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BRYCE RENDER CHALLENGE     ►►►Late Summer Edition◄◄◄      Theme is ­ἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶ TREES ἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶἶ 
Posted: 12 July 2014 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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@fictionairomance:  Thank you.

Here is my second entry.  Title is “Lone Sentinel”.

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Posted: 12 July 2014 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Guess I’ll throw a tree in the ring…

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Posted: 12 July 2014 10:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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@fictionalromance - thank you.

@timothybateman - now that’s a beautiful tree in a real looking landscape.

@mtnmen - thank you.

@Jamie - thank you. I like your floating island with the trees on them (Trees of Life). The sky fits the scene nicely. The Lone Sentinel also looks nice. Great terrains and tree.

@Lord Ganthor - that’s a great idea. Like a sentence with the tree as the full stop at the end.

Here’s my second attempt (the Dry Wood HDRI is used as a faint backdrop but not for light. 4 trees and 8 radials.)

Title: Trees Shadows
Resource: Vignetting Filter from Bryce 7.1 Pro Lenses and Filters.

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Posted: 12 July 2014 11:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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@Horo Love the different lens techniques… I really am putting that in my wishlist… at the top!

I have to say to all in this forum how sometimes I am intimidated by the “knowledge” that oozes here… and I think I am sometimes too reluctant to actually jump into an area of which I am completely unfamiliar and ask of those who know…just what I should do… Well… forget that!  I’m a big boy and I can go into a “lab” without you guys holding my hand… 
That’s what’s great about these challenges…for someone like me… Your combined knowledge and great talent here… challenges Mr.
Scardicat here.. to Just Do It…  If it crashes Bryce..so what!  Like that hasn’t happened before…  So… off I go into the Instance lab… wish me luck… I hope to come out of it ok… and be able to offer you a WIP or perhaps a finished render.
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Posted: 12 July 2014 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I’ll chuck this one in (done today) as my first entry. smile

@ mtnmen: Don’t be intimidated by us… We’re always happy to help where we can.
We love to see people progressing and keeping our favourite software alive and kicking. smile


Entry 1 Title: Beware Of The Tress

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Posted: 12 July 2014 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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@Horor- thanks smile ...i really love those lens effects, they are certainly different and interesting to look at smile

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Posted: 12 July 2014 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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entry number 2, titled “Adventures Bonsai” smile

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Posted: 12 July 2014 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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mtnmen - 11 July 2014 01:19 PM

I’ve also started my Trees image… I have plans for using the Instance Lab for placing trees in rows along a hillside…  I watched the Bryce 7 Instance Lab tutorial, but I didn’t see how to instance in straight rows…  Is there a way to do this?
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Sorry, I didn’t have time to answer this when I saw it earlier.
The answer is “yes”.

But understand that trees are grouped objects and as such don’t instance easily… I think there are ways to cheat it but they are complicated and you’d need someone who’s got more experience of the IL than me to explain how to do it.

But as what the Instance Lab creates aren’t actually instances, you would most likely find it easier to use the Multi-Replicate feature instead, though that then has the disadvantage of if you needed to edit the trees you’d have to do them individually whereas if you use the IL, you can simply edit the master tree (your original) and it will apply the changes to the others.

So to make a straight line of trees in the Instance Lab, first create your terrain and then create a tree.
Select the terrain and click the button in it’s little floating menu… This opens the IL.
Go to Brush Editor and select the tree you’ve just created from the drop down list in the Brush Component box (you can set the variations in size, but as far as I know, the rotation one does nothing regardless of what parameters you set) as in Picture 1
Then go to the Painter tab and using the Plus button to zoom in or out of the window until your terrain fills the window.
Use the basic settings in my Picture 2, though you may want more trees or less trees, so alter the Density setting to the number of trees you want in your row. And you may also want the row to be shorter or longer, in which case alter the Size setting to your desired size.

When you are ready to paint your row, only click on the paint area once and make sure you also press the Control key at the same time. This will ensure your trees follow the contours of the terrain.
Once the IL has done it’s job (sometimes it can take a while, but don’t be impatient with it), Click the tick to exit the IL.
If you are happy with the result, you’re good to go, if not you can use undo to undo what you’re just done (it takes two undos to get back to the point just before you entered the IL originally.
Don’t be tempted to alter anything within the IL as it is much more likely to crash if you start adding multi layers of instances or deleting several instances without first exiting the IL and saving your file.

I’ve done two rows of trees here, I did one row, exited the IL to check and then re-entered the IL to make the second row (remember that when you re-enter the IL, you also have to remind the Brush Editor what it needs to instance).

Hope this helps. smile

Note to Pam:: The tree render below isn’t an entry grin

 

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Posted: 12 July 2014 11:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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@Horo:  Thank you.  Your latest image is really nice.  It’s as though one tree is pushing its way up through a heavy fog.

@Dave:  Really impressive stand of trees.  Raven/crow is a very nice touch.  Real nice IL instructions as well.

@timothybateman:  Nice scene.  I like the contrast between the sunshine and the shadows.

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Posted: 13 July 2014 04:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Lovely renders to start to this challenge.

Dave – thanks for the example on the IL

I’m following in Horo’s footsteps using the Lens and Filters for my first entry.

I’m not sure if animations are allowed for these challenges, as I can’t remember anyone posting an animated render.

I followed David’s tutorial in the Lens and Filters pack and used MeadowTrail Hdri which I found as a freebie online. I would not follow the animation so I visited Robin Wood’s site to see how to setup an animation, my first one in Bryce.

I don’t know much about uploading videos, so I got a friend to convert the AVI file to a Gif. I hope it’s okay, if not I will post the jpg as my first entry.


The Meadows.

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Posted: 13 July 2014 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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That’s super, mermaid, and, I think you may be right as to being the first to post an animated version to a theme.

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Posted: 13 July 2014 06:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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@mtnmen - thank you. On the second entry, I haven’t used a lens, only a vignetting filter to enhance the light dimming towards the edges.

@Dave - oh these trees really look a bit threatening. Very well done.

@timothybateman - thank you. Your Adventures Bonsai scene looks great. Good angle of view.

@Jamie - thank you. Interesting observation about the tree pushing through the fog. I haven’t seen it in this way but it makes a lot of sense.

@mermaid010 - I like the GIF-animation, what a cool idea.

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Posted: 13 July 2014 09:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Boy all of you are going really fast on this one…..I am still thinking….Trish   p.s. mermaid ...that is really cool!!! Dave those instructions are really helpful….Thanks….The scary trees are creative…Horo: Beautiful as usual…..guss: Love your ideas….I am really going to have to think of something good…..sorry if I didn’t say anything about everyones….I would have to keep a note pad by the computer…they are all very impressive!!!

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Posted: 13 July 2014 09:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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oh WOW. I love your ideas for this theme…. wonderful, all of them.
You are very fast….
I’m thinking about it, so maybe i get an Idea grin

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Posted: 13 July 2014 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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@TheSavage64…
Wow..  thank you for this… tutorial…  I have never until a few days ago gone into the instancing lab… All the info you gave me here is really good… and I especially appreciate the suggestion of a multi-replicate… which would mean additional hands on placement of the trees… but less crash potential…  Which I have experienced in my “instancing” ...  I will jump into the lab again today… and utilize the suggestions you gave me…
Thanks
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