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Poser Pro 2012

by Smith Micro Software Inc.
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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  • Get Started Fast - Drag and drop characters and props right onto Poser's virtual stage to create 3D scenes, add lights and cameras, then render away! With 3GB of included content you can start building scenes right away.
  • Customize Characters - Start with one of the many included ready-to-pose 3D characters and customize them using your photos or hundreds of face shaping morphs to produce unique characters in minutes.
  • Rendering Styles - Poser's powerful FireFly rendering engine and flexible Node based material system will transform any 3D scene you've created into photorealistic, cartoon or sketch style images and animations.
  • Animate Easily - Poser's key-frame animation tools make it easy to transition between poses, or make a character walk or talk, throw a ball or even dance. Every element in the Poser scene is animatable with layers, user selectable transitions and more
  • 3D Characters for Any Project - Integrate photo-realistically textured, pre-rigged, ready-to-pose characters into any project. Create art or animation for graphic design, web, fine art and illustration projects.
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Product Details

Platform: PC Disc
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B005LXONE0
  • Item Weight: 6.6 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: September 20, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,570 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Disc

Poser Pro 2012 is the fastest way for professional artists to create Poser content and render 3D character images and animations from Poser scenes. Included plug-ins transport pre-rigged, fully-textured and animated 3D characters into 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D and CINEMA 4D projects. COLLADA support enables Poser content integration with game engines and other 2D/3D tools. Fully 64 Bit native and optimized for multi-core systems Poser Pro 2012 saves time by efficiently using system memory and processing resources. As a standalone character animation system, or component in production pipelines, Poser Pro 2012 is the best way to create rendered images and animation with 3D characters or to integrate ready-to-use 3D characters in any project. Supports Subsurface Scattering, Indirect Light, Gamma Correction and physically accurate lighting.

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings Your Work to Life September 23, 2011
By James
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I use Poser mostly for rendering art assets for casual games. I'm absolutely in awe of this new version of Poser! The new features of this software has helped me to breathe new life into my renders. From my experience, the render engine is typically faster than the prior version which is a great savings for animators. The new weight map joints give your figures an amazingly realistic quality of motion and the Subsurface Scattering nodes make everything seem so alive. And there are many other features and improvements that you just have to see. If you're a Poser user, you really need to upgrade to 2012! If you're new to 3D, Poser is an excellent tool to cut your teeth on.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No support for Wndows 8.1 December 15, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Disc|Verified Purchase
Well the program ran very well after allot of searching for the proper way to install. You just don't press setup and walk away and take a break. Pretty much on your own unless you get a walkthrough from an earlier post I found here.

Now the big problem is that Smith Micro does not support Windows 8.1 and Poser Pro 2012. For most the windows 8.1 upgrade shut down poser. I was able to find a work a around (partial). They released Poser Pro 2014 a little over 30 days after I purchased Poser Pro 2012. I bit the bullet on that one. I thought they would supply updates to their earlier products. If you do a search you will find that there reply is "they do not feel obligated once a new software version is released".

So buyer beware. Windows updates frequently. Windows 8, poser runs. Windows 8.1, you're out of luck.
Remember Windows will be upgrading very soon.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! September 23, 2011
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I use 3D Studio Max, Zbrush and 3D Coat every day. When Poser came out with weight mapping I had to check it out. Awesome is all I can say. The weight mapping system (actually three different systems to choose from) in Poser 2012 is the most extensive and and feature rich I have ever used. You can mix and match between all rigging options from spheres and capsules, weight mapping (three different types), magnets, and their dependent parameters. And it is all so easy to use. It has weight maps for bulges!

Max is awesome too and the best, anything you want to do in 3D you can do with Max. But it's work. Hard work. Poser 2012 is so friendly it is actually fun to use. The only thing it does not have is a modeler so you have to use premade models (included) or make your own. I can tell you one thing, I will be using Poser 2012 often and will enjoy every minute. Have not found any bugs yet. I imagine there will be a few, every 3D app has them, even Max.

Animation? Animate with ease in Poser 2012, make rendered movies/game cuts directly from Poser. The firefly render engine BTW is a renderman compliant engine, and definitely has pro potential with all the new improvements. Dynamic cloth. Extensive materials editor. You name it. Plus it has this great little community where you can ask questions and pick up any number of things. You can also buy content at these community stores, new figures, clothes, scenery, to much to list.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IMPORTANT FOR YOUR INSTALLATION, PLEASE READ August 27, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Hello friends..

If you are going to purchase Poser Pro as a digital download from Amazon, it's a great program, however, there's something that will save yourself a lot of trouble in the initial installation.

I didn't really see anything on any type of "read me" files that came with my download. If these instructions are there, then I clearly missed them.

However, I'd like to make it easy for people who are downloading this software, to save themselves the trouble I was able to eventually figure out.

I don't know if this is the same thing as when you download directly from Poser's "Smith Micro's" website, but if it does the same with those download packages, then hopefully through some word search, you've found this solution and it likewise works for you.

Before we begin, there's a quick 4 step process listed below all this much more detailed version of what to do and the explanation of this problem. If you're pretty computer savvy and not too interested in what's going on, just go to the bottom and read the 4 steps of instructions there.

For those more interested in the detail, here's what kept happening to me.

I purchased the downloadable version of Poser Pro 2012 from Amazon.com. I began my download, using the amazon poser pro downloader that takes a few mins to download, and that upon running, starts the actual download of Poser. Prepare to allow the better part of the whole day to download this program as Poser is quite sizable.

For me it automatically set up a folder for all the zipped / downloaded files to go to on my desktop.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and innovative September 30, 2011
By Beth
Platform for Display:PC Disc
I've been using Poser since version one, and find it to be a very fun and innovative software. Poser Pro 2012 just makes it better. Little additions like nested lists and speed improvements are a great convenience, while more advanced features like weight mapping and the dependency editor just increase its capabilities and usefulness.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
great product great price love using Poser for my 3 D as there is so many vendors that make content for it. Hugs
Published 28 days ago by Elsie Roach
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Program, but Steep Learning Curve
Much more difficult to learn than DAZ Studio, but also much more powerful with clothify and animation. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elario Dalmas, II
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Is amazing 😁😉😄😁
Published 4 months ago by francis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent Program & Price! I will continue buying from Amazon with trust and good expectations!
Published 5 months ago by ironcross3
1.0 out of 5 stars Discs have no files on them
I just got my purchase today, and was excited to have a copy of poser 2012.
Opened the box, and slapped in the dvd, only to find there is no files on the install disk at... Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Raphael-Vinci
1.0 out of 5 stars Buyer Beware!!!
The discs DO NOT work and I'm having a hell of time getting in touch with anyone to return them for ones that do work. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Candy Leclerc
5.0 out of 5 stars Long time user
I purchased this for a render server I am having built for my system. I love the customizable interface and all of the professional options that this affordable 3d software... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Uncle Sickey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great software BUT arrived partially damaged
Firstly, I ordered this after having worked with the original Poser so many years ago. I like, I like.

Thing is, what's on the second Disc? Read more
Published 21 months ago by cyberfyber
4.0 out of 5 stars Technically tricky
I downloaded this on my iMac that is upgraded to 20 GB RAM, installation went great. Its all there and I leaned enough to get started. Read more
Published on March 18, 2013 by Robert Vincent
3.0 out of 5 stars Documentation Warning
Smith Micro talks piously about how they are "saving trees" by offering only softcopy documentation, but be warned: The "soft copy" is a primitive PDF file created for custom... Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Mick McAllister
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