MAXON, Greyscalegorilla and X-Particles Team Up to Present Half Rez 2015, September 9th, Chicago

Leading Midwest Event for Cinema 4D Users Brings 3D and 2D Artists, Animators and Designers Together for Learning, Community and Celebration
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Newbury Park, CA – September 8, 2015 – MAXON, in conjunction with Greyscalegorilla and X-Particles, is pleased to present Half Rez 2015, taking place September 9, at Lincoln Hall, Chicago. Organized by Greyscalegorilla, the popular online community and resource for accessible motion graphics and 3D software training and tools, the evening event is geared to inspire the 3D and 2D design community with a mix of peer demos and presentations, eating and drinking, networking and mingling, in a party-like atmosphere.

“Motion graphics is more than just flying text around,” says Nick Campbell, Greyscalegorilla site host and motion graphics designer/trainer. “As in year’s past, we look forward to welcoming motion graphics designers to the event – people who speak our language – to share ideas and explore new techniques and technologies that affect the way we work and celebrate our craft amidst great food and beer.”

“It’s ‘crazy’ how Half Rez continues to grow,” says Chris Schmidt, Greyscalegorilla director of 3D product development and Half Rez co-organizer. “This year we’ve moved the festivities to the Lincoln Hall concert venue where we expect to comfortably accommodate more than 230 enthusiastic Cinema 4D artists and we have a great collection of prize giveaways, games and surprises in store for guests.”

Paul Babb, president/CEO of MAXON US, will be heading to Half Rez and joined by marketing team members: Rick Barrett, Mathias Omotola and Patrick Goski. “MAXON is committed to the artist experience of our product and cultivating community,” says Babb. “We especially love customer appreciation events like Half Rez where we can meet users face to face in a fun environment and support opportunities that help motivate and educate them and remove the barriers to creativity.”

Earlier this month, MAXON announced Cinema 4D R17 (R17), the newest version of its leading 3D software solution for motion graphics, visual effects, visualization and rendering. At Half Rez, attendees will able to see demos of the powerful new features in R17 that positively impact the creative experience. See additional details here.

Half Rez 2015 is made possible by Greyscalegorilla, MAXON, X-Particles and Chicago C4D.

Half Rez 2015 Registration Details

Half Rez 2015 is taking place as follows:

Date: Wednesday September 9, 5:30pm

Location: Lincoln Hall,  2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Registration and additional event information is available here.


Headquartered in Friedrichsdorf, Germany, MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively to help create everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Singapore. MAXON products are available directly from the web site and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit

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