Toolfarm Inspirations In-Depth – Greyscalegorilla HQ and the Half Rez 2 Event

Toolfarm In-Depth Inspirations: Half Rez 2 in Chicago, Plus a Look Inside Greyscalegorilla HQ

Greyscalegorilla has always been about learning and sharing knowledge as a supportive creative community. They have been very generous with their time, offering a wealth of freebies, tips and tutorials for any learning stage – along with some fantastic products for CINEMA 4D. The Half Rez event breaks away from the computer screen for an excellent opportunity for networking, learning, creativity and fun! 

Be sure to check out the videos below, including our tour of Greyscalegorilla HQ!

This year’s event at Haymarket Brewery in Chicago was at capacity – and then some!

Kes Akalaonu, aka @NLE_Ninja on Twitter says: “Half Rez was an event not to be missed. So many talented folks in one room is phenomenal.”

Nick Campbell of Greyscalegorilla presents ‘What’s new in C4D R15’

Mathias Omotola of MAXON gives a presentation called ‘Live 3D Pipeline between CINEMA 4D and Adobe After Effects CC’.

Amador Valenzuela (of Digital Black Book) gives his presentation, ‘Designing For Motion Graphics’.

Nick announces the Cube races while Chris Schmidt gets his presentation going. 

Nick and Jana Kinsman of Greyscalegorilla give away prizes from some of the sponsors.

A Glimpse into Greyscalegorilla HQ!

 

Video – Tour of Greyscalegorilla HQ

Behind the scenes at Greyscalegorilla. Meet Nick Campbell, Chris and Danny Schmidt, Dave Kiss and Jack Danger! Expect an update to Greyscalegorilla Transform soon, with new helpful tools centered around typeography and creating slick animations for title sequences.

There was also some news of a brand-new upcoming product in the works!

 

Chris Schmidt’s Tutorial from Half Rez- 30 Minutes of Tips & Tricks for C4D:

At Half Rez 2013 in Chicago, Chris Schmidt of Greyscalegorilla presented a rapid fire series of tutorials, tips, and tricks for Cinema 4D. Covering everything from shader options, previewing hair instantly, spring tricks, and secret checkboxes to make your Sketch & Toon scenes render properly, this video covers it all!

Follow Greyscalegorilla:

Greyscalegorilla.com

Greyscalegorilla on Facebook

Nick Campbell on Twitter

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Tutorial: Intro to 3D in Photoshop CS6 and CC

Intro to 3D in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and CC

Richard Curtis has a detailed post on using 3D in Adobe Photoshop up on his blog.

Here is the intro to his post with a link to the full post further in.

Start

A new canvas is created in Photoshop CC (the one below is 1024px by 768px).

Creating the 3D object

Two text objects are created with letters in each as shown below.

At this point you can set a colour on the text, as this will be transferred to the 3D object when it is created.

Select one of the pieces of text and click on the ‘3D’ logo (marked red) in the tool bar. Photoshop will then turn this 2D text into a 3D object. This same is performed for the second piece of text.

Create one 3D object by Merging 3D layers

When Photoshop creates 3D objects, they are each placed into a 3D layer, as shown below. Ideally these 3D text objects should be in the same 3D layer, this will enable them to interact with each other, share lights etc.

To merge the two 3D layers into one, both layers (marked red) are selected and menu item  3D / Merge 3D layers (marked orange) is selected.

Continue with the full tutorial on Richard Curtis’ blog! 

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New: Boris FX Blockbuster Titles 3D, Vol I + Tutorial and Free Template!

In-demand title designer Martin Zwanzger (credits include: Iron Man 3 trailer titles (German market), Red 2 trailer titles (German market), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Invasion, and 300) has teamed up with Boris FX to deliver Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I – based on Boris Continuum Complete 8 AE.

Boris FX Blockbuster Titles 3D, Volume I contains 20 cinematic Adobe After Effects templates – simply change the text and you’re done.

Buy now for only $49.95.

System requirements:

Adobe After effects CS 5.5 or Higher

Boris Continuum Complete 8 for Adobe

Free Template with Tutorial

We know you love freebies and since it is Tutorial Tuesday at Toolfarm, it seems appropriate to add this to our post! In the tutorial below, discover just how quick and easy it is to manipulate the templates to create your own Blockbuster Title. And don’t forget to download your free El Diablo template!

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