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Ricky Grove

About


Ricky Grove is the managing editor at Renderosity.com where he produces the weekly "News of the Week" and "Gallery of the Week" video programs. When he's not editing video or watching anime, Ricky works at the best bookstore in Los Angeles: The Iliad Bookshop. He has a life-long love of reading, movies and animation. He lives with his partner, writer Lisa Morton, and 2 eccentric cats in Southern California. You can discover more about Ricky at his website: www.rgrove.com and his FB Page


User Since

Mar 08, 2018

-gToon

Art Gallery: Walking group by richten

Jun 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm by -gToon

It's an all female adventuring group, and it's what I think is the fundamental group. It's a medusa priestess, a human wizard, a human viking fighter and a tiefling thief. W.... Read More

C4D X Particles Trails - Cinema 4D Tutorial (Free Project

Jun 22, 2018 at 10:52 am by -gToon

Today we'll be creating particle trails in Cinema 4D. We'll be using the X Particles Plugin for C4D. We're going for that fiber optic look! You can download the free proje.... Read More

Red Giant Releases Comprehensive Training Series for Trapcode Form 3

Jun 21, 2018 at 05:45 am by -gToon

Become a motion graphics expert in building immortal particle grids and 3D objects with new tutorial series led by award-winning filmmaker Chad Perkins; available now on YouTu.... Read More

Blender Tutorial. A cup of tea.

Jun 20, 2018 at 08:56 pm by -gToon

It is time for a TEA. This is a tutorial on a modeling the cup of tea in Blender, setting up materials for Cycles, and create a bright and realistic image. This tutorial is.... Read More

How to use Basic Texture Maps for Realistic Materials in Blender

Jun 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm by -gToon

  Ever wondered what the heck a Normal Map or Gloss Map is even for? Well, we're going to demystify it right here, right now! Using textures from Poliigon.com, we'll c.... Read More

Faces of Frida - A Google Arts & Culture Site

Jun 18, 2018 at 01:18 pm by -gToon

Google's Arts & Culture website has been getting better and better since it's inception in 2011. The goal is to bring to the public high-resolution images of great art and.... Read More

Annecy Announces 2018 Festival Winners

Jun 17, 2018 at 10:00 am by -gToon

The 42nd edition of the festival hosted a record-breaking 11,700 badgeholders, 17% more than in 2017. A complete list of winners can be found below: TV and Commissioned Film.... Read More

Gallery Image: Keeper of Crows by Maddelirium

Jun 16, 2018 at 05:15 am by -gToon

Maddelirium is one of the top artists at Renderositycom. Keeper of Crows is a perfect example of her skill and talent. I love the attitude of the main character: amused indiff.... Read More

Substance Painter 2018.1.2 - Improved Baking, UI and Save System

Jun 15, 2018 at 10:52 am by -gToon

(Note: original article source is Jeremie Noguer's article on Allegorithmic blog) Substance Painter 2018.1.2 brings a bunch of improvements, fixes and twea.... Read More

Welcome to 3ds Max 2019.1

Jun 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm by -gToon

One of our guiding principles is that 3ds Max can only be as useful as the next tool in the chain … and only as valuable as the ideas you bring to it. That's why t.... Read More

Free Rigged Character for Cinema 4D

Jun 12, 2018 at 11:37 am by -gToon

Check out the new Beefy Rig for Cinema4D. When I released the first one I wasn't that good at rigging and had Brett Do it, but since then I've improved a lot and developed my.... Read More

Art Gallery: The Girl 8 by Raindroptheelf

Jun 06, 2018 at 11:48 pm by -gToon

The Girl 8 is a wonderfully composed and rendered image. The colors are perfect. There's a nice sense of humor in the image as well. It reminds me a bit of Pixar imagery, but.... Read More

12 Weeks with Unity, Week 12 - Summing Up

Jun 05, 2018 at 12:48 pm by -gToon

This is the twelfth and final series of articles that cover my journey learning and exploring one of the most powerful indie game creation tools available - U.... Read More

Renderosity June 2018 Member of the Month: MistyLaraPrincess

Jun 05, 2018 at 11:00 am by -gToon

MistyLaraPrincess has been a member of Renderosity since 2007. One of this artist's best qualities is a great sense of humor. Nearly all of MistyLaraPrincess's work has a.... Read More

How to Make Realistic Clouds in Blender

Jun 01, 2018 at 01:42 pm by -gToon

Iridiseum, from YouTube, adds another excellent tutorial on creating clouds in Blender. You might think it's done with smoke fx, but he shows you how to use geometry and the.... Read More

Animation: Bless You by DavidBK

May 30, 2018 at 01:13 pm by -gToon

    A man takes the subway. Inside his brain, a countdown clock hits zero and a little person prepares for lift-off. The man sneezes. Watch it in stereo 3D .... Read More

Photorealistic Materials (PBR) in Unity

May 29, 2018 at 01:56 pm by -gToon

Another great tutorial from Brackeys who specializes in Unity related videos. Here he provides what we think is one of the best introductions to the concept of PBR (physica.... Read More

12 Weeks with Unity, Week 11: The Timeline and Cinemachine

May 28, 2018 at 10:34 pm by -gToon

This is the eleventh of a series of articles that cover my journey learning and exploring one of the most powerful indie game creation tools available - Unity.... Read More

Art Gallery: Baby Vamps 8 by Lamuserie

May 26, 2018 at 01:08 pm by -gToon

Lamuserie is one of the most creative and stylish digital artists at Renderosity.com. The female form and character is the theme of this artists work. Baby Vamps 8 is a perfec.... Read More

5 Ways To Lock Objects in Cinema 4D

May 24, 2018 at 02:32 pm by -gToon

We go over some different techniques to keep your objects where you want them in C4D. There are plenty of ways to do this but here are 5 easy ways with different pro/cons t.... Read More