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October 17th, 2008, 02:30 PM
OK Mates

I have POSER.5 installed .. any know good sites to use it properly :)

any help you be great :biggrin:

October 17th, 2008, 03:20 PM
Oh any know where I could get some Buck Rogers stuff from for Poser.

Darrell Lawrence
October 17th, 2008, 04:08 PM
How different is it compared to Poser 4?

October 17th, 2008, 04:20 PM
How different is it compared to Poser 4?
Have no idea .. I have only had P5...

I want to have characters for a hanger bay scene I have in mind. I will be building the bay soon

October 17th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I have Poser 7 which is pretty different from 4 and 5.

Most of the Buck Rogers stuff I've seen has just been the ships and a blaster.

If you're looking for some tuts I can find some that might be helpful.

October 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
OK Mates

I have POSER.5 installed .. any know good sites to use it properly :)

any help you be great :biggrin:

http://www.contentparadise.com/forums/index.php (mainly poser 6/7, but plenty of ppl to help there)

October 17th, 2008, 11:03 PM
How different is it compared to Poser 4?

more advanced than 4 - better materials, hair room, dynamic cloth. but can be unstable.. Poser 6 and 7 are far better.

(I have 5/6/7 installed and getting Poser Pro soon)

October 18th, 2008, 01:26 AM
Thanks Kai .. I am hot footing over to those sites now

October 18th, 2008, 02:54 AM
Renderosity is a great site. One of my daily hits.
If content is what you're after (I wasn't sure by your post) then you should really also check out www.sharecg.com and click on their 'poser' section.

It's massive and a lot of the content you'll find on Renderosity comes from ShareCG.

Something you may not know is that pretty much all DAZ3D content works in Poser and vice versa. So - if you come across something like ...Say... A Free version of DAZ Michael 3 or Victoria 1,2 or 3 you can use them in Poser and all of their 'morph points' will import into P as well. - Or at least they do with my P7.

If you have the demo of Carrara Pro 6 it has 'TransPoser' which will allow you to import Poser content right into Carrara fully textured - even if the mesh uses a Poser specific shading. I can't take advantage of that since I have P7 and the .exe is very different.

October 18th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Oh man thanks for that .. just the info I need .. I still working out who things work ..I just worked out how to load a new character ..

October 20th, 2008, 01:02 AM
Taranis, check out the tutorials section at Renderosity. A lot of those still apply to Poser 5. If you ever get stuck with materials or shaders as some people refer to them, have a chat with a guy called BagginsBill over at 'Rosity. He is extremely helpful and has a brain to envy when it comes to understanding the mathamatics behind materials and lighting. He even assists Smith Micro, and previously E-Frontier (previous owner of Poser) in identifying bugs and fixing them in Poser.

There is still a lot of support for Poser 5, and even Poser 4 to a certain extent over at 'Rosity. A lot of people over the years have gotten to a version of Poser that they find stable and suits their workflow, and they don't change or update, so this helps keep support alive for the older versions.

The only real areas you may have compatibility issues with between 5, 6 and 7 are Poser Python which changes dramatically just about every time they update or release a new version, and the material room where the nodes and mathamatics change a fair amount from time to time.

The guys at 'Rosity are generally very helpful and there are a lot of very knowledgable Poser users that frequent the forums. Some of the Poser developers even stick their heads in from time to time to say hi, help with issues occasionaly, or announce new products or versions.

Let me know if there is anything specific you are lookg for or looking for help with as my collection of Poser characters, clothing, hair, props, scenes, tutorials, etc was around 130 Gig last time I checked. ;)


October 20th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Thanks for that .. I have been looking over there :) I will look for the chap you mentioned and I will get back to you on the characters

October 20th, 2008, 02:50 PM
I will get back to you on the characters

Most (*my opinion*) people use the models from Daz3D.

You can get the base models from here for free. No morph packs but hey they have to make money somehow.


It's a bit of a strange one as they used this to distribute them and then went back to charging for a couple of them and didn't take the link down to this bundle. I got this link from their own forum so can hardly think they don't know about it.

Edit - Sorry, forgot to ask if you are on PC or MAC as the character link goes to the PC one, however, there is a MAC version and I can get the link if you would like.. Cheers.

Also to get started they do quite a few freebies - this one might help


As above if you are looking for anything specific just yell - Poser has been my weapon of choice since the start.


October 20th, 2008, 03:13 PM
www.DAZ3D.com is one of the best sources for Poser content.
Their freebie section is pretty awesome and if you sign up for the news letter they send you a free mesh every month. If you join the Platinum Club they send you a better free mesh every month plus you get some really cool deals too.

I've built a massive collection through them.
Their 'human' figure meshes are IMO the best out there and the only ones I use in my anmations. When you can take a single figure like M3, V4 or V3SAE and turn it into thousands of different people all in a matter of seconds you've got a heck of a tool!

October 20th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Thanks you both for your help .. Fretslayer has be of great help with advise and many suggetions ,, I appreciate your finding these links ..
give me the ideas of creating a resource thread too,

but that will soon

October 21st, 2008, 12:30 AM
Don't forget that Daz3D also have a weekly freebie which is one of the items normally sold in their marketplace. I sometimes miss them because they can be a little bit difficult to find in their marketplace, but usually somebody will post about the weekly freebie in their forums or on Renderosity. Keep an eye out for posts by Acadia on Renderosity. She is another really helpful person with links to anything and everything Poser related. She usually posts first on the Renderosity forums about the weekly Daz3D freebie.

Some of the stuff I've picked up through their weekly freebies is really awesome! :)


October 23rd, 2008, 09:27 PM
A few other site with a fair amount of free stuff are
3D Commune (http://www.3dcommune.com/)
Runtime DNA (http://www.runtimedna.com/)
Animotions (http://www.animotions.com/index.php) for Superhero stuff

Also in addition to content DAZ also has tutorials (http://www.daz3d.com/i/tutorial/0?_m=d)
Also DAZ has a free archive (http://free.daz3d.com/free_weekly/archive_list.php) but is not easy to find

October 23rd, 2008, 09:47 PM
Poser 5, as has already been said, is more advanced than P4, but, not in the same league as P6 or P7. You can find lots of tutorials, free items, etc at the sites that have been named and there are tons of other sites. Don't be afraid to get involved in the forums of these sites they each have many people who will answer any questions you may have.

Welcome to the world of Poser.

October 24th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Thanks for these ..

April 3rd, 2009, 05:48 PM
Daz3d has some great tutorials for different versions of Poser, as well as post-render processing. Another thing to keep in mind, if you want access to their OLD free weekly models, no longer readily available, the after you register and login - type in this URL HTTP://free.daz3d.com I believe the archives are still accessible.