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Ken Carlson of Big Machine dives into the studio’s biggest projects and how they use Cinema 4D to produce commercials and title sequences.
In this Maxon presentation from NAB 2019, Ken Carlson from Big Machine demonstrates how his team uses Cinema 4D to create live action spots. Big Machines is an Emmy award-winning production studio based out of Los Angeles, Carlson is the Co-Founder and Creative Director.
MAXON takes a bold step in its acquisition of Redshift, one of the most popular third-party render engines for 3D artists and motion designers.
Today at NAB 2019, Maxon CEO David McGavran announced the acquisition of Redshift Rendering Technologies. At the Maxon booth, McGavran and Redshift co-founder Nicolas Burtnyk shared the stage during the live announcement on c4dlive.com.
In a press release, McGavran shared,
“Rendering can be the most time-consuming and demanding aspect of 3D content creation. Redshift’s speed and efficiency combined with Cinema 4D’s responsive workflow make it a perfect match for our portfolio.”
Redshift co-founder Nicolas Burtnyk went on to say,
“We’ve always admired Maxon and the Cinema 4D community, and are thrilled to be a part of it… We are looking forward to working closely with Maxon, collaborating on seamless integration of Redshift into Cinema 4D and continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible with production-ready GPU rendering.”
Redshift already supports Cinema 4D, as well as other 3D apps Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, and Katana. Read More
The latest version of Cinebench is here. You can also save big on Cinema 4D R20 upgrades, and Maxon took home an Academy Award.
It’s been a busy 2019 for Maxon. Not only are they still riding the wave of a big Cinema 4D R20 release at the end of 2018, the company spent early 2019 at the Academy Awards and just announced a significant update to Cinebench.
Let’s dive into the big Cinema 4D news.
Cinema 4D R20 Upgrade Super Sale
Right now through March 29th at 3PM PST, you can save big on R20 upgrades. Customers with ANY previous C4D release can upgrade to Cinema 4D R20 for $1,695. Read More
GSG is back at NAB for another year of presentations, parties, and so much more! Come join us in all the fun.
It’s time again for the biggest production show in the world, NAB. The 2019 NAB Show will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 6th through the 11th. The show floor opens up on Monday April 8th, and we’ll have our own Greyscalegorilla station at the MAXON booth.
We’ll also have plenty of events planned for the week, including last year’s big party, the MoGraph Meetup. Read More
Discover the creative process behind Mike Judge’s Tales from the Tour Bus title sequence from storyboard to completion.
Penelope Nederlander is a two-time Emmy-nominated art director and digital artist. She’s been using Cinema 4D for 16 years, and has worked freelance, as a creative director, and now works at Austin-based Rooster Teeth.
In addition to her animation and motion design work, Nederlander has worked in VFX departments for films like Iron Man, The Aviator, and Superman Returns, as well as music videos for Dolly Parton and The Killers. She also worked on the stereoscopic version of the MGM lion logo.
She has frequently collaborated with L.A. studio Shine on several main title sequences for films and shows like Kung Fu Panda, Pitch Perfect, and more. In this presentation, she will go behind her work on the main titles for Mike Judge’s Cinemax show, Tales from the Tour Bus.
Motion designer Sabour Amirazodi shows you how he created a visually stunning multi-screen experience for a Pioneer DJ tradeshow booth.
From NAB 2018, Sabour Amirazodi shows you how he created original content for Pioneer’s tradeshow booth for DJ equipment.
Amirazodi will break down three scenes from the project:
1. Warehouse elevators
2. Time travel
“I figured it would be kind of cool to do a mixing board as the main focal point of this time travel experience…”
“We used a lot of amazing tools for this. Vitaly Bulgarov makes a really cool bashkit… I used a lot of the Greyscalegorilla City Kit to populate the city. I even used Video Copilot’s amazing Saber plugin.
It’s using a lot of the tools that these amazing artists have created for us, to make it to where we can go home and spend time with our families, as opposed to creating all these assets from scratch. It really is invaluable, the amount of time these guys put into making our lives a little easier. And more importantly getting these projects done. There’s no way we’d be able to finish this project if it weren’t for these amazing tools.”
3. Pirate ship on the high seas
Throughout the presentation, Amirazodi also shares his strategies for working faster in Cinema 4D. He makes extensive use of preset content and then combines it in ways that are unrecognizable.
Let’s hop into the presentation from Cineversity at the 2018 Maxon Cinema 4D booth.
Here’s a timestamped breakdown courtesy of Cineversity:
01:17 – Project Overview
03:02 – Pirate Scene
05:51 – Setting up a Template for a Non-Standard Format
13:24 – Warehouse Scene
14:19 – Creating an Elevator
17:39 – Kit Bashing
22:44 – Adding Textures and Interior Details
24:05 – Animating the Elevator
29:58 – Pirate Ship
30:53 – Rigging Imported Models
33:54 – Adding Wind to the Sails
39:10 – Creating Ocean
43:20 – Time Travel Scene
47:35 – Animating the Time Machine
49:37 – Adding Cables
More from Sabour Amirazodi:
More Cineversity Presentations:
- Make Beautiful Renders in Seconds with Cinema 4D – Nick Campbell
- Learning Cinema 4D Through Experimentation – Zachary Corzine
- Speeding Up Your Animation Workflows with C4D – EJ Hassenfratz
- Cineversity NAB 2017 Rewind Playlist
- Cineversity NAB 2016 Rewind Playlist
Congratulations to Greyscalegorilla founder Nick Campbell for his recognition as one of the top creatives and technologists.
StudioDaily honors Nick Campbell as a 2018 StudioDaily 50 honoree. The list includes fifty of the top executives, independents, specialists, and technologists in the creative industry.
“The annual StudioDaily 50 honors professionals across the full range of our industry who create, innovate and interact in groundbreaking, envelope-expanding ways every day. It’s our honor to recognize Nick Campbell for [his] invaluable technical and creative contributions to the media industry.” – Bryant Frazer, editor of StudioDaily.
Campbell is recognized for his candid teaching style, which helped turn Greyscalegorilla into the top resources for the motion design and 3D community. Campbell and his collaborators have collectively created hundreds of online tutorials, Cinema 4D and motion design tools, and industry leading training.
StudioDaily also recognized fellow Cinema 4D artist and educator Julia Siemón, motion graphics industry professional who specializes in design direction and creative support for commercial and broadcast clients.
“Julia and Nick are two incredible Cinema 4D artists whose respective work consistently pushes the boundaries in 3D motion graphics design. They are both well deserving of today’s industry recognition for their work, but even more so for their contributions to the Cinema 4D community as a whole.
As guest artist presenters at our NAB booth, they once again extend their generosity by sharing tips and techniques to inspire the next generation of 3D artists.” – Paul Babb, President/CEO MAXON US.
NAB attendees can visit with Cambpell and Siemón during and after their presentations at the Maxon booth. Their presentations will also be streamed live at c4dlive.com.
See the complete list of StudioDaily 50 honorees at studiodaily.com.
Come out and celebrate with the whole motion graphics community in Las Vegas for NAB 2018.
Coming to NAB 2018? We’ll be there to meet up with you and share some Cinema 4D tips and tricks. Here’s a glimpse of where you can find us.
(The 2018 NAB show runs April 7 – 12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.)
MoGraph Meetup (Sunday)
Join Greyscalegorilla, School of Motion, Video Copilot, The Futur, MoGraph Mentor, and aescripts + aeplugins for drinks at the NAB MoGraph Meetup. This event has quickly become the must-attend party for all motion designers.
We will be on hand to mingle and chat, so come on out and see some old faces, and meet some new ones. Join the whole Greyscalegorilla team as well as your favorite motion designers like Andrew Kramer, Joey Korenman, Chris Do, Michael Jones, and Lloyd Alvarez.
April 8, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 PM PDT
3784 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Media Motion Ball (Monday)
Monday night we’ll be sponsoring the 21st annual Media Motion Ball. There will be thousands of dollars in prizes for winners to choose from, including some GSG swag. Grab tickets while you still can, because this event is sure to sellout.
Media Motion Ball 21
April 9, 2018
Dinner + Prizes: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
SLS Las Vegas Hotel
2535 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
C4D Live – Nick Campbell & Chris Schmidt
Nick and Chris will be live at the Maxon booth for Cinema 4D Live. There will be a ton a great Cinema 4D speakers on hand throughout the entire NAB show, so be sure to check out the schedule and details on the C4D Live website. We’ll also be onsite for GSG Live at C4D Live, so don’t miss out.
Learn about quick rendering from Nick at C4D Live.
Make Beautiful Renders in Seconds with Cinema 4D
Tuesday April 10th – 11:30 AM PDT
Wednesday April 11th – 11:30 AM PDT
Chris will be on stage cramming as many tips and tricks as possible in under an hour.
50 Minutes of Tips and Tricks for Cinema 4D
Tuesday April 10th – 2:30 PM PDT
Wednesday April 11th – 11:30 AM PDT
Friend of GSG, whose tutorials you’ve seen on our site over the years, EJ will present on both Monday and Wednesday.
Speeding Up Your Production Workflows with C4D
Monday April 9th – 10:30 AM PDT
Wednesday April 11th – 12:30 PM PDT
If you won’t be at NAB in person, you can stream the event live from c4dlive.com.
Hope to see you there!