Bryce Tutorial: Create A Boolean Hollow Object

Bryce gives you all kinds of neat 3D objects, but how do you make them hollow? how can you make a bowl or bucket? This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make a hollow object by duplicating, changing the properties and grouping.

End result:
Create A Boolean Hollow Object Final Image

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Practice tutorial


Step 1

First click directly on Create if you do not already see the objects to select. Then click on the Circle.

Step 2

Next, click on the A next to the circle in your main project area. A dialog box will come up and you will want to click on Positive and then click the check mark at the bottom right of the dialog box to enter these new properties of the circle.

Step 3

Go up to your menu bar and click on Edit and then on Duplicate. This will make an exact duplicate of the first one. I do this just in case I happened to move the circle or resize it. If I create a new one and had moved the other, it'll be harder to line them up correctly.

Step 4

Now you will click the A again to change the properties of this one. In the dialog box, click Negative and then the check mark at the bottom right corner.

Step 5

Now you will click directly on Edit so you can get to the tools that edit your object.

Step 6

You will want to resize the duplicated circle. Under "Create", "Edit" and "Sky and Fog", you will see a bunch of different things. The second one from the left is to resize your items. Put your cursor in the exact middle of the box, click and hold and move your cursor to the left. This makes the circle smaller. Moving to the right makes the circle bigger. You will want to make the duplicated circle just a tad bit smaller than the other.

Step 7

Always make sure that the smaller of the two is negative and the larger is positive. This is what it should look like.

Step 8

To make the opening all you have to do is make the smaller, negative circle taller than the larger, positive one. There are other ways to make an opening, but this is the simplest. Go back up to the resize tool and click and hold the tiny top square at the top of the line. Move it upward just a tad. Moving it up, makes the circle taller; moving it down would make it shorter.

Step 9

Now at the bottom of Bryce, you will see a mini icon of objects. Click and hold on the circle. This is where you can select objects. You will want to select both circles, so click on Select all of Type.

Step 10

Now you will Group the two circles by clicking on the G next to the objects.

Step 11

You will now see a square frame around the grouped objects and you will see that the G changed to a U. Now click on the Render ball over to the left hand side.

Step 12

You now have a hollow circle.

Step 13

Here are a few objects that you can make hollow.

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This was fascinating and I actually understood it.Very well done.

(5 years and 2227 days ago)
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billyboy says:

Good work, keep this way. It will be nice to continue and to make a set of modelling in Bryce. Next step can be for example about metaballs.

(5 years and 2225 days ago)
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billyboy says:

Sorry, I forgot. Maybe will be a good idea to put a pic with the final result on the first page of your tutorial. And make it a little more spectacular, bring the object closer from the camera. People are not ready to work hours if are not captivate by something special.

(5 years and 2225 days ago)
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Akassa says:

The objects look real, just the background messes all the reality, great job!

(5 years and 2219 days ago)
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pingenvy says:

Thanks, this was helpful!

(5 years and 2217 days ago)
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k5683 says:

you're welcome

(5 years and 2217 days ago)
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(5 years and 1764 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Very easy to understand and simple

(5 years and 1760 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow this is really cool thanks

(5 years and 1725 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very cool

(5 years and 1717 days ago)
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Guest says:

real easy to understand. thanks

(5 years and 1714 days ago)
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Guest says:

thank you!!!

(5 years and 1694 days ago)

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