The productivity and graphics group has just announced the latest versions of Poser, describing a host of new professional level features that will be available with even the base version of the latest software.
The well known 3D software package allows an animator to begin posing and animating fully ready-to-use 3D Characters straight away from the software’s library, enabling professionals and beginners alike to create their own 3D content quickly without necessarily worrying about figure modelling, texturing, rigging, or long production times and costs. Illustrators and animators such as creator of Anomaly Brian Haberlin and director of animation at Rooster Teeth Productions Monty Oum utilize Poser for their projects.
Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 are set to introduce lots of really exciting new features such as the addition of Pixar’s OpenSubdiv library for a ‘Subdivision Surfaces’ feature. This will allow artists to define separate subdivision levels by prop, figure or individual body part, significantly improving bending fidelity whilst animating as well as improving mesh smoothness and software performance and render times by allowing the user to control the polycount in each scene.
A new Bullet Physics tool has been added which will simulate soft body dynamics and rigid body dynamics, allowing users to paint soft body constraint weights to characters for more realistic animation or even create dynamic strand – based hair. Two new human figures with weight mapped magnets and detailing optimised for the SubD feature as well as seven new 3D cartoon figures will also be added as part of the included content.
Morph brush improvements will make it easier to modify any mesh, whether it is a prop, figure, or conforming figure. Material compound nodes when texturing will also be introduced to allow users to layer materials as a compound node whilst still allowing for editing on each individual node when the compound node is expanded.
A new Live Simulation feature enables animators to preview their work in real-time, and the new Comic Book Preview Mode allows users to create both static and animated toon imagery. Artists can create comic art with improved line control and colour and clean black or white outlines, even when rotating or animating their point of view. In the newly designed Poser Pro Fitting Room users can interactively fit clothes and props to any poser figure, tightening, smoothing, and preserving soft and rigid features interactively.
Watch the teaser video for the new software here.
Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 are available to buy now and are available in both a physical and digital version.
Poser 10 is $239.99 for the full version, and Poser Pro 2014 is $399.99 for the full version until the 3rd of June when the introductory 20% off sale pricing ends.