Bryce Tutorial: How to Create a Futuristic Landscape with Spaceship



In this tutorial we will make a beautiful landscape using Bryce 5.5... We will learn how to make
1. The sky
2. The water
3. The spaceship

We use photoshop for making some minor adjustments like Hue/saturation, levels and curves....( I have used photoshop cs2)



End result:
How to Create a Futuristic Landscape with Spaceship Final Image

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Tags:futurelandscapemountainskyspaceshipwater

Step 1

Open Bryce 5.5.
When we open Bryce a default document opens up as shown.
In this document itself we start creating our
landscape .


Step 2

Now In the upper left corner there is a create button
You will find a little arrow beside it.
Click this arrow.
Now you will have the objects menu displayed.
You will find many options like
Boolean objects, Imported objects, mountains, paths, rocks, terrains and vegetations, trees, tutorial, vegetation showing
Since we want to create a mountain( in bryce its terrain ), click the Terrains and Objects option.
Now click the little lakes image .
I have indicated this image with a small blue arrow


Step 3

Afetr clicking the little lakes image we get a mountain/terrain
In this image the terrain is highlighted in red .
We can free transform it accordingly.
There is a small dot which i have shown in blue. When we click this dot we can free transform
the selected object.
Here we free transform the terrain .


Step 4

In step 3 image , in the top right corner , we see 7 small options for the selected image .

We now click the 5th option counting from top to bottom.
Here the 5th option is indicated by M .

Click M .

When we click M,
we enter the materials lab for the selected object
The options for the terrain are shown.


Step 5

In general, Bryce has many options. You can select any of them to create your own image.

In our image,The texture used for the terrain is
Swirlwave

There is a small arrow. Click the arrow and we find many options. Here I used basic option Swirlwave


Step 6

In the previous step click the tick mark at the bottom.
Now we come back to our main image.

Now I will show you how to make the sky .

Click the sky and fog option which is at the top.

There are many images displayed below the sky and fog option
Now below the first image, there is a small arrow.
Click the arrow .
We see options like soft sky, darker sky, custom sky and atmosphere off
I select the soft sky option.


Step 7

In the Sky and fog options, the 2nd image indicates the shadows .


Below this image we see a small color palette.
I have shown it by a blue arrow.
when we click the color , a color palette appears and we are free to select any color.
Here in my image i select dark green


Step 8

In the sky and fog options ,
the 3rd image indicates
fog

Similarly as in the previous step,
click the color below the 3rd image
to open up the color palette. I have indicated by a blue arrow
I select light blue color .


Step 9

In the sky and fog options ,
the 4th image indicates haze


Similarly as in the previous step,
click the color below the 4th image to open up the color palette. I have indicated by a blue arrow.

Select dark blue color




Step 10

In the sky and fog options ,
the 5th image indicates cloud height

We click and drag this 5th image to adjust the cloud height

As you adjust we can see the changes in the thumbnail , which is in the corner of the bryce layout


Step 11

In the sky and fog options ,
the 6th image indicates Cloud cover .


As in the previous step, We click and drag this 6th image to adjust the cloud cover

As you adjust we can see the changes in the thumbnail , which is in the corner of the bryce layout


Step 12

In the sky and fog options ,
the 7th image indicates clouds

As in the previous step, We click and drag this 7th image to adjust the clouds

As you adjust we can see the changes in the thumbnail , which is in the corner of the bryce layout


Step 13

In the sky and fog options ,
Beside the moon image there is a small arrow , click this arrow .

You see options like auto update, link sun to view, stratus clouds, cumulus clouds, spherical, reset sky and sky lab...

I select the stratus clouds and cumulus clouds


Step 14

Now In the
upper left corner there is a create button

You will find a little arrow beside it.
Click this arrow.
Now you will have the objects menu displayed.

In the
Booleans and objects menu, select the space ship image I have shown it by a blue arrow.
click the tick mark. I have rounded the tick mark. click it

Now you have the spaceship. You can free transform it like i said before in step 3.




Step 15

The space ship is highlighted in red
Beside it, you see 7 small options.

In bryce whenever u select an object, we see 7 small options beside it.


Step 16

We now click the 5th option counting from top to bottom.

Here the 5th option is indicated by M .

Click M
We now enter the materials lab of the space ship


Step 17

Beside the thumbnail image in the material lab, there is a small arrow.
Click this arrow

Here we see options like buildings, city maps, flooring, painted, walls

Select city maps

Select organic city maps shown by blue arrow


Step 18

Click the tick mark of the organic city maps menu.

Now click the tick mark of the main materials lab menu to return to our bryce layout.

Now we create water

Now click create option
click the water shown by a blue arrow

we get a water plane highlighted in red


Step 19

The water plane is highlighted in red.
Beside it, you see 7 small options.
Click M

We now enter the water materials lab


Step 20

the colors beside the diffuse, ambient, specular, specular halo, transparent, volume options can be changed. This is done by clicking the small circle beside the respective options.

By clicking , we get colors palette and we can select the colors of our choice.
I have shown the colors selected by me highlighted by a blue box

Also beside the small arrow ,
I select clouds > galaxy


Step 21

Also select clouds > lowsmog

Now click the tick mark to return to the main bryce layout


Step 22

Now in the main bryce layout, click render button shown by a small blue arrow


Step 23

Rendering takes some time.
After the render is complete, we get this image


Step 24

Now go to file > save


Step 25

Now go to file > save image as

Save your image to your folder


Step 26

Now open this saved image in photoshop


Step 27

Now apply Hue/saturation

values are Hue = -42

Saturation = +26
and
lightness = 0


Step 28

now apply levels
values are : 4 0.92 184


Step 29

now apply curves


Step 30

This the final image.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.



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13 Comments:

avatar justin8787

Nice, helpfull too

(5 years and 919 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

thank u Justin

(5 years and 919 days ago)
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Very nice tutorial, Nisha! Thanks a lot. I have a basic knowledge of the program but I doubt that you'll make me spend time on improving my skills

(5 years and 919 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

Thanks a lot Cornelia

(5 years and 918 days ago)
avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Great tutorial, you're almost an expert now!

(5 years and 918 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

Thanks a lot Ponti

(5 years and 917 days ago)
avatar billyboy
billyboy says:

Wow, a great and nice surprise , Nisha ! I like the way you combine Bryce with PS. Wait more tutorials from you. Soon you will be our new 3D leader. Keep tour good work.

(5 years and 916 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

thank u so much Billy

(5 years and 916 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

That is something nice, I do not have Bryce, but I admire Art, done using other programs rather than Photoshop. Good work there.

(5 years and 916 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

thank u so much George

(5 years and 915 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Nice one nisha ......this is completely new for me . i never used bryce b4 ..now i'll try... : )

(5 years and 322 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

hey thanks a lot Krishnapal

(5 years and 320 days ago)
no avatar

I am new to daz and bryce. thank you for the step by step.....

It shows more by example, than by reading...I have bryce 7.1, and am hoping the instructions will cross over to 7.1.....

thank you

(5 years and 259 days ago)


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