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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.
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:
- Pro Studios
- Pro Studios Metal
- Commercial Locations
- European Holiday
- Road Trip
- Bundle all of the above + HDRI Link
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.
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.
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.
Hope you find this presentation helpful. Cheers!
Here is a timestamped breakdown of the presentation, courtesy of Cineversity.
00:00 – Introduction
00:57 – Reel
01:56 – Free 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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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
- Speed Up Physical Render 300% Or More!
- Displacer Deformer And Sub Poly Displacement
- Speed Up Your Workflow With The Take System
- 3 Tips For More Realistic Reflections In Cinema 4D
- How To Make Great Looking C4D Type In Cinema 4D
- Realistic Water Dynamics In Cinema 4D
- Getting To Know Redshift In Cinema 4D
- Great Looking Metals In Arnold
Favorite Interviews of 2017
- Beeple Interview
- Andrew Kramer Backstage at Half Rez
- Interview With David Brodeur
- Talking Particles With Jon Bosley
Favorite Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episodes of 2017
- Good Money, Good Work, Good Life Balance… Pick Two
- Mommy, Where do ideas come from?
- Are you too old to do 3D?
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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