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Poser 5 Tutorial


Poser is a 3d-character animation and design tool for digital artists and animators. From an included collection of human and animal models and props, this program enables you to create movies, images, and posed 3D figures. With Virtual Training Company's Poser 5 tutorial, this application becomes easy for any user, artist, or animator to master. Author Dwayne Ferguson starts with the basics of Poser and then takes you further using various case and animation studies. Work Files are included. To being learning today, simply click on one of the Poser 5 lessons.

Introduction

What is Poser?
Mac and PC Conventions
System Requirements
Understanding 3D

Interface

Menu Bar
The Studio
Editing Tools
Document Display Styles
Parameters Palette
Properties Palette
Library Palette
Adding to the Library
Animation Controls
Light Controls
Camera Controls
Memory Dots
Hiding/Showing UI Controls
Room Tabs
Setting Preferences

Modifying Elements

Modifying Colors
Parenting
Replacing Parts
Pointing At
Restoring

Posing Figures

Symmetry
Inverse Kinematics
Hierarchy
Selecting/Naming Figures
Selecting Elements
Choosing a Figure
Auto Balance
Posing Faces Pt 1
Posing Faces Pt 2
Custom Faces
Posing Hands
Saving Poses
Direct Manipulation
Paste onto Background

Props

Using Props
Importing Props

Importing/Exporting

Exporting Poser Items
Importing Images
Importing Video

Clothing

Conforming Clothes
Clothing Props

Lights

Working with Lights
Aiming Lights
Coloring Lights
Shadows
Light Sets

Cameras

Camera Controls
Dolly and Roll
Multiple Views
Mini Camera
Depth Cue
Targeting

Deformers and Dynamics

Magnet
Collision Detection
Wind Force Fields
Wave Deformers
Morph Putty

Scenes

Building a Scene Part 1
Building a Scene Part 2
Building a Scene Part 3

Rendering

Antialiasing
Ray Tracing
Motion Blur
Sketch Rendering
Rendering with Firefly
Saving a Still Image
Saving a Movie

Animation

The Timeline
The Graph
Animating a Figure
Locking Parts
Chain Break Tool
Fine Tuning Animation
Walk Designer

Poser Rooms

Understanding Nodes
Groups
Material Room Part 1
Material Room Part 2
Painting a Custom Texture Part 1
Painting a Custom Texture Part 2
Painting a Custom Texture Part 3
Face Room Part 1
Face Room Part 2
Hair Room Part 1
Hair Room Part 2
Cloth Room Part 1
Cloth Room Part 2
Setup Room Part 1
Content Room

Poser Resources

Web Resources
Other 3D Resources
Texture Resources
Audio Resources

Conclusion

Final Thoughts

Credits

About This Author


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