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Poser F.A.Q (Updated: 2019 Jan 31 1:28 pm)


 Subject: Helping Poser Newbies

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

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  Bendinggrass    ( ) ( posted at 7:22AM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022300

Quote - > 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~

 

I honestly don't know. I thought it was a script, but I could be wrong.


  hborre    ( ) ( posted at 8:23AM Wed, 19 December 2012  · @4022316

I would look at the readme of the product.  If there is no specific directions or guidance as to installation, open the zip and peek into the runtime folder for the Python Scripts folder.  Based on it's presence (or absence), install the folder into the main Poser runtime.  Otherwise, any external runtime should do. 


  Helvegr    ( ) ( posted at 6:33AM Wed, 09 January 2013  · @4029185

Greetings! Well I am the supreme king of noobs so I would like to ask for a bit of help. If I can be helped at all lol. I am using Poser Pro 2012 and I am doing combat poses for a couple of characters. How do I save theses poses so that I can use them on different characters without having to start posing from scratch? Did that make any sense 😕


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 7:45AM Wed, 09 January 2013 · edited on 7:46AM Wed, 09 January 2013 · @4029210

No problem at all:

After the poses are as you want them:

  1. Select the first figure's BODY

  2. Select the "POSE" icon on the Poser Library pane. Open to where you see existing pose folders. Click the "+" sign that will appear at the bottom of the pane when it is open.

3.A box saying "New Set" will pop up. Enter the name you wish to give to this pose.

  1. Click "Select Subset". This brings up a list of the items in the scene. Deselect (uncheck) everything that is NOT a part of the character pose you are wanting to save. Don't forget to uncheck "ground." Click OK.

  2. Back at the New Set box, click "OK"

  3. The next box asks about Morph Channels and Body Transformations. If all you want to save is the pose... the position the figure is in... leave these unchecked. If you want to save morph/scale changes, check them. Click OK.

  4. Another box pops up marked "Save Frames." If it is a static pose, leave it selected to "Single Frame." If it is an animation sequence, click multi Frame. Click OK

 

An icon will appear in the Poser Library pane with the pose you selected. Repeat this for each character using a unique name for the pose.

To load these poses, simply select the desired character, then click the pose icon. It will automagically position your new figure as desired!


  Helvegr    ( ) ( posted at 2:18PM Wed, 09 January 2013  · @4029375

Thank you very very much for you help!! I know it's not easy to help such a sub level noob as I am but I greatley appreciate your effort :thumbupboth:


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 2:36PM Wed, 09 January 2013  · @4029380

No problem. Get back to me if you have problems.


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 3:30PM Wed, 09 January 2013  · @4029411

Quote - I would look at the readme of the product.  If there is no specific directions or guidance as to installation, open the zip and peek into the runtime folder for the Python Scripts folder.  Based on it's presence (or absence), install the folder into the main Poser runtime.  Otherwise, any external runtime should do. 

I haven't used this yet, but I just dropped it into poser.

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


  Amethst25    ( ) ( posted at 11:20AM Mon, 14 January 2013  · @4031046

[quote dolphing]

I don't know if someone put this link already but in case no.

 http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2010/04/40-beginner-and-advanced-poser-tutorial-to-make-you-an-absolute-pro/

 

I went to this site and quite of few of the links no longer work :(

My Rendo Gallery

My DA Gallery


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 5:45PM Mon, 14 January 2013  · @4031174

Quote - [quote dolphing] I don't know if someone put this link already but in case no.

 http://www.pxleyes.com/blog/2010/04/40-beginner-and-advanced-poser-tutorial-to-make-you-an-absolute-pro/

 

I went to this site and quite of few of the links no longer work :(

Seems like there is a problem with the page too... it goes white after about 8 seconds. Looked like it might have been nice from what I saw.

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 9:52PM Mon, 14 January 2013 · edited on 9:55PM Mon, 14 January 2013 · @4031224

 I can only find two refs to artzone in last 45 days.

query=artzone



  sandman_max    ( ) ( posted at 9:14AM Sat, 26 January 2013  · @4035056

I'm having a problem when I use a custom morph on a character, say PerfectShoulders on V4 and then put semi-sheer clothing on her.  You can see her nice smooth, well-shaped shoulders through the top but the top still has the old, ugly V4 original shoulders.  Since the default morphs don't really solve the fitting problem, I figured it was time to learn about deformers and magnets so I fix the clothing the way I want.

But what's the difference between magnets and deformers and when would I want to use each? 


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 10:08AM Sat, 26 January 2013  · @4035080

Go to page 563 of the Poser 9 manual for a co0mplete discussion of all of the deformers.


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 4:03PM Sat, 26 January 2013  · @4035159

Quote - Go to page 563 of the Poser 9 manual for a co0mplete discussion of all of the deformers.

I have PP2012, and there is a PDF, and 2 inserts, 1 pamphlet and 1 fold out. I did not get a Manual like earlier versions.

Would you know the 'heading' for the deformers in the pdf by chance?

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


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 5:00PM Sat, 26 January 2013  · @4035169

The page I gave you is in the pdf manual. Sorry not to mentioon that. The search term I used was "deformers".


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 12:11AM Sun, 27 January 2013  · @4035230

Got it! Thank you!!!!

HugZ!
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


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 8:03PM Tue, 29 January 2013  · @4036135

Hi all, I'm a mid-level Poser user...currently I'm using PP 2012. And I have two issues:

  1. When I render items to either get a large picture or multiple characters it freezes and crashes, am I doing something wrong?

  2. I installed DSON Importer so that I can use the Genesis Characters in 2012. When I try to upload the character it reads that the character is there but screen is BLANK.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or did wrong?

Is there a step by step instruction on how to either trouble shoot, or uninstall and reinstall DSON properly so I can use me characters? Thanks in advance. 


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 10:49PM Tue, 29 January 2013  · @4036193

We need to know your operating system, memory installed and whether you have applied the service releases before we can really help.


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 2:31AM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036230

Quote - Hi all, I'm a mid-level Poser user...currently I'm using PP 2012. And I have two issues:

  1. When I render items to either get a large picture or multiple characters it freezes and crashes, am I doing something wrong?

  2. I installed DSON Importer so that I can use the Genesis Characters in 2012. When I try to upload the character it reads that the character is there but screen is BLANK.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or did wrong?

Is there a step by step instruction on how to either trouble shoot, or uninstall and reinstall DSON properly so I can use me characters? Thanks in advance. 

Have you tried to use the "Drop Figure to Floor" feature? I have found that sometimes Characters such as Creatures, or even occasionally V4 will be high up on the screen and you need to use the translation dials to bring her/it into frame. This is a weird glitch, but maybe the DSON importer is doing that. Als you can try the top view/bottom view to "see" if the character is floating around in there too.

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


  RHaseltine    ( ) ( posted at 9:27AM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036311

Quote - 2) I installed DSON Importer so that I can use the Genesis Characters in 2012. When I try to upload the character it reads that the character is there but screen is BLANK.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or did wrong?

Is there a step by step instruction on how to either trouble shoot, or uninstall and reinstall DSON properly so I can use me characters? Thanks in advance. 

Did you install both the Poser Companion Files and the DSON Core files? The companion files contain only the "library files", the instructions to Poser to run the importer and what to import, you need the core files for the actual geometry and textures. Also, if you are using Windows Vista or later your content must not be installed in Program Files or program Files (x86).


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 10:24AM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036332

Quote - > Quote - 2) I installed DSON Importer so that I can use the Genesis Characters in 2012. When I try to upload the character it reads that the character is there but screen is BLANK.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or did wrong?

Is there a step by step instruction on how to either trouble shoot, or uninstall and reinstall DSON properly so I can use me characters? Thanks in advance. 

Did you install both the Poser Companion Files and the DSON Core files? The companion files contain only the "library files", the instructions to Poser to run the importer and what to import, you need the core files for the actual geometry and textures. Also, if you are using Windows Vista or later your content must not be installed in Program Files or program Files (x86).

Richard where do you suggest we install M5/V5 to? I thought that most Daz Genesis stuff had a proprietary location that D/S installs to. I have the DSON Importer but never installed it. I did get it when it was free.

ThanX! ;)

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

www.futurefantasydesign.com


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 11:43AM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036364

Sorry for not getting back in a timely matter, really busy, but thanks for everyone whose giving advice...to answer questions about my computer:

I'm using a Dell XPSz L511Z (Bought it December 2011)

2nd generation Intel Core i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz

8GB,DDR3,2 DIMM, 1333MHz

NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 1GB graphics with Optimus

750GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive

Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Service Pack 1, English, No Media

I believe I had upload all of the service packs from Smith Micro...how would I find out if I did?


  basicwiz    ( ) ( posted at 1:35PM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036386

Quote - I believe I had upload all of the service packs from Smith Micro...how would I find out if I did?

Go to Help > About Poser.

Your build number should be 9.0.3.23 or later.


  RHaseltine    ( ) ( posted at 2:28PM Wed, 30 January 2013 · edited on 2:34PM Wed, 30 January 2013 · @4036395

Quote - Richard where do you suggest we install M5/V5 to? I thought that most Daz Genesis stuff had a proprietary location that D/S installs to. I have the DSON Importer but never installed it. I did get it when it was free.

ThanX! ;)

If you aren't wanting to use DS then, assuming it's not in Program Files, install to your main Poser Runtime (or to your DAZ Runtime if you prefer). As with Poser content, the DS files need to be in certain places within the content location (in this case the Data folder has to be alongside the actual Runtime folder), but as long as you tell Poser/DS where they are the location itself doesn't matter (again, except for Program Files under Vista and later). However, V5 and M5 are add-ons for Genesis and should ideally be installed to the same location as the Genesis Starter Essentials (I'm not sure if they actually enforce that or not).


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 6:39PM Wed, 30 January 2013 · edited on 6:43PM Wed, 30 January 2013 · @4036451

Mine says 9.0.3.23027

I'm getting this when I tried to upload the Genesis Character:

SystemError: NULL result without error in PyObject_Call


  FutureFantasyDesign    ( ) ( posted at 6:39PM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036452

Thank you Richard... see this is why I love Poser! It's so user friendly.

HugZ!
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


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 7:06PM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036460


This is the exact first error message :


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 7:06PM Wed, 30 January 2013  · @4036461


And this is the second one:


  RHaseltine    ( ) ( posted at 2:47PM Thu, 31 January 2013  · @4036669

Ewers - did you install the DSON Core Genesis Starter Essentials, or only the Poser Companion Files? Your problems make it sound as if you missed the core files, or didn't isntall them to a Poser external library.


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 7:51PM Thu, 31 January 2013  · @4036757


It works!! Thank you so much!! 


  Ewers    ( ) ( posted at 8:33AM Fri, 01 February 2013  · @4036879

Okay...I have one more question...was playing with my new Genesis Characters last night now that I uploaded them...but I ran into another kind of problem...

Uh...how do I properly fit clothes onto these characters? In Daz I know there's this auto fit function to do it...but how is it done in Poser? Do I have to buy a special Morph for this to work?


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