Professional 3D Figure Design & Animation
Poser Pro, the 3D character animation and content solution for professional artists and production environments, offers fully animated Poser scene integration into 3ds Max, Maya and CINEMA 4D, plus Collada import/export, 64-bit render engine and the Network Rendering Queue. Poser Pro helps save design time and production resources by providing access to a market of hundreds of ready to use, studio quality, pre-rigged and textured characters, plus thousands of diverse props for any production project.
3D Character Design
Generating 3D character content is easy with Poser Pro. Use pre-rigged characters or create your own from imported geometries. Poser Pro's list of standard features include inverse kinematics, morph targets, morphing brushes, deformers, facial expressions, face room photo-matching technology, automatic lip-syncing, dynamic cloth and hair, layered animation with multiple interpolation methods, production environment character rigging system and bending technology, normal mapping, and a hybrid REYES rendering engine with real-time OpenGL interactive previews.
- 3D Character Design
Poser Pro includes a number of tools to help you customize the base characters or create new figures. Import geometry and rig it with bones and blend zones to transform any 3D model into a posable character. Apply textures, generate morphs and your character is ready for the stage. Customize the included 3D figures with morphs, bring them into the face room to photo-match, and add clothing and hair to build characters that are as unique as you can dream up.
- Normal Mapping
Poser Pro's Normal Mapping is a great technique to add the appearance of complexity and surface detail to 3D objects. Make object surfaces appear more intricate than they actually are, without the added overhead of high polygon counts. This allows increased creativity and faster render times with higher quality results
Poser Pro is a full featured character animation system enabling keyframe creation for every scene asset and parameter. Animation layers, keyframe editing with linear, non-linear and constant interpolation, quarternion interpolation, automatic lip syncing and a Walk Designer that blends walk cycles round out the suite of animation features. BVH import/export lets Poser Pro users animate characters with industry standard motion capture data.
Poser Pro's advanced lighting tools and powerful hybrid REYES rendering engine deliver production ready images and animation. Render photo-realistic content with image based lighting, ambient occlusion, raytraced and depth mapped shadows, displacement maps, reflections and refractions. Poser Pro supports HDRI image map import for lighting and HDR optimized renders, as well as gamma correction for linear rendering. In addition, quickly create stylized line art renders with the Sketch Designer.
- Dynamic Hair and Cloth
Create dynamic cloth props with user defined real world parameters to produce naturally flowing and deforming cloth simulations. Grow and style strand based dynamic hair to render natural looking / dynamically flowing hair, fur, and beards.
PoserPython provides a simple graphical user interface that allows you to execute Python scripts to control virtually every aspect of the application, by clicking a button. You can author custom PoserPython Scripts to enhance the integration of Poser Pro into your production environment, or to add functionality to Poser Pro.
Integrating Poser Scenes
Poser Pro is a character animation solution for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D or any 3D application with COLLADA support. COLLADA I/O and included PoserFusion plug-ins allow you to open and host Poser scene files and 3D content within production environment applications. Integrate static or animated Poser Pro scenes with these powerful 3D tools for increased productivity and instant access to the vast libraries and marketplace of pre-built, pre-rigged, and textured Poser character content.
- PoserFusion Plug-ins
PoserFusion plug-ins supplied with Poser Pro provide a character animation solution for 3ds Max on Windows, and Maya and CINEMA 4D on both Mac and Windows. Open and host both static and animated Poser Pro scene files within these production environment applications for increased productivity and instant access to the vast libraries of ready-to-go Poser character content.
Poser Pro offers Data Exchange with the industry-standard COLLADA». Transport Poser content to any application that supports the COLLADA format, such as Softimage XSi Foundation. COLLADA provides two way 3D data interchange, enabling the export of Poser Pro scenes and the import of geometry and data to create new characters.
Poser Pro introduces the Network Render Queue and Queue Manager, with time saving background rendering. The hybrid Firefly Render Engine is a multi-thread 64-Bit REYES renderer with raytracing for production quality photorealism with image based lighting and ambient occlusion. The material editing system allows users to automatically create complicated node-based Materials with one touch wacros, or manually connect math, lighting, variable, 2D texture and 3D texture nodes for limitless potential.
- Network Rendering
Save time and cut production costs with the Network Render Queue. Set up a cross platform rendering network, distribute rendering jobs across that network, and manage those rendering jobs to suit your schedule. With the Queue Manager, distributed renderings can be paused and resumed, or fully rendered on slave machines so you can keep working in Poser Pro on your master machine. The Network Render Queue distributes rendering jobs across as many networked machines as permitted by your license.
- Background Rendering
Increase personal productivity with background rendering in Poser Pro. Work on Poser scenes in the foreground, while rendering time consuming still frame images with the Firefly render engine in the background. Background rendering allows you to open and close other scene files, save your project, and continue working to maximize your production time. As well, with the Queue Manager, render Poser Pro files in the background or overnight.
- 64-Bit Render Engine
Poser Pro takes advantage of high performance 64-Bit multi-processor systems with the new 64-Bit Firefly Render Engine. Firefly efficiently uses all available system memory to render even the most complex scene files in the shortest possible time. Distribute 64-Bit rendering jobs via the Network Render Queue for even greater time savings. The Firefly Render Engine also supports multiple processors on 32-Bit systems.
Poser Pro unveils an innovative concept providing four new human characters that can be modified and re-distributed. In addition, content libraries are also stocked with over 2500 items, all ready to drop into your scene, including the legacy content from both Poser 6 and Poser 7.
- New Distributable Content
Poser Pro comes with a set of re-distributable 3D characters to help users save production time. As a starting point for creating real-time 3D or game characters, modify these fully-rigged humans in the face room, deform them and create morphs, build animations, then plug them into your development project.
- Legacy Content
Poser Pro includes content shipped from previous versions of Poser including Poser 7. That's a library offering over 2500 fully textured high resolution male and female figures, children, animals, cartoons, robots, and more. Hundreds of poses, facial expressions, full body morphs, hair, clothing, light sets, props, and new sound and motion files are also included. In all that's over 2 GB of content.
Enhanced Image Control
Gamma Correction lets you specify gamma and apply those values to textures and exported images for linear rendering with increased luminance accuracy. This means, what you see on-screen is what you'll get in your final output. For vivid, life-like images with the full range of brightness detail and shadow depth Poser Pro optimizes renders for High Dynamic Range (HDR) output. HDR images can be exported in Radiance (.hdr) or OpenEXR (.exr) format for full control over the luminosity, opacity and reflectance range of your work. HDR output supports precision and flexibility in post production.
- Gamma Correction/Linear Rendering
Poser Pro Gamma Correction let users specify gamma values for each individual texture, as well as specifying the gamma values that will be applied to rendered images. This allows you to perform linear rendering for increased luminance accuracy. Poser Pro Gamma Correction gives you the confidence that what you see is what you'll get because input and output data will comply with your selected gamma values.
- HDRI export
Create vivid, life-like images with HDRI output. High Dynamic Range images accurately represent a full range of intensity levels as found in real world scenes, ranging from the brightest sunlight to deepest shadows. Poser Pro rendered images can be exported in Radiance (.hdr) or OpenEXR (.exr) format giving you greater control over the luminosity, opacity and reflectance range of your work. With HDRI optimized output, you can take advantage of the extra precision, and flexibility in post production that standard image formats don't support.
Poser has always been a powerful asset in production environments; Poser Pro takes that functionality to the next level with more ways to integrate 3D character content, and a collection of productivity enhancements that speed up rendering, increase rendering accuracy, and improve large file handling. Poser Pro is the ideal 3D character animation application for:
- 3D Production
- Story boarding
- Industrial Design
- Architectural Design
- Game Development
- Illustration / Design
- Real time 3D development