Synopses & Reviews
Discover the power of the latest version of Poser, the ultimate 3D character design and animation tool for artists and animators. Whether you're just beginning with Poser and 3D design or are an experienced designer, you'll find a wealth of ideas and techniques for harnessing the power of this fantastic tool. The new, innovative interface makes figure design, posing, and animating fast and easy. Using the practical examples and tutorials packed throughout these pages, you'll dig into the new features and really learn how to maximize Poser for your own projects. Beginning with a detailed review of the new interface and a discussion of how to use the Poser 5 Rooms, you'll find all the instruction you need to get up and running quickly. Next you'll explore Poser's animation features and tools, and gain new insights from the Poser masters. From there it's on to more advanced topics, including creating articulated poseable models, smart props, articulating props, editing clothing, and the art of composition.
Beginning with details on Poser basics, this book covers the latest advances for manipulating models, animations, and scenes with Poser 5. From there the more advanced features are covered, including applying bones, using deformation techniques, and keyframe animation. This is an excellent tool for beginners and intermediate users to learn and master Poser 5.
Using the practical examples and tutorials packed throughout this book, users will learn how to maximize all the new features of Poser. The book begins with a detailed review of the new interface and the Poser 5 Rooms, and then moves on to Poser's new animation features and tools. More advanced topics cover smart props, articulating props, editing clothing, and more.
Table of Contents
Part I Poser For Beginners Chapter 1 The Basics Chapter 2 The Pose Room Chapter 3 The Material Room Chapter 4 The Face Room Chapter 5 The Hair Room Chapter 6 The Cloth Room Chapter 7 The Setup Room Chapter 8 Posing And Customizing Poser Characters Part II Poser Animation Chapter 9 Animation Controls Chapter 10 Animating Characters Chapter 11 Cameras, Lights, And Animation Rendering Tips Part III Advanced Topics Chapter 12 Character Making In Poser Chapter 13 Creating Articulated Poseable Models Chapter 14 Poser Thumbnails Chapter 15 Props, Smart Props, And Articulating Props Chapter 16 Poser Clothing Editing In Amapi3d Chapter 17 Joint Parameters Chapter 18 Modeling A Moon-Faced Mer Chapter 19 The Art Of Composition Chapter 20 Motion Capture Editing Chapter 21 Texture Hints And Tidbits Chapter 22 Modeling Poser Clothes Chapter 23 Daz 3d And Poser?s Future Chapter 24 Mastering The Cloth Room Part IV Poser Audio Chapter 25 Adding Music And Soundf/X Chapter 26 Mimic Chapter 27 Textpuppet Chapter 28 Crazytalk Appendix A About Thecd-Rom Appendix B Contributor Biographies Appendix C Vendor Contact Data Appendix D Poser Resources On The Web Index