Nick Campbell is the creative force behind GREYSCALEGORILLA, a blog of tutorials, ideas, news and inspiration for other creators. The Chicago-based motion graphics designer has worked on the graphics for Dexter, Target, Blackberry, and the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
A recent project of Campbell's caught our eye for its inapplicability, its whimsy, and because the final result is just plain awesome. Whether you're savvy with Cinema 4D or not—and if you're not, there's no time like now—check it out. (If you're not interested in the tutorial, scroll all the way down to see the finished piece.)
After seeing architect and designer Daniel Arsham's beautiful plastic sphere installation, Campbell was inspired to create his own spin on it.
Campbell's 42:24 minute tutorial from start to finish: the inspiration, the rendering, the animation process, and the twists that make it his own. Relevant/mentioned links: the concrete Texture, the concave object tutorial from gsg, and the download for Campbell's Cinema 4D Layout.
Campbell's "simple" animated art gallery installation using cloners, mograph, and random effectors. See the entire article here.