Secrets of Poser Experts
Secrets of POSER Experts

by Daryl Wise and Jesse DeRooy


Artists of all abilities will find something to enjoy in this new Official e-frontier Guide by Daryl Wise and Jesse DeRooy. This full color resource guide, provides comprehensive coverage of multiple areas of Poser creation including animation, cartoons, fantasy, games and motion graphics.

Daryl Wise has more than 20 years of public relations and special event experience in the computer software and hardware, music and sports industries. Daryl co-authored "Secrets of Award-Winning Digital Artists: Creative Techniques and Insights for Photoshop®, Painter and More." with Jeremy Sutton. Foreword By: Peter Max. He has worked as an independent public relations and marketing contractor for numerous clients, including e frontier. He served as the director of the Santa Cruz Digital Arts Festival for three years and has moderated or participated in several panel discussions. Daryl is the author of Secrets of Award-Winning Digital Artists. He has also served as a Panel Judge for several of the Renderosity Annual Contests.

Jesse DeRooy graduated with a degree in applied interactive media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an award-winning radio editor and independent filmmaker. She specializes in representing artists and their works to larger audiences through all forms of media.



This inspirational and instructional publication reads like a "who's who" of the digital art community. It is amazing to see how far Poser has advanced over the years, and how creatively the artists have applied these advances. The results are stunning!

This book goes beyond the usual images and basic artist information. Inside this guide, we get intimate with each of the experts, sharing their biography, what influences them, their creative process, education, advice and detailed, step-by-step tutorials. Included are tips, tricks and insights that prompt artists to try different techniques.

For me, the quality of the paper creates a deliciously tangible manifestation of the artistic creations that would otherwise only exist within a digital reality. It's like having the art come to life in your hands. As I read through each of the artist's bios and statements and read about their techniques, I felt connected to the artists and very inspired by them and their work. Each one is so unique in the way they express themselves and they are all so good at what they do.

This books includes a DVD containing:
  • Art galleries for each artist featured in the book
  • Poser tutorials
  • Poser movies
  • Free Poser content
  • Poser animations
  • Poser 6 demo software (30-day limited functionality demo version)
  • Poser desktop wallpaper


  • The DVD content alone is worth the cost of the book.

    Below are the selected expert artists that took the time to share their time, talent, secrets and really cool content for the DVD:


    David Ho
    [davidho]

    Carina Dumais
    [dukun]

    Kevin Airgid
    [KevinAirgid]

    Brian Jon Haberlin
    [bjhaber]

    Daniel Scott Gabriel Murray
    [Archangel_Gabriel]

    Les Garner
    [Sixus1]

    Phil Cooke
    [PhilC]

    As Shanim and Siliphiel
    [Aery_Soul]

    Tony Luke
    [Renga]

    Gabriel Sabloff

    [SeverD]

    John Taylor Dismukes
    [jtd]


    Thomas Weiss
    [Beton]

    Mike Campau
    [mikris]

    Scott Thigpen
    [ScottThigpen]



    Catharina Harders
    [Mec4D]

    Fabrice Delage
    [fabriced]


    We look forward to seeing the art that is to come in this rapidly advancing industry!

    Secrets of Poser Experts can be purchased at:
    Thomson Course Technology
    Amazon.com
    e-frontier
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    Member Opinions:
    By: AnteriorLobe on 1/8/07
    I have a copy and highly recommend it. This is a great book with lots of excellent tips and wonderful insights! A must have book for the render enthusiast! And, it's neat to recognize so many artists in the pages from their work here on Renderosity.

    By: StevieG1965 on 1/9/07
    I'm about to pick this book up and wanted to say a huge congrats to the Rendo artists in this book. It was a mind trip to see all the names I've purchased from and had a few conversations with! It looks to be a really good read and reference book to have on the bookshelf.

    By: AlphaKitty on 1/9/07
    I just got this book and have to say it is excellent...A really important addition to your library. The CD was a super-special surprise! :)

    By: derrys1969 on 1/11/07
    For my lengthy review of this book, I posted one on Amazon where I bought the book. This is definitely a must have for the Poser artist.

    By: martial on 1/13/07
    I have seen it at book store last week and i decided to buy it because it seems very nice one and the price at Amazone was good

    By: tnekkralc1956 on 1/19/07
    If it's better than the rest of the Poser crap that's out there under the guise of being useful, then its something to be reckoned with. Somehow I suspect that it is, but I'm going to bleed the pages dry in the bookstore before I buy it. My integrity will purchase the balance. After all, I have a big nose, dress weirdly, and can write books, too.

    By: Ladonna on 5/2/07
    Sorry but this book is not really usefull. The tuts you can find for free at the web and the images you can find in severval galleries.
    Tips like " Lights are very imortant for your images" are not very usefull.
    I paid 36,20 € and i think this is much to high.


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