Title: Bryce Animation, Make a one shot revolving platform by Pinhead
Description: A beginners (or intersted parties) tutorial showing the basic animation functions.
Shows keyframes and global settings Bryce users should get familiar with.
Very easy to follow, results in 30 seconds ; )
|Title: Bryce 4, 5, 6+ Jetstream/Stratus Cloud tutorial by Pinhead.
Description: Illustrates methods to get high streaming clouds using the SkyLab and DTE.
A simple, precise look at cloud control ; )
Covers most all atmoshpere settings Bryce users should get familiar with.
A Flash presentation approx 1.9 MB(2012 KB) Run Time: 6 min 35 seconds.
About an hour if you walk real slow.
Download the zip here if you prefer:
September 2005, Updated 2009
|Title: Make those fancy 2d Objects for Bryce by Pinhead|
Description: 'Tifs with built in Transparency Masks and how they relate to the Brycean Universe'
~Pinhead Visits Pansieland~
This is a graphic heavy - intensive tutorial.
Shows how to make those fancy 2d objects with built in Alpha masks (transparency) e.g.: like the leaves I post in 3DC Freestuff.
I tore apart some of the items that came on the Bryce CDs and found it very simple to make my own. You can too!
The method applies to any photographic object, or image type, and is worth learning for use with lattices, terrains and 3d objects as well.
If you don't model this is a viable alternative to achieve realistic results in your scenes.
Other apps that can use this method are ZBrush, Rhino. 3dMax, Poser etc. Any app that can use transparency/alpha masks.
You'll need a photo edit program that supports layers and channels for this.
I used Photoshop 5.5 and 7, Nitroced shows ver 6.0 differences.
Paul - Pinhead
How to make 2D Image Objects for Bryce
|Title: Sky Effects for All - Updated July 2005 by Pinhead|
Description: A long, and detailed, tutorial for all Bryce users on how to create scenes using lattice (lattii?? hahah), terrains, 2d faces and ranged lighting. Quick looks at transparent mats, the terrain editor and lighting effects.
Best render methods also discussed.
Plenty of sceenshots and explanations.
Results are similar to my image 'Retinal Disruption' posted here:
Please let me know if you find this useful and most of all have fun!
Note: The basic sky used in the tutorial is available here:
Paul - Pinhead
Bryce Sky Effects and more
|Title: Pinheads Bryce 101 by Pinhead
Description: Questions from new Bryce users and Answers from me.
An ongoing compilation that I will add to as times allows.
A partial list of topics;
Questions and Answers
- I cant get a good thumbnail to upload [Jpeg compression] What do I?
- How do you turn antialiasing off for individual objects?
- Suggestions regarding caustics/light gels in Bryce
- The DCBA thing (Or ABCD) – A component illustration – Mat Lab Stuff.
- What the hell is Phase good for??
- Mat Lab – Picture Mapping mode question?
- Help Scaling Textures Please?
- The problem with textures...I drifted
- How do I get the "rough" look to wood? Help.
- How do I get to the Basic Bryce textures? Can you also show the DTE with the noise editor brought up?
- FYI Scale, Rotate, Offset 2 of 2 – Position Coordinates in Bryce
- Simple Booleans: I'm trying to make a room, I've tried...How would you make a room?
- Ranged Falloff Light: Is it based on the object furthest from the light, Bryce units, What?
- Bryce Filters & Plugins – Where is they?
- How do you make an image map in Bryce?
- Need help using the paintbrush in the Terrain Editor.
- Pinhead-Help Me!! (Panoramic skies applied to a model shell)
- Terrain/Lattice Clipping? – Can't reset! A Dumb question? (no it aint)
- DTE Twister mats - have I done something wrong?
- What are mask renders and what are they used for?
- More Terrain Clipping: a brief show and tell on how to clip a terrain.
- How do I Import Bryce mats and skies I download from freestuff?
- Mats: What's with the file size of imported jpegs and the resulting Exported *.mats?!
- Where to set Render/Print Resolution
- More on Renders and Document Setup
- B101 MORE on Page, Document and Render Setup Differences
- A What da ? to Corel. .
- How do I get rid of those edges in Volumetrics?
- How to reduce Shear/Skew
- How can I make more realistic mats for terrains?
Pinheads Bryce 101 - page 1 of 2
2002 - 2008
|Title: Fast Sun-Moon Placement by Pinhead
Description: Shortcut to place moon or sun exactly where you want it.
Something that should have been in the manual...
Bryce sun, moon, sky position auto placement
Feb-12 ps; Darlissa OF Daz3d DID put it in the new manual, yaaeeh Girl!
|Title: Terrain Tree Redux by Pinhead |
Description: Hey Y'all,
Here's one for terrain tree trunks I just wrote for a new member.
There used to be one on the web but I can't find it.
Was an oldy - I thought it was very good.
So I made another...
Very easy, good results with photo textures.
Paul - Pinhead
Tree Trunks using Bryce Terrains
2003 - 2007
|Title: Bryce Lattice Sky 2005 - Updated Jan 2007 by Pinhead |
Description: Another update on my infamous Bruce lattice sky tutorial.
Several people have mentioned that they can't get this, and other lattice tutorials online working in buggy B5.
I hope this resolves problems.
Some interface setting are different and hidden deeper.
This tutorial shows how to use 2d images in combination with volume terrain lattice (s) to get killer Bryce skies.
It's a large web document with a ton of pictures so I also have it as a zip if your connection is poor.
Download 1.2 meg Zip here: BryceSkyLat Zip
Tutorial and zip file include 1600x1200 sky photo I took to get ya goin.
Bryce Lattice Skies
Updated URIs, layout
|Title: How to make a quick 2d image with built in Alpha Mask by Pinhead|
Description: A very easy explanation on how to create 2d picture objects for Bryce with a built in alpha mask.
|Title: Bryce Model Importing and Naming by Pinhead
Description: A simple step by step explanation of how to import models and name each subpart so a human can read it!
The model formats most easy to work with are 3ds, dxf and obj, these usually require smoothing which I also show in this document.
If you've never imported a model into Bryce you're missing some great ways to enhance your scenes!
Imagine...a task force of Mega brains taking over Boston, trees with human heads, veggies with anatomy, exploding villages, livestock and more!!!
All can be done once you learn these basic steps.
As you go through this, please remember that each part of a model can have it's own texture.
Just have fun damnit!!!
Written for the Bryce 101 Forum at 3dCommune.com
The best home for Brycers on the net.
Also Available here as a zip file: http://pappathan.net/tutorial/models_import_name/t_b4obj.zip
Simply extract all to a folder and start at index.html.
|Title: Make a Door with Sym Lattice/Terrain by Pinhead
A tutorial showing use of tif trans maps (PC & Mac supplied) to model a door in Bryce.
Shows how to get bump and grain to show up also.
Give it a try.
Paul - Pinhead
|Title: LightFalls Update - Ranged Falloff Waterfall Effect by Pinhead
A tutorial for Bryce users explaining how to create the appearance of waterfalls using ranged falloff lighting on a Path.
This is a large java app with VCR type controls.
Unzip to a temp folder and view by opening Lightfall640_viewlet.html.
As always feel free to write me with any questions.
Paul - Pinhead
|Title: Combination Sky Part 2 - Enhancing your Image by Pinhead
Description: Part Two of Two...
How to enhance your sky using Photoshop or PSP.
Many thanks to Mercy20 and TJ for PSP sections!
This illustrates step by step how to use gradients and layers to enhance the sky from Part One...useful for any image, not only clouds.
Note to dial up users: This is a large document due to the screen caps needed to show all steps.
Weight is 995k.
Hope you get something from it - let me know!
Updated 13 Dec 2006
13 Dec 2006
|Title: How to make a Killer Combination Sky - Part One (Bryce) by Pinhead
Description: This is intended to show all users how to create, and use, a volumetric symmetrical lattice with a volume cloud plane to get more dramatic skies in Bryce 3, 4 and, with a stretch, also version 5.
Posted by request.
Links to Cloud tif zips re-added 12/2006
Site mail me with any questions.
Updated 13 Dec 2006