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We are very excited to announce the latest update to our animation plugin Signal!
Version 1.5 brings some really awesome new features and bug-fixes. Most notable is the new BPM (Beats Per Minute) functionality. We hope you check out all the feature videos and see for yourself how Signal can improve your animation workflow.
Already own Signal?
Good news, you have access to Signal 1.5 right now! Just log into the customer area here and begin your download.
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Go grab it! But hey, don’t take our word for it. Look at what some Signal users have said about this update.
Signal’s BPM features deliver something that has been missing from Cinema since the birth of MoGraph
Greyscalegorilla’s recent BPM addition to Signal is a complete Game Changer. What would take an animator endless hours of keystrokes and key frames now takes a click, drag and your choice of tempo.
It’s the must have plugin for every animator using Cinema 4D.
To celebrate The Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we are giving away a model Chris made during a live stream from this week.
Inside the ZIP, you will see two different versions. One is the render you see above, lit with HDRI Studio Pack. If you don’t own HDRI Studio Pack, no problem, just open the textured and unlit version of the scene.
If you render anything with it, post a link to your render in the comments. We would love to see the results.
Wanna see how Chris modeled this? Watch the live stream recording below and see the exact techniques Chris used to model this Light Saber in Cinema 4D.
Live Cast Recording
Yesterday’s Live Stream / Ask GSG is recorded and posted to our new Patreon Page. If you missed it, now is the time to watch it and also contribute to remove the ads from the live stream.
If you aren’t familiar with Patreon, it’s a way for you to be a member of Greyscalegorilla by contributing once per month toward our goals of getting the ads of of Ustream and to eventually get some of these videos up as Tutorials.
There are also rewards for members including recordings of the Live Shows, Scene Files from the shows, and other goodies. Check out the page for more details. Get cool stuff and help us make more stuff in the process.
Here is some of what we made yesterday
Cinema 4D R16 is finally out! And, as promised, we are sharing our R16 scene files.
Everything is fully lit and textured. Ready to render and ready for you to play with and learn. We have other fun things planned just for our newsletter in the near future so I hope you stay with us.
Below are the scene files that are included in the download.
Black Spheres with 6 Layer Reflectance
Interaction Tag Mouth Animation
Cog Spline Dynamic Machine
Car Paint Shader With Reflectance
Motion artist and teacher, Colin Evoy Sebestyen has done something I have never seen before. He has posted his entire demo reel (shown above) as an open source project for anyone to download, play with, and learn from. Everything you see in his reel and in this post is available in a huge download of scene files, vector objects, and videos. So cool! I have learned a ton by opening up others’ scene files, and Colin gives us a ton of great ones to play with.
Colin also sent Greyscalegorilla this exclusive video (posted below) of him going through some of the project files to show you how they were put together and some of the thought that went behind making them. Thanks so much to Colin for putting this out for the community. Colin mentioned that you can thank him by following him on twitter, or liking his Facebook page.
Colin’s Video Walkthrough
Animated GIF Examples
Just as a painting you may own does you no good sitting in your basement unseen, your source files don’t do much backed up on a hard drive. – Colin
To celebrate the official release of Daft Punk’s new album, we are giving away these professionally modeled Daft Punk helmet models for Cinema 4D. They are textured and all ready to render. Head to the bottom of this post to download the Cinema 4D Models and start playing. Be sure you are listening to this track as you start lighting these things. Also, Look for some tutorials soon that will feature these models. Have fun!
To texturize the two types of hearts, I started from a sponge photo for the round one and some noise for the reflective one, with a bit of tweak to add some randomness.
Thanks to Colin for sharing this file. It’s great to see the behind the scenes from the winning animation. Great work!
I started playing around with a realistic way to build a candle flame effect in Cinema 4D after reading a post over at Mograph.net. After a few hours, I got a decent looking effect going. So, I decided to build a quick Rig dedicated to making candle flames. Not sure if too many people will need it, but here it is for you if you do. Feel free to download it just to check out all the xpresso and deformer setup for the rig. I used a bunch of wind deformers combined to get the flicker effect. I added a candle with some Sub Surface Scattering to the scene file as well just for fun. Hope this comes in handy some way.
Download GSG Flame
Cinema 4D r12 and up only
Andrew of Yratof made a Fisheye Lens rig for cinema 4D for his Candy Skulls Project. Now, he is offering it for download for use in your project. Cool!
Made with R12 Dynamics, Ambient Occlusion and the Light Kit Pro Overhead Softbox. The depth of field effects and color correction were done with Frishluft Lens Care, After Effects, and Vintage Film for Looks.
So happy to announce the first version of the GSG Free Cinema 4D Model Pack. It’s a collection of models submitted by the GSG community that are copyright free and ready to be used in your project. I hope to add more and more models as they are submitted and added to the pack. Use them for fun or for your next render. Either way, I would love to see you post your renders in the comments if you end up using them. Have a model of your own to submit? Stay tuned for an official form to submit models to the pack so we can make this the best free model pack ever!!!