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What You Need to Know About Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac


Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac: A Complete Guide




If you are a Cinema 4D user who wants to create stunning renders with realistic lighting and reflections, you might be interested in Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link, a workflow plugin that allows you to quickly browse and apply hundreds of HDRIs in seconds with Cinema 4D and major third-party render engines like Redshift, Octane, and Arnold.




Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac



In this article, we will explain what Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link is, what it does, and why you should use it. We will also show you how to install and use HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac, the latest version of the plugin that comes with new features and improvements. Finally, we will share some tips and tricks for using HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac to enhance your workflow and creativity.


What is Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link and what does it do?




HDRI stands for High Dynamic Range Image, which is a panoramic image that covers all angles from a single point and contains a large amount of data about the brightness of the image. HDRIs can be used for lighting and background purposes in 3D scenes, as they provide realistic illumination and reflections that match the environment of the image.


Greyscalegorilla is a company that provides tools, training, and resources for Cinema 4D users. One of their products is HDRI Link, a workflow plugin that allows third-party renderers to connect with Greyscalegorilla's extensive HDRI Expansion Pack library via their intuitive Browser technology.


With HDRI Link, you can easily choose the right HDRI for your scene by browsing through hundreds of HDRIs in seconds, without having to load them into your project or create materials manually. You can also adjust the rotation, intensity, contrast, saturation, gamma, tint, blur, exposure, and color mapping of the HDRIs with simple sliders. You can even mix different HDRIs together to create custom lighting effects.


The benefits of using HDRI Link for Cinema 4D and third-party renderers are:


  • You can save time and disk space by not having to load large HDRIs into your project or create materials manually.



  • You can experiment with different lighting scenarios quickly and easily by dragging and dropping HDRIs into your scene.



  • You can achieve realistic lighting and reflections that match the environment of the HDRIs.



  • You can use HDRI Link with any third-party renderer that supports Cinema 4D's standard material channels, such as Redshift, Octane, Arnold, Corona, V-Ray, and more.



How to install and use HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac




In this section, we will show you how to download and install HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac, and how to use it in your projects.


How to download and install HDRI Link 1.054




To download and install HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac, you need to follow these steps:


  • Go to the Greyscalegorilla website and log in with your account. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one for free.



  • Go to the HDRI Link product page and click on the "Buy Now" button. You can choose between a perpetual license or a subscription plan. The perpetual license costs $69 and gives you lifetime access to HDRI Link and updates. The subscription plan costs $49 per year and gives you access to HDRI Link and all Greyscalegorilla Plus products and services.



  • After you complete the payment process, you will receive an email with a download link and a license key for HDRI Link 1.054.



  • Download the zip file and extract it to a folder on your computer.



  • Copy the "HDRI Link" folder and paste it into your Cinema 4D plugins folder. The default location of the plugins folder is C:\Program Files\MAXON\Cinema 4D R20\plugins on Windows and /Applications/MAXON/Cinema 4D R20/plugins on Mac.



  • Launch Cinema 4D and go to Edit > Preferences > Plugins. Click on the "Add Folder" button and select the "HDRI Link" folder that you copied to the plugins folder. Click on "OK" to confirm.



  • Restart Cinema 4D and you will see the HDRI Link icon in the toolbar. Click on it to activate the plugin.



  • A dialog box will appear asking you to enter your license key. Copy and paste the license key that you received in the email and click on "Activate".



  • You have successfully installed HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac.



How to access and browse HDRI collections in HDRI Link




To access and browse HDRI collections in HDRI Link, you need to follow these steps:


  • Click on the HDRI Link icon in the toolbar to open the HDRI Browser window.



  • In the HDRI Browser window, you will see a list of HDRI collections on the left side. Each collection contains a number of HDRIs that are related by theme or style. For example, there are collections for studio lighting, outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, abstract lighting, and more.



  • To expand or collapse a collection, click on the arrow next to its name. To view the HDRIs in a collection, click on its name.



  • In the middle of the HDRI Browser window, you will see a grid of thumbnails that represent the HDRIs in the selected collection. You can scroll up or down to see more HDRIs.



  • To preview an HDRI in your scene, simply drag and drop it from the grid onto your scene or onto an object in your scene. You will see a preview sphere that shows how the HDRI affects the lighting and reflections in your scene.



  • To apply an HDRI to your scene, release the mouse button when you see a green check mark on the preview sphere. The HDRI will be applied to your scene as a background image and as a light source.



  • To remove an HDRI from your scene, drag and drop it from the grid onto an empty area in your scene or onto an object that is not affected by the HDRI. You will see a red cross mark on the preview sphere. Release the mouse button and the HDRI will be removed from your scene.



How to connect HDRI Link to Cinema 4D and third-party renderers




To connect HDRI Link to Cinema 4D and third-party renderers, you need to follow these steps:


  • <li Make sure you have the third-party renderer of your choice installed and activated in Cinema 4D. For example, if you want to use Redshift, you need to have Redshift installed and selected as the render engine in the Render Settings window.



  • Click on the HDRI Link icon in the toolbar to open the HDRI Browser window.



  • In the HDRI Browser window, click on the gear icon in the top right corner to open the HDRI Link Settings window.



  • In the HDRI Link Settings window, go to the Renderer tab and select the renderer that you want to use from the drop-down menu. For example, if you want to use Redshift, select Redshift from the menu.



  • Click on the "Apply" button to confirm your selection. You will see a message that says "HDRI Link is now connected to [renderer name]".



  • Close the HDRI Link Settings window and return to the HDRI Browser window.



  • Now you can drag and drop HDRIs from the grid onto your scene or onto an object in your scene, and they will be applied to your scene as a background image and as a light source for the selected renderer.



How to apply and adjust HDRI in your scene




To apply and adjust HDRI in your scene, you need to follow these steps:


  • Drag and drop an HDRI from the grid onto your scene or onto an object in your scene. The HDRI will be applied to your scene as a background image and as a light source.



  • To adjust the rotation of the HDRI, use the Rotation slider in the bottom left corner of the HDRI Browser window. You can also use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to rotate the HDRI by 15 degrees.



  • To adjust the intensity of the HDRI, use the Intensity slider in the bottom left corner of the HDRI Browser window. You can also use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to increase or decrease the intensity by 10%.



  • To adjust other parameters of the HDRI, such as contrast, saturation, gamma, tint, blur, exposure, and color mapping, click on the "Advanced" button in the bottom left corner of the HDRI Browser window. This will open a panel with more sliders and options for fine-tuning the HDRI.



  • To reset any parameter to its default value, double-click on its slider or option.



  • To reset all parameters to their default values, click on the "Reset" button in the bottom left corner of the HDRI Browser window.



Tips and tricks for using HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac




In this section, we will share some tips and tricks for using HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac to enhance your workflow and creativity.


How to use preview mode and commander in HDRI Link




Preview mode and commander are two features that can help you speed up your HDRI browsing and applying process.


Preview mode allows you to see a low-resolution version of the HDRI in your scene, which can save you render time and memory. To enable preview mode, click on the "Preview" button in the bottom right corner of the HDRI Browser window. To disable preview mode, click on the "Preview" button again.


Commander is a keyboard shortcut that allows you to quickly search and apply HDRIs without opening the HDRI Browser window. To use commander, press Ctrl+Shift+L on Windows or Cmd+Shift+L on Mac. A search box will appear on the top of your screen. Type in the name or keyword of the HDRI that you want to use and press Enter. The HDRI will be applied to your scene as a background image and as a light source.


How to use render switch and thicken generator in HDRI Link




Render switch and thicken generator are two features that can help you optimize your HDRI rendering and quality.


Render switch allows you to switch between different render engines without losing your HDRI settings. To use render switch, click on the "Render Switch" button in the bottom right corner of the HDRI Browser window. A drop-down menu will appear with a list of compatible render engines. Select the render engine that you want to use and click on "OK". The HDRI will be automatically adjusted to match the render engine's settings.


Thicken generator allows you to add thickness to your HDRIs, which can improve the realism and depth of your renders. To use thicken generator, click on the "Thicken" button in the bottom right corner of the HDRI Browser window. A slider will appear that allows you to adjust the amount of thickness that you want to add to your HDRIs. You can also choose between different modes of thickness, such as solid, gradient, or noise.


How to use simulation pyro and scene nodes in HDRI Link




Simulation pyro and scene nodes are two features that can help you create dynamic and interactive HDRIs.


Simulation pyro allows you to add fire and smoke effects to your HDRIs, which can create dramatic and realistic lighting scenarios. To use simulation pyro, click on the "Simulation Pyro" button in the bottom right corner of the HDRI Browser window. A panel will appear that allows you to adjust various parameters of the fire and smoke effects, such as color, temperature, density, turbulence, wind, gravity, and more. You can also choose between different presets of fire and smoke effects, such as campfire, explosion, candle, or jet.


Scene nodes allows you to add objects and lights to your HDRIs, which can create custom and complex lighting scenarios. To use scene nodes, click on the "Scene Nodes" button in the bottom right corner of the HDRI Browser window. A panel will appear that allows you to add and edit various objects and lights in your scene, such as spheres, cubes, cones, cylinders, planes, spotlights, point lights, area lights, and more. You can also adjust various parameters of the objects and lights, such as position, rotation, scale, color, intensity, falloff, shadow, and more.


How to create custom HDRI collections and add your own HDRIs




If you want to create your own HDRI collections or add your own HDRIs to HDRI Link, you can do so by following these steps:


  • Create a folder on your computer where you want to store your custom HDRI collections or HDRIs.



  • Copy and paste your HDRIs into the folder. Make sure they are in .hdr or .exr format and have a resolution of at least 2000 x 1000 pixels.



  • If you want to create a custom HDRI collection, create a subfolder inside the folder and name it after your collection. For example, if you want to create a collection called "My Studio", create a subfolder called "My Studio" inside the folder.



  • Copy and paste your HDRIs into the subfolder. You can also create multiple subfolders for different categories or themes within your collection.



  • Launch Cinema 4D and open the HDRI Browser window.



  • Click on the gear icon in the top right corner to open the HDRI Link Settings window.



  • In the HDRI Link Settings window, go to the Collections tab and click on the "Add Folder" button.



  • Select the folder where you stored your custom HDRI collections or HDRIs and click on "OK".



  • Close the HDRI Link Settings window and return to the HDRI Browser window.



  • You will see your custom HDRI collections or HDRIs appear in the list on the left side. You can expand or collapse them, view them, preview them, and apply them to your scene as usual.



Conclusion




In this article, we have explained what Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link is, what it does, and why you should use it. We have also shown you how to install and use HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac, the latest version of the plugin that comes with new features and improvements. Finally, we have shared some tips and tricks for using HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac to enhance your workflow and creativity.


With HDRI Link, you can easily browse and apply hundreds of HDRIs in seconds with Cinema 4D and major third-party render engines like Redshift, Octane, and Arnold. You can also adjust and fine-tune the HDRIs with simple sliders and options. You can even create dynamic and interactive HDRIs with simulation pyro and scene nodes. You can also create your own HDRI collections or add your own HDRIs to HDRI Link.


HDRI Link is a powerful and versatile plugin that can help you create stunning renders with realistic lighting and reflections. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can benefit from using HDRI Link in your projects.


If you want to try out HDRI Link for yourself, you can buy it from the Greyscalegorilla website for $69 (perpetual license) or $49 per year (subscription plan). You will also get access to hundreds of HDRIs from Greyscalegorilla's HDRI Expansion Pack library. If you want to get more HDRIs and other products and services from Greyscalegorilla, you can join their Plus membership for $399 per year.


If you want to learn more about HDRI Link and how to use it, you can check out the HDRI Link documentation and the HDRI Link tutorials on the Greyscalegorilla website. You can also find more tips and tricks on their blog and their YouTube channel. If you need any support or have any questions, you can contact their customer service or join their community forum.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about Greyscalegorilla HDRI Link 1.054 for Cinema 4D R20 Win Mac:


What are the system requirements for HDRI Link 1.054?




The system requirements for HDRI Link 1.054 are:


  • Cinema 4D R20 or higher (Windows or Mac)



  • A third-party renderer that supports Cinema 4D's standard material channels (such as Redshift, Octane, Arnold, Corona, V-Ray, etc.)



  • A minimum of 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)



  • A minimum of 10 GB of disk space (more if you want to store more HDRIs)



  • An internet connection for downloading and activating the plugin



What are the compatible renderers for HDRI Link 1.054?




The compatible renderers for HDRI Link 1.054 are:


  • <ul Redshift



  • Octane



  • Arnold



  • Corona



  • V-Ray



  • Physical



  • ProRender



  • Standard



How much does HDRI Link 1.054 cost and where can I buy it?




HDRI Link 1.054 costs $69 for a perpetual license or $49 per year for a subscription plan. You can buy it from the Greyscalegorilla website. You will also get access to hundreds of HDRIs from Greyscalegorilla's HDRI Expansion Pack library. If you want to get more HDRIs and other products and services from Greyscalegorilla, you can join their Plus membership for $399 per year.


How can I get more HDRIs for HDRI Link 1.054?




You can get more HDRIs for HDRI Link 1.054 by joining Greyscalegorilla Plus membership, which gives you access to over 600 HDRIs from Greyscalegorilla's HDRI Expansion Pack library, as well as other products and services from Greyscalegorilla. Greyscalegorilla Plus membership costs $399 per year and you can sign up on the Greyscalegorilla website.


Where can I find more tutorials and support for HDRI Link 1.054?




You can find more tutorials and support for HDRI Link 1.054 on the Greyscalegorilla website. You can check out the HDRI Link documentation and the HDRI Link tutorials for more information and guidance on how to use the plugin. You can also find more tips and tricks on their blog and their YouTube channel. If you need any support or have any questions, you can contact their customer service or join their community forum. dcd2dc6462


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