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Categorizing Bryce Presets

This tutorial applies to Bryce 5 and earlier.  Bryce presets were re-organized in Bryce 6 and this article has only limited or no application to Bryce 6 and Bryce 7.

 

CATEGORIZE YOUR BRYCE LIBRARY PRESETS

 
Author: paulbrittgarcia Printable Version
Step 1: Get Empty Presets on your Desktop!
Step 2: Move User Presets to Another Disk
Step 3: Arrange on Screen
Step 4: Dig Into the Bryce Folder Part 1
Step 5: Dig Into the Bryce Folder Part 2
Step 6: IMPORTANT: READ AND FOLLOW CAREFULLY
Step 7: Drag Another One!
Step 8: Drag Another One!
Step 9: Keep Dragging!
Step 10: Navigate to the Material Presets
Step 11: Repeat Step 6 For Thie Library
Step 12: Drag as Before!
Step 13: Let Us Go Look at Bryce
Step 14: Do Not Forget!
 
Tools Needed
* Bryce 5


Support Files
bryce5emptypresets.zip

 

Introduction
Running out of room in your User Preset Libraries? Would you like to categorize your User Preset Libraries? You've come to the right place!


Step 1 - Get Empty Presets on your Desktop!
 
Download and Un-Zip the Bryce Empty Presets Zip on your Desktop! You should have 2 files: a "User" Empty Material Presets File" (Red Ball) and a "User" Empty Object Presets File (Silvery Metal Ball).









 
Step 2 - Move User Presets to Another Disk
 
You must move the 2 User Preset Files to another disk; either by dragging or burning! It does not matter where you put them; as long as they ARE NOT on the same disk that the Bryce program is installed on; and they are readily available.







 
Step 3 - Arrange on Screen
 
Open both the disk where you put the User Preset Files and the Disk where Bryce is installed! Arrange them on screen so you can easily see both windows.







 
Step 4 - Dig Into the Bryce Folder Part 1
 
Open the Folders of the "Bryce Install Disk" side until you can see the Bryce Folder!







 
Step 5 - Dig Into the Bryce Folder Part 2
 
Open the Bryce Folder; then open the Presets Folder; then open the Materials Folder; then the User Folder!

 
Step 6 - IMPORTANT: READ AND FOLLOW CAREFULLY
 
NOTE: You should see a User Presets File in this last folder; if you do not; don't panic. Most people''s User Presets File in the Bryce folder will also be larger than the empty one in the other window; because they have been filling it with items.



IMPORTANT: READ AND FOLLOW CAREFULLY:



If you DO NOT have a User Presets File in your Bryce Folder; just drag the empty one in; it will be copied. And then RENAME it to YOUR NAME!



If you ALREADY HAVE a User Presets File in your Bryce Folder; you must RENAME the existing file to YOUR NAME!



WE DO THIS SO IF YOU HAVE EXISTING PRESETS THEY WILL NOT BE LOST!







 
Step 7 - Drag Another One!
 
Drag the empty User Presets File from the "other disc" window to the User Presets window and rename it "Cloth".









 
Step 8 - Drag Another One!
 
Drag another empty User Presets File from the "other disc" window to the User Presets window and rename it "Clouds".









 
Step 9 - Keep Dragging!
 
Keep dragging copies of the User Presets File over and rename the rest: "Creature", "Glass", "Human", "Metal", "Plant", "Rock", "Space", "Special", and "Water"! This should give you catagoreis to store almost anything!



NOTE: You could use whatever names you desire and can change them at any time (as long as Bryce is NOT running!



NOTE: You can only have 14 Catagories so choose wisely!









 
Step 10 - Navigate to the Material Presets
 
Now you are finished setting up your Bryce Material Presets. Navigate to the User Objects Folder -----> Close the folders on the Bryce program side slowly ----> when you go up 2 folder levels; open the Objects folder; then the User folder!









 
Step 11 - Repeat Step 6 For Thie Library
 
(Exactly as step 6 above)





If you DO NOT have a User Presets File in your Bryce Folder; just drag the empty one in; it will be copied. And then RENAME it to YOUR NAME!



If you ALREADY HAVE a User Presets File in your Bryce Folder; you must RENAME the existing file to YOUR NAME!



WE DO THIS SO IF YOU HAVE EXISTING PRESETS THEY WILL NOT BE LOST!









 
Step 12 - Drag as Before!
 
Drag empty presets over and rename them as before! The following are suggested Catagories: "Buildings", "Containers", "Creatures", "Indoors", "Lights", "Plants", "Space", "Special", "Stained glass", "Terrains", "Treasure", "Vehicles", "Weapons"!









 
Step 13 - Let Us Go Look at Bryce
 
You should now have completed setting up all your catagories! Lets look at them in Bryce!









 
Step 14 - Do Not Forget!
 
REMEMBER! If you had presets saved in your original user files ---> they are now in the catagory with your name on it.



You can now sort them by bringing each into the Bryce main scene and re-saving them into the proper catagories!



DON'T FORGET TO BACK UP ALL OF YOUR NEW PRESET FILES!!!



CATAGORIZE YOUR BRYCE LIBRARY PRESETS is � 2006 Paul Britt Garcia

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