Bryce 7 Pro is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for incredible ease of use. Add wildlife, people, props and more to your scenes via the DAZ Studio character plug-in in addition to terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture for which Bryce has long been the standard.
With Bryce 7 professional edition, you can add unbelievable realism with Image Based Lighting, true instancing, improved skies and clouds, and even particle emitters. Plus, the totally redesigned bridge to DAZ Studio allows for seamless integration of the entire DAZ 3D content library into any Bryce scene.
In 2004, DAZ3D bought Bryce from Corel, since then the Bryce has been fixed and tweaked to some extent by DAZ3D, but in my opinion these have been largely “bug fixes” and minor enhancements.
Bryce is now available in three versions : PLE which is a free, licenced for non-commercial use version , Bryce 7 which is the same as the PLE version except it’s licenced for commercial use. Both contain some new features, and finally the Pro version, licenced for commercial use, which has even more. Here’s a summary of them:
- Multiple Monitor support
- Animation – Particle Emitter
- Collada Meshes
- FBX meshes
- Import Sketch-Up models
- Import Spore models
Bryce 7 Pro:
New features as listed above for Bryce PLE plus:
- 4 new lights
- True Ambience optimization
- Influence (Include/Exclude)
- IBL: light from inside
- IBL: Cast shadows – softness, and intensity
- IBL: Specular map
- IBL: Background DOF
- IBL: HDRI transaprency
- IBL: Export Image
- IBL: Tone map
- Materials lab: Displacement maps
- Rendering: True Ambience
- Instance Lab
So Bryce has some great extra features in terms of lighting, IBL and the new Instance Lab.
The Daz Studio Bridge has also been updated – now you can open Daz Studio first and export to Bryce (and export back again to Daz Studio) or open Bryce first, bridge to Studio and import from Studio, or just export from Bryce to Daz Studio. And closing either the Bryce or Daz Studio window will not result in the closing of the other. The two programs stand more independently from each other.
Bryce 7 Pro For Free:
Bryce 7 pro costs $249.95 USD, but you can get it for free until April 30,2012. Just visit this promo page, click “add to cart” button and grab the free software.