CHICAGO — Greyscalegorilla (https://greyscalegorilla.com), a provider of professional training and tools for motion designers and 3D artists, has launched Greyscalegorilla Plus, a new, cloud-based, subscription service. The service gives subscribers streamlined access to its entire online library of plug-ins, hand-crafted materials and textures, high-dynamic-range-images (HDRIs) and professional training from top industry artists.
The extensive collection of Greyscalegorilla Plus assets are compatible with leading 3D software applications, including Maxon Cinema 4D, and popular render engines, such as Redshift by Maxon, OTOY Octane and Autodesk Arnold. The introduction of Greyscalegorilla Plus reflects a strategic refocus, allowing Greyscalegorilla to quickly develop new 3D production-ready tools that will be added regularly into the platform’s ever-expanding library of time-saving resources. Plus subscribers have unlimited access to product updates that are automatically downloaded into their account.
According to Greyscalegorilla founder and CEO Nick Campbell, the demand for reliable, high-quality, 3D content and resources that engage audiences continues to expand exponentially, whether for use in commercial or personal projects, cryptoart NFTs, social media videos, high-end VFX, broadcast motion graphics, commercials, game cinematics, live events, architectural and product visualization.
“Our mission at Greyscalegorilla is to help 3D artists achieve their best work,” Campbell says. “As technology and innovation continue to define the direction of 3D motion graphics and design, Greyscalegorilla Plus is the next-generation platform that builds on our collective years of experience as professional 3D artists, educators and developers to bring ongoing value to our customers. The Plus subscription membership supports artists at any level to create realistic renders faster, focus on craftsmanship, and obtain training from industry pros to future-proof their creative experiences.”
Greyscalegorilla Plus was originally introduced in 2019 as an all-in-one training platform that steadily evolved to offer Greyscalegorilla’s collection of 3D software textures and materials. In August 2020, in response to shifting customer preferences, the Greyscalegorilla team began providing its members with Cinema 4D plug-ins.
Membership incudes access to more than 1,400 handcrafted, hi-resolutions Cinema 4D assets, and 500-plus HDRIs for 3D. Members also have access to Greyscalegorilla Cinema 4D plug-ins, which provide comprehensive lighting, animation and photo realistic rendering capabilities. Gorilla U offers more than 500 hours of expert training on leading 3D toolsets and renderers, including Cinema 4D, Redshift, Octane, Arnold, and Houdini. Courses and tutorials cater to common themes, such as topography, car rendering, product visualization, lighting, etc. They are available online 24/7. In addition, new tutorials and materials will be added regularly to the Greyscalegorilla Plus library. Subscription pricing is being offered at $49.00/month or $399.00/year.