Bryce logoBryce is a 3D modeling, rendering and animation software package, it’s  optimized to allow its users (even novice ones) quickly create and render 3D environments and landscape (wildlife, people, props, terrain, water, sky, rocks, clouds, fog, vegetation, and architecture),  the software has one of the most easy user interfaces when compared to other comparable software.

Learning Poser is very helpful for digital artists specially for those who are working in the gaming industry, there are many software that are similar to Bryce; Vue and Terragen Classic are two of the commonly used alternatives.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Poser, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along so you won’t find a link to a single article or a reply in a forum post, you won’t also find a million source to learn Bryce and that’s also confusing.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Bryce) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Bryce from Scratch

Daz 3D Website

Daz 3D Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through video tutorials, it’s worth noting that Daz 3D is company developing Bryce.

Structure: The training is divided into 9 sections, each section is divided into either a single or multiple lessons, each of the lessons covers a certain topic in Bryce.

Interface: the interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and the video will start right away.

1 - daz 3d website bryce trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. No significant drawbacks.

Verdict: This is the best outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce online through video tutorials.

Daz Prod YouTube Channel

Daz Prod YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce online through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 63 video tutorials, each video tutorial covers a certain topic in Bryce.

Interface: YouTube standard interface.

 2 - Daz Prod YouTube channel bryce trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers many topics in Bryce.

Cons

  1. The training is poorly organized for beginners.

Verdict: This is a good outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through video tutorials, though it’s worth noting that it’s poorly organized for beginners.

Video-Tutes

Video-Tutes is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through a video tutorial, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 15 video lessons, each lesson covers a certain topic in Bryce, it’s worth noting that these are flash lessons without any audio.

Interface: The interface is cumbersome, first click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the a new page where you should click on the  “Play Tutorial” button and then a new window will pop-up and you’ve to select the play tutorial tab in the top menu.

 3 - video tutes bryce trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of Bryce.
  2. There is no audio.

Verdict: There are better outlets stated in this post to start learning Bryce.

Robin Wood

Robin Wood is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through a text-based tutorial, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into two sections (beginners and intermediate) each section is divided into lessons and each lesson covers a certain topic in Bryce.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be direct to the page where the lesson resides.

 4 - robin wood bryce trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of Bryce.

Verdict: This is a very good outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through a text-based tutorial.

Bryce Basics

Bryce Basics is the fifth free online outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through a text-based tutorial, as the above outlets you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 2 main sections (there’s an additional third section for a video tutorial about Bryce interface), each section is divided into lessons and each of the lessons covers a certain topic in Bryce.

Interface: The interface is very simple just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video resides.

5 - bryce basics bryce trainingNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of Bryce.

Verdict: This is a good outlet where beginners can start learning Bryce through a text-based tutorial.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Bryce

  1. Daz 3D Website is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Bryce through video tutorials.
  2. Robin Wood is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Bryce through a text-based tutorial.
  3. There are other outlets where beginners can start learning Bryce from like; Oenspc2 but the other source stated in this post are better suited for beginners.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in Bryce.