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Change Your Look with LUTs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

January 18, 2018 - By 

In this Quick Tip, Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla demonstrates how to load Gorilla Grade LUTs in Redshift’s Render View.

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Create Realistic Condensation using Mograph, Physical, and Arnold (3 Part Series)

April 11, 2017 - By 

Creating realistic condensation for beverage renders comes up in just about every motion designers career. This seemingly simple effect is one that people often ask me about. How do you make the condensation look real and beautiful, but not over think it?

Lucky for us in Cinema 4D R18 they released a new effector called the Push Apart Effector. With this new effector and some smart lighting and shading, we are going to make some killer Tallboys!

What will I Learn?

  • In the first of following three videos, you will learn how to set up your condensation using standard Mograph tools in R18.
  • In the second tutorial, you will learn how to light and shade our Tallboy using Cinema 4D’s Physical Renderer.
  • In the last tutorial, you will learn how to achieve the same look using Solid Angle’s Arnold renderer for Cinema 4D.

What do I need?

  • Cinema 4D R18 Broadcast or Studio
  • Your own HDRI Maps for lighting or HDRI Studio Rig for Physical
  • Your own HDRI Maps for lighting or HDRI Link
  • Solid Angle’s Arnold Renderer (for part three only)
  • A Can model (either from the content browser or you can find a free one here)

Part One: Realistic Condensation Setup with Mograph

Part Two: Lighting and Shading Condensation in Physical

Part Three: Lighting and Shading Condensation in Arnold for Cinema 4D.


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3 Tips For More Realistic Reflections In Cinema 4D

January 24, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, you will learn the Three things I add to almost any reflection to make a more realistic render in Cinema 4D. Then learn how you can speed up your texturing workflow with our Topcoat Plugin for Cinema 4D.

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Create Wax Type Using the Collision Deformer in Cinema 4D

January 18, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial from EJ from Eyedesyn you’ll learn how to create wax type using the Collision Deformer and Subsurface Scattering in Cinema 4D!

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Want to learn more about the Collision Deformer?

Watch ‘Create Wood Block or Cast Metal Type In Cinema 4D’ tutorial here

Topics covered include:

• An introduction to the Collision Deformer and what it does
• Using Subdivision Surface and Smoothing Deformer to smooth out the Collision Deformer deformation
• Turning Area Lights intro soft boxes
• Creating a wax texture using Subsurface Scattering
• Using the Picture Viewers Color Grading tools to color correct while rendering

If you have any questions about Creating Wax Type Using Collision Deformer in Cinema 4D, be sure to post it in the comments section!  If you make any waxy text or logos, be sure to share it with me on Twitter or in the Comments!  Thanks for watching!


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36 Best Cinema 4D Tutorials From Greyscalegorilla

December 19, 2016 - By 

Our goal here at Greyscalegorilla is to provide Motion Designers with the best C4D and animation tutorials and workflow plugins on the planet. But sometimes we put out SO MUCH STUFF, it can be hard to watch it all.

That’s why we narrowed it down to our 36 picks for our favorite tutorials of 2016.

Much More Than The Usual Tutorials

Among our usual long form project based tutorials, we also did a video about the differences between Arnold, Octane, and Physical. We also went over What’s new in Cinema 4D R18. We made our first Arnold and Octane tutorials, and we even helped make a documentary about the origin of Motion Graphics.

This and much more can be found below along with over 400 more tutorials on our Tutorials Page. Browse below and catch up on some of our favorites from the last year.

Happy Rendering!

Cinema 4D R18 is HERE!

Create a Graffiti Logo in Cinema 4D

Using the Octane Dirt Node

The First Plugin: The Origin Of Motion Design

How To Make A Dynamic Title Card In Cinema 4D

Place and Deform Objects Along a Surface in Cinema 4D

Setup an Interactive Render Window in Cinema 4D for Faster Feedback

Quick Tip: Octane Random Color Node

3 Favorite X-Particles Modifiers + Arnold Integration Technique

Intro to Soft Body Dynamics in Cinema 4D

Siggraph 2016 Maxon Presentation Videos

Three Ways to Use the Arnold Curvature Map

Create Melting Objects in Cinema 4D

Octane vs Arnold vs Physical – What Renderer is Right for You?

How to Create the Inflatable Object Series – Part 1

Creating Glass Sculptures In Cinema 4D

How To Animate A Blinking Title Card With Mograph and Cinema 4D

9 Cinema 4D Recordings From YouTube and Twitch

Building and Animating a Hexagon Landscape In Cinema 4D

Create the “Micro Jelly” frame using SSS, GSG HDRI Studio and Octane

Create A Fast Dynamic Particle System Using X-Particles

Create an “All Fuzzed Out” Spike Ball with Mograph and Effectors

X-Particles Avoidance in Cinema 4D

Make A Classic Metal Logo In Cinema 4D

Create your own Daily Render Animated Candy Blob GIF

How to Create a Plastic Texture in Cinema 4D

Your Depth Pass is Wrong.

Three Color Correction Basics To Add To Every 3D Render

How to Create Pixel Art Renders in Cinema 4D

Rigging and Animating Whaley

How to Make a Dynamic Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man from Scratch

Add Hair To A Character In Cinema 4D

Shatter An Object In Cinema 4D R18 with Voronoi Fracture

Getting Started With Arnold Renderer For Cinema 4D

Getting Started With Cinema 4D: Intro To Cinema 4D Dynamics

Create A Microscopic Look In Cinema 4D

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