The beauty of this technique is in it's simplicity! Bryce has a
great texture editor that's capable of producing some really natural looking (and
sometimes pretty wild ) textures. However, there's no way to get the textures out to
another program (like poser or ray dream). Please read the note at the bottom of this
Here's a way to use Bryce you may not have thought of before.
Let's get some more mileage out of Bryce textures!
Simply create a box in a new scene as above. Select the ground
plane and 'delete' it.
Go to the sky selector and select the white sky as shown above.
Set the sun so that the sun is at the lower center of the
indicator as above.
Select your material and apply it to the box. We're using one of
the textures from the 'rocks and stones' presets here.
Using the '2' and '3' buttons to change your view from side to
top, use the zoom tool (marked by a magnifying glass with a '+' lower right margin) to
zoom in so that the image fills the window.
Now simply render the image. Take the render into your favorite
paint program, crop the unwanted border areas and you've got a new texture!
Try both the top and side views for different effects.
Also try different mapping settings. Each setting will give you
Also try the same techniques using cylinders and spheres. They
give really neat effects when rendered.
Here's some example textures rendered off a cube with various
Same texture-spherical mapping
'Lava' texture-parametric scaled
Hope I've given you a few new things to try. Sometimes the
simplest things are the most fun!
Please note that the textures that come with Bryce are property
Metacreations Corp. and should be used only for your own personal use. You should not
re-distribute original or modified original textures!!!