Resources


Welcome to the Greyscalegorilla resources section.
Below are some of the hardware, software, and other tools that help us get our work done.

OUR MUSIC

Like our tutorial intro music? We do too! It’s from our good friends over at Art List. They have fantastic music and a very awesome subscription model. Their music is on almost all of our tutorials and promos. We highly recommend you check them out.


OUR HARDWARE

Nick’s Computer Hardware
iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, Late 2014
4GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB MHz DDR3
Travel Laptop
13” Macbook Pro

Nick’s Team Render Farm
12 Core Mac Pro 2010
Quad Core Mac Mini 2014

Chad’s Computer Hardware
AVA Custom PC
Define XL R2 Black Pearl Silent Full Tower Case
EVGA Super Nova 1600 G2 1600W Power Supply w/Modular Cables
2 x Xeon E5-2640 v3 Eight-Core Processor 2.6-3.4Ghz
2 x Hydro Series H80i GT High-Performance Water/Liquid Cooler.
2 x 16GB Single-Rank PC4-17000 DDR4 2133MHz CL15 1.2V SDRAM DIMM
Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound
2 x 500GB 850 EVO SSD, Samsung MGX, 3D V-NAND 540/520 MB/s
4 x GeForce GTX 980 TI Superclocked 6GB
Windows 10 Pro

Chad’s Peripherals
HP DreamColor Z32x UHD Display
Razer Death Adder Elite Mouse
Cherry MX Keyboard

Chad’s Cloud Render Farm of Choice
Pixel Plow Cloud Rendering Service

Chad’s Team Render Machines
Dell XPS 15 Laptop Intel Core i7 4702HQ 2.2GHz
Intel Skull Canyon NUC Quad Core i7 32GB RAM Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe NVMe – M.2 Internal SSD

Chris’s Computer Hardware
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
Processor 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
Display 15.4-inch (2880 x 1800)
Amazon Basics Mouse

Razer Blade
3200 x 1800 QHD+ TOUCH DISPLAY
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processing
SSD storage 1TB
Amazon Basics Mouse


OUR SOFTWARE

The GSG Team uses the following software:

Cinema 4D Studio Edition R18 
Arnold Renderer
Octane Renderer
Redshift Renderer
Substance Designer
Bitmap2Material
Adobe Creative Cloud
Black Magic Fusion
Neat Video Noise Reducer Plugin
Fast Motion Blur Effects – RSMB
Trapcode Suite
X-Particles
Depth Of Field Effects – Frishluft Lens Care

The GSG Team proudly supports:

Turbosquid 
Pixel Plow


FAVE BOOKS

Linchpin
It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be 
Steal Like An Artist
Tools Of Titans
Cartoon Animation


OUR CAMERA GEAR

Nick’s Camera Gear
Canon 70D
Canon 16-35 Lens
Newer Ring Lights
Manfrotto Tripod
Rhode Video Mic
Travel Camera
Canon PowerShot GX7

 

Chad’s Camera Gear
Nikon D5200
Theta S
Dolica Tripod
Joby Gorillapod
Rhode Video Mic
Anker USB 3 Multi-Card Reader


OUR POCKET DUMP

Nick Campbell
iPhone 7+
Apple Watch Series 2
Burts Bees Lip Balm
Field Notes

Chad Ashley
Ray Ban Wayfarers
Grey Cahier Journal by Moleskin
Black Fischer Space Pen
Black Gerber Dime
Black Kershaw Shuffle II
Fenix E05 Flashlight
Google Pixel
Casio G-Shock GA110LP-1A

Chris Schmidt
iPhone 7
Two Excedrin
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife