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Bryce 2

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (134.15 MB)
MD5: bd9197d1f450e19094956fa34f13e9b2
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Bryce2_Install__Docs_.sit (5.24 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Bryce2DemoMac.sit (8.49 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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63_BryceModels.sit (8.71 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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C-M_BrycePlanetKitMac.sit (1.42 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (324.77 MB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de

Design beautiful 3D Landscapes with Bryce
It works great on 68k.

Metatools' Bryce 2 generates stunning, fractal-based 3-D terrain objects that you can embellish with natural-looking textures and visual effects. Ray tracing enhances the photo-realism of these images, which are suitable for professional-level illustration, video, or multimedia production.

Beyond generating terrain objects, Bryce 2 gives you tools for building infinite planes representing the ground, water surfaces, and cloud layers; an array of object primitives for building simple structures; and an assortment of lighting options.

Excerpt: Macworld review of Bryce 2 (Wayback Machine)

Top DL: MetaTools Bryce 2 CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows OS's in a hybrid Mac/Win CD-ROM zipped ISO image.
MD5 checksum & Filename: bd9197d1f450e19094956fa34f13e9b2 *

This CD-ROM ISO image was a free giveaway with the magazine "Computer Arts" Issue 23, October 1998. Disc issue 23b. It contained the full install set of Bryce 2 for both Mac and Windows OS's. This CD was badly damaged due to wear and bad storage, so it is a reconstructed rescue effort. Most of the files were recovered and fortunately the installers were not damaged. Any damaged files have been omitted.

If accessing this ISO image from a classic Mac OS:
To restore the correct Finder info & icons for the enclosed file - use MacZip to extract.
Use the "Virtual CD/DVD Utility" from here and double-click to mount this CD ISO image onto your desktop to access or install from. - Or use Toast to either mount or burn this image to CD media.
All other OS's, use the unarchiving and burning/mounting tools of your choosing.

Note: On the CD in the "Documents" folder there is a file containing serial codes for both Mac and Windows. These don't appear to be required, as installing from the CD you are not asked to personalize the program. It simply installs and you can immediately use it.

Additional External Downloads (MediaFire links)
Bryce 2 Demo (8.90 MB)
Bryce 2 model files (8.71 MB)
Corel-MetaCreations Bryce 2 model files (1.49 MB)

A note about the downloads available from above:

  1. file is the hybrid application CD-ROM for PC & Mac
  2. file is a collection of installation documents
  3. file is a demo application for Macintosh only
  4. file is collection of Bryce 2 model files
  5. file contains Corel-MetaCreations Bryce 2 model files
  6. file is the official Bryce 2 Mac CD from MetaTools
  7. file is The Accessory Kit (Hybrid image) from MetaTools

Note about the 7th DL:

The Bryce 2 Accessory Kit is a new addition to the Bryce 3D landscaping design program family. Using Bryce 2, the highly-acclaimed, international award-winning 3D software, with the Bryce 2 Accessory Kit, professional designers and consumers can create photo-realistic and surrealistic 3D imagery in minutes for use in web design, multimedia and game development, graphic design and illustration.

Developed by ArtEffects, master Bryce graphic artists, the Bryce 2 Accessory Kit offers Bryce 2 artists on the Macintosh and PC access to a myriad of high quality models, materials, images and skies increasing productivity and broadening designers experiences.

The Bryce 2 Accessory Kit, contained on one hybrid PC/Macintosh CD-ROM, features more than 100 models with materials ready for instant use in Bryce 2 scenes; 150 photo-realistic materials; 50 preset skies and environments; ArtEffects tips and tricks tutorials with image support; a collection of Power/MetaPhotos images for picture text; objects and light gels and a collection of satellite data of real world locations giving users hundreds of imaging options.

See also: Bryce 1, Bryce 3, Bryce 4, Bryce 5

Architecture: 68k PPC x86 (Windows)

Mac Requirements: A Macintosh with a 68040 processor and FPU, or a Power Macintosh. The Bryce 2 application requires a minimum of 8 Mb of RAM partitioned to it with at least 8-bit color resolution. A Power Macintosh is recommended, at least 16 Mb of RAM partitioned to Bryce 2 and 24-bit color resolution.

Windows Requirements: A Pentium PC running Windows 95 or NT or newer. XP the limit?

System requirements for the Bryce 2 Accessory Kit include: Windows 95/NT, a Pentium (recommended) or a 486DX or greater, 16- or 24-bit video, 8MB RAM and 50 MB of free hard disk space and CD-ROM.
For the Macintosh, the system requirements are: Power Macintosh (recommended) or a 68040- based Macintosh with FPU, System 7.5 of greater, 16- or 24-bit video, 8MB of RAM and 50 MB of free hard drive space and CD-ROM.


PowerMacZach's picture
by PowerMacZach - 2018, April 26 - 1:40am

I can't believe how easy to use this software is! I've been wanting to dabble in 3D rendering on OS 9 and Bryce 2 is great. I suggest also downloading the model pack for more interesting things to add.

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by bertyboy - 2010, February 26 - 8:46am

Of course it does, it depends on te ROM you used in the emulator. ie. a Quadra ROM would offer a 68040 instruction set, over a Mac Plus ROM offering a 68000 instruction set.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 26 - 3:29am

Rendering under emulation takes forever.

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by Euryale - 2009, September 4 - 10:21am

I wish I could find good US books here in Mexico,
I regret leaving behind this book in the States (amongs a lot of things, including my Apple Performa):

"Apple: The Inside Story of Intrigue, Egomania, and Business Blunders"

really good book...

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by Galane - 2009, September 4 - 8:29am

Get the Bryce 2.0 book by Susan A. Kitchens, especially if you find it with the CD-ROM. There's a movie called "Planetary Traveller" that was made using Bryce 2 and Bryce 3 while that version was being developed.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 20 - 6:18pm

Checked it out but haven't really got the time yet to investigate any of it. Wish I had more time for this stuff!

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 19 - 9:05pm

So, did you check the Web page?

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 19 - 6:45pm

It's less than perfect but sometimes it can give you some clue as to what you're looking at, especially when you don't understand the script or alphabet itself.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 18 - 9:10pm

Of Course!

here it is:

and this is where I found a lot of Stuff..

@Dada You may want to check this stuff too...(gee! I guess that sounded Odd!)

When I found it , I felt like a little girl entering Toys 'R Us Smile

( BTW Hope someone can help me run the AutoCADs (v12) I found there
I can't make it work )

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 18 - 6:34pm

Did you bookmark that site, Euryale? If you can post the link here, it might be useful. I'm in the States and we've got a lot of people who are bilingual in English and Chinese!

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by Euryale - 2009, August 17 - 9:34pm

@ Attila

I don't know, the thing is, that I found a Mac Chinese web page, And I don't know any Chinese,
( by the way, I am a Mexican Girl, and I live in Mexico and older Mac Stuff is impossible to find here
I haven't able to either find or buy an older Mac hardware Sad)
so I just clicked on the only words I understood which led me to a bunch of Mac Public files available for download.
so I downloaded everything I could, among all these files were the Claris 4 for 68k ...In Chinese!
check it out:

also I found the Microsoft word 6 that you like so much

and all these, some of them.. I don't know if the are allowed in Macintoshgarden:
ALL are in English, except Claris 4

(of course I tested ALL the programs, and I uploaded the ones that work fine(all of them work fine)
but I've only had problems with the AutoCads)

AutoCAD 10.c5.sit
AutoCAD R11
AutoCAD r12
Adobe Illustrator 3
Adobe Illustrator 6.0
Adobe Photoshop 1
Adobe Photoshop 2.5.1+sn
Adobe Premiere® 5.0 ƒ
Aldus PageMaker 5.0a
Apple Media Tool 2.0
Appleworks 6.2 Carbon
AutoCAD12 Mac install
AutoCAD R11
Bryce2 Install & Docs_
Clarisworks 4.0SC Install
ClarisWorksOffice 4.0TC
Expander 7.0.1.smi
Final Cut Pro 1.2.5
FinalCut pro 2.0
golive 1.1 68K
KPT Bryce101
MacroMedia Director 3.1
Microsoft Office 98
Microsoft Office 2001
MS Excel 5.0 68k
MS PowerPoint 3.0 68k
MS-Word 6
Nisus 4.1.4
Norton Utilities 3.5.3
Space Cadet
virtual game station
WordPerfect 3.5.4

and a lot of OS (iBook922, - 8.5 - 7.6, etc..)

That's the Story..

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 17 - 6:53pm

Why are the "read me" files blank?

Dada's picture
by Dada - 2009, August 17 - 6:50pm

I'm glad someone uploaded this! This is what got me into graphics very long ago, and today I work as a web designer. Thanks for uploading it, Euryale. Smile

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, August 12 - 1:38pm

Probably I should try this to get modern landscapes for the Transylvania 1 Remake I've created.

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by longlivemacs - 2009, August 12 - 11:06am

holy crap I've been looking 4 this 4 ages