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Putting a light in a lighthouse
Posted: 06 August 2012 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Very new to Bryce, but i would like to put a light in a lighthouse.

I have managed to add a light but can’t get it to spread out like a lighthouse would.


Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 07:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I haven’t done Bryce in a long time but I think you want a volume with cloud noise and some ambiance assigned.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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In the Light Lab, set the spot light to Visible Object. Try either surface (renders faster) or Volume.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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sort of like tthis ? I used a radial and a spot.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Or maybe fake it with a cone and a texure, like the old Br5 “lit rays”, only this time I need to play and get the fall off on the texture going in reverse.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thank you Gedd, Horo and Chohole for your advice.

Will now go and play and see what I can come up with.LOL

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Posted: 06 August 2012 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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More like this one: http://www.bryce5.com/details.php?image_id=563 it should fade into the distance. If you go rather for a look shown in chohole’s picture, get the free Streaming Rays from here: http://www.bryce5.com/details.php?image_id=1144 curtesy by Denny Markovic aka Frozencry.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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You could also try a spotlight as a visible object and use “ranged” in the light lab to set the distance of visibility

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Posted: 06 August 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I have used the info given here and posted my image in the AUGUST New Users Contest WIP Thread. Thank you all for your help.grin

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/5084/P60/#66314

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Posted: 06 August 2012 04:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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OK I know I’m a bit late to this party, but I wanted to see if I could find an alternative way to the ones suggested.  I tried no end of volume light and materials (but they stop working when HDRI are loaded) - so that was no good… and well, cut a long story short, this is what I came up with.  It’s not exactly suited to beginners, but it might be of passing interest to some of the other posters.
 
Bryce lighthouse “light beam” effect - a 15 minute tutorial by David Brinnen

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Posted: 06 August 2012 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Dang, you make it look so simple David. grin

I wish I’d have had that tutorial last year when I did this one.

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Posted: 06 August 2012 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Trust me Dave, if it was simple, I wouldn’t have nearly bitten my mouse mat in half in sheer frustration.  First Bryce can crash, then Camtasia can crash, then the video rendering can produce a file that crashes and then the whole maddening cycle begins over again.  And failing all else, youtube can just decide to sit with the video at 95% uploaded for hours at a time - apparently not doing anything very much.  Anyway, I hope you can follow the tutorial OK and it helps you in the future - even if it can’t help you in the past.

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Posted: 07 August 2012 04:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I am going to have to find time to go through that Tutorial, super end result there David.  I guess it is not going to work in my normally used version of Bryce though.

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Posted: 07 August 2012 04:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Lost me at the beginning! Will have to play with lights a bit more.

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Posted: 07 August 2012 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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chohole - 07 August 2012 04:19 AM

I am going to have to find time to go through that Tutorial, super end result there David.  I guess it is not going to work in my normally used version of Bryce though.

There are ways and means, if you send me a stripped down source file with the lighting setup you imagine using I could probably figure something out as a compromise.  But really, all things considered, Bryce 7.1 Pro…  Can’t you sell a kidney or something, or better still, someone else’s?

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Posted: 07 August 2012 06:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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wilmap - 07 August 2012 04:29 AM

Lost me at the beginning! Will have to play with lights a bit more.

Yeah sorry Wendy, it was more of an alternative solution than an easy practical one.  But since all the easy options had gone, I wanted to offer up something else.

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