Rashad, the complexity of your scenes, coupled with the control you have over the lighting, as always is stunning. But as I know from looking at your source files, also stunning for my PC! Which in turn is just stunningly stunning. Or stun^2 An outstanding combination of patience and skill.
Mermaid, well… now you see, if all distortions were the same there would be no need for different lenses and filters. The spherical mapper, the scene converter and the EWL, all distort the image - in that sense they belong to the same class, but in another sense, they are radically different. But don’t feel you have to stick with what we use, you can just as well create your own lenses and stick them in front of the camera and see what effect they have. There’s nothing to stop you from experimenting - indeed, I actively encourage it.
Now due to there not being enough hours in the day, I’m going to dive in and explain that this next tutorial is part of a series. Since I have received a few requests to cover landscaping in detail, that’s what I’ll try and do. But due to the “in detail” part of these requests I’m going to break the topic up into chunks. I hope you will find these chunks to be manageable chunks and if not, please feel free to provide feedback.
The video’s use content from an up and coming project that Horo and I have been working on - just in case you are curious where these scenes are coming from. The product itself is not necessary for understanding. It’s just that making these video’s takes so long, I like to use the opportunity to try and get some kind of return on our time and besides, we really need DAZ 3D to see Bryce is capable of selling content. That’s my rational. Don’t feel you have to agree with it.
Bryce Landscaping - The importance of lighting - by David Brinnen
A Bryce 7.1 Pro tutorial aimed at novice to intermediate level Bryce users.
Other tutorials that you may wish to consider before watching this tutorial - depending on your level of knowledge and understanding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8xDl5K8KMs - camera control for beginners.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpCkQk1mIY - setting up eyeline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQDwSDFiLQs - stting up field of view.
Some additional text is included in the video, you may have to pause the video to read it.
Better viewed in HD - some of the controls in Bryce are quite fiddly and small.
For more tutorials visit http://www.bryce-tutorials.info/
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