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Old 08-29-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Get Bryce 7 instead

Download the free Personal Learning Edition from here.
It's so much better than this game.

Check out these screenshots and the video:

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...ld-d3i9v67.jpg
http://www-cache.daz3d.com/sections/.../424/60516.jpg
http://www-cache.daz3d.com/sections/.../404/58375.jpg
http://www-cache.daz3d.com/sections/.../391/56950.jpg

The difference between the paid and free versions lies in the licence only, not the features available, so it shouldn't be of any concern if you're not going to use it for commerical work.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:47 AM   #2
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You do realise that Bryce is a proffesional 3D program, and not a game right? It takes lots of learning and skill to make images like those on their site. In From Dust, it's already pretty. You dont need to render becasue it's a real-time game.

Not sure why you posted this in the game's forum.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
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Out of interest, what kind of capabilities does the free edition come with? Is this just landscaping?
Having played alot of from dust & being fully proficient in Autocad & other graphics programs, this look intriguing & something I could probably spend hours on.

however, if you can only do limited things, I may not bother d/ling it.

thx.
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:57 AM   #4
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It's free and, according to them, 'unlimited'. I wrote this already: the only difference lies in the wording of the licence.
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:12 AM   #5
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Yes I know you wrote it was unlimited but do you have personal experience of using it?

It is just meshing, can I animate 3d models, how long does rendering take, is it computer spec. heavy. does it only use inserted models to animate/render(so I would need 3ds/max to use with it) or can I use this program on it's on for everything?

I just find it hard to believe that they would offer a package of this supposed professionalism/depth for free? you see where I'm coming from?
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
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You can do pretty much anything with it, though the tools are specialized towards landscapes and a bit crude for something like a face. There are some ready-made models and textures for you to use, and you have the option to import new ones. Rendering can take a while, depending on the complexity. Usually just a few minutes with my scenes though.
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:35 AM   #7
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Cool.

thx for the replies. May give it a shot
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:39 AM   #8
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First: it is INSANELY impolite to advertise another game/engine/program/whatsoever as "better alternative" in a forum for a certain game.

Second: Bryce is something completely different than From Dust: it is a rendering application made for landscape generation and is in the same region as Apophysis or even Blender, while From Dust is a sandbox GAME.

You cannot compare one to the other. Correction: it is not very reasonable to do so.
I know Bryce is good, but that's not what this game is about.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #9
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Yes, you could say that Bryce is a better alternative. That is not advertising. It is a comparison, because in From Dust's case, the genre (sandbox) is more significant than the fact that it's a game. Bryce is actually a better (i.e. a deeper, more complex) sandbox than From Dust, and the links/pictures I've provided should show why this is the case.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #10
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Holy crap, I remember toying around with Bryce 3D back in... late 90s? o.o

Had no idea that it was still "alive" so I'm definitly giving it a go again! Thanks for the links!
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