49th Bryce Render Challenge (Ancient Times)



  • Many thanks to adbc, Yellow Pen and akmerlow.

  • huberthubert Posts: 410

    Drachenlords: A very dramatic scene. Great composition and characters and impressive volcano/cloud work.

  • Thank you, Hubert.

  • My last entry:





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  • HoroHoro Posts: 10,245

    drachenlords - another outstanding artwork.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 5,118

    Wow another outstanding entry Drachenlords

  • Thank you Horo and mermaid.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 7,201

    drachenlords - and another great entry (I love your seaspray and waves especially). You're making this a very stiff competition for the rest of us!

  • Thanks MelanieL, but I don't think so. There are so many fantastic Brycers here, there are sure to be much better pictures than this one. 

  • huberthubert Posts: 410

    drachenlords: An epic scene! Great composition, character work and mats (esp. the water).

  • adbcadbc Posts: 3,115

    drachenlords : I agree with the others, well done.

  • I agree with the others here too. Great entry Drachenlords.

  • Great round of Entries for this contest.  Good Luck everyone. 

  • Thanks to all for the nice comments.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 5,118
    edited November 2021

    My 1st entry – model from SketchFab

     Ancient Ruins


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  • adbcadbc Posts: 3,115
    edited November 2021

    mermaid : cool idea, beautiful scene, great atmosphere.

    My first entry : ancient Egypt. Free models, the temple is from Gadu, the pyramid from Thandaluz, Bryce vegetation (I think)


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  • HoroHoro Posts: 10,245

    mermaid and adbc - very nice entries, both of you.

  • Mermaid and adbc: 

    Really great atmosphere in both pictures. 

  • adbcadbc Posts: 3,115

    Horo, drachenlords : thank you very much.

  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,793

    Mermaid, Nice work. The part of the arch standing on one leg looks a bit odd to me, but I assume the remainder is hidden in the sand.

    adbc, Good looking Egyptian scene.

  • Mermaid and adbc, both Entries are beautiful and well done... nice atmosphere.

  • MelanieLMelanieL Posts: 7,201

    mermaid, adbc - both nice entries on the theme, nice atmosphere and interestingly different colour choices.

  • mermaid010mermaid010 Posts: 5,118

    Thanks Adbc,  your entry is great, too

    Thanks Horo,  Drachenlords and Yellow Pen

    Hansmar  thanks, well it's an ancient ruin, no one know what happened there wink

    To All - time is running out and there are so few entries for this challenge.



  • huberthubert Posts: 410
    edited November 2021

    mermaid: A very moody scene and atmosphere.

    adbc: There's beauty even in decay. I love the lighting.

    @ All: DISCLAIMER: Following image is NOT intended as an entry for this contest! It is a re-re-re-post and still online in my Renderosity Gallery... but it fits well into here, just for the fun.

    I had created it long ago (in February 2012) to depict the History of Bryce itself. --- As some might notice (depending on the then lower render sizes), there was always an obligatory use of Shiny Spheres™. Typically appearing as a Sphere over Water/Chessboard, also in those "Ancient Bryce Times".

    PS: That wooden character at the left is the Poser3/4 mannequin (which I had exported from Poser and sorta rigged to pose it directly in Bryce)... though "Woody" is another and veeeeeery long story.   ;)

    Bryce History


    Keep on brycing! :)



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  • drachenlords - as always, your attention to details is exceptional. I also like that there is a story behind each image. All well staged and the poses are excellent, I especially like the Cyclops!

    BlackSnowSky - very dramatic scene and very well staged. I also very much like the atmospheric effects.

    mermaid010 - the desolate setting really gives the structures an agent feel. Really like the Long shadows.

    adbc - very much like the atmosphere of this scene. It almost gives it a science fiction feel. Sand texture.

  • Dan WhitesideDan Whiteside Posts: 497
    edited November 2021


    Here's my first entry: “The Queens Chamber".

    Pharaohs Chamber model (With the ceiling removed) by JackTomlinson.

    Chamber, G3F, outfit, and plants from DAZ3D.

    The G3F’s Image textures were replaced with Bryce procedurals except for the eyes, eyebrows and lips.

    Primary lighting from the sun, fill lighting from three dome lights (center, left and right). Rendered at 32RPP, True Ambience enable. About 3 1/2 hours to render.

    Thanks in advance for taking a look.

    Bryce Gallery: https://postimg.cc/gallery/10dulcbue/

    Voyager 4 Gallery: https://postimg.cc/gallery/16xw3g6au/


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  • HoroHoro Posts: 10,245
    edited November 2021

    Dan - what a nice Egyptian image, excellent entry.

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  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,793

    Dan, I agree with Horo: that is excellent!

  • @ Dan: Thanks for the nice comment.
    Very nice post. The Queen looks great in this environment. 

  • adbcadbc Posts: 3,115

    Hansmar, Yellow Pen, MelanieL, mermaid, hubert, Dan : thank you.

    Dan : I agree : really excellent !

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