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156 hours of rendering…gone!

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My latest image was busy rendering - estimated to take a whopping 156 hours to render (after the initial radiosity pass) that is 6 ½ days! I was using Vue 9 (64-bit) as a render engine. Bryce 7 wouldn't handle ...

Speed up preview rendering…

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Any user of Bryce with common sense will tell you that the "nano preview" postage stamp isn't worth a damn! It is too small to see any meaningful detail in it, and you cannot really use it for the "tweak-check-tweak-check" ...

Using Collada models from Sketchup Warehouse

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Here's some tips for using the DAZ Studio Beta to convert Google's SketchUp Warehouse models into OBJ files to use in Bryce.  ---------------------------------------------------------- Not all of the models could be converted (only about 1 in 5 or so..) and ...

Quick Tip: Exact Colour Sampling

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If you are using the colour picker tool (the pipette) in the Material Editor to copy or duplicate colours, then you should be aware that the colour picker  samples the program interface NOT the colour field that you might ...

Quick Tip: Changing the preview pictures of Material presets

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Discovered on a printout from a now defunct Bryce newsgroup... To change the preview picture of a material, adjust the preview to the object and orientation (using the Alt, Ctrl, Shift and Space Bar) you would like to have as ...

Genetica Viewer textures in Bryce – a quick tutorial

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Using Genetica Viewer 3 to generate textures is very easy. What to do with them in Bryce might be a little daunting to the n00bs - myself included. So here is a quick-and-dirty tutorial to help you: First of all ...

Quick rendering using the Bryce desktop shortcut…

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Believe it or not there is a use for your desktop shortcut to Bryce 5 or 6 – apart from cluttering up your screen real estate! You can do a quick render by simply dragging any Bryce ...