This was the first vehicle modelled by me in Bryce 5, since steam trains have always been my favourite vehicles. A toy loco was used as reference and the whole modelling process took over a month to finish.
What a great modelling job. You are both brave and patient. Do a search for an artist named Pixi, and you will see his locomotive also modelled in bryce. Bryce can do great things, but as you found, it takes a month. It must have been maddening dealing with all those groups and booleans. I bet the wireframe looks almost black.
Bryce is not a modelling program unfortunately, all bryce has is booleans and booleans are only one of the many tools bryce needs if it ever wants to be a reasonable modeller.
If you want to go further much faster with models, you are wise to get a hold of wings3d(free),Truespace3.2(free online), hexagon, blender, 3ds max, maya, or pretty much any other package on the market offeres more modelling tools than bryce.
Bryce has a very bad way of handling polygons also. It uses alot more polys for simple things than it has to, a waste of precious memory. What you have done here in bryce is excellent.
Join Date: 01.03.2004 Comments: 2227
Impressive bryce modeling, clearly you have a lot of patience. It would be worth experimenting with different materials I believe the noisy silver and tin materials are not showing off your modeling skills here to best effect. Good work.
Join Date: 05.26.2004 Comments: 4478
Astonishing work done with the few awkward modelling tools Bryce has to offer. Experiment with the materials and put it into a scene.
Join Date: 04.15.2004 Comments: 1097
Good going with the booleans! Praiseworthy patience!