Originally published in July 2016, this article has been updated for Poser Pro 11.1 with additional ways Poser can improve this important process.
Today’s artists and studios need to increase the efficiency of their production pipelines. That requires the best technology to be successful. For freelance artists and teams that are part of a large production studio, Poser Pro 11.1 offers several ways to create your 3D art more efficiently. Here are just a few of the ways you can speed up your visual effects pipeline with Poser Pro 11.1.1. Ready-to-use 3D Content
Utilize over 7BG of free content including fully rigged and textured, ready to use assets including poses, morphs, clothing, hair, materials, and accessories. All features and models are provided in a natural 3D environment for realistic depth, lighting and shadowing on any figure in any pose. Quickly and easily create shape variations with Poser’s brush based morphing tools. Also included are the new Paul 2 and Pauline 2 figures, each with three specialized ethnic morphs and photo realistic textures.
2. Diverse Rendering
Create your photo realistic, 3D art with Poser's four built in render engines and access many more using plugins. Create renders with natural lighting, shadows, and subsurface scattering for realistic looking skin as well as caustics and volumetrics for smoke, fog and cloud effects. Customize your final output in many styles, including sketch, cartoon, silhouette and real-time comic book mode. Even render light fields using the Octane render engine. No matter what production look you want to achieve, you can have it.
3. Multiple Export Options
Poser Pro 11.1 offers export to OBJ, including both single frame and multiple frames for animations. Poser Pro 11.1 also offers FBX, Collada, and Alembic export. This allows you to bring your Poser content into any other tool or application that supports these formats. For freelancers as well as big production studios, the ability to move assets between all the applications in your toolset is critical.
4. Easy Animation
Poser uses Key Frame Animation that allows you to animate rigged figures and save the animations as Animated Poses to the Poser Library. Walk Designer helps you create varied realistic walk/run motions with supported figures. Combined with the automatic Lip Sync, anyone can create realistic animations with speech. In addition to animating the figures, Poser gives you the tools to animate lights, cameras, and textures that gives you more options and opportunities to get that shot you need for your project. The ease and speed at which you can make changes allows you to quickly try other ideas and concepts.
Whether you're a professional visual effects producer looking to get a project done in a pinch or a hobbyist just looking to create some great 3D content, you have every tool you will need within Poser Pro