Poser 9

Poser 9

Poser 9

  • 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!
  • 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 rendering engine 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.
  • 3D Characters for Any Project – Create art or animation for graphic design, web, fine art and illustration projects. From comic books and animated shorts to architectural and industrial design, Poser adds character.

Poser 9 is the world’s easiest way to create amazing art and animation with 3D characters. Poser’s simple to learn tools and included characters let you focus on making art. Poser comes with over 3 gigabyte of ready-to-pose humans and animals, textures, props and 3D scene elements. In the Face Room, customize Poser characters from facial photographs. Add dynamic hair and clothing. Dress Poser’s virtual stage with props, lights and cameras to build 3D scenes. Animate and render scenes into

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  1. Dennis A. Amith (kndy)
    65 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    For Mac Users: Works great on Mac, Faster renders and yes…you can use your older Poser libraries with this latest version, October 26, 2011
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    Dennis A. Amith (kndy) (California) –
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    As a longtime user of Poser software, using it on PC and then on Mac, my last purchase was Poser 6. I figured that I had no need to upgrade since 6 was pretty solid for what I needed to create and for the next few years, I continued to use the software until June 2011 when I upgraded to Mac OS 10.7 Lion and realized, a lot of the older software would no longer work with Lion. So, suffice to say…I was S.O.o.L.

    But with the announcement of the release of Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 and the fact that these will work with OS 10.7 Lion was big for me. Also, Poser 9 comes with both the Windows and Mac version which is a plus.

    But my biggest concern was…after spending so much money on Poser characters, clothing and accessories, I hope it works with this latest version of the software. I skipped Poser 7 & 8 and there wasn’t much information online for those who use Poser on a Mac. So, now that I have tested this, hopefully I can help other Mac users who are considering purchasing this software.

    I. Is this software for you?

    First, to keep things basic for those not familiar with the software. Poser is a 3D software which you can model a character (human/animal/monster, etc.), environment, prop, have control over their movements and pose them anyway you want. There are websites where you can purchase models, clothing, props, environments, etc. or if you are savvy…you can design them and sell them on various marketplace online.

    As a graphic designer, I have used Poser for posters, commercial ads and I have known people to use Poser in addition with other software to create book covers, posters, ads, videos, etc.

    The difficulty of having to create to program and create the model of the character, clothing, etc. is not there because everything is presented to you as is. Everything is there for you to manipulate. So, you can select a variety of models that come with the program or purchase a character. Want to create a fairy, a zombie, a soldier, a knight, a superhero, a fashion model, etc. The sky is the limit…it all comes down to your creativity. You can pose them from everything to bending their legs, arms, moving their neck, eyes, fingers, enhancing their bodies, etc. You have control!

    Is there a caveat of using the software? The main caveat is you need to purchase things online. So, if you want a fairy, you need to buy the clothing, the wings, the hair, the props, the backgrounds, etc. But of course, the more you use the software, you will want to create other types of characters requiring more clothing, hair, use another model, etc. That cost money.

    Otherwise, if you are great with software like Adobe PhotoShop, then you can create your character and then pretty much digitally create things on your own. If you are great with other 3D software and no how to model, then you can create things for your character and go even further with your creation.

    But with that being said, like any video editor who needs to purchase plug-ins or those needing to add to their existing software for audio or video, those plug-ins cost hundreds dollars and it adds up. With Poser, you can buy bundles under $100 and many sites offer a lot of freebees as well.

    So, is this software for you? If what I mentioned interests you, then yes. It’s important to know that there is Poser 9 and the more powerful (and more expensive) Poser Pro 12 (which has more features) that allow exporting your characters into 3DS Max, Maya, LightWave 3D and CINEMA 4D. Also, better weight mapping and joint system (so, you have control over every bend and bulge) and is 64-bit native.

    If you want to create characters off the bat and no need for the extra power of Power Pro, Poser 9 is all you need and it is just as possible!

    II. Poser 9 – So, What’s New?

    * Comes with software for MAC/PC
    * Many 3D characters are included with this release
    * Powerful Rendering Engine
    * Auto Lip Synch
    * Poser keyframe animation makes animation easy
    * Includes advanced vertex Weight Map Rig
    * Grouped body part figures and single mesh figures
    * Improved Firefly render engine
    * Supports rendering with ambient occlusion, you can enable subsurface scattering and more!

    III. INSTALLATION

    I installed Poser 9 on an older iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2. The only thing that I didn’t like about the installation is that with my previous Poser, I can select the harddrive to install. I like to keep Poser on an external drive. But couldn’t do that. The installation took about 35-40 minutes as there is a lot to install with this latest software.

    IV. USING POSER 9

    I was happy to see the new interface improvements (remember, my last software was Poser 6) and seeing everything via tabs on top, so I can go from my Poser…

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  2. 25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Poser ++, September 22, 2011
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    I have had the opportunity to use both Pro 2012 and 9 and I can say that they both have blown me away. I have been a poser user since version 2, and I can’t think of a version change that has included so much! The SSS and Weight Mapping alone are worth the price of admission… not to mention the UI improvements, Speed improvements, changes to the IDL and Light Casting Objects, the list goes on. If you are into Poser, you will not regret this upgrade. If you are new to Poser and 3D… now is the time to get on board!

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  3. 14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Poser 9 is a dynamic tool for both the amateur and professional illustrator and animator …, November 11, 2011
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    D. Fowler (Dragonfly77@ gmailDOTcom) –
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    If you’ve always wanted to be an artist or animator, but lacked some of the basic skills Poser 9 is a tool that everyone from the beginner to the seasoned pro can benefit from. New and improved features such as subsurface scattering can make your figures appear much more realistic. For example, if you choose to utilize this feature your figures will no longer look like a cheap wax imitation, but rather it will take on a more life-like, photographic appearance. You will now be able to take what you visualize and make it come to life. Many people felt that Poser 8 was somewhat “buggy” and challenging, but so far I haven’t hit any snags.

    Essentially, for those who are unfamiliar with Poser, you begin with a mannequin-like posed figure you can develop into a 3-D figure utilizing your own vision. For the beginner there is a steep, but extremely satisfying learning curve. Those who have used any of the previous versions of Poser will be exited with the new features. I’ve listed them below and given a brief overview of what you will be seeing.

    Advantages of the NEW FEATURES:

    * Real-time OpenGL Scene Preview: With real-time OpenGL (Graphics Library) you’ll be able to produce high-quality 3-D images and will be able to work more quickly to produce the image you want. Less rendering time and errors with your final product.

    * SubSurface Scattering: This feature enables the user to capture the characteristics of bioluminescence in a character rendering it more realistic. For example, when you looked at teeth in earlier programs they appeared to be a solid white when in reality they are slightly translucent. This feature captures light and redistributes it more realistically.

    * Rendering Performance Improvements: In a nutshell, this feature is like path tracing, enabling lighting and movement to be as close as possible to the “real” thing. Poser 9 has made an excellent attempt to listen to the user and improve upon illumination issues.

    * Weigh Map Rigging: This feature makes the character more flexible and keeps unsightly bulges from emanating. Your eyes won’t be drawn to a Gumby-like figure, but rather one that is smooth and realistic. For example, you can pose finger joints, making movements more flexible and natural (ThumbBend, IndexBend, MiddleBend, RingBend, PinkyBend).

    * Grouping Objects: It’s easy to set and manage the stage you wish to create. This is especially useful if you want a complex background.

    * Expanded Context Menus: This feature is fun to experiment with. You can quickly access and change your scene with Context Menus. Take for example, you don’t like a particular piece of clothing that Victoria has, it can easily be changed. If you want her to Ogg boots you can quickly change them in a second.

    * Full Scene Category in Library: If you have previously created a scene, there is no need to fully recreate it. It can easily be dragged to a new scene from your library.

    * Multi-select Drag and Drop from Library: If you have several items you want to put on Aiko, it is amazingly easy with this feature. You simply gather them all up, drag them, and they are auto-conformed instantly.

    * Morph Tool Tablet Support: If you have a pressure sensitive tablet like the [[ASINB001TUYTZW Wacom Intuos 4]] you’ll be able to make precision paintings if you like to do your own background work.

    * Constraint Channels and Constraint Objects: This feature simply makes it easier, smoother, and more interesting when your figure catches or shoots an object such as a baseball.

    * Light Casting Objects: This feature helps tremendously when you want to use dome-based lighting. You won’t see this when you are rendering, but when you are done it will be there.

    * Frame Object Camera: You can easily zoom in on an area you are working on, thereby saving time and easing frustration. You won’t have to go back to the same spot for correction several times.

    * Rotation Object Mode: This will allow your camera to work on a specific section of your work from several different angles as you visualize your end product.

    * Faster Dynamic Hair: Instead of using polygons, lines are used. You can select the density of the hair and it is rendered faster than ever before.

    * Pre-render Texture Caching: Textures are preloaded and when you are finished with a session you can cache your work.

    Most of the people who will be using Poser 9 most likely will be using it for pleasure as I am. If you are a professional, you may wish to consider taking a look at Poser Pro 2012, but for now I’d recommend staying with Poser 9 as it offers a lot for the amateur artist or…

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