About Bytescapes

About

Bytescapes is a collection of computer-generated images, made with low-end 3D graphics programs including Bryce, Carrara, Vue and Daz Studio. All the images in the collection are by Angus McIntyre. The images were created over a number of years, using a variety of different software packages and hardware platforms.

Software

Images in the Bytescapes gallery were created using the following software.

Landscape modelers/renderers

Vue 10 Studio

e-on Software

MojoWorld Pro 3

Pandromeda

Infinito 1.0

Alessandro Mastronardi

Bryce 6

DAZ3D

Bryce 5.5

DAZ3D

Vue 9 Studio

e-on Software

Vue 8 Studio

e-on Software

Vue 7 Studio

e-on Software

MojoWorld Generator 2.0

Pandromeda

Vue d'Esprit 4

e-on Software

Bryce 5

DAZ3D

MojoWorld Generator 1.2

Pandromeda

Terragen 0.9

terragen

Bryce 4

Corel

Bryce 3D

MetaCreations

KPT Bryce 2.1

MetaTools

KPT Bryce 1.0

HSC

Modelers/renderers

LuxRender 0.9

LuxRender

Carrara 8 Pro

DAZ3D

Carrara 7 Pro

DAZ3D

Carrara 6 Pro

DAZ3D

Carrara 4

Eovia

Carrara 3

Eovia

Carrara 1.1

Eovia

Ray Dream Studio 5.5

MetaCreations

Extreme 3D 2.0

Macromedia

BlobSculptor

esp Software

Figure modellers

DAZ|Studio 3 Advanced

DAZ3D

DAZ|Studio 2

DAZ3D

Poser 9

Smith Micro

Poser 8

Smith Micro

Poser 7

Smith Micro

Poser 6

CuriousLabs

Poser 5

CuriousLabs

Poser 3 and 4

MetaCreations

Poser 1 and 2

Fractal Design

Exporters

Reality 2.0

Pret-A-3D

Reality 1.0

Pret-A-3D

Texture-map editors

Painter 3D 1.0

Corel

UVMapper

Steve Martin

Image editors

Photoshop CS2

Adobe

Photoshop 7

Adobe

Photoshop 5.0.2

Adobe

Painter 5.5

Corel

Photoshop 4

Adobe

Photoshop 3

Adobe

Content

In addition to original models and materials, the images also make use of free and commercial 3D content available through DAZ3D, Renderosity, RuntimeDNA, PoserWorld, PoserDirect, and ShareCG. The individual information pages describing the images contain a list of the models or presets used to create each image.

Hardware

Images in the Bytescapes gallery were created on the following hardware platforms.

ModelProcessorClock speedMemory
Macintosh IIciMotorola 6803030MHz20MB
PowerMacintosh 7500/100PPC 601100MHz48MB
PowerMacintosh 7500/100 w/ PowerPC 604PPC 604120MHz112MB
PowerMacintosh G3/300PPC G3300MHz128MB
PowerMacintosh 7500/100 w/ NewerTech G3/300PPC G3300MHz432MB
PowerMacintosh G4/400PPC G4400MHz256MB
Apple iBook G3 (2001)PPC G3600MHz640MB
Apple PowerBook G4PPC G41.67GHz2GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2008)Intel Core 2 Duo2.5GHz4GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2011)Intel i72.3GHz8GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2014)Intel i72.8GHz16GB

Website

The Bytescapes website was designed and implemented by Angus McIntyre. The site is authored offline as XML and translated to XHTML using Ant and a custom Ant task called XMelissa. A variety of Perl scripts are also used to generate sitemaps and manage the structure of the site.

Interactive elements are implemented using jQuery. The site uses the Kwicks and jTip plugins as well as some custom plugins written for this site.

The share box uses Aquaticus Social icons by jwloh. The site also makes use of the open share icon and the standard feed icon.

Site search uses a mixture of PHP and Ruby to query a Ferret index.

For website development services using these and other technologies, please see nomadcode.