Poser Product Manager Steve Cooper and the Poser engineers have been doing hard work keeping Poser Pro 2010 and Poser 8 updated with useful service releases. Here's the latest news:
Service Release 1 (SR1) for Poser Pro 2010 is a well worth downloading. It includes updates, bug and stability fixes, dramatic rendering improvements, support for our new SendStuffNow service (formerly StuffIt Connect) and the much anticipated LightWave PoserFusion2010 plug-in.
The single downloadable archive includes installers for Poser Pro 2010 SR1, the Queue Manger 2010 updater, the new LightWave Poser Fusion installer, and a full set of PoserFusion 2010 plug-in updaters (required for the new SR1 version of PP2010). For a full list of improvements and features that are included with SR1, be sure to check out the ReadMe. It has a comprehensive list of all changes.
Poser Pro 2010 SR1 is available as a free updater to all Poser Pro 2010 users. There are both Mac and Windows installers available on the Poser Updates page.
For those users that want to run the new LightWave PoserFusion 2010 plug-in, you can enter your current Poser Pro 2010 serial number to receive a free LightWave plug-in number.
SR1 Rendering Performance
Poser Pro 2010 SR1 offers improved rendering performance in several areas including strand based hair, 3D motion blur, raytraced refraction and texture caching. The first graph below lists the rendering improvements over the shipping version (GM).
Along with rendering efficiency, SR1 also offers significantly improved detail in Depth of Field and Atmosphere rendering plus more precise Indirect Light rendering. These changes may increase some rendering times slightly, but we feel the benefit of improved detail far outweighs the slight impact on rendering times.
In the Benchmark File Rendering graph you can visually compare render times for actual files in both the shipping version (GM) and SR1.
SR1 is an important update to Poser Pro 2010. We’re very pleased with this service release and are confident you will be as well.