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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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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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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:

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Download Transform

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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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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.

Plugins Used In This Tutorial

Topcoat
HDRI Studio Rig

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Turn Your Old Computers Into A Render Farm For Cinema 4D With Team Render

January 17, 2017 - By 

In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly set up Team Render in Cinema 4D so you can render faster. I also go over tips on how to make Team Render work it’s best. Then, I show you how Team Render can even speed up your render with animation.

Still have more team render questions/? Check out this excellent Team Render Video Series from Cineversity.


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

November 15, 2016 - By 

In this short video, I will show you how to set up a realtime interactive render view for use with Physical Renderer.

This new layout and workflow has sped up my iteration process and C4D workflow in general. So, I wanted to show you how you could set it up in your scene.

Download My Cinema 4D Layout Here

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Shatter An Object In Cinema 4D R18 with Voronoi Fracture

September 2, 2016 - By 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a looping shatter animation using Fracture Voronoi and Mograph. I will also show you how to make this exact render above using Transform, HDRI Studio Rig, Signal, and Topcoat.

Watch The Tutorial Here

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How To Build An Animated Dynamic Character In Cinema 4D With Motion Capture

August 31, 2016 - By 

In this Cinema 4D Tutorial, you will learn how add dynamics to Motion Capture data to create an animated character. We will use Dynamics, Mograph Cloners, and the Random Effector to set up the main animation.

This video is part of an ongoing series of videos all about how to use motion capture data in Cinema 4D. Watch the full training series here.

At the end of this tutorial, I use our two most popular plugins, Topcoat and HDRI Studio pack to quickly and easily set up beautiful reflections and HDRI Lighting in this scene. Check out these plugins and more from the GSG store to help speed up your render workflow.

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HDRI Studio
HDRI Collections
Topcoat

This training series was inspired by your questions about how to make animations like this amazing AICP Sponsor Reel Animation by Method Studios.

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Make A Glossy Metal Robot Animation In Cinema 4D

August 29, 2016 - By 

In this Cinema 4D Tutorial, you will learn how to easily texture and light Motion Capture data to create a reflective metal robot 3D character animation. This video is part of an ongoing series of videos all about how to use motion capture data in Cinema 4D. Watch the full training series here.

In this tutorial, I use our two most popular plugins, Topcoat and HDRI Studio pack to quickly and easily set up beautiful reflections and HDRI Lighting in this scene. Check out these plugins and more from the GSG store to help speed up your render workflow.

HDRI Studio
HDRI Collections
Topcoat

This training series was inspired by your questions about how to make animations like this amazing AICP Sponsor Reel Animation by Method Studios.

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How To Make A Dynamic Title Card In Cinema 4D

August 9, 2016 - By 

In this video, you will learn how to animate a dynamic title card in Cinema 4D using Dynamics, Cloners, Mograph, And the Variation Shader. Towards the end of the video, I will show you how I get these exact reflections and textures using HDRI Studio Rig and Topcoat.

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