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The Bryce 5 Handbook Paperback – May 23 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Charles River Media; 1 edition (May 23 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584502177
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584502173
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 19.2 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,495,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Shamms Mortier is the author of a variety of successful books on graphics, including the Amorphium Pro Handbook, The Poser 4 Handbook, and The Bryce 3D Handbook.

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By Jason White on Oct. 20 2002
Format: Paperback
If you are evening considering for a second to buy this book, do one thing first, type Shamms Mortier (the author) into the amazon search engine and arrange the books from their publication date. Scan the titles and note the number of stars his past books have received. He has five 1 star books, twelve 2 star books, and two 3 star books. Surprisely he has no 4 or 5 star books. Shamms has a repuation for writing books of extremely low quality on topics he knows nothing about. He's also infamous for his 'max-the-parameter' style teaching in which he instructs the reader to crank an option to its highest setting to see what it does. He's really a horrible teacher, because he doesn't know the material, doesn't have any artistic ability, doesn't know how to write, and doesn't care about the end product. He also doesn't seem to care about ripping off his fellow man.
So enough about him, how was the book? It [stinks]. If you like to waste your money, there are much better ways.
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Format: Paperback
The Bryce 5 Handbook by Shamms Mortier by computer graphics expert Shamms Mortier is a superbly presented and written guide to using Corel's Bryce 5 program for the creation of marvelous, three-dimensional graphics in games, animation, movies, and more. Individual chapters accessibly address the basics of Bryce, terrain models and objects, deep texture, infinite planes, lights, object animation and much more. Screenshots, illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make The Bryce 5 Handbook a first-rate and highly recommended resource for any computer programmer using Bryce. An accompanying CD-ROM features demo versions of several applications, tutorial project files, and color images from the book.
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By A Customer on Feb. 26 2003
Format: Paperback
With the many good books out there related to Photoshop and other graphic programs it is a shame that this book is the only one available for Bryce 5. Someone ought to take this author aside and help him reduce his arrogant attitude related to teaching. It is not OK to tell someone who needs help that the authors instructions are to be at a level for experts and that he is not going to stoop so low as to explain fundamentals.
I rated this book as a 1 and would have given it a 1/2 star if such a rating existed.
I actually found the Bryce 5 instruction book that came with the software to be more helpful than this book.
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By Christopher on Dec 24 2002
Format: Paperback
okay i have this book and now all i want to do is to warn people not to buy this book... read the other reviews on this page (besides the obvious fake 5 star written by the publishing company) and you will see we are all in agreement: "shamms is a sham!" the only thing positive i can say about this manual is that they spelled some the name of the program right. i also bought the poser 4 book at the same time and man oh man is that crud to. your best bet is to stay away from Mortier at all costs. don't let this shmuck make any more money!
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I have never seen or read anything from this author that is good in any way. He took a simple program and turned it into a nightmare I have been using Bryce for years (3 thru 5). I'm an advanced user and I couldn't make heads or tales of what he was even trying to say. If you want a good book that will start simple and work its way up the ladder get (Real World Bryce 4 by Susan Kitchens ) this is by far the best book out there and it works with 5 also not enough diffrence between 4 & 5 to let it bother you.
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