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Welcome to Bryce

<p>Welcome to Bryce® 6, the leading 3D program for desktop artists, animators, Web designers, and multimedia producers. Bryce is ideal for creating 3D graphics for magazines, ads, or virtually any illustration that would benefit from the powerful 3D impact of realistic perspective and shading.</p>   <p>Bryce animation features let you create great animations for video and multimedia easily. Bryce key-event and timeline-based animation lets you create incredibly realistic, fully animated, 3D worlds where rivers rush through gorges, the sun sets over the ocean, or mist evaporates to reveal flocks of birds soaring between mountain peaks. Bryce is also an invaluable tool for interactive multimedia.</p>

What is Bryce?

<p>Bryce is a stand-alone application that allows you to create and animate three-dimensional virtual environments.</p>   <p>With Bryce you can create any type of environment you can envision, from the ivory beaches of Tahiti to the silvery rings of Saturn. The Bryce user interface contains all the tools you'll need to create your environments.</p>   <p>For example, Bryce includes controls for managing infinite skies that let you set everything from time of day to the color and frequency of clouds. Using the sky controls, you can also set light direction, sun/moonlight, atmospheric depth haze (with intensity and color), height fog (with height, intensity, and color), and multiple sky color components.</p>   <p>You can also use Bryce controls to create a wide variety of objects you can use to populate your environment. You can use the Terrain Editor to create an infinite number of custom terrains, which you, in turn, use to create landscapes.</p>   <p>The realism of a Bryce environment largely depends on the materials applied to the objects in the scene. Materials are complex combinations of textures and values. The Materials Lab lets you combine textures and channel values that simulate any material found in the real world (and a few that aren't!).</p>   <p>When you have set up your environment just the way you want it, you can add a fourth dimension - time. You can use Bryce's animation tools to set up landscapes that move and materials that change over time.</p>

What's New in Bryce 6?

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<p>Bryce 6 introduces the following new features:</p> <ul> <li><p>Random Replicate </p></li> <li><p>Image-Based Lighting added in Sky Lab </p></li> <li><p>Tool Tips added in main working window </p></li> <li><p>Ability to apply a texture to the moon </p></li> <li><p>Sky Library updated to allow multiple categories </p></li> <li><p>Ability to add and delete library categories from within the libraries</p></li> <li><p>Scroll bar added in libraries allowing more than 14 categories</p></li> <li><p>Thumbnail preview in libraries increased so more presets can be viewed</p></li> <li><p>New Brush Library added in Texture Editor</p></li> <li><p>Import of animations from DAZ|Studio</p></li> <li><p>Convert Boolean Group to Mesh</p></li> <li><p>Ability to import and export 16-Bit Terrain images to take advantage of the internal 16-Bit storage</p></li> <li><p>Main Working Window color scheme changed from blue to green</p></li> </ul> <p>Other items updated/fixed:</p> <ul> <li><p>Proximity bug with metaballs and trees fixed for Bryce 6 metaballs (Bryce 5 metaballs cannot inherit the fix) </p></li> <li><p>Top file menu no longer permanently hidden </p></li> <li><p>Grouped trees added to the Objects Library no longer crash Bryce when imported into the library or loaded into the scene</p></li> <li><p>Macintosh permissions problems fixed </p></li> <li><p>Multi-Processor support completed </p></li> <li><p>Increased stability in OpenGL mode when opening files or moving objects </p></li> <li><p>Increased stability when importing DXF meshes </p></li> <li><p>Improved stability when importing via DAZ|Studio </p></li> <li><p>Improved memory management when importing Poser/DAZ|Studio figures with textures</p></li> </ul> <p>Bryce 6.1 updated/fixed:</p> <ul> <li><p>Introduced a new IBL algorithm, added a Roller Ball to rotate the HDRI, and added Linear and Squared falloff options</p></li> <li><p>Improved performance of the Network Renderer</p></li> <li><p>Stability increased</p></li> <li><p>Mac Intel compatibility added</p></li> <li><p>Nano-Preview reflects IBL settings</p></li> <li><p>Mac now imports textures from DAZ|Studio correctly and imports in general improved</p></li> <li><p>Can now keyframe Materials</p></li> <li><p>Collision Detection added in the Multi-Replicate feature</p></li> <li><p>Library titles and descriptions now allow additional text to be added to accommodate the larger library preview size</p></li> <li><p>Added a render priority option for systems with multiple processors.</p></li> </ul>

How this Manual is Set Up

<p><b>Introduction to Bryce</b></p> <p>A quick introduction to the main Bryce interface starts off this manual with an overview of the different palettes, labs, and, tools.</p> <p><b>Reference Section</b></p> <p>The next part of the manual is a reference section that goes through every menu, palette, lab, and dialog to show how to use each function. Plenty of examples are provided as well.</p> <p>Commands, shortcut, and modifier keys are in bold text so they can be easily located on each page.</p> <p>The Mac command is always shown first, followed by a slash. When the command is the same, only one is shown.</p> <p>For example: <b>Cmd/Ctrl+N</b>, <b>Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+A</b>, <b>Ctrl+Opt/Alt+M</b></p> <p>Commands are also given in all capital letters.</p> <p>For example: I, not i; L, not l</p> <p><b>Practical Application</b></p> <p>The third part of the manual provides some practical applications for some of the basic functions discussed in the reference section.</p> <p><b>Appendices</b></p> <p>The appendices provide quick access to a listing of all shortcut keys and modifiers, an acronym listing, glossary, known issues, and a few troubleshooting items.</p>

System Requirements

Windows®

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

Macintosh®

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

Macintosh® Intel

<ul> <li>Macintosh® Pro, MacBook® Pro, or current iMac®</li> <li>1.8 GHz Core Duo or faster</li> <li>Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or above</li> <li>512 MB RAM min (1 GB recommended)</li> <li>OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB of onboard</li> <ul><li>(Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended)</li></ul> <li>100MB free hard drive space for installation (500 recommended)</li> <li>32-bit graphics color depth</li> <li>CD-ROM drive</li> </ul>

  • Note: Bryce 6.x will not function installed on a UNIX partition under Mac OS X.

Installing Bryce

Macintosh®

<ol> <li>For the disk version, insert the Application CD into your CD-ROM drive and when the directory comes up, click on the Bryce Setup icon.</li> <li>For the electronic version, double-click the Bryce 6.1 Installer icon to install Bryce 6.1 (installer filename: br_ap006_Br6_App.sit). </li> <li>When the splash screen appears, click Continue. </li> <li>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. </li> <li>At this point, If you are want to uninstall Bryce, 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.</li> <li>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. </li> <li>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.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>When the installer has finished, you will need to restart your operating system in order to use the DAZ Studio integration. </li> <li>For the download version only, next, install the preset files: br_ap006_Br6_Presets1.sit, br_ap006_Br6_Presets2.sit, br_ap006_Br6_Presets3.sit, and br_ap006_Br6_Presets4.sit. Bryce 6 will not work correctly without these presets and will crash when you attempt to access any of the libraries.</li> <li>For the disk version, insert the Content CD and install the Bryce Content files to your Bryce 6 installation folder.</li> <li>For the download version, install the Content files: br_ap006_Br6_Content1.sit, br_ap006_Br6_Content2.sit, and br_ap006_Br6_Content3.sit and the Sample Scenes: br_ap006_Br6_SmpScn.sit.</li> <li>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 accessible to all users so that Bryce will run and function correctly for all users.)</li></ol>

Windows®

<ol> <li>For the disk version, insert the Application CD into your CD-ROM drive and when the directory comes up, click on the Bryce Setup icon.</li> <li>For the download version, double-click the Bryce 6.1 Installer icon to install Bryce 6.0 (installer filename: br_ap006_Br6_App.exe).</li> <li>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.</li> <li>When the splash screen appears, click Next. </li> <li>Read the welcome screen, then click the Next button to continue. </li> <li>Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the Yes button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. </li> <li>Select the install Destination Directory, then click Next to continue. </li> <li>Select the Program Folder, then click Next to continue. </li> <li>Click the Next button to begin installing the Application. </li> <li>Choose whether to add the Bryce 6.0 icon to your Desktop and click Yes or No.</li> <li>Click on OK to install the DAZ|Studio character plugin software (required for Bryce 6.0 to run). If you already have the latest version of DS installed, cancel the DS installation and skip to step 18.</li> <li>When the sub-installer splash screen appears, click Next.</li> <li>Read the welcome screen, then click the Next button to continue. </li>     <li>Read the Software License Agreement. Then click the Yes button to accept the terms of the agreement and continue. </li> <li>Select the install Destination Directory, then click Next to continue. </li> <li>Select the Program Folder, then click Next to continue. </li> <li>Click the Next button to begin installing the Application. </li> <li>Read the Last Minute Notes, then click Next to continue.</li> <li>Choose whether or not to view the DAZ|Studio ReadMe, then click Close to finish the sub-installer routine.</li> <li>Read the Bryce 6.0 Last Minute Notes, then click Next to continue.</li> <li>Once the installation has completed select the Close button.</li> <li>For the download version only, install the preset files: br_ap006_Br6_Presets1.exe, br_ap006_Br6_Presets2.exe, br_ap006_Br6_Presets3.exe, and br_ap006_Br6_Presets4.exe. Bryce 6 will not work correctly without these presets and will crash when you attempt to access any of the libraries.</li> <li>For the disk version, insert the Content CD and install the Bryce Content files to your Bryce 6 installation folder.</li> <li>For the download version, install the Content files: br_ap006_Br6_Content1.exe, br_ap006_Br6_Content2.exe, and br_ap006_Br6_Content3.exe and the Sample Scenes: br_ap006_Br6_SmpScn.exe.</li></ol>

Managing Content

<p>Managing Bryce content is quite easy to do. All content that you want to access from within the Bryce libraries must be located in the Presets folder while extra content can be stored anywhere on your computer or on compact/DVD disk.</p> <p>To add, delete, import, or export presets to the libraries or to add new categories to the libraries, refer to &quot;Using the Preset Libraries.&quot;</p> <p>Once you've acquired presets for Bryce you need to decide whether to load them immediately into Bryce, store them somewhere for later use, or archive them to disc.</p> <p>Unless you've downloaded your presets directly from DAZ, they probably will not be in any specific folder structure. You'll need to unzip them into a folder and either import them into Bryce or organize them into storage folders.</p> <p>Below is the folder structure used for Bryce packages at DAZ:</p> <table class="whs1" cellspacing="0" width="68.32%" x-use-null-cells=""> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td width="20.92%" rowspan="7"> <p>Content</p> </td>   <td width="23.61%"> <p>Light Gels</p> </td>   <td width="33.58%"> <p>PackageName</p> </td>   <td class="whs7" width="21.87%"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="23.61%" rowspan="6"> <p>VendorName</p> </td>   <td width="33.58%" rowspan="6"> <p>PackageName</p> </td>   <td width="21.87%"> <p>Materials*</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="21.87%"> <p>Models*</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="21.87%"> <p>Objects*</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="21.87%"> <p>Scene Files*</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="21.87%"> <p>Templates</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="21.87%"> <p>Textures</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="20.92%"> <p>Presets</p> </td>   <td width="23.61%"> <p>Trees</p> </td>   <td width="55.46%" colspan="2"> <p>Vendor or PackageName</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="20.92%"> <p>Scene Files</p> </td>   <td width="23.61%"> <p>VendorName</p> </td>   <td width="55.46%" colspan="2"> <p>PackageName*</p> </td> </tr>   <tr valign="top"> <td width="20.92%"> <p>Skies</p> </td>   <td width="23.61%"> <p>VendorName</p> </td>   <td width="55.46%" colspan="2"> <p>PackageName*</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>* These folders may be eliminated in a package if only one type of item is provided. </p> <p>You can use this same structure to store files you downloaded from other sites or come up with your own.</p>

DAZ Support & Services

<p>DAZ is committed to providing quality customer service and support that is easy to access and convenient to use, while fostering one-to-one customer relationships.</p> <p>If you have a question about the features and functions of DAZ applications or operating systems, see the user manual or online Help for the product you are using. Updates and technical information are also available in the Release Notes.</p>

Registering DAZ Products

<p>Registering DAZ products is important. Registration provides you with timely access to the latest product updates, valuable information about product releases and access to free downloads, articles, tips and tricks, and special offers.</p> <p>For more information about registering a DAZ product see the online Help for the product or see <a href="http://www.daz3d.com" target=_blank>http://www.daz3d.com</a> on the Internet.</p>

Technical Support

<p>DAZ provides the following support options for Bryce:</p> <ul> <li><p>FAQs: <a href="http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/faq/0/-" target=_blank>http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/faq/0/-/?</a></p></li> <li><p>Online Forums: <a href="http://forum.daz3d.com/index.php" target=_blank>http://forums.daz3d.com</a></p></li> </ul>

Customer Service

<p>DAZ Customer Service can provide you with prompt and accurate information about DAZ product features, specifications, pricing, availability, and services. DAZ Customer Service does not provide technical support. You can access Customer Service support as follows:</p> <ul> <li>World Wide Web: You can access general customer service and product information at <a href="http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/contact/0/-" target=_blank>http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/contact/0/-/?</a> on the Internet.</li> <li>Email: You can send specific customer-service questions to DAZ Customer Service representatives by visiting <a href="http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/contact/contact_form/-" target=_blank>http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/contact/contact_form/-/?</a>.</li> <li>Online Manual: You can find this manual online at <a href="http://documentation.daz3d.com/bryce/Bryce6ArtistGuide.htm" target=_blank>http://documentation.daz3d.com/bryce/Bryce6ArtistGuide.htm</a></li> <li>Updates to the manual will be available as updated downloads in your account and on the downloads page at <a href="http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/support/downloads/-?product=bryce" target=_blank>http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/support/downloads/-/?product=bryce</a></p></li> </ul>

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