Thanks Horo for this helpful explanation. I don’t have any preference as regards which camera I use. I normally use the camera as per the tutorial.
If you find a setup to begin a scene with that makes you happy (camera position, sky), save the file in the Bryce main folder and give it the name “default” (without the quotes). The next time you start Bryce, it will load that scene and you don’t have to worry about where your camera is pointing.
Can you elaborate more on this? I don’t understand where to save the file, is it- in the C drive (where Bryce is installed.)
Sure. Usually, you save your work with a name of your choice and to a location where you want it. That’s ok and fine, we all do it this way.
However, whenever Bryce starts, it looks for a scene with a particular name in a defined folder. If it doesn’t find that scene, it generates one that is fix programmed into it.
Since we know that Bryce looks for the file “default.br7” in the location where Bryce.exe itself resides, we can create any scene, save it as default.br7 into the folder on the drive where Bryce has been installed into. Consider this default.br7 scene as being the canvas you start most of your work with. You can set the preferred document size, camera start position, sky and clouds, render options, render priority. Nevertheless, the scene is otherwise left empty, just the essential settings are in place.
Whenever you launch Bryce (not double clicking on a scene file), this very file is loaded and you have your personalised “canvas” ready to start with. You know that your preferences - also the ones hidden in labs - are set the way you want them. While you’re working on your scene, you can always change the settings if they are not fitting with just that scene you have in mind.