema 4D

January 3, 2017 - By 

In this Cinema 4D Tutorial, Chris will show you three different advanced tricks in Xpresso to help you make more advanced rigs and tools. He talks about the condition node, the memory node, and a special setting every node has called “On”. We start the Xpresso rig from scratch as together we will build controls to be able to instantly swap out any number of different objects. In this example we will be creating a chair rig that allows for easy additions later.

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I found these chairs in this collection from Turbosquid.


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Rigging and Animating a Simple Character Walk Cycle in Cinema 4D

January 3, 2017 - By 

In this 2 part tutorial, you’ll get a quick intro to using Spline IK to rig a cartoon character and how to animate a walk cycle in Cinema 4D!

Want to learn more about FK and IK?  Watch this in depth tutorial on rigging basics!

New to 3D? Watch my FREE Cinema 4D Lite for the 2D Animator series!

Topics covered include:

• Going over the basics of rigging with Spline IK
• Using Spline Wrap for our arm and leg rigs
• Explaining and setting up IK Goals
• Describing key walk cycle poses
• Animating a cartoonish walk cycle
• Adding secondary motion to the walk cycle
• Setting up the walk cycle for a looping GIF

If you have any questions on Rigging and Animating a Character Walk Cycle, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create any fun walkign characters, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!

Part 1 – Rigging the Character:

Part 2 – Animating Walk Cycle:

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