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IBL Specularity and Inside
Posted: 20 March 2013 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi Everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, I have owned bryce for many years beginning with version 5, and have tried on and off
to learn the program with little success, now I own bryce 7 pro and this time am determined to do some great artwork with it.
Thanks to everyone on this forum, especially David Brinnen and Horo for their expertise and knowlwdge of bryce.
I have been reading all the posts, and have picked up many tips and knowledge just by reading. I have purchased the mentoring DVD
and have a question for Horo.
In the IBL Specularity and Inside Lesson on the dvd, Horo you mentioned something about a small transparent sphere, that you wrapped
the HDRI around, to produce a texture on the walls. How do I go about to achieve this, I can’t figure this out.
Thanks.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Welcome to Bryce and this forums - and thank you for your patience to watch any video of mine without falling asleep.

The HDRI from inside is actually a super tiny sphere that generates the light contained in the HDRI, which is located at the world centre. This “sphere” of light is invisible. The light emanates from it, but the light can’t bee seen either. You need a surface this light can shine on. As an example, you can create a sphere at world centre and pit the camera into this sphere. Then, you see how the HDRI lights up the inner side of the sphere.

To produce a pattern on the wall, you create a small sphere in the world centre and give it a material that is partly transparent.

Picture 1 is an example of a pattern cast on the inside of a sphere. It is rendered as panorama.

Picture 2 shows the setup. A large sphere with the camera inside it, and a small sphere in the centre (around the invisible HDRI).

Picture 3 shows the material on the small sphere. The important part is to set it to Blend Transparency and set the dot into Transparency. Use Object mapping.

Picture 4 shows the IBL tab with the HDRI used.

Hope it helps, else do not hesitate to ask.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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landrew - 20 March 2013 01:49 PM

Hi Everyone, just wanted to introduce myself, I have owned bryce for many years beginning with version 5, and have tried on and off
to learn the program with little success, now I own bryce 7 pro and this time am determined to do some great artwork with it.
Thanks to everyone on this forum, especially David Brinnen and Horo for their expertise and knowlwdge of bryce.
I have been reading all the posts, and have picked up many tips and knowledge just by reading. I have purchased the mentoring DVD
and have a question for Horo.
In the IBL Specularity and Inside Lesson on the dvd, Horo you mentioned something about a small transparent sphere, that you wrapped
the HDRI around, to produce a texture on the walls. How do I go about to achieve this, I can’t figure this out.
Thanks.

Hello, and welcome to the forum.  Thanks for buying the DVD!  Oh and, in case you’ve not found them yet, we have been busy making a few more tutorials Horo and I.  Here’s a quick run down for reference.

Video tutorials for Bryce 7.1 Pro.  “New” as of the 27th July 2012

Bryce desert landscape - part 1 - a 15 minute tutorial in two parts by David Brinnen 
Bryce desert landscape - part 2 - a 15 minute tutorial in two parts by David Brinnen
Bryce still life project - “capsules” - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce lake in a landscape - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce shoreline - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce DTE > terrain skyscraper - part 1 - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce DTE > terrain skyscraper - part 2 - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce Depth of Field effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce Depth of Field effect - for less powerful computers - a video tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce ‘Nuts and Bolts’ - using Pan V and Pan H - a video tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce Abstract 360 HDRI Specular effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce lighthouse “light beam” effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce red hot metal effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - HDRI lighting project - red dragon in a white box - part 1 - a video tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - HDRI lighting project - red dragon in a white box - part 2 - a video tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce (TA) True Ambiance still life render of a red dragon - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute material project - leatherette - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute material project - red pearlescent paint - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute lighting project - upgrading lighting - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce grass terrains - a 25 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce light gel underwater effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - object cubic and spherical mapping - a 30 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - radial lights - a 30 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute material project - rainbow texture - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute material project - using the rainbow texture and scene converter - by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - TA optimised radial lights - a 40 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Getting a Little Green Man from DAZ Studio to Bryce - a 10 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Rainbow Vicky effect - a 10 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Streaming light or “God rays” effect - a 25 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - TA optimised radial lights advanced - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute lighting project - upgrading advanced lighting - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - TA RGB response - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 scene lighting project - Using IBL with boost light and TA gels - by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene - TA hue saturation shift trick - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute scene lighting project - the Xyzrgb Stanford Dragon - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene project - turn your Xyzrgb dragon scene into a Vicky scene - by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute project - put a label on a jar - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute experiment - TA generated caustics - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute scene lighting project - TA caustics effect - a tutorial by David Brinnen
8 minute Wings3D project - two part box - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 30 minute project - using Spherical Mapper to remap from HDRI backdrop onto 2D surfaces - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute project - rendering a simple grey scene - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene - underwater city effect - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute scene - underwater city effect - made even more underwatery - by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute lighting project - advanced underwater effects - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - material lab channels - an overview by David Brinnen
Using Photoshop or HDRShop to use Masks - Appendix to “making and using masks” - by Horo Wernli
Bryce 15 minute material project - optical illusion moving spots - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - masking and using masks - a 20 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute skylab project - basic sunset effect - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute skylab project - adding volume clouds to basic sunset effect - by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute skylab project - sunset effect, with clouds and put in a scene - by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute lighting project - low pressure sodium lights on a foggy night - by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute scene project - wings3D to render to postworks - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute project - Wings3D text to Bryce - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute scene - anisotropic reflection in a landscape - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene - using the Spherical Mapper to reduce render time - by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute animation project - Kaleidoscope effect - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute problem - how to prevent your boat from getting waterlogged? - by David Brinnen
Bryce undocumented feature - the sea foam Easter egg - by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene - nice light setup using premium rendering - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 30 minute project - curvature filtering and lighting setups - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute project - glowing light emitter object material - a tutorial by David Brinnen
10 minute Wings3D project - making something to import into Bryce - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute render project - combine two renders with a mask in PSP8 - by David Brinnen
4 minute Wings 3D project - a quick look at Shell Extrude - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 30 minute lighting project - obscure lighting experiment - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute lighting project - how to set up “obscure” lighting - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute lighting project - converting a scene to obscure lighting - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute scene project - lighting Eireann.sg’s Wings 3D cube - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene - obscure glows - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene project - how to set up multiple glowing objects - by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute lighting project - specular obscure lighting theory - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce 30 minute project - setting up DS skin textures - initial attempt - by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute project - setting up DS skin textures - continued - by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute project - setting up DS skin textures - continued to cel effect - by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute lighting project - another obscure lighting experiment - a video by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - Render option Reflection Correction - a 10 minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute project - turning the rainbow material into a bright star effect - by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute effect project - Exotic use of DOF - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene project - random inkblot generator - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - setting up the default launch state - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute beginners project - simple landscape - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute project - building a Menger Sponge - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute project - building a Menger Sponge (part 2) - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute beginners project - simple still life - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute lighting project - use sky - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute lighting project - use sky appendix - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute lighting project - crepuscular rays - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute effect project - fluorescent electron edge - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “TCB” - obscure lighting - a five minute tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - a useful copy and paste trick - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute material project - grey rock with some cracks - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minutes on landscape lighting basics - working with legacy skies - by David Brinnen
Bryce 20 minute effect project - frost displacement experiment - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene - simple terrain under advanced lighting - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute scene project - abstract space HDRI backdrop - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene - recursive abstract HDRI backdrops - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 5 minute scene - recursive abstract HDRI backdrops 2 - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - a 5 minute video on obscure AA topics - by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - breaking down lighting, diffuse, ambient, specular and… by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - multi-replicate - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - multi-replicate 2 - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute scene - abstract glowing line effect - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute lighting project - variations for multi-replicate 2 - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Using the Ivy Generator - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Using the Ivy Generator 2 - using flip normals - wire sculpture effect - by David Brinnen
Bryce 25 minute talk - organisation and object selection - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce 15 minute scene - quick and dirty photorealism - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - large address aware - a short video by David Brinnen
Bryce 10 minute talk - convert to mesh and mesh object export basics - a tutorial by David Brinnen
Bryce “Nuts and Bolts” - Lens Flare - a tutorial by David Brinnen

*** find out if you are running the correct version of Bryce! ***

Bryce 7.1 Pro - Help,  About Bryce - a short video by David Brinnen

And these from Horo on my channel.  Please feel free to subscribe, it stops us feeling lonely and sad.

IBL-Advanced: Backdrop Sharpness, DOF and Saturation - by Horo Wernli
Projecting Light - by Horo Wernli
Tiling Objects - by Horo Wernli
Tiling Pictures (on a single object) - by Horo Wernli
Torus - by Horo Wernli

So there you go… and if you’ve watched all these, don’t worry, we have not run out of things to experiment with yet.  I also plan to expand on the Bryce export video’s, partly because it’s something that I’ve not really examined before, but mostly because I’m intrigued by the idea of exporting my scenes from Bryce into Octane and I’m pleased to report, as least as far as the geometry is concerned, Bryce is being surprisingly well behaved.  Materials are proving a right royal pain… but hey, if it was easy, where would be the fun in that?

Cheers,

David.

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