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We talk to motion designer James Owen about his experimental series of looping animations. See how he uses C4D, Redshift, and the new Everyday Material Collection.
All images via James Owen.
The benefit of scrolling through the Instagram accounts of the many talented C4D motion designers is the treasure trove of stunning imagery.
One of the most recent eye-catching designs that caught my attention where the series of flourishes created by James Owen.
It’s a really beautiful series of shorts, and to find out more I reached out to creator James Owen. Here’s what I learned about his Flourishing series. Read More
The Greyscalegorilla One Day Sale is your chance to take 40% off our Cinema 4D tools and training. Get all the new plugins and assets.*
Get ready for our biggest sale ever. More tools, more training, more savings. The 2018 One Day Sale starts now!
Add your tools, training, and/or suites to your cart. During checkout, add discount code SAVE40 to take 40% off your purchase.
When is the One Day Sale?
Monday December 10th 8AM EST through Tuesday December 11th 8AM EST.
Mark your calendar now, set a reminder, set an alarm, put a sticky note on your monitor, tell your friends to remind you. Whatever it takes, don’t miss our biggest sale!
Are there new Greyscalegorilla products I need?
2018 was the biggest year ever for new releases. Believe it or not, we released 11 new products and several big updates just this year.
Here are the new tools and training you can save on. Read More
Take a look at how these beer cans were designed for production, and later ended up featured in TIME Magazine for their eye-catching design.
We talk to designer Eileen Tjan of OTHER studio and Chad Ashley about the creation of the Peekskill Brewery beer cans recently featured in a special edition of TIME Magazine.
Learn about the process in designing product labels and imagery, then take a glimpse into the making of 3D product renders.
We chat with Trevor Kerr from MANVSMACHINE about 3D workflows, third-party rendering, and the new Greyscalegorilla Guide to Redshift.
Trevor Kerr, the Technical Director at MANVSMACHINE, chats with Chad Ashley about all things rendering. They talk about the strengths and weaknesses of Arnold, Octane, and Redshift, and also dive into the many topics covered in the new Greyscalegorilla Guide to Redshift.
In this informal discussion Trevor Kerr and Chad Ashley discuss the meteoric rise of Redshift in production as well as an in-depth Redshift training product the two recently teamed up on.
See why 3D World Magazine calls Light Kit Pro 3 an “essential” plugin for Cinema 4D, and gives the new tool a Best in Class 5-star review.
The latest edition of 3D World Magazine is on newsstands now. (You can purchase a physical or digital copy here.)
Featured among the greatest new things and trends in 3D are both a Light Kit Pro 3 review and tutorial.
Freelance journalist and CG artist Steve Jarratt tested the new Light Kit Pro 3, and came back with a stellar review and the magazine’s highest honors, a Best in Class 5/5 review.
“With a huge library of preset studios on offer, some really clever functionality and general ease of use, Light Kit Pro 3.0 comes highly recommended — hell, if your work is primarily product shots, it’s pretty much essential.” Read More
When should you start thinking about color in your 3D and motion design projects? It’s time to think like a Director of Photography.
While listening to an Entagma discussion, where Manuel Casasola Merkle and Moritz Schwing rant about render engines, the duo spends a little bit of time talking about LUTs in the post-process.
This led me down a tangent of questions, which ultimately led me to wonder if 3D artists should operate more like cinematographers. A Director of Photography (DP) will often devise a color scheme before production even begins. They’ll talk with the director about the emotional connection they want the piece to convey, and then the DP, either on their own or with a DIT or colorist, will create a look. Read More
All Greyscalegorilla Plugins are now R20 compatible, including Signal with a limited-time patch. Here’s what you need to know about these updates.
We’ve been working hard to get all of our plugins R20 compatible, and the last Greyscalegorilla plugin is now ready.
Previously, we covered that Cinema 4D R20 features an all core, breaking all existing plugins, requiring plugin creators to build new versions of their plugins.
Signal was the last Greyscalegorilla plugin to be updated due to some existing limitations with R20. Here’s the fix. Read More
The X-Particles 4 beta for Cinema 4D R20 is available now from INSYDIUM, and a full release is scheduled for November.
Will X-Particles be compatible with Cinema 4D R20?
Yes, X-Particles 4 (and only XP4) will be R20 compatible. A beta (Build 623) is currently available through INSYDIUM’s Early Access Programme and a public released is slated for November 1st, 2018. Read More
MAXON’s Cinema 4D R20 is officially out. Are you already using R20? Here’s what you need to know.
The much-anticipated release 20 of Cinema 4D had users salivating over all the big new features, and now you can start experimenting with Fields, node-based materials, and much more!
Already downloaded R20 and have a few questions? Here’s what you need to know. Read More
Want to learn more about the Light Kit Pro 3 plugin for Cinema 4D? Here are our top ten new features in action.
Did you know Light Kit Pro 3 is the biggest plugin ever built by Greyscalegorilla? It’s so much more than just lights! Packed into the over 13,000 lines of code are tons of new features, tools, presets, and more.
Sure, Light Kit Pro 3 introduces some nice new things, like customizable studio presets, a searchable Light Kit Browser, dockable palette icons, and a PC and Mac installer so you can get up and running in no time, but there are ten standout new features that we think you have to know about. Read More
New lights, objects, presets, and built-in support for multiple third-party renderers. This is the all-new Light Kit Pro 3.
We are thrilled to announce Light Kit Pro 3, the biggest upgrade we’ve ever built. Completely re-engineered and reimagined, this is the tool you’ve been waiting for. Have complete control over your lighting, instantly add pre-lit studios, and switch between major renderers.
A look behind the scenes of the stunning work of Jr.canest. Learn how to implement his design techniques in your own workflow.
Jorge Rolando Canedo Estrada, also known as Jr.canest, is a motion designer, animator, and all around creative mind. He is a master in concept, design, and animation.
Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Jorge now works and resides in Vancouver, Canada. He is passionate about motion design, curating the Vimeo channel WINE after COFFEE, and hosting the Blend conference. ADC named Jorge the Young Guns 12 winner for his animated excellence.
Jorge currently works are a freelance animator and creative director. Take a glimpse of his work in his motion reel.