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Posted: 29 November 2012 12:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Where does that image reside?  Is it possible to change it?  I’m tired of seeing that girl sitting on the rocks.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Beautiful!  But do you know how to change it?

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Posted: 29 November 2012 02:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Nice Dave… nice…

OK, no I don’t think so.  In answer to the question.  What was suggested was that the splash scene should be picked up from a folder where Bryce is installed and if more than one scene is sitting in that folder then it should make a random choice (that way users could have Bryce launch with a gallery of their own favourite scenes) and it would mean you wouldn’t have to look at the same scene every time Bryce launched.  But I don’t think this was ever implemented.  I did though create some examples to test this with.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 03:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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ManOfSteel - 29 November 2012 02:51 AM

Beautiful!  But do you know how to change it?

No, I’ve just had a good snoop around and can’t find the source file anywhere.

There is a way around it though.

Start Bryce in the usual way by clicking a Bryce document or clicking the Bryce application icon.
As soon as Bryce begins to start, look away (maybe out of the window, or at the cat).
After about 60 seconds, it’s safe to look at the monitor again as the splash screen will have gone.

Hope this helps.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 04:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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ManOfSteel - 29 November 2012 12:47 AM

Where does that image reside?

I believe it is embedded in the “Bryce7 / data / splashscreen.dat”  [Resource composite] file.

Is it possible to change it?

Possibly, but certainly not easily. If that file is missing or corrupt, Bryce will not start.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TheSavage64 - 29 November 2012 02:41 AM

Credits:
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Rendered: Bryce7 Pro (free from Daz)
Irony: Supplied free of charge by me.

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Oh my, that poor girl, bad kitties!

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Posted: 29 November 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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This is easy enough to get around. Back up the file, try various methods to see if the image section in the file can be located and surgically replaced with the end result still usable. Replace with original backup if necessary. Common method for hacking these types of things. Also works with using hex editor on old computer games to change character stats ;p

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Posted: 29 November 2012 05:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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David Brinnen - 29 November 2012 02:57 AM

Nice Dave… nice…

OK, no I don’t think so.  In answer to the question.  What was suggested was that the splash scene should be picked up from a folder where Bryce is installed and if more than one scene is sitting in that folder then it should make a random choice (that way users could have Bryce launch with a gallery of their own favourite scenes) and it would mean you wouldn’t have to look at the same scene every time Bryce launched.  But I don’t think this was ever implemented.  I did though create some examples to test this with.

That was a brilliant idea too bad they didn’t implement it.

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Posted: 29 November 2012 06:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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David Brinnen - 29 November 2012 02:57 AM

Nice Dave… nice…

OK, no I don’t think so.  In answer to the question.  What was suggested was that the splash scene should be picked up from a folder where Bryce is installed and if more than one scene is sitting in that folder then it should make a random choice (that way users could have Bryce launch with a gallery of their own favourite scenes) and it would mean you wouldn’t have to look at the same scene every time Bryce launched.  But I don’t think this was ever implemented.  I did though create some examples to test this with.

That was a brilliant idea too bad they didn’t implement it.

Yeah, well, even though it’s my own image I figured even I would get tired of seeing it eventually.  So I can’t blame anyone else for feeling the same way.  My apologies Man of Steel.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 01:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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TheSavage64 - 29 November 2012 03:19 AM

...As soon as Bryce begins to start, look away (maybe out of the window, or at the cat).
After about 60 seconds, it’s safe to look at the monitor again as the splash screen will have gone..

Wah!  I followed your advice and looked out the window, and what do I see?  A girl sitting own on some rocks!

David Brinnen - 29 November 2012 06:30 AM

Yeah, well, even though it’s my own image I figured even I would get tired of seeing it eventually.  So I can’t blame anyone else for feeling the same way.  My apologies Man of Steel.

Oh my goodness.  Don’t apologize.  It’s such a nice image.  As is too often heard…
...it’s not you, it’s me.
I’m one of those people who gets tired of the same visual stimulus quickly.  All the rooms in my house are painted the same cool white because, while I can get enamored of a color, I know in a week I’ll be sick of it.  I have no bumper stickers on my car.  My computer’s desktop is a slowly moving abstract image; no desktop picture, no icons, no clock, no doo dads, no gizmos.  I change the skins on my programs regularly, but they’re all black and minimal.  While watching “Superman” one day with a friend, she commented that the planet Krypton looked so plain, sterile, inhuman, and cave-like.
I said, “I know.  Isn’t it wonderful?”
You can find the splash screen image in Poser and change it.  I just thought it would be fun to do with Bryce.

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Posted: 01 December 2012 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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David Brinnen - 29 November 2012 02:57 AM

Nice Dave… nice…

OK, no I don’t think so.  In answer to the question.  What was suggested was that the splash scene should be picked up from a folder where Bryce is installed and if more than one scene is sitting in that folder then it should make a random choice (that way users could have Bryce launch with a gallery of their own favourite scenes) and it would mean you wouldn’t have to look at the same scene every time Bryce launched.  But I don’t think this was ever implemented.  I did though create some examples to test this with.


David stop teasing folks with postings of photographs, there is no way those are Bryce renders, and if they are, I want the version you have, mine doesn’t do that. smile

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Posted: 01 December 2012 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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David Brinnen - 29 November 2012 02:57 AM

Nice Dave… nice…

OK, no I don’t think so.  In answer to the question.  What was suggested was that the splash scene should be picked up from a folder where Bryce is installed and if more than one scene is sitting in that folder then it should make a random choice (that way users could have Bryce launch with a gallery of their own favourite scenes) and it would mean you wouldn’t have to look at the same scene every time Bryce launched.  But I don’t think this was ever implemented.  I did though create some examples to test this with.


David stop teasing folks with postings of photographs, there is no way those are Bryce renders, and if they are, I want the version you have, mine doesn’t do that. smile

Now then.

Scene 2 and scene 4 you’ve got!  They are in your free content.

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Free content R4 1.br7

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ManOfSteel - 01 December 2012 01:51 AM

My computer’s desktop is a slowly moving abstract image; no desktop picture, no icons, no clock, no doo dads, no gizmos.  I change the skins on my programs regularly, but they’re all black and minimal.

You must lead such a hollow life…. smile

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