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 Subject: Helping Poser Newbies

basicwiz opened this issue on Apr 23, 2012 · 485 posts

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  colpolstudios    ( ) ( posted at 2:12AM Mon, 01 October 2012  · @3994157

Thanks this is very good.

 

I got my answer by searching on utube but thanks for this.


  piccolo_909    ( ) ( posted at 8:28AM Mon, 08 October 2012  · @3996923

This is more related to postwork in photoshop CS5, but most artists tend to use a softening technique on their poser renders which almost always makes it look much better than the default render. Here's a few tutorials on those and other basic postwork techniques:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsEC2PN5aNk

http://www.oferz.com/Tutorials/BloomEffect/BloomEffect.html

 

 

 


  Kinder-1    ( ) ( posted at 8:36AM Thu, 11 October 2012  · @3998124

I am making a few tentative steps in Poser Pro 2012 and have Win 7 64 bit. I have read this thread and got great help. I've just downloaded EZSkin and have installed the EZSkin 2.pyc into the Python Scripts menu but when I try to run it (having loaded V4.2) I get a message which says "EZSkin requires build 21462 or later - apparently I have got build 16510. Anyone know what I can do to proceed?  Thanks.


  RHaseltine    ( ) ( posted at 9:48AM Thu, 11 October 2012  · @3998140

You should be able to download SR3 from Smith Micro's support pages for Poser - you will need your serial number to authenticate yourself.


  sandman_max    ( ) ( posted at 7:18AM Sun, 28 October 2012  · @4004605

Every now and then, I trip across a product that has a choice between cross-talk and not cross-talked but I can't really find a good explanation as to what that means.  Does anybody know where I can find more info? (I'm using PP2010)


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 8:17AM Sun, 28 October 2012  · @4004621

Crosstalk refers to dial settings in the character figure being automatically picked up and emulated in the conforming clothing. It is a crude sort of autofit, assuming that all of the morphs in use are in both items.

To use or not to use?

99% of the time, I find it useful. The other 1% is a case where it seems to cause poke-through in some poses. In that case, it's a PITA.


  sandman_max    ( ) ( posted at 8:39AM Sun, 28 October 2012  · @4004624

That's good to know.  Thanks.


  FruityFetus    ( ) ( posted at 11:10AM Thu, 01 November 2012  · @4006243

Hey I'm using Poser 9 trying to animate a Poser model that was made during the time of Poser 5.  For some reason, the feet on the model don't have xtran, ytran, or ztran properties that I can edit, but I'm sure people with an earlier version of Poser could edit these values.  Is there anyway to fix this or do I need to find an earlier version of Poser to do so?


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 1:50PM Thu, 01 November 2012  · @4006310

Get Scenefixer from Snarleygribley. It allows you to make any and all dials visible.


  FruityFetus    ( ) ( posted at 2:13PM Thu, 01 November 2012 · edited on 2:25PM Thu, 01 November 2012 · @4006318

Thank you for the tip!  Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do with the file I just downloaded...

Edit:

Do I just run the file with Poser while it's open?


  FruityFetus    ( ) ( posted at 2:49PM Thu, 01 November 2012  · @4006326

Alright I was able to make the dials visible but I can't actually make any changes to them.  I try to scroll them, and they stay at zero?  Anything I can do to fix this or am I stuck?


  Sunk99    ( ) ( posted at 11:33AM Mon, 12 November 2012  · @4009804

To use Poser or not?  I bought Poser but have yet to educate myself save the online freebie tutorials.  Before I spend a great deal of time, I wonder if I might ask a noob question. 

My wish is to create short animated films (3-8 minutes).  I can't draw.  I was hoping to buy precomposed figures, props, etc.  Many I see for sale look fine for my needs.  But, quite often I will need to tweak the prop.  Is it possible to edit a bought prop?  For instance, I need a haunted house with working window shutters.  The buildings for sell don't have shutters.  I'm sure I can create a shutter.  I just wonder if it is possible to add these to the bought model?

Thanks in advance.

       


  AnneWertheim    ( ) ( posted at 4:54PM Wed, 14 November 2012  · @4010546

How do I scale in Image Map?

I have a square in Poser and I choose in "Diffuse Color" a 2d Image Map. I can't figure how to scale the darn thing. Nothing happens to the image when I change U_Scale or V_Scale.

How do I do this?

Anne


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 7:53PM Wed, 14 November 2012 · edited on 8:01PM Wed, 14 November 2012 · @4010586

one can scale the square.  varying u-scale or v-scale may cause cropping or tiling.

hamas military leader killed in air strike
if no tiling desired, change image_mapped to none and/or use offset.

(img used above = redviper's private beach)



  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 8:55PM Wed, 14 November 2012  · @4010593

Anne, you question is a little ambiguous.  What exactly are you attempting to accomplish?  Placing an image on the square (or is it a flat plane), I understand, however, do you want to scale the square so the image looks correct? 


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 2:31PM Sun, 25 November 2012  · @4013980

I need help doing a glass shader for a sword. I want to have edges like knapped flint, and some good refraction. The sword is very large one of Alpha Seeds new ones. I may imbed something inside, but that will be easier then finding these glass shaders... ;)

Ariana

PPS please include SS's for me!

Is there water in your future or is it being shipped away to be resold to you?
Water, the ultimate weapon...

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 8:19PM Sun, 25 November 2012  · @4014043

Content Advisory! Nudity advisory.

this one uses the simple fresnel shader for the gold sphere and the solid glass sphere.  the one on the right is hollow glass.

lady gaga is the devil incarnate



  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 10:59PM Sun, 25 November 2012  · @4014066

Thank you Ms nancy, may i save the SS?

Ariana

Is there water in your future or is it being shipped away to be resold to you?
Water, the ultimate weapon...

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 11:14PM Sun, 25 November 2012  · @4014070

yes.   bill was the first to post the simplified fresnel shader here.

[http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?message_id=3894367&ebot_calc_page#message_3894367](http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?message_id=3894367&ebot_calc_page#message_3894367 "don't miss "liz & dick" with lohan. :rofl:")



  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 1:00AM Tue, 27 November 2012  · @4014442

Yep leave it to Bagginsbill to come up with nice posts like that!

Thank you too, BTW.

Any thoughts on creating the 'flint knapped' edge bum? If I go in and edit the jpeg images of the original sword to make the edge that is OK, right?

Ariana

Is there water in your future or is it being shipped away to be resold to you?
Water, the ultimate weapon...

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 7:13PM Tue, 27 November 2012  · @4014761

if it's conchoidal fractures, my guess would be procedural using sword texmap and displ. channel.  series of half-moon depressions along edge.  in poser, black is no displ., hence remember the usual displ. math node(s).  bump channel might also work.



  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 7:49PM Tue, 27 November 2012 · edited on 8:45AM Thu, 29 November 2012 · @4014769

This thread is to help Poser Newbies. I think this is a rather advaced discussion. Perhaps we could move it to a thread of it's own if it needs to continue?


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 8:00PM Tue, 27 November 2012  · @4014772

oops, sorry about that!



  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 11:23PM Wed, 28 November 2012  · @4015141

Oh yes my apologies as well! I did think it was something that all poser peeps would benifit knowing.

Sorry.... o0

Ariana

Is there water in your future or is it being shipped away to be resold to you?
Water, the ultimate weapon...

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  Allstereo    ( ) ( posted at 11:01AM Sun, 09 December 2012  · @4018411

Hello,

Here is a list of books related to Poser (Please, advise if errors occur in title, and author names). See the net for details and availability.

If you have comments, remarks and review about these books, feel free to contribute. I expect to regularly check this thread for move contribution to this post. This will be more easy for the newbies to find the relevant informations.

 

  • Practical Poser 8: The Official Guide 3rd Edition by Richard H Schrand

  • Poser 8 Revealed: The Official Guide by Kelly L. Murdock

  • Practical Poser 7 by Denise Tyler

  • Practical Poser 6 by Denise Tyler and Audre Vysniauskas

  • Poser 4 Pro Pack f/x & Design by Richard H. Schrand

  • Secrets of Poser Experts: Tips, Techniques, and Insights for Users of All Abilities: The e-frontier Official Guide by Daryl Wise and Jesse DeRooy

  • **Character Animation with Poser Pro **by Larry Mitchell

  • How'd You Do That?: Poser Character Creation For Beginners by David D'Champ

  • The Art of Poser and Photoshop: The Official e-frontier Guide by Stephen Burns

  • Secrets of Figure Creation with Poser 5 by B L Render

  • Beyond Photoshop: Advanced techniques integrating Photoshop with Illustrator, Poser, Painter, Cinema 4D and ZBrush by Derek Lea

  • Using 3D Studio MAX, Painter, and Poser: An Introduction to Computer-Assisted Design for the Theatre by L. J. Decuir


  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 4:25PM Sun, 09 December 2012 · edited on 4:29PM Sun, 09 December 2012 · @4018530

there was one by shams mortier: poser 5 handbook.

denise also rewrote the PP2012 manual.



  markschum    ( ) ( posted at 10:53PM Tue, 11 December 2012  · @4019437

From an earlier post.

The x, y and z tran dials for the feet are hidden unless IK is ON for the feet.  You dont need a python script to unhide the dials unless you want to break the figure. Just turn IK on, and presto, there are the dials.


  Bendinggrass    ( ) ( posted at 7:09PM Tue, 18 December 2012  · @4022102

I need help in understanding where or in what part of PP 2012 I should install "ShaderWorks Library Manager."

Do I simply install it into the same location as Poser?

Thanks.  


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 1:28AM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022197

Quote - I need help in understanding where or in what part of PP 2012 I should install "ShaderWorks Library Manager."

Do I simply install it into the same location as Poser?

Thanks.  

I have this also, is it a free standing add-on? Or a Script?

~A~

Is there water in your future or is it being shipped away to be resold to you?
Water, the ultimate weapon...

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 5:19AM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022263

I don't own this. Is there an install path specified in the readme that comes with the product?


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