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Poser is the world's easiest way to create art and animation using 3D characters. Poser's simple to learn tools and included characters let you focus on making art, whether you're a professional artist or dabbling in graphics for the very first time. Poser includes over 3 gigabyte of ready-to-pose, fully textured, human and animal figures, basic accessories such as hair, clothing, pose sets, real world props and 3D scene elements. With Poser 9 you can start creating 3D character art and animation in minutes. With the Face Room, customize Poser characters using facial photographs. Add dynamic hair and clothing. Build a3D scene on Poser's virtual stage with props, lights and cameras. Automatically generate walking or running animations and talking characters. Import motion capture files for even more animated realism. Animate lights and cameras, and then render scenes into photorealistic images and video for web, print, and film projects.

Along with 8 brand new 3D humans, Poser includes an improved user interface to maximize your workspace while providing better workflow, a new search-enabled library so you can find, organize and use your content easier, a dependent parameter tool that lets you teach objects in the scene to interact with each other, cross body morph brushes to smoothly sculpt a figure across every body part, new photorealistic rendering features that more accurately reproduce light and shadows, and improved character rigging for even better character bending. To save time, Poser 9 has been performance optimized so you can pose your characters and render them faster on today's multiple processor systems.

Poser includes advanced Weight Map Rig support to generate better performing 3D characters that can be more easily posed with natural joints across the body. Hybrid Rigging supports both traditional Poser Sphere and Capsule zones to be used in combination. Poser also supports both traditional grouped body part figures and single mesh figures. Weight Map Support for third party figures is delivered within our native poser file format, the PZ3, an open, well documented format that has been at the heart of the creative Poser community for over 15 years.

Poser's improved Firefly render engine now supports Indirect Lighting with Irradiance Caching for Global Illumination effects and even supports rendering with Ambient Occlusion. New Shader nodes enable SubSurface Scattering for luminescent skin tones, FastScattering for bioluminescent effects and a Tri-specular Hair Shader for more appealing trans-mapped hair highlights. Poser's physically correct light fall-off produces more photo-real final renderings. Even share final content via Facebook with our direct upload to your Poser gallery.

Other new features include multi-select drag and drop from Poser's Library, Expanded Context Menus for better workflow, new camera modes to focus on your selected area, pressure sensitive tablet support in the Morph Brush, improved Content Management system with drag and drop, auto conforming, search, meta data support, zone strength display for figure rigging, parameter change indicator and the Recent Render palette.

Whether you're a serious artist, illustrator or animator or simply dream of playing with 3D characters, you'll love getting creative with Poser!

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Specifications

Supported languages
English
Serviceable Area
Canada,  United States
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Desktop Windows

Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
72
#7
Domain Authority 84
#5
Alexa Rank 38890
#17
Platforms 56
#5

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Poser 10

$69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Material Room for advanced material editing
  • Cloth Room for creating dynamic clothing props
  • Face Room for creating custom faces on supported figures
  • Hair Room for creating dynamic hair or fur
  • Setup Room for the creation and rigging of new figures
  • Wardrobe Wizard to fit existing clothes items onto new figures
  • 5GB of Included Content, including 9 new human and cartoon characters
  • 3GB of Included Content, including Poser 8 family characters
  • Multiple Sphere and Capsule Zone Rigging system
  • Weight Map Rig Support
  • SubSurface Scattering Materials
  • Invisible Light Casting Objects
  • Indirect Lighting with Ambient Occlusion Rendering Support
  • Unlimited number of Point Lights, Spot Lights, Infinite Lights and Diffuse Image Based Lights
  • Keyframe Animation System, Layers and Groups, Constraint Channels and Objects
  • Walk Designer to auto-generate walk and run cycles
  • Talk Designer to auto-generate talking facial animation
  • Gamma Correction in both Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014
  • Bullet Physics
  • Live Simulation Mode for Physics
  • Soft Body Dynamics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Pixar Subdivision Surfaces with user defined levels for figures, actors and props
  • Comic Book Preview Mode
  • Interactive Raytrace Preview
  • Material Compound Nodes
  • Magnet and Deformers with weight maps and painting tools
  • Morph Brushes with Tighten, Loosen and Sag to fit your figure and fix poke-through
  • Copy and Paste Mirrored
  • Symmetry Operations on Weight Maps
  • Improved Grouping Tool Selection and Mirroring Tools
  • Raytrace Rendering Speed Improvements
  • OpenGL Preview Speed Optimizations

Poser Pro 2014

$449.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • Material Room for advanced material editing
  • Cloth Room for creating dynamic clothing props
  • Face Room for creating custom faces on supported figures
  • Hair Room for creating dynamic hair or fur
  • Setup Room for the creation and rigging of new figures
  • Wardrobe Wizard to fit existing clothes items onto new figures
  • 5GB of Included Content, including 9 new human and cartoon characters
  • 3GB of Included Content, including Poser 8 family characters
  • Multiple Sphere and Capsule Zone Rigging system
  • Weight Map Rig Support
  • SubSurface Scattering Materials
  • Invisible Light Casting Objects
  • Indirect Lighting with Ambient Occlusion Rendering Support
  • Unlimited number of Point Lights, Spot Lights, Infinite Lights and Diffuse Image Based Lights
  • Keyframe Animation System, Layers and Groups, Constraint Channels and Objects
  • Walk Designer to auto-generate walk and run cycles
  • Talk Designer to auto-generate talking facial animation
  • Gamma Correction in both Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014
  • Bullet Physics
  • Live Simulation Mode for Physics
  • Soft Body Dynamics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Pixar Subdivision Surfaces with user defined levels for figures, actors and props
  • Comic Book Preview Mode
  • Interactive Raytrace Preview
  • Material Compound Nodes
  • Magnet and Deformers with weight maps and painting tools
  • Morph Brushes with Tighten, Loosen and Sag to fit your figure and fix poke-throughCopy and Paste Mirrored
  • Symmetry Operations on Weight Maps
  • Improved Grouping Tool Selection and Mirroring Tools
  • Raytrace Rendering Speed Improvements
  • OpenGL Preview Speed Optimizations
  • Fitting Room to custom fit existing clothing to any figure and create new Conforming Clothing
  • Copy Morphs from Figure to Figure
  • Display and Re-arrange Hidden Parameter Channels Full Body Morph import and delete Full Suite of Weight Map Creation Tools Weight Map Auto Transfer and Weight Map Painting with pressure sensitive tablet support 64 bit Rendering Macintosh® and Windows PoserFusion plug-ins Full COLLADA export/importandHDRI export/import 64-bit fully native application Macintosh and Windows
  • FireFly rendering engine, Queue Manager, Network Render Queue
  • PSD layer rendering, Background Rendering

Poser Pro Game Dev

$499.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Features

  • NEW Game Dev spec sheet
  • 5GB library of 3D characters, clothing, props and scene elements that you can export for delivery in your game
  • Dial in reduced polygon levels to whatever your interactive needs require
  • Figure combining which allows multiple conformed figures to be baked into a new single figure
  • Allow content developers to automatically or manually remove occluded polygons hidden under clothing or outer figures
  • Connect your Kinect for Windows device to drive Poser biped figures, and capture animated motion right in your Poser scene
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  • 72

    Cloudswave Score for Poser

    Rating based on 9 Critic Reviews

    9 Favorable reviews
    100 %
    0 Mixed reviews
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    0 unfavorable reviews
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  • With Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014, Smith Micro have created a new version of the application that will please all users in equal measure. By continuing to deepen the Poser feature set with additions like Pixar Subdivision Surfaces and by adding the brilliant new Fitting Room, Smith Micro brings Poser to an entirely new level of power and effectiveness for the casual and professional user alike.

  • Even if you never use Poser professionally and only dabble with it for fun, you’ll be impressed by the quality of 3D work you can produce with relative ease, and gain a new appreciation and understanding for the 3D design and animation work that goes into many of the scenes in films that leave audiences stunned.

  • I had already been aware of and convinced of Poser’s use as a viable reference tool for illustrators and other artists. What really sold me it were the additional physics and animation features. RWBY and Anomaly’s impressive use of Poser are excellent examples of what it’s capable of if you have the talent to back it up. Poser Pro 2014 has numerous applications in illustration, design and animation and is a worthwhile professional investment.

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User Reviews


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    Maryna Bondarenko

    If you need 3D modeling of human figure most likely you need Poser. The process of setting up character animation is one of the most difficult stages of 3D creation. Poser helps to solve this problem quickly. The Poser user has a complete set of tools for creating and configuring skeletal animation. The main purpose of this app is game assets creation, but it could be also used in medical projects, for simple presentations creation, as well as for multimedia projects where you want to demonstrate human movement in 3D. You can flexibly control the movements of the various parts of the skeleton, to determine the degree of influence of one or another part to the outer shell. There is a console from which the user may control the tilting and rotations of the bones. A definite advantage of the program is that there are a lot of libraries, including animated people, animals, and various scenery that can simplify the creation of environment. Poser compatible with a number of professional 3D editors and also with the most popular game engines — Unity 3D and Unreal Engine. The last Poser release is named Poser Pro Game Dev. This edition can use Kinect for Windows motion capture system. Because of this, it's very easy to achieve the realistic character movements. Poser Pro Game Dev also contains tools for editing the model topology, making it possible to obtain low-poly animation. The other prominent feature — FBX file format support. The earlier Poser version (Poser Pro 2014) includes only Collada import and export.

    Pros :

    • A lot of pre-generated content.
    • Good documentation.
    • Kinect for Windows motion capture system support.
    • Popular game engine support.
    • Popular universal 3d formats support.

    Cons :

    •  Poser Pro Game Dev version is pricey for the non-pros.
    • The lack of modeling tools Not the best renderer.

    • October 28, 2015
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