So first of all if you haven't got Daz Studio go and get it from DAZ 3D (it's a reputable company, see the links page). Once you've got it loaded and have some models we can get to work with Bryce. This tutorial applies to both Bryce 6 and 7.The tutorial images were made using Bryce 6. In Bryce 7 the DAZ Studio bridge button icon has changed but is still in the same place. Here we go...
1. Open Bryce - you can make adjustments to the sky or ground, add any objects you wish now, or later after you've imported the modes from Daz Studio.
2. Click the Daz Studio bridge button - this is top right of the screen. A dialogue window will appear:
3. Select the Daz Studio version you have installed on your computer - then click OK. Bryce will proceed to connect with Daz Studio. It may take a few minutes depending on your computer, so be patient:)
4. Load your models in Daz Studio - the Daz Studio interface will automatically open. Load the models you want in your scene. If you are working on poses or a complex scene you may wish to save the Daz Studio scene as you go along. If using Bryce 7 select the models you want to send to Bryce under the 'Scene' tab.
5. Export the models to Bryce -
Bryce 6:you can either select File>Return to Bryce, or just click the red 'X' (top right) to close Daz Studio and export the models.
Bryce 7: Select 'Send to Bryce'. The objects will not be sent to Bryce by clicking the 'X'.
6. Your models will be imported with their textures into Bryce. Using Bryce 6 Daz Studio will close and your Bryce interface will reappear. In Bryce 7 DAZ Studio remains open until you choose to close it.
- Arrange your model's positions in Bryce, camera position, and and any other adjustments to sky or terrain etc. as you normally would do to finish your scene. Render to screen or disk, and don't forget to save often!
- If you need to readjust a model's pose you can go back to Daz Studio by selecting the object in Bryce and then clicking the bridge button. The model will appear in Daz Studio and you can export it back to Bryce when you have finished, as before.
- In Bryce 6 You can prevent models from returning to Daz and thus their original Daz Studio state by selecting the objects (they will turn red when selected ) then going to 'Objects>Break Daz Studio link. I find this useful if I've changed some objects in some way in Bryce but need to go back to Daz Studio to get further models and don't want the changed models to appear in Daz Studio and be reverted back to their original state, which is what would otherwise happen:
I've also found that there is less crashing of Bryce if I break the link with objects.