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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 ... Learn More


Listed in : Image & Photo Editing

Corel MotionStudio 3D lets you add a whole new dimension to video production by creating stunning visual effects, particle systems and 3D titles for y... Learn More


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Corel Painter is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressiv... Learn More

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Pricing Starting From

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing

$ 69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing

$ 69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

$ 429
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing

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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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing

Cool 3D titles

Intuitive interface

EasyPalette

Realistic Motion Blur

Import 3D models, vector and raster graphics

Depth of field adjustments

Realistic particle systems

Broad format support

Alpha Channels

3D output

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Kaleidoscope painting

Mirror Painting

RealBristle Dry Media

Real Watercolor

Real Wet Oil

Clone source palette

Smart photo-painting tools

Customizable surface texturing

Smart Blur effect

Agile brush control

Streamlined brush categories

Dynamic brush settings

Digital airbrushes

Computed Circular brush controls

Gel brushes and Merge modes

Multicore support for brushes

Interface

Brush tracking

Workspaces

Navigator panel

New Image dialog box

Panel and palette behavior

Color Changer palette

Custom palettes

Transformation capabilities

High-value, built-in content

High-Quality Display

Smart composition tools

World-famous art styles

Match Palette effect

Speed—Painter 12 is 5x faster!

Adobe Photoshop support

Wacom pen tablet compatibility

Extensive file support

Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista support

Windows 64-bit support

Mac OS support

Multi-platform support

Free Trial Availability

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

No Free Trial Available.

Most Favorable User Review

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
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Maryna Bondarenko
Oct 28, 2015

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.

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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing

No favorable user review available yet for MotionStudio 3D.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
8
Eric Matthews
May 2, 2016

The first thing which needs to be said about Painter is that it is not Photoshop. Corel leans in heavy on the Digital Artist Software moniker and for a good reason. Painter is not about Image Manipulation or Image Editing (Photoshop's mainstay), it's about creating art. The easiest way to think about the line between the programs is this. If your goal is to clean up a Photo for the magazine cover, then Photoshop is your tool. If your task is to create a digital Mona Lisa, Painter's the alley you want to be in.Photoshop has some basic art effects, watercolor and pastel are a few. And several plugins grow that base significantly. But none of them could touch the raw power of Painter when it comes to Art medium simulation.Painter is a mature product, almost as old as Photoshop. And it's learning curve is just about as steep. This is not a tool that one installs and starts producing art within the hour. It has a huge amount of adjustable brushes, and each attribute can be customized to taste. But because of its maturity, Painter doesn't have too much new it can introduce by way of new brushes or gimmicks to attract a user to purchase. What Painter relies on is the ability to perfectly simulate a multitude of art forms, oils, crayon, chalk, watercolor on different canvas' and produce an output that truly is representative of the creator's talent. If you can't draw, you can't blame Painter. Brush strokes heavy handed? All will be revealed. Painter is truly representative of the artist medium.Although there are some plugins for Painter, and it does fully support Photoshop Brushes, allowing the user to leverage the huge amount of free brushes on the web, Painter pretty much comes ready to use out of the box. The one must have item I would mandate that any artist serious about using the software effectively get is a fairly large Tablet. In fact, I'd say that not using a tablet with Painter makes the software essentially useless since it relies so heavily on the artist hand pressure and stroke. One can do Image retouch by mouse, but not painting a matte using oils or a charcoal drawing. Bottom line, use the money you would have spent on Photoshop art plugins to get a fair sized tablet. Working in Painter is easy, and it handles large files easily, via it's Riff file format. Even though it doesn't leverage GPU rendering, Painter rarely chokes on files that can easily reach a terabyte. It is also fully compatible with Photoshop and can write to the PSD format.In the end, if painting, drawing and producing "art" in a digital medium is your goal, Painter is by far the best tool.

Pros :

  • Mature software that comes ready to use out of the box.
  • Digital Art Software accomplishes its goal.
  • A full featured tool for Professional Artist, customizable brush, stroke, light, color attributes.
  • Stores Artist Palettes..
  • Can produce artfully representative of your talent.
  • Supports Photoshop Brushes.
  • Uses proprietary RIFF format which support large file sizes.
  • New Digital audio Brush uses audio file to paint.

Cons :

  • Expensive for anyone other than the Professional Artist.
  • Learning curve can be steep.
  • Tablet necessary to get quality art.
  • Cheaper tools available if "Artifying" your Photos is your goal.
  • An commitment in time to maximize your investment in software.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
100
Dave Peterson , Geekbeat

Monday 22 July 2013

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.

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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
75
Douglas Dixon , Videomaker

Sunday 01 January 2012

The new Corel MotionStudio 3D offers great power for adding 3D text and graphics animations to your video productions - with animated extruded text, flying and exploding 3D objects, and naturalistic fire and smoke. Even better, this new product is designed for enthusiast video editors, with an accessible interface to help you quickly create sophisticated animations from pre-built components, and it's priced at only $100.

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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
80
Sue Chastain , About.com

Wednesday 31 December 1969

Alone or as a companion to Photoshop, Painter brings the maximum in artistic possibilities to digital artists and creative professionals. Keep in mind that you'll need a pressure sensitive graphics tablet to get the most satisfaction out of Painter.

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Demo Video

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Poser Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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MotionStudio 3D Demo Video

Video Editing
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Painter Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing

Screenshots

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
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Typical Customer

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business

Supported Devices

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing

Supported Languages

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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MotionStudio 3D

Video Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
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Painter

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Hebrew
  • Portuguese

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