In this tutorial, the way the above animated GIF was constructed will be shown. We will cover how the safe was modeled and animated. However, the final compilation was made in Corel Lumiere which is an old animation editor, so the way the letters were made will not be covered.
The purpose of this tutorial is to help you understand how to use the Deep Texture Editor in Bryce 4 a bit better by taking you through the construction of a new material with a height dependent colour. It's not a short tutorial but it's fairly easy to follow.
Good and varied materials make all the difference between a natural-looking picture and one that looks , well , a bit artificial.
To get there you can't avoid getting into the DTE and 'tweak' things to your taste : it's not as difficult to do as it looks at first.
# Using the Terrain Editor to customize the Terrain
# Generating Elevations
# Using the Terrain Canvas for complete control
# More of the Material Editor
# Changing the colors of Preset Materials
# Adding your own Presets
# Using Textures in the Material Editor
# Using the Tree Lab to customize Trees
# Metaballs, and How to Use Them
# Making Symmetrical Lattices
# Making Rocks