this is very beautiful (as all iíve seen of you), Kathy! may i ask for tips on doing such nice grass? i love it!
I make my objects in Amorpheum, or I borrow ones off www.3Dcafe.com and modify to my needs (also in Amorphium) then I export for use in Bryce and Z. As far as tips, heck I can't give you one! I just wait for the MUSE to be upon me.
I'm making the backgrounds in Bryce (this one took 5 hours to render< pretty quick actually, I had one that took 17 hours).
I put each object on it's own layer. Largest first. and Bring in the background Bmp last.
I then use Ztools to pull and push the layers in and amoungst themselves for more reality.
Lastly, I go into PainterClassic and save as a TIFF. Postwork paint. Then I'm done.
Nice! You're going to have to stop using other apps so much though Kathy, since ZBrush does rule!
HA! I swear I'm not committing treason!!
I just don't want the other companies going out of business...
Consider me a software missionary.
Yet another lovely image, Kathy!
One question, though. What exactly does Amorphium do for you that Zbrush doesn't, as far as modeling goes? I tried the current demo and didn't care much for the interface, but I really didn't spend much time with it, so I wouldn't feel qualified to pass judgement. Thanks for any info you care to share!
I've had Amorpheum for about 7 months or so. I'll be honest, when I first purchased it I wasn't sure about it either. BUT, after playing with it and doing some experiments, I find the organic builds are very easy and quite forgiving. (Mind you deadlines are my life). I don't particularly care for the paint side, but the build side, for me, really meets my needs. This could really boil down to a personal preference, but on export, I do have many options as far as the object file format. That too is an add-on.
I've only really been building with Z for about a month. (I've owned it longer, but (hanging head in shame ) I ignored it except for a few builds. Maybe a bit more time will change my mind.
As far as 3D fonts. Well, you just can't beat Amorphium. I take those into Xara3D and really go crazy. (no comments to that please.
Very nice, beautifully done...!