I recently downloaded Bryce 7.1 Pro. I installed it a few days ago, and with the exception of the cursory glance I gave it after installation (because I didn’t have time for more than that), I’ve never set eyes on Bryce until last night (when I did have more time).
I read through most of part 1 of the Artist’s Guide, and got to the point where I had a sky preset, two mountains, a third one turned upside down to form a lake, and the flat plane. I didn’t get to part where you fill the lake, because I wanted to render what I had so far. The limitations of my computer would make it take about an hour to render, even with this simple scene. Not too bad, I figured, for someone who knows nothing about Bryce.
I know it will take practice, but I have questions. For instance, when using multiple elements in a scene, how do I know when I have to perform the Boolean operation, (like in wanting to make a hole for a lake) and make adjustments to the positive or negative? When opening a new document, how do I know how to set the basic size parameters for the project I want to make? The default settings (1514x855) seem to be a bit large. Should I just leave it there? Sorry if that seems like a stupid question. Also, is it absolutely necessary to connect multiple elements into a group?
I know if I read more into the AG, things may become more clear, but I wanted to see if I could get any advice here. Thank you in advance.