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Bryce 5 - Free 3D Program!   
jelisa_j

jelisa_j


 visit jelisa_j's website: Fignations~3d art
  8/25/2006

Bryce 5, a 3D program used by many spriters and metaroom creators. Free for a limited time!

Bryce 5

I posted this back in the CDN forum, but I want to make sure the word gets out. This deal ends September 6th see my post here for more info and also the post I have for Bryce tutorials:

http://forums.gamewaredevelopment.com/showthread.php?t=6129

If you frequent a forum I don't, get the word out. I don't want anybody to miss this.

Jess


Stripes just aren't my color.
 
Wup

Wup



  8/25/2006

OoOh! *tries link*

Welcome to Creatures Caves!


ps. I haven't played Monster Raannnrrrnnchhdoggy
 
Moe

Moe
United States  

 visit Moe's website: Creatures 2 to Docking Station
  8/25/2006

For those of you interested in this program, I have a few pointers, suggestions, comments, and facts.

Bryce was the first program I used. It has great landscape creation tools and an excellent texture lab, both of which I still use today. It also has a tree creator/editor, which is nice, but a little too structured for creating more interesting trees.

The Texture Lab is impressive and contains a number of options for creating procedural textures. Another intersting fact is the volumetric materials which were the first of their kind. While they are no longer as advanced as the ones used in the professions suits, it still produces impressive results, at the cost of render time.

An interesting fact to note is that, for the most part, the Norngarden series was made in Bryce, so while complex objects are possible, Bryce should not be considered a modeling program and contains no advanced tools for editing meshes. It uses basic Boolean operations and metaballs to form objects.

It's rendering system is superb. Being one of the first, true, global illumination systems available, it is complex and yields great results. However, the render system is a bit dated now, and thus it can take some time to render a scene.

Another usefull and noteworthy aspect of the program is the sky tools, which allow you to make every type of background imaginable.

Bryce uses Key-Frame animation, much like other software available without all the advanced tools such as bones, rigs, etc. It does however, have a nice animation lab that will allow you to further refine your animations and preview them.

That just about sums it up...

 
Officer-1BDI

Officer-1BDI
United States  

 visit Officer-1BDI's website: My Tumblr Account (semi-NSFW)
  8/26/2006

I'm downloading the ZIP now, and I'll jump to the site after I post this, but...

There's got to be a catch. Why would they give the program away for for free for naught but a week? O_o

An interesting fact to note is that, for the most part, the Norngarden series was made in Bryce, so while complex objects are possible, Bryce should not be considered a modeling program and contains no advanced tools for editing meshes. It uses basic Boolean operations and metaballs to form objects.



Does that mean norn breed making isn't recommended for this particular program? What do the 3rd party creators typically use to make new C3/DS norn breeds?


You have to be honest with yourself when you are writing. If that leads to somewhere unexpected then perhaps you really needed to go there.
-- Jim Adkins

 
Liam

Liam
Australia  

 visit Liam's website: Spellhold Studios
  8/26/2006

3D Studio Max for 3D breeds, and Photoshop for 2D, generally. :)

- Liam / K'aeloree

Spellhold Studios, a Baldur's Gate II, Neverwinter Nights and Oblivion Modding Community

 
Don

Don
United Kingdom  

 visit Don's website: AmberCreatures
  8/26/2006

I hope you don't mind Moe, but your post so was insightful that I've added it to the CCSF news post about this tool :)

Don
AmberCreatures


 
capitano_ritard

capitano_ritard



  8/27/2006

Lol i was just about to post about this program here

bryce is also the first 3d gfx prog i used

Vue 5 is without a doubt better than Bryce, but Bryce is easier and good for beginners.

 
KC11

KC11
United States  

 visit KC11's website: DragonClawWritings (Tumblr)
  8/27/2006

I have Vue 5! And it is hard...

Anyway, do you have to sign up or something?


Do not upset the ugly worm, lest it be a dragon in disguise. (>oo)>

 
capitano_ritard

capitano_ritard



  8/27/2006

Hey moe, wasnt there a news thing about u leaving creatures stuff? back now?
 
Jacob

Jacob
United Kingdom  


  8/28/2006

I tryed Bryce 5, didn't like it much.. I much prefer 3DS. :P

Not really active around these parts anymore.
 
KC11

KC11
United States  

 visit KC11's website: DragonClawWritings (Tumblr)
  8/28/2006

Please tell me, do you have to sign up? Because when I downloaded it, it came up with a username and password sort of screen.

Do not upset the ugly worm, lest it be a dragon in disguise. (>oo)>

 
Wup

Wup



  8/29/2006

Prehaps he'll be completely back when school ends.

ps. I haven't played Monster Raannnrrrnnchhdoggy
 
capitano_ritard

capitano_ritard



  8/30/2006

Hey moe what happened to your site?

last time you showed me it it was like moe's portfolio

 
angel51431

angel51431
Vietnam  

 visit angel51431's website: the Norn Setter
  8/31/2006

capitano_ritard and Moe - take this conversation into PM please :) Lets not get too much off topic, the discussion is the Bryce 5 program.

Yes, I'm the forum [devil]... Any questions?

Rascii: You make my life difficult, angel.

 


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