Forum: Poser - OFFICIAL

 Subject: Helping Poser Newbies

basicwiz opened this issue on Apr 23, 2012 · 490 posts

  basicwiz ( posted at 9:28PM Sat, 28 April 2012 

The real problem, as I see it, trying to support older version of Poser in this thread is the extreme changes in technology that have occurred, especially between 7 and 8 and between 8 and 9. Lighting especially is problematical. If you ask how to do lighting in Poser 7, you get discussions of IBL and AO, both of which are totally obsoltete (and as a mat6ter of fact can cause probelms) as we begin to move toward IDL. I'm not saying don't ask, but *I AM* saying that we need to be careful in answering those questions that we address the Poser version that the answer is pointed toward. If you are a newbie and you just bought Poser 7 to get into the hobby on the cheap, then I am afraid you are about to learn a WHOLE BUNCH of things that you will then have to unlearn when you move up to a more modern version of Poser. I know not everyone agrees with this, but I can't think of an arguement that refutes the logic. At this point, anyone not running Poser 8 or later is flatly running old technology and to get newbie answers on that old technology is going to be increasingly diffucult as the more knowlegable users "move on." **The net result of my ramblings? If you ask a question, post the version of Poser you are using. If you post a hint, specify the version of Poser it works for. If you are a newbie be ****VERY**** careful that you don''t read advice on the wrong version.**