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Poser 8 Tutorial


Poser 8 is the latest version of the popular figure reference and animation tool. With a streamlined interface, a brand new mannequin, multi-processor support, searchable library, support for indirect lighting and new figures, this version gives artists more option to enhance their creativity than ever before. Professional illustrator, television animation art director and writer Dwayne Ferguson takes you on an in-depth look at Poser 8, taking you through the tools you'll need to master it. Soon you'll be able to create great art in Poser in conjunction with external applications like Photoshop. Work files are included. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Introduction

New in Poser 8
System Preferences
Input Devices

3D Primer

Coordinate System
Navigation

The Interface

Poser Workspace
Viewports
Tracking Modes
Palettes
Memory Dots
Library
Preferences
Cameras pt. 1
Cameras pt. 2
Restore

Pose Figures

Pose Tools
Parameter Dials
Symmetry
Inverse Kinematics
Selecting Elements
Auto Balance
Library Poses
Add Figures
Save to Library

Work with Props

Add Props
Prop Hair
Pose Props
Prop Hierarchy
Import Props

Face Room

Face Tools
Prepare Photos
Import Photos
Adjustments
Tweaking

Hair Room

Hair Tools
Style Hair
Color Hair
Hair Dynamic

Cloth Room

Cloth Tools
Control Cloth
Materials
Cloth Dynamics
Wind

Materials Room

Nodes & Tools
Color Maps
Bump Maps
Reflection Maps
Procedurals
Transparency Maps
Toon Shading

Lighting

Light Controls
Color & Intensity
Light Types
Shadows
Diffuse IBL
Reflection
Refraction
Ambient Occlusion
Shadow Pass

Morph Target

Morph Targets
Body Shaping pt. 1
Body Shaping pt. 2

Animation

The Timeline
The Graph
Animation
Talk Designer pt. 1
Talk Designer pt. 2
Walk Designer pt. 1
Walk Designer pt. 2

Rendering

Settings
Selective Rendering
Anti-aliasing
Firefly pt. 1
Firefly pt. 2
Sketch

Output

Render Images
Render Animation

Project: Poser Illustration

Project Overview
Gather Assets
Exporting Ryan
Illustration pt. 1
Illustration pt. 2
Illustration pt. 3
Illustration pt. 4
Illustration pt. 5

Project: Custom Textures

Project Overview
Custom Wood
Faking Shadows
Grunge & Dirt
Custom Bump Maps
Agent Ryan pt. 1
Agent Ryan pt. 2
Agent Ryan pt. 3
Agent Ryan pt. 4
Agent Ryan pt. 5

Project: Custom Props

Project Overview
Free Textures
Base Mesh
Table pt. 1
Table pt. 2
Table pt. 3

Project: Still Life

Project Overview
Space
Reference
Still Life pt. 1
Still Life pt. 2
Still Life pt. 3
Still Life pt. 4
Texture Assets
Comp pt. 1
Comp pt. 2
Comp pt. 3

Resources

Websites
Downloads
Magazines

Wrap Up

Review

Credits

About the Author


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