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Fixing Third-Party Plugins in Cinema 4D R20

September 6, 2018 - By 

Ready to get up and running with Cinema 4D R20, but noticed all your third-party plugins are not working? Here’s the fix.

Cinema 4D R20 introduced a ton of new features and options, but you may notice a new change when trying to install your go-to plugins. All third-party plugins are not initially compatible with Cinema 4D R20, so you will need to update every plugin, whether they are from Greyscalegorilla or not.

To get the R20 compatible version of your third-party plugin, you’ll need to go back to the original developer or market you purchased the plugins from.

If you purchased a Greyscalegorilla plugin from our site, the updated R20 compatible version is now available in your Greyscalegorilla Account. Head over to Your Products and Training to find the most recent update. You will need to do a complete install with the new zip file.

The following Greyscalegorilla Plugins are R20 compatible with the free updated download:

For X-Particles customers, Insydium Ltd has released the XP4 beta for R20, and you can learn more here.

If you purchased Greyscalegorilla plugins from re-sellers, like Toolfarm, your Toolfarm account will be automatically updated with the latest download.

For other third-party plugins purchased on other sites, head over there to find your updated download. Keep in mind that R20 is a new release and other vendors may take need some more time to release their updates.


Start Learning about Cinema 4D R20

Curious about what’s new in R20? Get started with these tutorials.


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See What’s New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update)

May 9, 2018 - By 
See What's New With HDRI Studio Rig (Free Update) - Featured

The latest update to HDRI Studio Rig makes the plugin faster and easier. Quickly test out different lighting, backgrounds, and reflections.

HDRI Studio Rig is a plugin we developed to help speed up your Physical and Standard Render workflow. With this tool, you can preview different lighting setups, seamless backgrounds, and reflections on your 3D models.

Already own HDRI Studio Rig? Update 2.148 is available to you for free. Don’t have it, check out the product page here.

Alright, let’s see what’s new with HDRI Studio Rig.

Follow along with the tutorial above:

Our friends at Happy Toolbox have a selection of free 3D models that you can download from their site. There are nine free models, including the one featured above.

Download Free 3D Models

If you like using these models, check out the entire Happy Toolbox Model Pack over in the store. You can now even license individual Happy Toolbox 3D models on Adobe Stock.


What is new in HDRI Studio Rig?

You’ve likely experienced times where you would hit render in Cinema 4D, and your scene wouldn’t have any lighting, reflections, background, or even the proper render settings.

Adding HDRI Studio Rig to your scene will let you immediately start making changes. The latest version (2.148) gives you real-time control over HDRI rotation.

Preview HDRIs in the Viewport

The latest update of HDRI Studio Rig now allows you to rotate the HDRI within the scene, and will give you are real-time look in the Viewport without having to render again.

This is a great update for optimizing the plugin, no longer will you have to render after every minor rotation.

HDRI Studio Rig includes Studio Basics HDRIs, that’s over 70 HDRIs ready for you to use. You can also use other HDRIs from the many packs in our store.

Check out these compatible HDRI Packs from Greyscalegorilla:


Seamless Floor Backgrounds

The background settings in Seamless Floor Controls allow you to control the gradient of your backdrop.

You can also adjust the floor’s reflection, by adding reflection, blur, fresnel, and even reflect the selected HDRI.


Insert Render Settings

To avoid having to constantly go back into our render settings, we have the Insert Render Settings button that will populate your render setting with presets we frequently needed for Global Illumination and Ambient Occlusions.


Want to learn more about HDRI Studio Rig? Head on over to the product page for more details.


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Make Beautiful Renders in Seconds with Cinema 4D – Cineversity 2018

May 1, 2018 - By 

In this 2018 NAB presentation, I’ll show you how to get faster preview renders, as well as a few more Cinema 4D tips and tricks. You can also download a free script from Greyscalegorilla to help you speed up your workflow.

I was fortunate enough to experience my ninth visit to the Maxon booth at NAB, and I’m so very grateful to have presented once again. This year I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to giveaway a tool we built in house that I’ve used countless times since we’ve produced it.

Filter Switch is a script developed by Chris Schmidt that allowed me to quickly preview renders in the Cinema 4D viewport. Rather than waiting for an entire render, I could get a sample of my animation in seconds, instead of minutes. Here’s a real-time comparison in C4D R19.

We’ve packaged up this script, my presentation files, and my C4D GPU layout for you to download. You can also head over to the blog to watch a quick tutorial to get you started.

FREE SCRIPT AND NAB FILES


In my 2018 NAB presentation, I briefly talk about my career path thus far, and then get into the really good stuff! I’ll show you ways to use the C4D OpenGL Viewport, which was overhauled in R19.

It was just by chance that Chad Ashley was showing me progress on a piece he was making for GorillaCam when I noticed he was showing me a preview in the C4D Viewport. It wasn’t long after that, that I was diving deep into the Viewport settings to help me speed up my renders. I’ll show you some tricks to save you a ton of time, as well as how to see things like HDRI’s in the C4D Viewport.

I’ll also touch on some of our tools, like Topcoat for reflections, and previewing looks with the HDRI Studio Rig.

Hope you find this presentation helpful. Cheers!

Here is a timestamped breakdown of the presentation, courtesy of Cineversity.

00:00 – Introduction
00:57 – Reel
01:56Free Stuff Link
02:44 – Nick’s Background
05:27 – Demo Time!
10:15 – Using Hardware OpenGL
14:01 – Adjusting the Display Settings
18:57 – Example Scenes
20:53 – Eliminating Viewport Crud
22:53 – Jeep Scene
24:12 – Adjusting Anti-Aliasing and Super-Sampling for Cleaner Images
27:42 – Working with Dynamics
29:06 – Adjusting the Picture Viewer RAM Preference
32:21 – Starting a Project from Scratch
35:17 – Adding Reflections with Topcoat
36:25 – Auditioning Looks with HDRI Studio Rig
37:23 – Adding Variation with the Random Effector
38:01 – Adding DOF
40:37 – Adjusting Render Settings
41:56 – Adjusting Render Settings
48:44 – Conclusion


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How to add Multiple Stickers and Labels in Redshift for Cinema 4D

February 1, 2018 - By 

In this Quick-Tip tutorial, Chad Ashley of Greyscalegorilla demonstrates a technique for adding stickers and labels that allow you to use multiple UV channels in one material.

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Easily Transform One Object Into Another In Cinema 4D With Transform

January 11, 2018 - By 

In this Cinema 4D Tutorial, Nick shows you how to turn one object into another using our animation plugin, Transform. Showing you tips and tricks to make words turn into other words and models turn into other models. You’ll also learn some other ways to use transform to create great looking animations.

 

Products Featured:

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Download Signal
Download Transform

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Save Time with Custom AOVs in Redshift for Cinema 4D

January 5, 2018 - By 


In this tutorial, Chad Ashley will be demonstrating how he uses Redshifts New Custom AOVs to save time in production. Chad will be breaking down his workflow going from Redshift in Cinema 4D and into Black Magic Fusion.

Products Featured:

HDRI Link

HDRI Packs

 

You don’t want to miss the next Live Stream! So check our schedule.

Learn more about Black Magic Fusion

Split EXR Script for Fusion

Pick up the Mech Model from Turbosquid.

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Best Of Greyscalegorilla 2017

December 31, 2017 - By 

What A Year…

Picking our favorite stuff from the last year is a bit like picking a favorite child (or a favorite beer). We love it all!!

But for those of you freelancing and working, we know it can be hard to watch and learn about everything we do here at Greyscalegorilla.

That’s why we went through over 100 hours of podcasts, tutorials, live shows, and interviews from 2017 to find our absolute favorite stuff from the past year.

Favorite Tutorials From 2017

Favorite Interviews of 2017

Favorite Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episodes of 2017

Best New Greyscalegorilla Plugins For 2017

Favorite Cinema 4D Training Series 0f 2017

Interviews With Nick from 2017

What did we miss?

Be sure to put your favorite stuff from 2017 in the comments below. We always love your feedback.

Thanks again for another wonderful year and cheers to a productive and successful 2018. It’s gonna be a big year for both of us. I can just FEEL it.


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Redshift for C4D: Proxies and Random Techniques

November 30, 2017 - By 

 

In this tutorial, Chad Ashley shows you how to use Redshift proxies. Chad also shows some of his favorite tricks to get more natural randomness out of your renders in Redshift.

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Work Faster In Cinema 4D!

November 27, 2017 - By 

In this Cinema 4D tutorial, you will learn how to work faster in Cinema 4D and get more work done by setting up your layout and tools on your desktop. You will learn how Nick from Greyscalegorilla sets up his scene to get the most out of Cinema 4D.

 

 

Go Here to Download My C4D Layout
Render up to 300% Faster in Cinema 4D 

 

Products Featured:

Download HDRI Studio Rig
Download Topcoat
Download Transform

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Redshift for Cinema 4D: Creating a Weathered Mech Material

November 21, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, Chad Ashley shows a few of his favorite Redshift techniques for creating weathered painted metal shaders.

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Great Looking 3D Type and Logos – Cinema 4D Tutorial

November 17, 2017 - By 

In this video, you will learn how to create great looking 3D type and 3D logos in Cinema 4D. I will go over typeface selection, kerning, bevels, and textures to help make your 3D type more readable and more beautiful.

 

Download The Camera Rig for Signal Here

Go Here to Download My C4D Layout

 

Products Featured:

Download HDRI Studio Rig
Download Topcoat
Download Signal 

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Speed Up The Cinema 4D Physical Render By Removing The Color Channel!

April 25, 2017 - By 

Cut your Physical Render Time in Half with this time saving Cinema 4D Tutorial. Optimize the Physical Renderer for speed with Reflectance.

Watch This Short Tutorial

Tutorial Notes:
Join our Intro to Cinema 4D Series
Learn how to set up Team Render in Cinema 4D
Set up an Interactive Viewport in Cinema 4D






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