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New In Plus – Tools to Help You Create Perfect Metallic Renders

Your Plus Membership just got even better!

by Greyscalegorilla on May 14, 2021

Cue the epic guitar solo.

Plus Members just got brand new materials and HDRIs to create realistic and alluring metallic renders.

Your Plus Membership just got even better! Today you get a collection of tools that can be used separately or combined, to create epic heavy metal renders. Let’s take a quick look at these building blocks and then we’ll dive deeper into each individual tool. Plus Members, today you’re getting:

  • Greyscalegorilla Metal Material Collection Volume 1
  • Pro Studio Metals Volume 2 HDRIs
  • Surface Imperfections: Crust
  • Neon Material Collection

Are you already imagining what you can create with this new stuff? Let’s break them down and check out the features of your new Plus tools.

New Material Collection: Metal Volume 1

Your Library of materials continues to grow with this brand new collection of over 100 metals, ranging from shiny to rusty, and every shade in between. Materials are all in the details, and this collection won’t disappoint. Subtle detail at every curve (literally). These Metals react to the curvature of your model, giving you dark nooks and crannies where dirt tends to gather.

Greyscalegorilla Metal Volume 1 has more under the hood than your average metal. Prepare to render metals like never before.

New HDRIS: Pro Studio Metals Volume 2

You’ve built an awesome metal model, now let’s LIGHT. IT. UP! Lighting metal has its challenges, but the new HDRI Pro Studio Metals Volume 2 makes it easy. 65 new light maps specifically designed to make your metals look good (real good). Use these HDRIs to light your scene, reflect off the metal surfaces of your model, and accentuate their beauty. Combined with Pro Studio Metals Vol. 1, you now have over 100 HDRIs designed to make your metals shine.

Ready to take your render from 3D to real life? Let’s check out the next tool new to Plus…

New Surface Imperfections: Crust

Your model is built and lit, but it might be looking a little too perfect. It’s time to mess it up! The newest addition to the Surface Imperfections Collection, Crust, is the perfect detail you didn’t know you needed. Layer on some grit and grime (you know, that stuff you so badly want to scrape off with your fingernails). That’s real and that detail makes all the difference between a good render and a great render!

Plus Members, you’re getting 50 hand-crafted, high-resolution Crust textures, usable in any renderer. Layer them up for limitless potential.

You’ve got metal, light, and realistic detail. Now, the final touch for your epic render…

New Material Collection: Neon

Let’s take that beautifully lit, crusty, metal render and put it in a dingy alleyway. Let’s choose an alluring neon from the new Neon Material Collection to add a radiant glow. Can you imagine it?

This Collection may be small in size, but it is mighty. Neon can be tricky. It’s not just about firing up the luminance channel on a material. Neon is a glass tube filled with gas and your new Neon Light Pack reflects that. It takes into account the surface of the glass tube, the flecks of dust that accumulate inside, the imperfect, uneven glow.

Bonus: Neon Alphabet Scene File

Let’s make things even easier. Not only do our Neon Materials do all the hard work, but we’re also giving you a complete set of Neon letters as scene files! You can simply drag the Neon onto a tube, turn on “bloom”, and you’re good to go.

Get Your Stuff and Get Rendering!

We can’t wait to see your beautiful, crusty, metal renders. So go get your new stuff and *strike while the iron is hot*. (You know we had to make a metal pun before we wrapped up).

Use them separately. Use them together. Happy Rendering!

Where do I get my stuff?

Plus Members, your new materials and HDRIs are waiting for you! Head on over to your HUB to download and install. Get your Neon Letters for Cinema 4D here and get to work!

Don’t have Plus? Join Today!

Get all of this new stuff…as well as over $9,000 worth of plugins, materials, HDRIs, and training already in Plus! Join the other 6,000+ artists and start making better renders right now.


  1. MINH NGUYEN PHUC QUANGAugust 19, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Hello GSG
    I am using C4D S24. I use the GSG Hub kit on MacOs Big Sur operating system.
    I often have the error that when I open C4D software, GSG does not display the installed Plugings, but only displays GSG Hub and has to click on GSG Hub to start the login, not automatically log in to the account. I have to restart C4D many times to randomly load some plugins but Plus Library shows Pluging not found which makes me have to restart my Mac many times until all GSG Plugins and Libraries appear. Hub.
    And after every time I turn off C4D, I have to repeat the above steps many times to appear Plus Library. I feel frustrated and frustrated by this error. I would like assistance to resolve my annoyance about GSG Hub on Mac Os BigSur.
    Best regards!

    • Deirdra WisniewskiAugust 20, 2021 at 9:32 am

      Our support team is happy to help you out! Reach out to them at They will get you sorted!

  2. Phillip HoppesAugust 6, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Just a note for the GSG crew and especially Nick. Nick I remember seeing you on lots of conferences you were the topical speaker back when AE was still your go-to tool and you had just left Digital Kitchen. You really impressed me back then both with your artwork and your total grasp of what it takes to be a motion graphics artist back in the day. I’ve followed your progress with both founding GSG and watched it grow from the sidelines. At the time then and actually until this past year I’ve been pretty entrenched in Autodesk Maya as I both used it and taught it at a local community college. Had the opportunity to do a lot of Motion Graphic Art for my son’s company and I said to him “For what you want to do, Cinema 4D is the only way to go and to get started I need that and a subscription to GSG Plus”. You’ve not disappointed at all. Your tools and your training are top notch. It’s quite refreshing to see an entrepreneur as yourself take something from nothing to where you are today. Your tools and your training make an old fart like myself look like a rock star……. ok maybe not a rock star but a rock pretty bright light bulb and for me that’s fine. You obviously have a very talented team of coders and artists and I seriously could not do what I want to do without Plus! Keep up the great work.

    • Nick CampbellAugust 7, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      Thanks for that comment, Phillip! Thanks for joining Plus!

  3. Tam Tran Mau TriJuly 1, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Hello, thanks It’s awesome news. I just wonder it’s auto-updating or do I need to do any action to get the updates?

    Also, the Plugins always take a few times to restart C4D to load, it is normal?

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