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Want to get into the world of 3d models, and graphic
The following paragraphs are excerpts from e mails
sent to someone I was helping get into the world of Poser software!
Poser Artist is the cheapest way to go for beginners:
http://www.e-frontier.com/go/products/poserartist this is an older
version of Poser that is for beginners - and it does INCLUDE animals-
horse, cat, dolphin and dog among others, besides people.
I would suggest just getting Poser Artist and "learn by doing- playing"
with the program. I recently learned that Poser Artist does not come with
a manual... but then the manuals are never very good anyway- and there is
a HELP in the program interface anyway.
You may need this updater for your poser!
I don't know which version of Poser 4 that "Poser Artist" is...when they
changed the name of it... but I do know my Poser 4 NEEDS the update to run
in a more steady way... The main 11 mb updater looks like this updater
would work for your Poser Artist as well. You may want to write to
Curious Labs and ask if you need to use this updater for your Poser
VERY IMPORTANT! SEE RULE 1 ON THIS PAGE:
Poser People... keep in mind those are very very early people models in
Poser Artist, with clothing...The clothes are awkward and not easy to
use... For the newer figures, you can get "conforming clothing" - that
with a menu click pops right onto the figure. This is one of the problems
with the default poser people...they are based on very old technology. But
if you were to get the newer figures, the clothing can conform! (conformed
clothing will follow or stick to the human model as you move it around and
FREE Poser High Resolution models are available as a "come on" to get you
into the DAZ store - they are GIVING AWAY a FREE Vicki3 and Mike 3
figure!!!! They are now always free... they do not come with a
texture or clothes, BUT you can then get FREE clothes at other forums for
them. The figures need hair (free too!) and will not have the body and
face changing morph sets (those you have to pay for)...but they are a lot
better than the ones that come with!
So.. join up at DAZ and even though it is free, I think you have to go
through the "purchase" process...but your amount will be 0!! Go here:
registered (free to set up your user name and e mail)
then go here:
Then go to Renderosity.. (also free to join)
FREE Stuff...and choose the Poser section, and then do
a search on V3 clothes or M3 clothes.. it will take a lot of sifting
through but you should find some items AND you can find FREE skin/face
textures for both...
Then go here: FOR FREE REALISTIC HAIR!!
http://digitalbabes2.com/ and keep
clicking "cancel" to installing the Japanese language, if that comes up as
you go into the pages....and once there click downloads and find the most
beautiful FREE poser 4 hairs for your figures!!
My resource links page:
and of course don't forget to go get my FREE dogs and horses textures and
http://www.planit3d.com/index.htm - free to join. I think Nea is a figure
that is an upgraded poser lady figure - she is at this site too!
By unzipping all these things you can learn how poser's system works...
the DAZ figures will be "exe's" that you will just have to point to your
poser in program files - like installing a program.
Many free items listed will be only clothing TEXTURES made for items of
clothing you have to buy. You need to know that often clothes are
"characters", not just people.
A few sites where the actual clothing with a texture is free:
http://www.poserfashion.net/downloadp4.htm - always get P4 clothes for
V3. Poser 5 uses "dynamic clothing" that will not work in P4. Once you get
a Poser 4 dress for your new free V3 lady, you will load the lady first in
poser, then go to the library to find the clothing, and click the TWO
check marks to add a new figure... let the dress come into the scene and
then to get it to go ON the figure, you need to go to:
FIGURE - Conform To... and then in the menu, tell it to conform to "figure
1" and the item will pop on to the lady! :)
Other clothing on that page will not FIT your free Vicki 3 figure. When
looking for Mike.. you need to get M3 items only.. M1 or M2 will not fit
your M3 figure.
tee shirt for M3, not sure how good it is.. I got it too to take a look!
Many faces that you would think are texture skins are just face SHAPES, so
unless it says TEXTURE, don't download.. you will not have the additional
morphs to use the faces, expressions etc.
There is a lot of clothing and armor for the Poser figures too..if you do
a search at renderosity for CONFORMING items... be aware you will see R
rated thumbnails at times.. it is just the way it is... I just ignore
those and move on... I am looking right now to see if I can find you a web
site like the one for V3 clothes, for Mike3... I just found some loafer
shoes for free... be sure and read the "readme" text files in things you
download... often you may have to change a jpg to a bump map in poser...
you need to read the help on that.. way too much for me to type out.
This site has a LOT of Poser 4 clothing...mostly comic book heros but you
may find some things you can use.. you have to register (free) to even
look at the free items... but it is a "clean" site, just made for folks
who love super heros and heroines like Super man and Wonder woman etc.
Also know that in poser.. select the body part on the figure and then use
the DIALS to move it, don't try dragging the mouse on a body part to move
it, there is little control that way.
And also, please look here for a terrific dress suit for the free DAZ
and click PROJECT in the upper right...then click Michael.. you will find
a really nice SUITE AND SHOES etc. for Mike 3. Be sure to download both
the model and the textures!! SEE BELOW FOR NOTES ON USING THIS SUIT OF
CLOTHES AND MORE ON USING POSER ITSELF!
As to where to find the V3 or M3 human models in your poser - and any
future clothing you install... Look on the RIGHT SIDE of your Open poser.
Think of it as a "drawer" to click to open like you did to find the little
boy - Click figures, and click in the tiny space below the word figures,
you have a LOT more "libraries" - click around there or on a tiny
arrow...to get a FLY OUT MENU and then look for DAZ PEOPLE. You will find
your new figure here. When you get Michael, he will go into this same
library too. Any clothes you get will go into a library with a name the
creator gave it.
Note.. when you download a zip.. normally it will contain a RUNTIME. The
way to install items is to copy and paste into Poser, via your Explorer!
When there is no exe... you unzip, look for the RUNTIME folder - make sure
there is not a runtime IN the runtime!! Sometimes people zipping up things
will get that by mistake... make sure you have the inner most runtime...
then copy that folder and paste into your Program Files-Curious Labs (or
maybe Poser Artist says Metacreations, I have no idea which) - and then
Poser (it might say Poser Artist or just Poser.) You will get a message
that "there already is a Runtime, and do you want to over write it?" You
say YES! Saying yes ONLY copies in the NEW files into all the right folder
"hierarchy" for poser's use. This is the normal way to install things,
Another way some folks use (and my older packages use) is a readme that
tells "copy the folder named ** to your folder named** etc...
You might want to look closely at any runtime contents after unzipping and
note the names of the folders so you know where to look for them later.
IMPORTANT NOTES on using the M3 suit at the Japanese site.. it's pretty
nice but if you pose Michael you might get "poke through" of his body when
you move his arm.. like his shoulder might show..in that case (or in the
case of toes poking through shoes etc.) you click on the body part that is
poking through, and find your PROPERTIES menu and UN-CHECK "visible" so
the body part becomes invisible under the clothing and allows for posing.
Look under your top menu words Figure, or Object for the word Properties
when you have the offending body part selected.
Look below your scene area - lower left... for the words "figure 1" and
Body.. the second word always starts out camera.. but you need to click on
it, and make the menu choice body before going to your Figure library to
find clothes and to your POSE library to find the MATs to put the texture
on.. a MAT is A MATERIAL ASSIGNER... it tells poser to put the texture on
the item you have selected... so now be sure at this time to choose SUIT
(or the name the creator gave the suit) and body, so the MAT for the suit
texture you see in your POSE library will apply to the suit... might be
one for the pants, the coat, the shoes... caution.. SHIRT is only collar
and cuffs that will show under jacket!! It is not full shirt model.
Free Mike 3 jeans...the actual clothing model and jeans texture! :)) Do a
search at Renderosity Fun Stuff for:
Worker Jeans for Mike 3
and download the exact one... the zip will be named for the creator, not
jeans so you might want to make a folder named M3 Jeans so you don't
forget what they are! :)
My Gallery at Renderosity is:
For creating whole scenes INSIDE Poser:
I use the Poser background set at DAZ called a "cyclorama" and then a
texture set for it. -
and then this set:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop.php?op=itemdetails&item=2318&cat I think it
was... I did join the DAZ "club" to get all these kinds of things for the
$1.99 price... (club is $29.95 to join and $7.95 a month with a $5 voucher
each month too) That and their sales really help make more things
affordable. (with a lot of things being a bit over priced to start,
frankly).... we have a cyclorama set of textures in our store too... it is
such a handy way to create something right IN poser... Oh and in that
image, for the stone I used this:
http://www.daz3d.com/shop.php?op=itemdetails&item=2099 (just parts of
I may add to this page as questions from new users