Returning to Bryce

Cargo Hold DevelopmentI recently had to reinstall Bryce 6.1 due to a DLL problem on my main PC. Anyway, I had been meaning to play around with it some more so I took this Cargohold image and started to see how cool I could make it look. Here are my intermediate results. I think that I’ve made some progress, but it needs some more work. Bit by bit, that’s how these things work out best sometime. Doc Pazzazzu and I are overdue for our work together on this. When he gets back in town, I’ll get on the stick. It is very rewarding creating these images.


Bryce Lighting, Ghost Ships, and Dead Cthulhu’s Pride

Secret CoveMy three-year old and I worked on this one together in Bryce. While we were sitting at the computer making picures, she indicated that she wanted to make a boat. Well I have wanted to do the same thing (using a neato DAZ Viking Galley that I found on line and hopefully some neato shadows). It was fun to do with her, but it made one abundantly clear:

I don’t know crap about how to do lighting/shadows properly in Bryce (or DAZ) and that I need to read the manual/do some tutorials (OK, I guess that’s two things). I am also going to have to take up Doc Pazzazzu on his offer to help me out with this (in real time using the screen/control-sharing capabilities of Zmesh.

I’d really like to render a decent “ship in the distance”-type image. Maybe a ghost ship (aka, just add some fog to cover up that I don’t know how to do the lighting shadows right yet). Anyway, I’ll be working on it. The Doc and I are suppose to work together on a image of the city of Avalon…..I’d also like to do Atlantis AND a distant shot of Mount Doom (Lord of the Rings).

Much of the artwork on the site are samples of Doc Pazzazzu’s work (some are only drafts which he is anxious to replace with his Uh oh....completed masterpieces…..”Damn Perfectionists”). There are a lot of new images in the queue that we can look forward to him sharing. Here is one he recently shared with me. He told me that his wife’s comment when she saw it was “Well, she might get away…..she has guns”. And to that I think we all know the proper response…..

Muh Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!

Sorry Mrs. Pazzazzu. That’s just how I see it in this picture…..especially as it portrays the dark, maddening world of the Mythos. Dead Cthulhu himself would be proud (if he could feel something so base as “pride”). That reminds me that I need to post my HAGIS Mythos development…, I need to finish it. I’ve actually been working on it very little due to lack of freetime/energy for computer work (I do a lot of computer work for the day job…and sometimes there’s just nothing left on that front when get home). To hold you all over (ok, to hold both of you over), I thought I’d link in some new “Calls for Cthulhu” off the old YouTube. Now direct to your psyche from R’lyeh-beneath-the-waves, we bring to you Dead Cthulhu: