Greyscalegorilla Plus Update for Cinema 4D R20-R25

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Greyscalegorilla Plus Update for Cinema 4D R20-R25

Greyscalegorilla Plugins and assets are now compatible with Cinema 4D R25. Important update for all Plus Members, including R25.

by Greyscalegorilla on September 20, 2021

Maxon Introduces Cinema 4D R25

Maxon just released the latest version of Cinema 4D R25. Plus Members, if you’ve already upgraded, you’re probably anxious to get your Greyscalegorilla Plus Plugins installed! And we are ready to go!

With each new Cinema 4D release, you will need to install a new version of the Plus HUB (and all of the plugins.) However, you do not need to re-download all of the assets. Below are the steps you’ll need to follow to migrate as well as a video explaining the process.

Not upgrading to R25?

Due to the Cinema 4D Release 25, Maxon has removed their lib4d format, which we used for our library files. When you update, the material collections will no longer appear in your asset tab in the HUB. You will not be able to install any new material collections until you update your HUB. To update your HUB, follow the same install instructions in Step 3 for R25 below.

Upgrade Instructions

  1. Download and install the appropriate version of the HUB here that corresponds with your OS and version of C4D. In the HUB, download and install new versions of the plugins.
  2. If you already have a Greyscalegorilla Asset folder, you can now link to it. Go to Edit→Preferences and in the Greyscalegorilla section, set the Greyscalegorilla Asset folder to the path used by your previous Cinema 4D version. All of your Cinema 4D versions can share the same asset folder.
  3. With Cinema 4D Release 25, Maxon has removed their lib4d format, which we used for our library files. Follow the steps below to convert your previous files to our new format used by the HUB.
    • In the Plus HUB, Go to Help>Update Material Libraries. This will download and install the new library files. The Plus Library should now show your libraries.

Individual License Holders

If you are not a Plus member, your individually licensed (non-Plus) products will not be getting an update for R25, as per our Licensing policy we announced in March. Join Plus and you’ll always have access to updated versions of our products. (As long as you’re using C4D version S24 or earlier, your individually licensed (non-Plus) products will remain compatible).

If you have one of our older material collections and are confused as to how to bring your existing lib4d files into R25, now that they no longer have a Content Browser, Maxon has information on how to convert and import lib4d files into the Asset Browser here.

Your Special Offer

As an owner of an individually licensed (non-Plus) product, you have a special offer to join Plus. With Plus, you will always be up to date on the latest versions of our plugins, scripts, 2,200+ materials and other assets, have access to all 500+ hours of our training, and have immediate access to all new releases. Be sure to visit your customer portal to redeem your special offer and get everything Greyscalegorilla Plus has to offer.

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  1. Thomas GlisermanSeptember 21, 2021 at 7:15 am

    HDRI link?

    • Nick CampbellSeptember 22, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      Yes. HDRI Link is also updated and compatible with R25.

  2. Vlad VladysalvSeptember 21, 2021 at 4:42 am

    Everything is super. Successfully installed on version 25

    • Nick CampbellSeptember 22, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks, Vlad!

  3. Lei MengSeptember 20, 2021 at 4:13 am

    Can you reveal when the update was released?

    • Nick CampbellSeptember 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Hi! We are now fully compatible with R25! Cheers!

  4. wei gin chenSeptember 19, 2021 at 10:35 pm

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  5. Roy FiegenschueSeptember 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    I paused my subscription because I only have access to R25 atm. (technical glitch, long story) Any updates on a compatible release?

  6. Ima RendersmithSeptember 17, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Is there an ETA for R25 support?

  7. rod rossSeptember 17, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Is there any news yet? Will it take a week? a Month?

  8. YaoSeptember 17, 2021 at 1:21 am

    totally agree with the previous msg’s.
    subscription is not for everyone, especially indies.
    i have purchased Signal perpetual license and am going to move up to R25.
    please update our purchases to keep using them on R25 without relying on subscriptions.

    exactly the type of stuff that keeps pointing us towards blender again and again.

  9. Marco Vitolini NaldiniSeptember 15, 2021 at 6:48 am

    Not very professional having the plugins not ready with R25 Release. INSYDIUM or even RocketLasso can do it. Why Not

    • adam humanSeptember 20, 2021 at 10:07 am

      what is not professional is maxon releasing new plugin system with each version
      which forces people to always redo their program over and over
      thats the annoying and unprofessional part

    • Pálmi JónssonSeptember 19, 2021 at 9:17 am

      R25 literally just dropped. No one is expecting that R25 is production ready with full compatibility on launch day.

    • Deirdra WisniewskiSeptember 16, 2021 at 11:38 am

      We have been working on it! We will have compatible versions ready ASAP.

      • Alex TorreSeptember 16, 2021 at 3:25 pm

        How long till it’s compatible with 25? I can’t wait forever

  10. Brad BrownSeptember 15, 2021 at 4:32 am

    So just to be clear, you are updating the plugins, but if we bought a perpetual licence we don’t get the update? Seems a little tough on your original supporters?

    • Michael BrownSeptember 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Nick has mentioned that the backends for Perpetuals vs Subscriptions are very different and continuing to update both isn’t manageable anymore.

    • Deirdra WisniewskiSeptember 16, 2021 at 11:40 am

      As long as you are using S24 or previous versions of C4D, your products will continue to work. Here’s a link to our licensing policy.

      • Brad BrownSeptember 16, 2021 at 9:44 pm

        I read you’re now updated licensing policy, after spending $1000 on products in the last 3-4 years, I find it disappointed you leave us in the cold. My smartphone is older than that and still getting software updates.

        • Andy SpeidelSeptember 18, 2021 at 8:41 pm

          Show some love. GSG will make it right! They are the best.

          • Nick CampbellSeptember 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm

            Thanks, andy. We are now fully compatible with R25!

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