Download Bryce Pro HDRI Shadow Capture
Five scenes demonstrating the use of the advanced rendering technique that allows shadows to be "captured" on invisible surfaces. The purpose of this is to give the illusion that a Bryce object can cast a shadow into a photographically generated HDRI backdrop.
The product also includes a low and high resolution hdri created by Horo, as is used as a backdrop in the scenes.
Careful examination of the scene images should provide a clue as to what objects are in the background and what are imposters. For example, tools, inspection panels, pipe work (to name but a few), have all been carefully blended into the hdri background apparently casting convincing shadows onto the illusory environment around them.
This is a new concept for Bryce and only possible because of the new "influence" feature in Bryce 7 pro. Tricks with materials, mirrors and "influenced" lighting are all used in concert to generate what appears to be a seamless concatenation of virtual and photographic elements. More than any other product I would recommend watching the related video before considering this product. We rate both the content and the video as "Expert".