I have Bryce version something or other.0 that a pal gave me years ago but it's never worked on my cheapie store bought PCs with their useless videocards so I've never even gotten to check that out.

What I see in 3d World mag is most of these 3D programs like Vue and lightwave work with a series of lines and glyphs but what mostly looks like a gymnasium to denote what you'll actually see once it renders.
Might take time just to figure out what the heck I'm looking at!