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Bryce 5 questions

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  1. Wind_Danzer

    Wind_Danzer Thread Starter

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    Hi all. I just got Bryce 5 installed on my computer and now I'm having minor difficulities. First and formost being that the computer will only allow me to use that program and once I'm done, I can't close it unless I run end task and close it that way.

    Second, does anyone have any good sites that goes over a lot of the functions? This is my first 3D rendering program and I'd like to learn as much as I can.

    I'm running XP, 1.7GIG, 256 RAM. Any help would be great!!! Thanks!!
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    As its a 3D rendering program, you may need to free up some rescources when running it.

    Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

    Now, what version of DirectX have you got?

    Go to Run and type DXDIAG
    In the first tab will be the version number.

    Have a look here:

    http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/tutorial/

    better one here:

    http://interneteye3d.com/Tutorials/2001/Sept/BryceTreeLab/default.asp

    Looks like a good program.

    http://www.landshapes.btinternet.co.uk/Pages/tutorials/tut_scratch/tut5.htm

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. Wind_Danzer

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    Direct X 8.1 is what I'm running.

    As far start up, I have a ton of stuff I didn't even know I had running.

    This is the list. If you can let me know how to remove some of this stuff (like why I have 4 desktop.ini running???) that would be great.

    desktop
    desktop
    desktop
    desktop
    Dremples Desktop
    Microsoft Office
    MSMSGS
    NAV Agent
    PE2CKFNT SE
    Photo Express Calander Checker SE
    PowerReg Scheduler
    RAM Optimizer
    Screen Control
    TClockEX
    Webshots
    Zone Alarm

    Thanks for the links!!! :) I can't wait to try them out.
     
  4. eddie5659

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    Okay

    Is that via MSINFO or from ctrl-alt-del?

    No matter. Its just the MSINFO way will tell us whats in the desktops.

    Dremples Desktop: ???

    Microsoft Office: is that the startup bar?

    Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar: Alternative shortcuts to the Start -> Programs way of running applications installed as part of Microsoft Office. Some people prefer it but a better way is to create Desktop Shortcuts if you want access these programs quickly

    Microsoft Office Startup: Resource hog that launches common Microsoft Office components to help speed up the launch of Office programs. Osa9.exe is the Office 2000 equivalent. Some users claim there's no difference with our without it but it isn't required anyway

    MSMSGS: MSN Messenger utility starts up automatically every time you start Windows. If you don't use MSN Messenger, this can be annoying. Available via Start -> Programs - not required. Need to delete a registy key relating to msmmsge.exe if you disable it

    NAV Agent: Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002 to replace Norton Auto-Protect and Norton eMail Protect. With the amount of E-mail borne viruses and those around the web you need it if you're connected. Leaving "Auto-Protect", "E-mail Scanning" and "Script Blocking" enabled doesn't seem to slow the system down.

    PE2CKFNT SE: Used to check whether the fonts are installed properly on your computer or not for a scanner. If you don't want to execute it, you can remove it in the startup menu. Not required

    Photo Express Calander Checker SE: If you create multiple Weekly/Monthly/Yearly calendars to use as your wallpaper, Photo Express will replace the wallpaper automatically. Photo Express 2.0 has a calendar checker which checks the date on your system and updates your wallpaper accordingly. Not required

    PowerReg Scheduler: Displays reminders to register software. Not required

    RAM Optimizer: ???

    Screen Control: ???

    TClockEX: Puts a configurable time/date display in the tray (and other features). Freeware by Dale Nurden and is popular on cover disks. Not required

    Webshots: Screensaver program that automatically downloads from the webshots web site. Not required

    Zone Alarm: keep

    The reason why I think this isn't the full list, is that I can't see systray, scanregistry, or True Vector.

    For the ones above, at least, go to Run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab. Uncheck the ones that you don't want, apply and restart. If you are unsure, do each seperately, but apply and restart after each one.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. Wind_Danzer

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    Maybe XP keeps those certain ones hidden.

    RAM optimizer frees up RAM at the click of a button. For info click here: http://www.ramoptimizer.com/gettingstarted/

    Dremples is a desktop background/screensaver program... disabled

    Screen Control is a program that keeps a list of all the screensavers at the task bar and is faster and more convenient then going out to the desktop and right clicking.... will disable when starting Bryce.

    Everything else you mentioned should go has. I'll check back tomorrow for your reply, it's 2:15am here in the states and I'm beat. :) Thanks for all your help so far, I'll let you know how I make out tomorrow. Keep the pointers coming though if you have any more ideas.

    Thanks again!!!
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    And you think thats late? Its 7:25 am here :D

    making brekky soon.

    Ok, as I'm not up on XP, that's fine. Curoius about those desktops, mind.

    Let me know if it helps, the disabling. Your DirectX is okay, but you could try a cleanup:

    http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

    Regards

    eddie
     
  7. Wind_Danzer

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    After talking to a friend of mine about it and using your pointers here, I have been able to do some neat stuff.

    Here's my second landscape picture attempt:

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again!!!!!
     
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    Hey, thats pretty good. Keep it up. There are a few people in Random Disscussion that you could talk to. Hewee and AZ are two that spring to mind, though there are many more that are just as good.

    Is this how they did the Myst and Riven games? One question, did that take long to do? If not, I may look into getting something like that. Need another hobby.

    See Ya

    eddie
     
  9. Wind_Danzer

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    I'm not sure if the games were done using the Bryce program but I can understand why you would ask. Those are some incredible graphics.

    As far as time length was concerned, the biggest problem I still have it the x and y axis and the camera angles. It's funky and something I have never done or seen before.

    After the first image I did, I was pretty used to the different templates. I used one of the sites you gave me and it had a waterfall design whice I practiced and then just getting the landscape you want it took some time, along with finding a good angle for the camera.

    All together w/o including breaks it took me about 2 hours. Keep in mind that I'm also just starting and I'm sure once I get the hang of it, I will have that # down by a lot. :)

    Here's a link to the free trial demo: http://www3.corel.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=Corel/TrialSoftware/Index
     
  10. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Thanks for the link. On my way in a sec.

    2 hours! Thought it would be longer. I assume its with a mouse, not one of these 'pens'.

    It'll be great when you do a load of these. Are you desinging a game?

    Great, it runs on Win2000. Getting the demo now

    Thanks again

    eddie
     
  11. Wind_Danzer

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    I'm glad it works for you. I'm just doing this for something to do. Saw pictures my friend did and wanted to do something different for a change.

    I was using a mouse, no pens. It was pretty quick once I had everything set up, it's the whole set up part that was a PITA. :D

    I'd try to get more images done tonight but I'm so tired from last night and playing on this program. I need a good nights sleep so that maybe tomorrow I can do another cool image.

    Try a few of the sites you had me check out. They can walk you through neat ideas.

    Enjoy!!
     
  12. hewee

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    Someone talking about me?

    Hey I like it Wind_Danzer.

    I don't have Bryce 5 but would like too.

    You have to come on down to Random Discussion and post your images for all of us to see.

    Most images are in these treads.

    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=58010

    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=57125

    But do as I have with image programs.
    Just play with every thing there is that you can do for a week or month. You will not learn every thing but you still learn a lot.
     
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