The real question though is how many of those 3 Million users use Bryce? I don’t really expect an answer but if you combined both PC and Mac users that actually use Bryce I doubt the total is 3 Million. Daz didn’t kill Bryce. If anything killed Bryce it’s the fact that once a capable person has Bryce they really don’t need to buy anything else and so it doesn’t generate much revenue. That’s at the core of why Bryce has been owned by several companies now, Daz being the latest.
Also I seriously doubt the entire Mac Base is pissed off about Bryce because the entire Base does not use Bryce or want to. Also I have seen various Mac users chime in, in various threads, saying they’re disappointed that Bryce doesn’t work but it’s no big deal and they’ll wait or just do without. It’s funny though when an individual of a group gets pissed off suddenly that individual seems to know what every person in the group is thinking even though they haven’t ever talked to or met 99.9% of that group.
I’m talking about myself, I am also talking about the Mac users in the past few years that have bought new computers, that being said this is beyond a waiting game, two years plus waiting, that is well beyond norm for any software company unless you are talking about valve.
As for the rest, yes Bryce can create revenue, if you hold onto technology that is over 3 years old, which under the normal circumstances most tech people like myself don’t. Unless you own a tower, the average Mac has a shelf life of three to five years at most, and that in some cases is pushing it. So I don’t know about you but I am not brining out my old iMac to just use one piece of software.
Like I’ve said before (on page 1 of this thread), I have a perfectly working Macbook, with a perfectly working copy of OSX 10.5.8 which runs a perfectly working copy of Bryce Pro 7… As well as EVERY other software I need.
I’ll also buy a new Mac eventually… but I’ll be keeping this one, (as I’ve kept every single Mac I’ve ever owned) even if just to run Bryce.
So Bryce isn’t going to die anytime soon.
You too can join in the fun by purchasing an older Mac on eBay (you can pick one up for less than £100) with OSX 10.5.8 already installed…
... Or you can continue to whinge.
I guess it depends on how much you like using Bryce.
I loved using Bryce, I made quite a bit off of it, and it helped launch my graphic design career, that being said I am not buying, or as I said before pulling out my old Mac to run one piece of software.
My entire system runs now as a 64 bit system, all my software has been updated to run as such, Bryce is the only piece of software that will not work on my year old iMac…
I don’t see why Daz has let it suffer this long, I’ll tell you right now, if any of the community is like me, they may not come back… because Bryce although user friendly, if we can’t depend on yearly releases to work with the latest OS or patched OS, then I don’t see a reason to stand behind Bryce any more…
Bryce may be a good piece of software three years ago, but unless you’ve noticed the Bryce Forum has become a who’s who of administrators, and old posters and new people pissed off about the software not working.
There are new users, but not as many as should be expected from a newly released (non working) version of Bryce should expect.
Sorry, Bryce right now is on life support, it may be time to pull the plug. I’ve moved over to Blender only because its been fleshed out as of late, and actually works well, and is a great substitute for Bryce in many ways.