New In Plus

The Largest Addition To Plus Yet

Plus Members just got BRAND NEW STUFF!

by Greyscalegorilla on March 23, 2021

Plus is Blooming With New Stuff!

Spring is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. We like that, so we’re going with it. Now that everything from our store is included with every Plus Membership, everything you get from here on out is NEW and ONLY available in Plus.

Let’s take a look at the new amazing stuff that just got added to Plus…

Car Paints: The Best Car Paint Materials Collection Ever?

Car Paints is the latest beautiful material collection to join the Plus Library. Handcrafted for Arnold, Octane, and Redshift, you can drag-and-drop these materials for a realistic coated sheen on any object.

Imagine you’re walking around a car under the lights of the showroom. The sparkly flakes in these materials mimic that of real car paint and give the illusion of color shift as you rotate your object under the light. You’ll love these procedural flakes.

3D Artist and long-time Greyscalegorilla instructor, Nik V, used this collection and said, “Love the procedural flakes. I can just slap it on the car and not have to worry about UV mapping and scaling.” So easy. So beautiful.

But don’t sell these materials short!

They can do much more than cars. Think motorcycles and helmets, guitars and drum sets, bumper cars and bowling balls. With car paints, that shiny finish is just a click away.

A New Search Feature in the Plus Library

Finding it difficult to locate the perfect material for your project? Worry no more! We’ve added this handy new Search feature to the Plus Library. Instead of sifting through hundreds of materials, simply search the Library for your desired asset and keep on working. Quick. Easy. Convenient.

NEW: Area Light Maps: Part II

Introducing the highly awaited update to our best-selling HDRI Collection, Area Light Maps.

Area Light Maps: Volume 2 includes 40 new types of lights. Combined with the collection from Volume 1, you now have over 60 lights for any type of project!

Get futuristic reflections with the quasar banks → think Tron. Use one of the many gradient light options to get a super soft reflection → perfect for product lighting. Get 8-lights-in-one with our arrays → imagine a car under warehouse lights. Sparkle lights give off a luminous vibe → perfect for Christmas light reflections or a starry night sky.

Now, with both collections of Area Light Maps, you’ve got an arsenal of lighting in your back pocket. Make your renders shine!

Smudges make it Real.

You know what’s really stunning? Renders that make you do a double-take and say…wait, is that real? Our newest Surface Imperfection pack, Smudges, will do just that. Another set of 50 seamless, high-resolution textures, for use with any renderer.

We all know real life isn’t clean. Real-life is wiping smudges off your phone screen. Real-life is fingerprints on the window. Real-life is imperfect. With Smudges you can render real life…and provoke the deep desire to polish any surface you apply them to! (Microfiber cloths not included 😉)

NEW TRAINING: Automotive Rendering with Nik V

Lastly, you’re getting brand new training!

Join Nik V in this extensive product training, focused on one of the holy grails of the 3D rendering world: Cars. Download the model and follow along as he uses our Car Paints, along with Area Light Maps Volume 1, to light a car, both in a studio and outdoors. He’ll guide you through touchup and compositing techniques to polish it off using Photoshop. You’ll walk away with a new nugget of knowledge and a beautifully rendered car.

Swing by Gorilla U to get started.

How Do I Get My New Stuff?

Plus Members: Check our your new training here. Your new HDRI Pack, Area Light Maps Volume 2, is in the HUB. And your new Car Paint materials and Smudges are waiting for you in the Plus Library. Head over to the HUB to get started!

Not a Plus Member? Get all of this new stuff and MORE today. Click here and join our growing Plus community right now.

Spring adds new beauty to all that is. With your brand new, time-saving stuff, you can put a little Spring in your projects.

Add beauty and freshen up your renders.


  1. Ofir GardyApril 11, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Any plans to have your wonderful sets of products in a 3dsmax friendly fashion? (3dsmax+Octane that is – although vray/arnold too might benefit) and I mean the interfaces and libraries and how it’s easily accessible.

  2. dumesny françoisApril 2, 2021 at 4:59 am

    I try to use Car paint with redshift but that doesn’t work on my Mac
    sorry for my English
    Material”Hot Orange.1″ is not valid …

  3. Willem ZwaanMarch 23, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Wow, besides all these new amazing additions, I love the new icons !

  4. Martín Raúl CarbajalMarch 23, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Thank you very much for the information, they are very useful improvements, see you soon.

    • Deirdra WisniewskiMarch 23, 2021 at 10:34 am

      You’re welcome!

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