|Title: Bryce 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:
|Title: Land-Ground Snap and Smooth by Pinhead
Description: A basic tutorial for new users of Bryce on how to use Land and Ground Snap.
Smooth imported object function shown also.
Good if you can't resolve the 'tree floating in air' syndrome or have models that don't appear
as smooth as you would
like ; )
|Title: Scene Creation: Make a moonlit Panorama by Pinhead
Description: A tutorial for newer Bryce users.
Explains in full detail how to create a panoramic scene.
Covers document setup, sky, water, terrain, light use and render.
Not to be confused with a 360 Panorama render!
This is the traditional panorama which is
defined by an aspect ratio
(width and height) of 8 : 3
(Not the full 360 degree wrap that is popular for abstracts).
Links to files fixed\moved July 2006.
|Title: Obj and MTL files in Bryce by Pinhead
Description: This is basic information on object material files (the infamous *.mtl) and how\why they can cause errors in Bryce.
For the slightly geeky inclined ; ) But Hey!
You do get some free martini glasses simply for reading it. hahahahaaa
Updated August 2007 - Standarized Layout
|Title: Bryce Reflection Mapping ala Mode
Description: A fairly straight forward look at how to use/apply
reflection mapping and maps in Bryce as well as use the mysterious 'D' column.
This is a very easy way to get color control into your scene and can make terrains look great!
Written as a follow up to discussion in the Bryce 101 forum @ 3dcommune. Updated Aug 2007.
2005 - 2007
|Title: Importing Bryce Pic Texture List and tga files by Pinhead
Description: A simple tutorial-instruction explaining how to import and apply Bryce *.lst (Picture Texture List) and Targa, tiff files.
Meant to help newer users with the 2d plus Alpha freestuff I upload.
Updated - 2007
|Title: Bryce Terrain Blends by Pinhead
A simple way to generate very complex terrains in Bryce.
Use the mucho overlooked Blend function in the terrain editor to layer and mix 2 totally different fractal types without leaving the Editor.
Explore grounds unknown ; )
|Title: Visible Light from the Ground Up by Pinhead
Somebody asked me about visible light and I couldn't find an easy way to explain without building a basic scene with all elements
needed. The result is this tutorial.
Visible Light from the Ground Up - Bryce 4/5
For newer and interested Brycers. With thanks to
Meant to illustrate how to create visible streaming light
through room windows starting from ground level.
That means making a basic room, use the terrain editor to create negative boolean window cutouts, adding a few shapes for window sills and rafters,
sticking some mats on, disabling the sun then finally adding the visible lights and gloomy atmosphere.
A lo0ong one, better get out the No-doze© hahahhahohoaaahhhhheeyaaa
Bryce 4 Mats, Sky, Bryce 4 scene file and graphic for terrain editing available as zips - linked to the document.
Hope someone finds it useful.
|Title: Upload to 3dc Gallery by Pinhead
Description: An updated instruction (semi-animated) on how to upload to
Galleries at 3DCommune.
Note: this is a java based applet.
|Title: Importing-applying Color, Trans, Bump in Bryce 5 by Pinhead
A simple demonstration:
Importing/applying Color, Transparency and bump images to an object in Bryce.
Start at 1import.htm
The example shown uses the free 'universalwings' by ThorneWorks and available at daz3d.
If you have any problems, comments or just wanna yell at me stop by 3dcommune.com.
I'm usually found lurking in the Bryce or Bryce 101 forums.
750k zip available here:
Updated Jan 2007
|Title: Make those fancy 2d Objects for Bryce by
Description: 'Tifs with built in Transparency Masks and how they relate
to the Brycean Universe'
~Pinhead Visits Pansieland~
This is a graphic intensive tutorial folks.
Shows how to make those fancy 2d objects with built in Alpha masks (transparency) i.e.: like the leaves I post in 3DC Freestuff.
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 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
|Title: Sky Effects for All - Updated July 2005
Description: A long, and detailed, tutorial for all Bryce users on how
to create scenes using lattice, terrain, 2d face and ranged lighting.
Quick looks at transparent mats, terrain editor and light effects.
Best render methods also discussed.
Plenty of sceenshots and
Results are similar to my image 'Retinal Disruption'
let me know if you find this useful and most of all have fun!
Note: The basic sky used in the tutorial is available
Paul - Pinhead
|Title: Pinhead 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
- 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,
- 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?
2002 - 2007
|Title: Fast Sun-Moon Placement by Pinhead
Description: Shortcut to place moon or sun exactly where you want
Something that should have been in the manual...
|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
Was an oldy - I thought it was very good.
So I made
Very easy, good results with photo textures.
2003 - 2007
|Title: Bryce 5 Lattice Sky 2005 - Updated Jan 2007 by Pinhead
Description: Another update on my infamous Bruce 4 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 all problems.
Some interface setting are different and hidden deeper.
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:
Pinheads Bryce 5 Sky Lattice Tutorial
Tutorial and zip file include 1600x1200 sky photo I took to get ya goin.
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
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
Written for the Bryce 101 Forum at 3dCommune.com
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
Description: 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
Description: 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
Description: Part Two of Two...
How to enhance your sky using
Photoshop or PSP.
Many thanks to Mercy20 and TJ for PSP
This illustrates step by step how to use gradients and layers
to enhance the sky from Part One...useful for any image, not only
Note to dial up users: This is a large document due to the screen
caps needed to show all steps.
Weight is 995k.
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.
Links to Cloud tif zips re-added
Site mail me with any questions.
Updated 13 Dec 2006
|Title: My Interview with a Lattice by Pinhead
Description: This is from a interview I did elsewhere and thought you
might find it helpful if you are new to Bryce or are unfamiliar with how
to use symmetrical lattices to make anything you could possibly
I also make plenty of stupid comments for
Have fun - I did.