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Bryce 5

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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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BryceLightning5.01.sit (9.05 MB)
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Bryce5FreeVersionMac.sit (20.35 MB)
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Guides on emulating older applications

Corel Bryce 5

First off, I should note that Bryce 5 is Corel's first Mac OS X-native application. However, I'm reviewing it under Mac OS 9.0.4 because, as with most applications running under OS X, there are still some limitations attributable to the OS itself that won't be worked out until the OS X 10.1 release due in September...

All of this said, it should also be noted that Bryce 5 is Carbonized for OS X, meaning that you simply install the OS 9 version, which will then work natively in OS X as well without any further installation or hassles.

At any rate, kudos to Corel for putting out an OS X version for what is right now a very limited subset of the Macintosh market...

What it does
Bryce is a tool for creating terrestrial, atmospheric and astronomical features in 3D and rendering scenes either as still images or as QuickTime movies (including QuickTime VR). While it is possible to do some modeling with the primitives and new metaballs in Bryce 5, the program is geared much more heavily toward landscapes and seascapes than anything else...

I see Bryce as a tremendous tool for creating mattes/backdrops for film or video work to be incorporated into either live action or animated pieces. I think it would be even better if it could be hosted from within other 3D packages (a la Poser) or gain better integration with other programs, but, as it stands, it's still quite a useful, professional-level tool.

Excerpt: Creative Mac Review August 29, 2001 (Web Archive)

Serial Number: BF50CRD-1548469-PGB

See Also: Bryce 1, Bryce 2, Bryce 3, Bryce 4

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)

This version of Bryce will not be compatible with SheepShaver.

For full details on installation requirements and known issues, see the enclosed "Read me" documentation on the 1st CD image.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, October 3 - 5:17pm

May be soon, but not actually as I'm a little busy right now. Sorry.

I am only beginning to grab all things not here from the nasty site, you know... But, there is large files interesting needing an account there.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2018, October 3 - 4:58pm

Yes the text is not looking appealing or anything like that.
Do you volunteer to do the clean-up? The original uploader won´t mind I hope.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, October 3 - 4:49pm

Looks like the description is repeated here for the 3 first archives (original installer, update & Lightning included). At least, some clean-ups have to be made, as requirements are not also on the right field...

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by 24bit - 2018, October 3 - 4:32pm

Thanks MacTouch, same here. Did not think of firing up my old 32bit C2D HackBook.
Little surprise, Windows 10 64bit does still run the app too in its small default resolution on a big black background.

All in all I do not really like apps opening its own GUI instead of using the OS.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, October 3 - 3:01pm

Hi 24bit,

Did anybody manage to run the app without a G3/G4 Mac so far?

I have tested it one year ago on my Intel MacBook & it works. Wink Of course, it needs Rosetta...

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2018, October 3 - 2:13pm

if we could add the content of the "Help" folder as the "Manual" it would be much more convenient.
The above text is the ReadMe from the first CD as it seems.
Just found the manual on CD. Doh!

Did anybody manage to run the app without a G3/G4 Mac so far?

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, December 12 - 4:23pm

This page should be cleaned up, because it's too long to read & there is redundancy... But thanks for the upload.

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by mrdav - 2017, September 19 - 2:53am

Might be better to rename this as Bryce 5 so that it sits next to Bryce 1 to 4 in the alphabetical list of items uploaded.