Bryce Camp 2000 is Coming...

Jack D. Kammerer · August 15, 2000 9:41 am

Denver, Colorado, August 15, 2000: Clark Dunbar Studio and Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center announce: Bryce Camp 2000, taking place from Oct. 25-28, 2000 at the Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center (RMDAC) in Denver, CO, USA. Bryce Camp 2000 Bryce Camp a 4-day super intensive workshop on all things Bryce. (Corel's 3D Natural Landscape Software). The 4-day workshop will not only talk the talk, it'll walk the walk. With the world's best Bryce Instructors: Susan Kitchens (AuntiAlias) who wrote the books (including the award-winning The KPT Bryce Book, Real World Bryce 2 and co-authored the soon-to-be released Real World Bryce 4), Chris Casady (TileNut) who wrote the tutorials and made the art, Ken Musgrave (Mojo) whose research in mathematics and fractals started the digital landscape craze, Scott Tucker (Tuckersaur) who was a senior beta-tester on Bryce2, 3 and 4 and dives to the deepest depths in Bryce and Michael Sigmon (renato!) who has worked as the animation consultant for the Real World Bryce 4 book. Classes will include: Terrains (mastery complete control), The Sky Lab and all the natural atmospheric controls, The Deep Texture Editor, Volumetric Materials, Texture Mapping & UV Mapping, Working with imported objects and models, and Animation. This workshop is for both the novice/beginning Brycer and the hardened professional. Special presentations will be made on the Origins of Bryce and the History of Bryce. Bryce Camp 2000 is being held at the Rocky Mountain Digital Arts Center (RMDAC), a unique educational facility housed in a completely renovated historic building, containing a custom-designed 4000 sq. ft. facility with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, oak beams and 20 foot ceilings. RMDAC is packed with state-of-the-art technology including T1-speed connections to the internet, high-powered workstations, wireless ethernet, digital cameras, scanners and color printers, and instructor workstation connectivity to a 65 sq. ft. screen with a 2300 lumens UXGA projection system. The projection system is also connected to a DVD player, an S-VHS VCR, and 8ft satellite dish with a professional surround-sound stereo system equivalent to a small movie theater. Bryce Camp 2000 is the third annual Bryce Camp and presented in the spirit of the previous camps: Ghost Ranch and Ojai Sponsors/Supporters: Corel, Curious Labs, Zygote Media Learn more at the Bryce Camp 2000 / Denver web site: or call 1-888-447-8118

Article Comments

speardc ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 15 August 2000

What is the price of the workshop? If I can afford it, I'll go...

Olivier ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 16 August 2000

800$ without transportation, lodging and meals! Well, I think they have chosen the opposite way from Renderosity: if you want good tutorials and lessons you have to pay a very high price!!! Where is the happiness to give knowledge to others? Where is generosity? Where are the good values that make us better in our feelings or in CG Art? It would have been so profitable for us if it was free, on the web, here! This Bryce Camp is not for me! And I regret this. I have so much to learn. Bad. Sad. Boooooh!

draub ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 16 August 2000

I beleive it's $800.00 for it.

DigitalArtist ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 16 August 2000

Spear - I hear its about 500 to 700 dollars It sounds like it's going to be a blast, I know they had fun at Ojai. I would like to go too, but my expenses are limited as of now :| Anyways, great city to host it in. Sure it's going to be really nice :)

Tilandra ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 16 August 2000

Its $800 not including lodging or meals. Personally, I'm applying (without much hope) to my state arts council for a Director's Grant-in-Aid, which is specifically designed to help artists go to seminars and other occasional learning opportunities. You may want to check your state government web page and see if they have something similar.

Bee ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 August 2000

Love to go, but can't afford $800. Oh well.

CGI_Waldo ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 August 2000

The price is $800 no including transportation, airfare, or a few other things. I have been thinking of going, if I can afford it.

Artist3D ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 20 August 2000

I have Bryce4 and have NO idea how to use it.I also have Poser4(Am getting very good at that,though I still have ALOT to learn)and I also have Canoma(no idea there either!LOL),SO A Workshop for those would be a GREAT $$$ maker for the teachers and Learning tool for us newbies,so Everyone wins!How much is the Bryce workshop?I want to go!

Olivier ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 20 August 2000

I have just had an interesting idea... Well, listen and see if it's so interesting! You, Jack or any member of Renderosity could go there, paid by Renderosity, learn all these good techniques, then work on a very special task: transmit to every members all that you have seen! This way, one of you would spend a super stage there, in a beautifull landscape, and everyone could make a lot of progresses with Bryce! What do you think of that? Isn't it a good idea, hum?

Kevin ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 20 August 2000

$200 a day is more than reasonable for top quality computer instruction. Most classes I've taken are more like $2000 for a week, and they don't include housing or meals either. Ok, maybe donuts for breakfast.

CDunbar ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 August 2000

BryceCamp 2000 - Update (8/21/00) As of Friday 8/25/00 only 15 openings are left. Bryce Camp offers some 24 hours of class/workshops and 24 hours of open lab sessions where the instructors not only show and tell you the ins and outs of Bryce, but give one-on-one hands-on instruction and answers to the hows and whys of Bryce and what it does (You'll even learn things about Bryce and tricks within Bryce you never knew existed). If you want the best instruction and deep knowledge of all things Bryce, then Bryce Camp will help in your pursuits of really knowing the program, and making you a better Bryce image maker. Besides you get to spend 4-days with a bunch of Bryce-heads.

sargebear ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 August 2000

$800, no way,, i've been using bryce since it came out.. within a year i mastered the program.. if your a pro at it already, why go? if your a newibe with money to burn then go. i know if i went, the first thingi would want to learn is something i don't already know. and so far i know my B

nytesyde ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 23 August 2000

Here is an idea for those who can't (or won't) spend the $800. Join AOL for $10 a month - get 9 hours a week of art chats - 1.5 of Bryce/Poser + message boards, libraries and one can contact accomplished users of POV-RAY, LW, Hash, ex-Meta products, etc.

peppe ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 24 August 2000

This was really something I would be happy to join. We people from Scandinavia have a long way to go, so...Maybe it will be some in Europa???

isidro ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 25 August 2000

I Cant Believe anybody would pay such an outrageous price. This is not about learning this is about making a handfull of suits a bunch of money wake up and smell the coffee all you need is patience talent and dedication and a bunch of books no way will i go id rather spend my money on upgrades as for tutorials renderosity is where i go to school

graphicsrich ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 13 September 2000

This is one class I don't want to miss. I just hope my company makes the reservations in time. As of 9/13/00 there were only five spots left! If I don't make it I hope all that go learn alot and have a great time!

CDunbar ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 18 September 2000

BRYCE CAMP UPDATE - 9/18/00 As of noon today, Bryce Camp has one spot left. Check out the website or better yet call. We will be making a waiting list.... and will be looking to another Bryce Camp next year! Clark

Animaitrix ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 23 September 2000

Go if you can. I went to the first two and gained incredible insights, plus made some great new friends. No "suits" at all, just real, working artists, so don't knock'em if ya ain't been there. It hasn't been easy pinching the pennies together for airfare and tuition, but I know it'll be well worth it in terms of new knowledge gained, both from the instuctors AND my fellow "camper

judderman ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 October 2000

As much as I would love to come and the date suits me perfectly, I couldn't be in a worse position - I am 15 years old and broke. Maybe next year.

Syyd ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 October 2000

Why not give one seat away as a bonus? Why not have a lottery or reward of one free trip, all expenses paid? Syyd

CDunbar ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 08 October 2000

UPDATE - 10/8/00 Hello All ! Bryce Camp is just a few weeks away ! Just wanted to say that we've had a camper who has a schedule conflict - SO we have one spot available ! If anyone is interested, call RMDAC 1-888-447-8118 OR just goto the RMDAC site and signUP ALSO, Susan's new book "Real World Bryce 4" will be at BryceCamp this year. PeachPit is shipping the first copies right off the press to Susan, in care of BryceCamp.....COOL ! for those who haven't been following things, Corel is going to be coming and two Corel staff are taking classes and giving a presentation on "THE FUTURE of BRYCE", also Corel got more funding by way of Microsoft this past week.....

Shadow^One ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 10 October 2000

Hmmmm of course it would be interesting to attend and most of those running the thing i have met online..and are very nice people , but i must agree with the price tag being to hi, most of us are to poor to think of ever going have familys that need to be fed etc, still have fun if your going, again i wish i was in your shoes..Divorce isnt kind to the checking account , see if maybe it can be held at a more limited expense on the east coast somewhere and ill give it a go..otherwise whoever goes write some good tuts when your done....Later...Shadow

Syyd ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 October 2000

Shadows right.....Do an "east" coast seminar and you'll get a whole slew of people who can't travel that far...I know what divorce is like on the checking account, its always nice to have a ten dollar balance, but Im still a good artist!

CDunbar ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 October 2000

AN East Coast Bryce Camp is being considered for sometime late next year ! It will take some research for the best location and facility and all that goes with producing a workshop of this size. But look for some word on this late winter of 2001.

PaleMoonStudios ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 21 October 2000

Is anyone going to be taping this or is there a live webcast or something?

CDunbar ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 22 October 2000

To PaleMoonStudio...No, you have to be there.