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You may not have noticed it, but we quietly launched a brand new Greyscalegorilla Store about two months ago. We have wanted to add some features that our old store system just couldn’t handle. So, we decided to build our own store to give our customers and our support team a better experience. We kept it quiet for a bit just to be sure everything was working the way we wanted. But now we think it’s ready for it’s big launch.
So, what did we change?
Well, we added a few new features that we have always wanted. There is a lot of behind the scenes stuff that we added to help make everyones life quite a bit easier and to make customer support even better for everyone. Here are three things though, that I think will make the biggest difference for our customers.
1. Automatic Updates and Downloads
Get access to your software anywhere at any time with our new Updates Page. Now you can get a new download or update to the software you have purchased through us with less hassle. Just enter the email you used to purchase your software and receive an email with links to everything you have ever purchased from us including free updates.
Not sure you have the latest version of one of your plugins? Use the same page and be sure you are all up to date.
2. Build Your Own Bundle
Now you can build your own bundle in the GSG Store. Just add more to your cart and the discount will automatically be taken off your total price. Buy two products, get 10% off. Buy three and get 15%, Buy four or more and get 20% off. The more you buy the more you save.
Not sure what to get? You can choose from some of our pre made bundles below.
Get The Lighting Bundle
Get the Everything Bundle
3. New Product Pages
We updated the product pages to be able to show off more about what our plugins and packs can do for you. We added a better “In Action” section that shows off how our customers use our products in real world projects. The new design also adds a “Featured Video” so you can see how each plugin works just by clicking play.
That is just a few things we have been working on behind the scenes to make our customer experience a bit better. Let us know what you think and if there is anything we can do to make things even easier for you.
Thanks so much to Dave and the team for making this new store a reality.
I really appreciate those of you who have supported Greyscalegorilla. It means a lot.
Art Director David Brodeur made this wonderful spot called Identity Transmute. I asked him a few questions about his process and how he used Light Kit Pro and Texture Kit Pro to help make this beautiful branding piece.
What Renderer did you use for this? It looks beautiful.
All renders were made using Cinema 4D and the Physical Render engine.
Where Did You Go To School?
I am a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design. I majored in Graphic Design and always try to put design first. You mentioned it in a talk you had before and I always repeat it: ” Always start with the fundamentals, the things in design that don’t change, composition, color theory and typography.”
Where do you Work Today?
I am currently Art Director at Leviathan here in Chicago.
Why Did You Choose Greyscalegorilla Tools When Making This Piece? How Did They Help?
As a designer I do not enjoy being a super technical guy, I want to get into a program or tool and start creating. I try to use GSG products as much as possible in my workflow because of their ease of use, right out of the box quality, and because they are fully adjustable. A main reason I try to avoid plugins and presets is because you end up getting work that is all the same and recognizable to the tools you are using. GSG products allow me to alter and make changes to so many aspects of the tools and materials that by the end I feel I have something that is completely custom to my design.
Behind The Scenes Video
David made this great behind the scenes video to show some of this animation, texturing, and lighting process.
What Texture Kit Pro Textures did you use?
Texture kit pro was a base for a lot of my textures and once I had my base textures down I was able to adjust and manipulate them. An example using the bow-tie: I went through a lot of the fabric textures in your kit. I ended up selecting “Fabric Orange Red”. Because the way the textures are set up I was easily able to control the color I needed over the whole texture. After that I wanted to add more realism to the fabric. I started out using the “hair fuzz” material as my base. I adjusted the length, color and added frizz, bend and curl. I will attach a picture of my light set up but I used your overhead soft box in addition with a top light, back light and a bounce light. My render setting were the physical render set to adaptive medium with indirect illumination also the addition of AO. In AE all I needed to do was some adjustment curves and it was good to go.
I did steps like this for a lot of the materials I used from texture kit pro. All the control you have over the materials is the reason why I used them. I felt like after I was done with the textures I didn’t have a texture that looked like I used a kit but yet something that was original.
More Screen Grabs Of David’s Project
Hundreds of Custom Materials for Cinema 4D And Cinema 4D Lite
Compatible With All Flavors Of Cinema 4D
We just relasead a new version of Texture Kit Pro that is compatible with ALL versions and flavors of Cinema 4D R12, R13, R14 and up including Prime, Visualize, Broadcast and Studio. The really big news? Texture Kit Pro is now compatible with Cinema 4D Lite
*Hair materials need Studio To Render
Texture Kit Pro is a constantly growing set of materials. Over 50 New Textures were added in this version including Plasticine, Marshmallow, Clumpy Sand, Cloudy Ice Cube , and Infrared.
Fully Tile-able Textures
We have gone back and adjusted all of Texture Kit Pro’s relevant textures to be Fully Tile-able. Just apply and scale to fit your scene. We also have many procedural materials that require no tiling and will fit any size object.
HUGE Texture Gallery
We designed a giant texture gallery that shows off Texture Kit Pro’s materials in a searchable interface. Browse the gallery here and see what Texture Kit Pro includes.
Buy Texture Kit for Only $99
Purchase Texture Kit Pro today and download over five hundred textures ready to use in any of your Cinema 4D Projects and animations. We have worked hard to make this the most complete, compatible, and most updated collection of Cinema 4D Materials. I really appreciate you taking a look to see if it’s right for you.
Free Update For Current Users
If you currently own Texture Kit Pro or own a bundle that includes it, then you should get an email with a free download for the new version. If you don’t get the email in the next day or two, hit us up in support with the email you used to purchase your version of Texture Kit Pro and we will get you a new version right away.
Follow along as John Dickinson from Motionworks breaks down this Oscar animation he made with Cinema 4D and some of our favorite GSG Tools. He also goes over some really subtle and nice compositing tricks to give your final render that nice glossy, shiny look. See the full breakdown here.
Hours of overnight rendering and coding sweat got put into our new Texture Kit Pro Gallery Page and we are pretty proud of it. We thought it might be nice to showcase ALL of the textures included in the new Kit in one infinitely-scrolling page. They are organized by category as well so it’s great to use even if you already have the Texture Kit Pro and want to find the exact texture you want for the project you are working on.
Texture Kit Pro is finally out. We have been working for the last month creating over 300 new textures to add to the 200+ already included in the original Texture Kit. As you may have read before, this is a new step for the Texture Kit. We will now be updating the Texture Kit Pro ourselves, creating high quality images, photo-real procedurals, and ready-to-use textures for all types of situations including architectural visualizations, mograph animations, or product stills.
Organized By Type
We have also updated the way Texture Kit Pro is organized. Now you can search by type of material including metals, fabrics, brick, hair, abstract, plastic, man made, and more.
You should have received an email with a link to donwload your free update to Texture Kit Pro. If not, please contact our customer support and we will get it to you right away. Be sure to include the e-mail address that you used to purchase the original Texture Kit.
Texture Kit will now be updated “in house” with professional photographers and Cinema 4D artists, instead of relying on other artists. For this reason, we are raising the price,
but not for a week. Now is your chance to get the new Texture Kit Pro at the previous price of $69. It will go up to $99 at the end of next week. UPDATE: The price is now $99.
It’s been over a year since we released the original Texture Kit. It came with over 200 custom-made Cinema 4D textures and a big promise of frequent updates from different artists. Well, it didn’t quite work as planned and frankly, the updates I promised never came. I dropped the ball and I’m sorry. I figured that there would be a never-ending supply of textures from artists that would keep the Texture Kit growing. I assumed that everyone had their own collection of textures that we could buy and incorporate in future updates of the Kit. I was wrong.
Most artists do what we all do when we need textures…
1. We use Google images to search and see what we find. That works, but we end up using images that don’t belong to us, and could potentially breaking copyrights of the original image holder. Not good.
2. We find free pre-made ones on free sites. Some of these are good, but the quality can be hit or miss and they can be hard to keep organized.
3. We make our own at a HUGE cost of time. Making custom textures often look great, but it can take a long time to tweak them to make them perfect.
So with that in mind, we are looking at Texture Kit in a new way.
Texture Kit PRO
We have taken texture building into our own hands. New, professionally built, textures made in-house, specifically for Cinema 4D. First, the numbers. We have more than DOUBLED the texture count with over 300 new textures with about half of them being procedural. We hired professional photographers to take high quality photographs of real textures. Then we created cropped images, bump-maps, reflection-maps and put them all together to just drag and drop into your scene.
Texture Kit Pro will be a free update for any current Texture Kit owners. And, of course, if you get the texture kit any time before the launch, you will get the update with everyone else. C4D textures have been our world for the last month and we are excited to get this thing in your hands in the next week or so. UPDATE: It’s out!
We have officially tested all of the Greyscalegorilla Products with the new Cinema 4D R14 and everything is working great. However, we had one small texture issue with City Kit. A free update (V1.21) has been sent out to everyone who purchased City Kit either directly or though a bundle. Check your email or the email of the person that purchased it for you to get your download link to the update. Please update no matter what version you are on, just incase.
Emails have already been sent out. However, if you did not receive it, please contact support. Be sure to include the email address you used to purchase the product or a copy of your receipt so we can send your update there.
Thanks again for using Greyscalegorilla Products, Kits, Packs and Plugins. We love hearing how they help you get your work done faster or make it even easier to make it beautiful. Stay tuned for more free updates of our products.
I wanted to give you a quick update regarding the transition to Cinema 4D R13 and the Greyscalegorilla Kits and Packs. We have been doing some testing and everything works exactly the same in R13 as in previous versions. Just install the .lib4d file as you would with previous versions and everything will work exactly the same as in previous versions.
HDRI Studio Pack and Physical Renderer
We did encounter one issue with the HDRI Studio Pack in R13 when using the “Seamless Floor” with Physical Render. There is a rendering issue where the shadows disappear. This will be fixed in a free update of the HDRI Studio Pack very soon. Hopefully in the next few weeks. If you are an existing user, keep an eye out on the blog and in your Email inbox for the download to the free update
YES! So pumped to announce Texture Kit 1.1. This is a free update that includes 70 unique textures from Cinema 4D artist, Beeple. His textures feature distressed, messy and fun materials to use in your projects. Current Texture Kit owners will get an email with the update download. Of course, all Texture Kit purchases will also include the new textures.
Expect more updates from the Texture Kit soon. I have many more artists lined up ready to add their best textures to the Kit in future versions. The Kit has over 200 textures already and many more to come. Thanks again for checking it out.
Example Renders With Beeple’s Textures