Where’s all the Poser content?
As other programs have gained in popularity, it seems like fewer and fewer vendors are producing new content for Poser. But there are still many who do create for the software that introduced 3D modeling to the masses.
Cybertenko creates a variety for props, like vehicles and weapons, architecture, interiors and history-inspired clothing for the seminal program.
“It is long-time affection I have with poser,” Cybertenko said, adding he started with Poser 4. “I can not imagine using any other software for playing with characters, scenes, and such.”
Originally created in 1995 as a replacement for artist’s mannequins, Poser quickly grew in popularity because of its ease of use and how it created photorealistic images. More than 20 years later, it’s now on Poser 11 and still uses the legacy interface created for Poser 3 in 1998. Because of its longevity, the software maintains a core of support in the Renderosity community.
“It is like an old friend. I have been using it for more than 10 years and I know its quirks and abilities well. I also like how fast it renders even at extremely high quality,” said kaleya, who produces conforming and dynamic clothing, along with the occasional characters and morph packages for Poser.
Tipol also has a long relationship with the program.
“I like its simplicity of use while being a complex software full of resources,” she said, adding she has used Poser since version 6.
Tipol said she creates when she has an inspiration, so she only produces a few models per year.
“Once I get the idea I spend hours and days refining my model until I'm satisfied,” said Tipol, who mainly produces medieval, fantasy and contemporary clothes for DAZ figures.
BlueTreeStudio likes how accessible the software is, regardless of experience level.
“It's a powerful tool that creates high-end results for both amateur and professional artists. Of course, it's always possible to improve your render, but Poser gives everyone a good starting point,” said BlueTreeStudio, whose CG animations and backgrounds are commercially available on BBC DVD on both classic series Doctor Who and Out of the Unknown.
His high-quality models of scenery, landscapes, environments, places to pose figures aren’t confined to a genre or historic period.
“I've so far created everything from ancient Egypt to the flat-flung future, Jacobean, Victorian, 1930s, 1960s, present day, and things a little more off the wall, like sets based on the works of Escher and Alice in Wonderland,” he said, adding he is terrible at knitting but he has branched out recently with 2D assets.
Cybertenko encouraged DAZ users and others to give the legacy software a try.
“Poser is a tough thing, a hard nut to crack. Sometimes you need to apply method of trial and error, but once you get used to it, you can work with it very well,” he said.
Don’t get discouraged by its “erratic behavior,” he said. “It is quite user friendly, flexible versatile and somewhat accessible.”
Kaleya agreed, saying it is her “intention to continue supporting poser for as long as there are people who want those products.”
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