Today’s Post by Steve Cooper, Sr. Product Manager, Productivity and Graphics
After a long absence from the Poser content community, Gabriel “Blackhearted” Creed has been very busy. His most recent creation extends his popular GND (Girl Next Door) franchise into a new character called Anastasia. She is his first weight mapped figure and expands upon our Alyson 2 base figure (included with both Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012) that most up to date Poser users currently have on their hard drives. Of course, if you haven’t yet upgraded your copy of Poser to version 9 or Pro 2012, you may just want to consider that move, for Anastasia’s sake.
One of the keys to any figure’s success in the Poser realm is supporting content, primarily hair and clothing. Anastasia is off to a great start with many practical and fantasy clothing items, plus reworks of hair to provide a perfect fit. Wardrobe Wizard, included with Poser 9 and Pro 2012, supports clothing rig transfers and refits with an inexpensive support file from PhilC, the creator of Wardrobe Wizard.
Anastasia is currently available at Renderosity; their store also recommends a selection of items that other users have added when picking up Anastasia. There are currently a number of pose sets, facial expressions, alternative variants of characters based on Anastasia, and of course, clothing and hair to fit the character.
Reaction within the Poser community to Anastasia has been infectious, as not only have many users added Anastasia to their runtimes, but the project has proven just how much better bending Poser’s new weight map system can provide. Plus, the character creation tools found in Poser Pro 0212 have been empowering community teams to create weight map rigged characters with an enthusiasm that we haven’t seen in a mighty long time.
Personal creativity has hit an all-time high in the Poser eco-system, and we’re certain that Anastasia is the face that launched these thousand ships.