The 3D design program Poser from Smith Micro is a great platform for quickly developing character models, clothing, and props. You can then easily export your models to other 3D editing and animation suites or use Poser’s built-in tools to create complete scenes and animations. In this post, we’ve collected five of our most watched Poser tutorials from our YouTube channel to help you get started with some of the program’s more interesting features.
Poser training was one of our first areas covered when launching Infinite Skills, and our new Poser 10 / Poser Pro 2014 tutorial video course by Mark Bremmer is the latest addition to the series.
1. Using Morph Tools
In this quick lesson from Chapter 4 of our Poser 8 / Poser Pro 2010 training, artist Steve Pubrick shows how to work with Poser’s morph tools, in this case modfiying the mesh structure on a model’s head to create stylized eye sockets. This video has over 24,000 views!
2. Preparing Custom Face Textures
In this video from Chapter 10 of our Poser 10 / Poser Pro 2014 tutorial, course author Mark Bremmer shows how to work from a photograph to create a custom look-alike face for your Poser model. Even though this is from our newest poser course, the video already has over 21,000 views!
3. How to Animate with Keyframes
Taken from our Poser 8 training, you’ll learn how to use Poser’s keyframe animation system and inverse kinematics, basing your model’s movement on that of a performer’s motions on a prerecorded reference video track.
4. Hair Groups And Styling
In this clip from Chapter 11 of our Poser 10 tutorial, you’ll learn how to work within the Hair Room to create custom hairstyles. In the example, Mark sets parameters for a female model’s bangs.
5. Softbody Dynamics With Humans – Part 2
You’ll learn how to make a model’s flesh stretch and bounce with movement in Poser Pro 2014 using Softbody dynamics and the bullet physics engine. Mark experiments with settings so you get a ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ to achieve a natural look.