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Bryce underwater render by davidbrinnen
Bryce underwater render
Fifteen minute to render with premium effects soft shadows and TA.

The idea to create the impression of being underwater, but not far from the surface.
Bryce five minute render by davidbrinnen
Bryce five minute render
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One component volumetric cloud - a tutorial by David Brinnen

Having had a work enforced break from Bryce I decided to return to the subject of clouds and starting from scratch came up with another approach.  Each has it's merits, this ones is efficiency. 
WIP Bryce underwater scene 38 by davidbrinnen
WIP Bryce underwater scene 38
A refinement of my last WIP on this topic.

Render time in Bryce about one hour.

Terrain by Horo

Standford Dragon from the Standford Scanning Repository.
Link to Peter's channel…

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A reprise in Modo of some models I made in Wings 3D.  Very interesting to me to see the differences in approach between the two applications.  I hope other people find this interesting and useful too!
  • Listening to: Daniel Dennett
  • Reading: Still reading Godel Escher Bach
  • Watching: Modo Tutorials
  • Playing: Eclypse
  • Eating: Too early yet for food.
  • Drinking: Coffee


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david brinnen
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United Kingdom
Current Residence: Mablethorpe
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MrBeholder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Hi David! You thought on this to record something new about Wings3D? Tutorial on modeling weapons (sword/axe/bow). It would be great.
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hi David did some new Bryce art let me know what you think.
davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Hi, since you are encouraging me to say, I think that time spent concentrating on your lighting setups would be constructive.  Make sure you have no ambient in your materials and no sky dome light in your sky.  So that when you turn off all your lights you render a fully black scene.  Once you are at that stage, start adding light sources one at a time and trying as far as possible to replicate some real life lighting setup.  The scenes you build don't have to be complex.  Just get to grips with the overall lighting situation and then you will be in a position to apply that knowledge to the more fantastic scenes.  Realistic lighting helps to "sell" an unreal scene.  Though I have no concrete evidence to back up this impression, it is my belief that good lighting is over half the battle with rendered scenes.  And since the rest is a bit of everything, concentrating on lighting is a good strategy for rapid progress.  That's what I think.  And of course, doing lots of renders.
TeddyBlackBear2040 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1. Buddy do A tutorial and 2. how do I put my Bryce renders on my daz studio gallery and that a lot of info but I will try to do that.
davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So long as you can accept video tutorials, I have many here, though you'll have to pick through a few to find one entirely suited to your topic.…  Or if those are not to your taste you will find Chris has compiled an extensive list of what is out there.  As for the gallery over at DAZ3D?  You would need to create an account and then when you log in you get a series of options under your profile one of which give you access to the gallery upload interface.
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fractalyst Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite for: Loaded Dice by fractalyst !!
fractalyst Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite for twisted knottorusABCD by fractalyst :iconhead-bangplz:
MrBeholder Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Watching you for a long time. It's because of you I discovered Wings3D.
davidbrinnen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wings3D is a great modeling application for learning and modest projects, I found it quickly got to be a handful on larger things and have subsequently been lured over to Modo.  The transition is not too painful if you ever fancy giving Modo a go then there is a 30 day free trial.  But if do, before you do so, take a look at will help you understand the conceptual differences.  I would recommend watching these anyway if you are interested in modelling, I found them insightful and amusing.
MrBeholder Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Thank you for your reply. I found your YouTube account. I must say that there published guides are very helpful. Free time to see recommended channel.
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