Parking Lot Picnic
Lyne's Creations March 2002  All Rights Reserved
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I had always dreamed of creating what I see in our southern Calif.
parking lots!  I finally had enough of the very birds that are the most
commonly seen: Seagulls, Crows, Blackbirds and of course ground
squirrels! :)  This is a Bryce 4 render and I am very proud of the asphalt
texture I made up (better seen in the pull back view below) out of a
Bryce preset - "office building" with a different bump added! I am not
quite sure how I did it..... I just start playing around in the materials
editor... and.. ! :)  I used Bryce's great "mask render" to create a
selection cut out for the grass, gull and the ground squirrel, so that
I could do post render on each on it's own layer in photoshop. The
grass is my good old formula: add noise, motion blur up, and I brushed
the gull just a tad, as well as the ground squirrel's coat. I also fixed up
the rather "stone looking" bryce dead tree, with clone, smoothing and
a tiny touch of color. (not done in the image below)

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The lights, planters, car stops, and asphalt areas are all bryce
primitives. The dead tree is the one that comes with Bryce 4.
I am still much more "at home" with the materials editor in Bryce
than the one in Vue. It just seems so much more straight forward
and adjustable... and there are a lot more materials to choose from.

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