Post by Joren Kandel / The Pixel Lab: “In this quick C4D tutorial I’ll show you how to quickly cut between cameras in Cinema 4D with the Stage Object. It’s an easy technique usually overlooked by beginners and could save you tons of render …Read More
Burn Shader Tutorial by Ben Watts Design!
Ben Watts has some great tips and tutorials on motion graphics and 3D rendering. In this tutorial he teaches you how to use Cinema 4D with X-Particles to create a burning paper effect. His tutorials are …Read More
Post by Nick Campbell/ Greyscalegorilla:
“I will show you some of my favorite new features of Cinema 4D R15. First, I will jump into all the new GI rendering presets and modes that allow you to get more light bouncing around your scene and create fl…Read More
Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot have launched their all new Flight School which is jam packed with tutorials teaching you how to harness the power of JetStrike!
Basic Skills and Requirements:
Video Copilot Jetstrike – $118.70 TF Price
Video …Read More
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!
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Greyscalegorilla Products at Toolfarm
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.
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!
Building Accurate Virus Structures in Maya using the Molecular Maya Toolkit
In this tutorial, Shaun Keenan will introduce you to the Molecular Maya Toolkit and show you how it can used in conjunction with PDB (Protein Data Base) files to build a…Read More
The Blizzard Team
Check out Seth Thompson, Kenson Wu, Yong Hyun Kim, and Alvaro Buendia and the making of your favorite Blizzard creatures, characters and environment pieces. Watch
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Watch Zack Petroc and Dylan Ekre…Read More
John used Illustrator, Photoshop, CINEMA 4D and After Effects with plug-ins from Red Giant Software. I was impressed by his attention to the finest details like stitching, transparency of fabric and sparks. Check out the breakdown on Motionworks.
Intro to Maxon Cinema 4D SDK
Post by Andre Berg of Iris VFX
“We will kick it off with a brief tour of what’s included with the CINEMA 4D SDK.
Then I will show you two ways of accomplishing the same goal: setting up your very own plugin.