Bytescapes

a gallery of computer-generated images

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.

If you prefer text to images, I also write science-fiction and fantasy. My debut novella, The Warrior Within, was published by Tor.com in 2018.

Software

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

Landscape modelers/renderers

Bryce 6
DAZ3D
Bryce 5.5
DAZ3D
Bryce 5
DAZ3D
Bryce 4
Corel
Bryce 3D
MetaCreations
KPT Bryce 2.1
MetaTools
KPT Bryce 1.0
HSC
e-on Software
Vue 2016
e-on Software
Vue 2015
e-on Software
Vue 10 Studio
e-on Software
Vue 9 Studio
e-on Software
Vue 8 Studio
e-on Software
Vue 7 Studio
e-on Software
Vue d'Esprit 4
e-on Software
Pandromeda
MojoWorld Generator 2.0
Pandromeda
MojoWorld Generator 1.2
Pandromeda
Planetside
Terragen 0.9
terragen
Alessandro Mastronardi

Modelers

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

Renderers

LuxRender
LuxRender 0.9
LuxRender

Figure modellers

DAZ|Studio 4.10 Pro
DAZ3D
DAZ|Studio 4.9 Pro
DAZ3D
DAZ|Studio 4.8 Pro
DAZ3D
DAZ|Studio 4 Advanced
DAZ3D
DAZ|Studio 3 Advanced
DAZ3D
DAZ|Studio 2
DAZ3D
Renderosity
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

Pret-A-3D
Reality 1.0
Pret-A-3D

Texture-map editors

Painter 3D 1.0
Corel
UVMapper
Steve Martin

Image editors

Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe
Photoshop CC 2016
Adobe
Photoshop CC 2015
Adobe
Photoshop CS5
Adobe
Photoshop CS2
Adobe
Photoshop 7
Adobe
Photoshop 5.0.2
Adobe
Painter 5.5
Corel
Photoshop 4
Adobe
Photoshop 3
Adobe
Intensify CK 2015
MacPhun
Nik Collection 2018
DXO
Aurora HDR 2017
MacPhun

Content

In addition to original models and materials, the images also make use of free and commercial 3D content available through DAZ3D, Renderosity, RuntimeDNA, Most Digital Creations, PoserDirect, Forender 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.

Macintosh IIci
Motorola 68030 / 30MHz / 20MB RAM
PowerMacintosh 7500/100
PPC 601 / 100MHz / 48MB RAM
PowerMacintosh 7500/100 w/ PPC604
PPC 604 / 120MHz / 112MB RAM
PowerMacintosh 8500/180
PPC 604 / 180MHz / 128MB RAM
PowerMacintosh G3/300
PPC G3 / 300MHz / 128MB RAM
PowerMacintosh 7500/100 w/ G3/300
PPC G3 / 300MHz / 432MB RAM
PowerMacintosh G4/400
PPC G4 / 400MHz / 256MB RAM
Apple iBook G3 (2001)
PPC G3 / 600MHz / 640MB RAM
Apple PowerBook G4
PPC G4 / 1.67GHz / 2GB RAM
Apple MacBook Pro (2008)
Intel Core 2 Duo / 2.5GHz / 4GB RAM
Apple MacBook Pro (2011)
Intel i7 / 2.3GHz / 8GB RAM
Apple MacBook Pro (2014)
Intel i7 / 2.8GHz / 16GB RAM
Apple MacBook Pro (2019)
Intel i9 / 2.3GHz / 32GB RAM
Windows PC Build 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / 3.6GHz / 32GB RAM / NVidia 1070Ti

Website

The Bytescapes website was designed and implemented by Angus McIntyre. The site is authored offline as XML and translated to XHTML using a custom Grunt build file. Images are prepared for the site using Gulp and ImageMagick. Some custom Python scripts are also used to generate pages and indexes.

Background SVG patterns used on the pages are based on patterns from HeroPatterns and the SVG Patterns Gallery.

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