Poser 7 3D Figure Design and Animation [OLD VERSION]
- Render more effectively with multi-threaded rendering and tiled texture loading
- Easily create 3D human art for web, print media and fine illustrations, film pre-visualization, populating architectural scenes,Flash animations, games
- Includes gigibytes of additional content to quickly start and learn to work in 3D
- New version includes lip synching, character morphing tools, multiple undo's, non-linear animation support (NLA),
- Output human figure art in many styles, and export to other 3D programs
- New version includes high dynamic range imaging support (HDRI), smart Quickguide plus many other enhancements
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My biggest complaint is the learning curve. This is a professional piece of software rather than consumer product. There are so many controls, but the help files don't contain as much information as I'd like (it's a very sophisticated program). I've tinkered with it for about a month so far, and I still can't create clothes yet. It says I should clothes create clothes in their other product Shade. So my comic frames have a bunch of naked figures for now.
If you are interested in getting this product, I'd suggest getting a combo package including both Shade and Poser, or if you can download the demo version (I know Shade is available from their e-frontier web site), give them a test drive before committing to it.
Mac or PC? The controls and interface are consistent with both versions, so that's just a preference issue.
Software was being run on PC and Mac having 2Ghz Core-Duo processors, 2 Gigs RAM, and `lots of hard drive space. Ran smoothly.
If you haven't used Poser before, it's important to note that Poser is only an animation and render suite--you have to combine it with a 3D modeling program like Shade, AC3D or Blender in order to really use it. There's a ton of stock content (3D clipart) available for Poser if you don't have any modeling skills, but you'll get a lot more out of the program if you know a little bit about 3D graphics.
Two thumbs up!
Intalled it. Started the program. And CRASH! I don't mean an application "not responding" message. I mean a total system crash. My PC needed a hard reboot (cut the power reboot). I found the service pack 1 on the efrontiers website. Installed it. Opened the program again. CRASH.
After spending $180 for the program, I decided it was worth one more try. Started the program. This time I figured out the system seizure happened when I moved the mouse cursor over the document window. Reboot again. Avoiding the document, I ran my mouse cursor over the top menu, Deleted Figure. The default loaded Simon. Once Simon was gone, I was able to work for a little while.
Other disappointments with the program:
One of Poser's Features is the Face Room.
The kids' figures are not compatible with the face room, which is a total shame.
The Cloth room is very complicated to learn how to use. Using the program's documentation, plus buying two User Guides, I haven't been able to make cloth. But I could be exceptionally dense.
Head paramater dials don't include ears. Only Judy, carried forward from Poser 5, lets you shape elf ears.
Action poses and their back geometries. I loaded James into my project, and posed him with one of his action presets. Something really unnatural looking happens to his back.
Addendum May 25, 2007:
I worked for several hours without crashing. The new feature in Poser7 is the Undo option. By default, the software sets the Undo level to 100. After changing the Undo level preference to 3, so far so good!Read more ›
Poser user, you will appreciate great new features such as multiple undo (a
request that was begged for by the community, and e-Frontier delivered,)
multithreaded rendering support (for those with multiple core processors,)
the introduction of HDRI support for more realism, and the new Universal
Poses feature (which allows you to save and use poses designed for one
figure in a totally different figure!)
The Morphing Tool is perhaps the single best new feature. For all of Poser's
history, it has suffered from strange bending issues, and "poke through"
(where a figure's skin would pop out from underneath clothing.) This great
tool allows you to smooth out the bends, and pull clothing off of skin in
For those users who know some programming, the increased functionality of
Python within the application is a boon.
Animators will love the new improvements for their work, such as lip
synching, and animation layers.
While all of these features are great for seasoned Poser pros, Poser 7 also
has some features to help new users, right out of the box. Loads of content
assure that you can get up and running (and creating art) in no time. The
many introductory resources, including tutorials, will make jumping right in
Of course, the feature set already available in previous versions is
available as well. The material room is fantastic for putting your own
special touches on your models. You can achieve photo realistic renders with
some tweaking in this room.Read more ›
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