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WIP THREAD FOR NEW USERS CONTEST, February 2013.
Posted: 05 February 2013 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Posted: 05 February 2013 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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chohole - 01 February 2013 06:44 AM
WIP THREAD FOR NEW USERS CONTEST, February 2013.


Sponsored by DAZ 3D and David Brinnen & Horo

"Designing a landscape"

This thread is intended to be used to share your progress or possible final submissions with the members of the community as well as those running the contest. Please feel free to post your images for advice and tips, to get feedback, or to even just simply show off your hard work! smile Throughout the month myself and others will be popping in to give help and advice as you work to make your creative visions for the contest come to life.

We are concentrating on using Bryce this month, as it is the program in the DAZ 3D stable of programs most often used for creating terrains and landscapes. Many of you will have downloaded it when it was free, and now we will help you get to grips with using it.

Intent: To produce an environment that can be used as it is in Bryce or rendered out to use as a background image for use in Daz Studio or Poser.We will also talk about transferring it from Bryce to Daz Studio using the built in bridge.


We have people standing by to give you hints and tips varying from how to get your orignal terrain into the working panel to how to edit it to a lesser or greater degree, depending on what you wish to acheive.


Bryce is very simple to use to produce a simple terrain, but we will try and guide you through how to customise it and add other features so that you can produce a useful and useable background for your scene, and eventually maybe even a landscape that is complete in itself.

Most important thing to remember is that we want you to have fun and learn at the same time.


David Brinnen has made a tutorial video to help you in getting started

Bryce 20 minute beginners project - simple landscape - a tutorial by David Brinnen

"We would like to thank David Brinnen and Horowho have graciously decided to sponsor this month’s contest" They will be awarding a special prize to the winners of this month’s contest. To view some of David Brinnen and Horo items please see their store fronts here David Brinnen's Store & Horo's Store


This is less a question about the contest and more about a statement made in the contest rules, namely: "We will also talk about transferring it from Bryce to Daz Studio using the built in bridge" It was my understanding that you couldn't send a Bryce scene into Daz Studio 4 over the bridge, only from DS to Bryce. Has this somehow changed? I have Daz Studio 4.0 Pro and Bryce 7 on a 1.83 GHz Mac Mini. It's this limitation which has kept me from delving into Bryce in the first place.
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Posted: 06 February 2013 05:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Some elements will transfer over, and some won't. Some will need quite a bit of tweaking, hence why I said we will talk about it, if anyone brings the subject up, as you have just done.
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Posted: 06 February 2013 06:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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That's something I'm very interested in, too. Think I've gotten things to transfer properly between Studio and Bryce all of once. Well, it might have been twice, but I know for sure it happened once.
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Posted: 06 February 2013 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Yeah, I need to read up on it myself, or find someone who knows, as I don't actually use DS myself red face
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Posted: 06 February 2013 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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I have been saying for awhile now even in Beta it was Broken...I just tried again with this animated Tree scene,Which the tree's rigs were done in Poser5 and redone in DS4...The Tree's are animated here in Bryce7Pro and when going from Bryce to DS4.5 I crash Bryce everytime...I am thinking that the formats in DS4.5 that have been changed in the saving part from .dsa to .duf might be the problem...But the tree's were animated in DS3 and DS4...These Tree's will be in The Bryce 7 Content Bundle 2 as Bryce scene's since we cant save animated data to an obp format yet...
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Posted: 06 February 2013 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Sasje - 04 February 2013 07:59 AM
Thank you David. smile
I boost the light to 250% I used the moon and put a ship in the water.
W.I.P. so far

Comments are welcome.


one comment, very very nice smile
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Posted: 06 February 2013 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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sithkitten - 06 February 2013 06:19 AM
That's something I'm very interested in, too. Think I've gotten things to transfer properly between Studio and Bryce all of once. Well, it might have been twice, but I know for sure it happened once.


hehe, that's once more than it's happened here then smile
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Posted: 06 February 2013 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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BUT...There are work arounds on getting your scene's into DS4.5...

For terrain its easy just export option and a New menu to export the terrain at what ever Resolution you want...For the textures I just export the Bump map @ 4096x4096...

Then I go to top Camera and Render the terrain texture Out at 4096x4096 and apply that in DS4.5(I do Photoshop the texture to fit the terrain if really High Mountains)...

Tree's that I use are Lowpoly and using alpha mapped leaves...Upclose I use a combination of Bryce Tree's and Lowpoly Add on Trunks(these also will be in the B7CB2) to encompass the Bryce Trunks then I apply the same Bark texture to both Bryce Tree and Low Poly Trunk...In Bryce only...I cant seem to get a bryce tree to cross over...

In DS4.5 I apply the new Terrain map and then apply the bump...Then I use a contrasted version of the Bump as Displacement and I get close to what I can achieve in Bryce...

Now the nice thing about Bryce is the ability to use Height maps or even .dem files that will closely Resemble the USA height maps from the Goverment.....In This pic I used the North face of Mount Rainier here in Wa and then I took actual Photo's of Mt Rainier and then I photoshopped the textures together and threw them onto the terrain in Bryce...
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Posted: 06 February 2013 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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NOT contest entries, just a couple of renders done in the limited time i have been using Bryce, I would suggest everyone takes a look at David's youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/davidbrinnen and also the tutorial section at http://www.bryce-tutorials.info/ smile
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Posted: 06 February 2013 02:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Here is another thread that might also have some useful information concerning transferring things from Bryce to DAZ Studio:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/13506/

I believe there are a few more threads, but don't recall where they are at the moment.
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Posted: 06 February 2013 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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IanzThingz - 06 February 2013 09:40 AM
NOT contest entries, just a couple of renders done in the limited time i have been using Bryce, I would suggest everyone takes a look at David's youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/davidbrinnen and also the tutorial section at http://www.bryce-tutorials.info/ smile


Very nice waters...reminds me of "Hobbits" Pictures when he was still active...Great Bryce artist...

Andy Simmons AKA Hobbit...Awesome work
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Posted: 06 February 2013 04:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Always one of my fave artists, whatever medium he was working in, but obviously his Bryce ones are my real faves.
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Posted: 07 February 2013 04:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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foleypro - 06 February 2013 03:09 PM
IanzThingz - 06 February 2013 09:40 AM
NOT contest entries, just a couple of renders done in the limited time i have been using Bryce, I would suggest everyone takes a look at David's youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/davidbrinnen and also the tutorial section at http://www.bryce-tutorials.info/ smile


Very nice waters...reminds me of "Hobbits" Pictures when he was still active...Great Bryce artist...

Andy Simmons AKA Hobbit...Awesome work


Thank you foleypro, it is wonderful art indeed, and I feel privileged to be mentioned in the same post, have bookmarked him for later viewing smile
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Posted: 07 February 2013 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Ok, so here we are, had a bash at David's tutorial, what do I do with it now?
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