Bryce 7 Pro 50 Metals The Treppenhalle Set (Not a commercial but could be)
Well the other day I bought this latest fine offering by the Bryce Masters David Brinnen and Horo Wernli and I just wanted to say how impressed I am even though I've yet to play with them or even install them for that matter. So you might be wondering, "How could he be impressed if he hasn't even installed them?" Well that's a fair question and I'll do my best to address it. First of all I've bought most of David's products and a great many of Horo's and lots of their combined offerings and without exception each one has done exactly what they were supposed to do and exceeded my expectations. You can't really get much better then that though so how can I be praising this product when in the past I didn't praise the others with the same gusto? Another fair question and the answer for the first question also answers this one. Because David and Horo have gone above and beyond to provide their customers with more then they have to by including and making mandatory for all future products, the inclusion of The Bryce Content FAQ which addresses the common problems and questions people ask here in the forums repeatedly about the content they sell. In addition the product includes video tutorials that not only show you how to use the product but how to fine tune it and also how to remix the material settings to make new materials beyond what's included in the product.
Over the years I've collected most of the Bryce Content offerings at Daz and one things that has always been kind of disappointing is that most of the content just gives you scenes, materials, skies, lighting, etc. and that's it. Nothing on how to use it, how to take it beyond the form it's sold in, or on anything for that matter. Truth is many of the products tell you nothing about the product or how to best use it. Just who made it and what files it installs. Some don't even tell you that much. It's so refreshing to see product vendors that are more interested in going above and beyond for their customers rather then trying to figure out how they can give you the minimum to justify the price tag.
What really impresses me is the simple premise this product is built on that makes so much sense and yet nobody else has done which is to make materials that are based on the actual light in which the materials exist in the real world. It's this kind of attention to detail that I believe has allowed David and Horo to achieve such amazing realism in what they do and by extension allows their customers to also achieve.
Well done David and Horo.