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Bryce 6.1 - Upgrade from Bryce 5.0 or 5.5

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Product: **Bryce 6**
Product Code: br_ap006 / br_ap010
Created By: DAZ 3D

Released: March 20, 2007


Product Information
System Requirements:
Windows®

Pentium® Processor or Compatible
Windows NT® 4 (Service Pack 6)
Windows 2000® (Service Pack 2)
Windows XP
700 MHz (1 GHz or faster recommended)
512 MB RAM min (1 GB recommended)
OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB of onboard
(Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended)
100MB free hard drive space for installation (500 recommended)
32-bit graphics color depth
CD-ROM drive
Macintosh®

Power Macintosh®
700 MHz (1 GHz or faster recommended)
Mac® OS X 10.3.9 or above
512 MB RAM min (1 GB recommended)
OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB of onboard
(Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended)
100MB free hard drive space for installation (500 recommended)
32-bit graphics color depth
CD-ROM drive
Macintosh® Intel

Macintosh® Pro, MacBook® Pro, or current iMac®
1.8 GHz Core Duo or faster
Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or above
512 MB RAM min (1 GB recommended)
OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB of onboard
(Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended)
100MB free hard drive space for installation (500 recommended)
32-bit graphics color depth
CD-ROM drive
* Note: Bryce 6.0 will not function installed on a UNIX partition under Mac OS X.
* Last Minute Notes:
* An issue has come up dealing with animating preset materials in the Materials Lab. Materials applied to a primitive from the Materials Library cannot be animated between since the last applied material takes over all material keyframes. Presets applied from the Deep Texture Editor can be animated by changing the material between frames. Rotation, translation, and scaling of materials cannot be animated either. * One caveat to this is that if you've just rebooted your system, then you can animate a material change from a basic diffusion color to a preset material from the library, but if you try to add to that animation or try it on another primitive or a different preset, then the preset material takes over all material keyframes.
Installation Instructions - CD version:
Macintosh®
- If upgrading from Bryce 6.0 to 6.1, uninstall Bryce 6.0 using the Bryce 6.0 Uninstaller. - Double-click the “Bryce 6 Setup” icon to install Bryce 6.
- When the splash screen appears, click “Continue”. - Read the Software License Agreement. Read the terms then scroll all the way to the bottom of the agreement to activate the Accept button. Click the “Accept” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue.
- At this point, If you are want to uninstall Bryce 6.1, change the “Easy Install” located in the upper right corner of the current dialog to “Uninstall” then click on the “Uninstall” button to remove that version of Bryce. After uninstalling, you can switch back to “Easy Install” to reinstall Bryce.
- To finish the install process, select a new install location from the drop-down dialog at the bottom left of the window. Once you've verified the install location, click the “Install” button.
- You may have a dialog pop up telling you that you need to install the current version of DAZ|Studio. If you know you have Studio already installed, you can skip this step, otherwise click “Yes” to install DAZ|Studio.

When the installers were compiled, the most current version of DAZ|Studio available was included. If you have a newer version already installed on your computer, you should select “No.” - When the installer has finished, you will need to restart your operating system in order to use the DAZ|Studio integration. - Now install the four Preset files, the three Content files, and the Sample Scenes file. Please note that Bryce will not run if you do not install the Preset files. - For users who intend to use Bryce with multiple user accounts. Locate the file “CopyLibFiles.command” in your Bryce 6 folder and run it. The system password will be required. (This will copy needed system files to a hidden folder making them accessable to all users so that Bryce will run and function correctly for all users) * Windows®
- Double-click the “Bryce 6 Setup ” Icon to install Bryce 6. - If you have a previous version of Bryce installed, you will get a “Previous Installation Detected” message. If you wish to keep the previous version installed, click on “Yes”. It is highly recommended that if the previous version is Bryce 6.0 or 6.0.1, that you choose “No” so that the Bryce 6.0/6.0.1 version is uninstalled and the Bryce 6.1 installation installed. Just make sure you backup your Preset folders before uninstalling the previous version. - When the splash screen appears, click “Next”. - Read the welcome screen, then click the “Next” button to continue. - Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the “Yes” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. - Select the install Destination Directory, then click “Next” to continue. - Select the Program Folder, then click “Next” to continue. - Click the “Next” button to begin installing the Application. - Choose whether to add the Bryce 6 icon to your Desktop and click “Yes” or “No”. - Click on “OK” to install the DAZ|Studio character plugin software (required for Bryce 6.x to run). - When the sub-installer splash screen appears, click “Next”. - Read the welcome screen, then click the “Next” button to continue. - Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the “Yes” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. - Select the install Destination Directory, then click “Next” to continue. - Select the Program Folder, then click “Next” to continue. - Click the “Next” button to begin installing the Application. - Read the Last Minute Notes, then click “Next” to continue. - Choose whether or not to view the DAZ|Studio ReadMe, then click “Close” to finish the sub-installer routine. - Read the Bryce 6 Last Minute Notes, then click “Next” to continue. - Once the installation has completed select the “Close” button. - Repeat for the four Preset files, three Content files, and the Sample Scenes file. Please note that Bryce will not run if you do not install the Preset files. - If you do not have QuickTime 6 or higher installed, you will need to run the QuickTime installer provided on the CD.

Installation Instructions - Download version:
Macintosh®
- If upgrading from Bryce 6.0 to 6.1, uninstall Bryce 6.0 using the Bryce 6.0 Uninstaller. - Double-click the “Bryce 6 Installer” icon to install Bryce 6 (installer filename: br_ap006_Br6_App.sit) - When the splash screen appears, click “Continue”.
- Read the Software License Agreement. Read the terms then scroll all the way to the bottom of the agreement to activate the Accept button. Click the “Accept” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. - At this point, If you are want to uninstall Bryce 6.1, change the “Easy Install” located in the upper right corner of the current dialog to “Uninstall” then click on the “Uninstall” button to remove that version of Bryce. After uninstalling, you can switch back to “Easy Install” to reinstall Bryce. - To finish the install process, select a new install location from the drop-down dialog at the bottom left of the window. Once you've verified the install location, click the “Install” button. - You may have a dialog pop up telling you that you need to install the current version of DAZ|Studio. If you know you have Studio already installed, you can skip this step, otherwise click “Yes” to install DAZ|Studio.

When the installers were compiled, the most current version of DAZ|Studio available was included. If you have a newer version already installed on your computer, you should select “No.” - When the installer has finished, you will need to restart your operating system in order to use the DAZ|Studio integration. - Now install the four Preset files, the three Content files, and the Sample Scenes file. Please note that Bryce will not run if you do not install the Preset files. - For users who intend to use Bryce with multiple user accounts. Locate the file “CopyLibFiles.command” in your Bryce 6 folder and run it. The system password will be required. (This will copy needed system files to a hidden folder making them accessable to all users so that Bryce will run and function correctly for all users)Windows®
- Double-click the “Bryce 6 Installer” Icon to install Bryce 6 (installer filename: br_ap006_Br6_App.exe) . - If you have a previous version of Bryce installed, you will get a “Previous Installation Detected” message. If you wish to keep the previous version installed, click on “Yes”. It is highly recommended that if the previous version is Bryce 6.0 or 6.0.1, that you choose “No” so that the Bryce 6.0/6.0.1 version is uninstalled and the Bryce 6.1 installation installed. Just make sure you backup your Preset folders before uninstalling the previous version. - When the splash screen appears, click “Next”. - Read the welcome screen, then click the “Next” button to continue. - Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the “Yes” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. - Select the install Destination Directory, then click “Next” to continue. - Select the Program Folder, then click “Next” to continue. - Click the “Next” button to begin installing the Application. - Choose whether to add the Bryce 6 icon to your Desktop and click “Yes” or “No”. - Click on “OK” to install the DAZ|Studio character plugin software (required for Bryce 6.x to run). - When the sub-installer splash screen appears, click “Next”. - Read the welcome screen, then click the “Next” button to continue. - Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the “Yes” button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. - Select the install Destination Directory, then click “Next” to continue. - Select the Program Folder, then click “Next” to continue. - Click the “Next” button to begin installing the Application. - Read the Last Minute Notes, then click “Next” to continue. - Choose whether or not to view the DAZ|Studio ReadMe, then click “Close” to finish the sub-installer routine. - Read the Bryce 6.1 Last Minute Notes, then click “Next” to continue. - Once the installation has completed select the “Close” button. - Repeat for the four Preset files, three Content files, and the Sample Scenes file. Please note that Bryce will not run if you do not install the Preset files.

Using Additional Content:
* Light Gels: The included light gels are to be applied to a light object in Bryce. To apply the gels to a light object, do the following:
* Create a light object and click on the E button next to the light
* Click on Use Gel, then click on the Image button
* In the Pictures Editor, click on a blank (gray) square * In the Open dialog, navigate to the Light Gels\DAZ\Installed folder, select a light gel, then click on Open * Click on the OK icon to return to the Light Lab, then again on the OK icon to return to the working window * Render to view the light gel
* HDRI files:
The 10 included HDRI files are meant to be used in the IBL tab of the Sky Lab. To use them, do the following:
* Open the Sky Lab and click on the IBL Tab * Click on “Use HDRI Image” and the Open dialog will come up * Navigate to the Bryce 6/HDRI/DAZ/Installed folder, select one of the HDRI files, and click on Open * Sample Scenes: * The sample HDRI scenes are in Bryce 6 format and provide examples of scenes lit using image-based lighting. Just open the scene files in Bryce to view and study. * The sample Legacy scenes are in Bryce 6 format and provide examples of scenes and animations. Just open the scene files in Bryce to view and study. * Tutorials: * Open the folder for the specific tutorial you wish to view * Locate the main HTML file and double-click it to view in the browser
* Available tutorials:
* Jen's Recipe for River Valleys by Jen De La Cruz
* How to Create an HDRI Sky Dome in Bryce by Horo Wernli
* by Peter Sharpe:
* 3D Text
* Breaking Glass
* Creating Gemstones
* Galactic Backgrounds
* Moon and Stars
* Picture Cube
* Rainbows by the Numbers
* Shells and Ram's Horns
* Texturing a Model
* Miscellaneous Scenes (to show different techniques) (.br4 format)
* 3D Meshes:
These objects are provided as Bryce 6 scene files so just open the scene in Bryce 6 to view and use:
* Hairdryer
* Loveseat
Trellis
* Train
* Trout - Curved
* Trout - Straight
* Bryce 4 Model Libraries:
The Bryce 4 models are items originally provided in Bryce 4 but which continue to be very useful. If you tried to use some of the objects in Bryce 6.0, they would crash the program. The problem objects have been resaved in Bryce 5 and now all the objects work correctly in Bryce 6.1.
* To use these objects in Bryce 6: * Select and copy the OBP files from the Content/Bryce 4 Model Libraries folder
* Back up three directories and open the Bryce 6/Presets/Objects folder and create a new folder called “Legacy”
* Paste the copied OBP files inside the new Legacy folder
* Open Bryce, access the Objects Library, select the Legacy library, then select the category you want to access:
* Architecture
* Food
* Gas Station
* Ken's Terrains (from Ken Musgrave)
* Misc
* Science Lab
* Select the object you want to use, click on the OK icon and the object will be loaded into the scene * Terrain Maps: These maps are grayscale maps for use in the Terrain Editor. To use them do the following:
* Create a terrain object and enter the Terrain Editor
* In the Editing Tools panel, click on the Pictures tab, then click on Load above the first thumbnail
* Navigate to the Bryce 6/Content/Terrain Maps folder, select a file, and click on Open * Click on Copy under the first thumbnail, then on Paste under the second thumbnail
* Click on Apply
* Picture Objects/Textures: These textures provide a wide range of 2D images to be applied in the Pictures Editor. Some of the textures include alpha masks which provide transparency when the texture is applied to an object, like a 2D Face object.
* Please note that all TIF files have been resaved in Photoshop without compression and all of them should open correctly in Bryce 6/6.1.

Product Notes:
* Bryce 6.1 and Bryce Lightning 2.0 are intended to be used on a local area network, with appropriate internet security measures in place (such as a firewall). Making network rendering services available to the internet is done so wholly at the risk of the user.

Known Issues

  • None

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