I really only posted it for David in case it came in useful for his mechanism modeling, it’a a CAD (Computer Aided Design) program, not a 3D modeler. It’s only a 3D modeler in what results from the designs you feed it. It would be ideal, for example, if you wanted to take measurements from a real-world object and then feed it to the program to make a precise 3D model of it. But it’s main purpose is for precision design, as with any CAD program. That’s why I told Rareth not to pin his hopes on it being anything like Wings or Hexagon, it’s a different sort of thing entirely.
Very true, but to honest, whenever I’ve played around with Bryce, render times have never come into it. Render times are a limit of convenience, not a limit of what the program can do if you push it. I look at the results of the Angora and think, who gives a crap if it takes so long, at least we know it can be done convincingly! The longest render I ever did in Bryce took about two whole days if I recall, but learning the techniques to do it took no time at all for each test thanks to the spot rendering.
PS: I agree with the others on the jewelry, I like the middle one best.
That’s absolutely superb, dammit!
I notice it’s elongated and I’m assuming that’s the result of “20 high”.
But why on one axis?
Have to say I really like the knotting effect, and on the left it seems to have longer flowing fibers while on the right, it even appears to have a stray fiber on the edge just below half-way. Did you add the stray fiber separately for effect or is it a direct result of the technique? Either way that’s great work, I knew you’d do it, but even so I’d say that’s better than I expected.
As for the knife render, I’m as interested in the surface you have them laid on. Is that actual geometry for the grooves or is that Bryce’s new improved bump-mapping kicking arse? In earlier versions be both know those shadows would have covered the entire groove. But as for the knives themselves, love the attention to detail on the edges where the metal has been cut. That’s exactly what it looks like, as if it’s been cut by a machine, very nice!
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