By Michael Burns | on April 11, 2005
Price When Reviewed: 145 . 77
Pros: Powerful new rendering options, expanded content base, enhanced figure articulation, Wacro scripts in the Material Room, OpenGL Hardware rendering for scene previews.
Cons: Interface and processes still not the most intuitive, limited undo level, Mac version not yet fully integrated with Content Paradise.
Most 3D artists have experienced Poser at some time in their career. The character tool for animation and graphic design applications was originally based on the pose-able wooden mannequin used by artists for many years.
Poser’s figure library has grown in scope and sophistication to make it the alternative modelling tool for artists who need to quickly add characters to 2D and 3D scenes. Recent updates to the tool have introduced refined Morph Targets and the Face Room for wrapping bitmap photos onto Poser figures (both enhanced in this version), while dynamic clothing, hair, and props have become more integrated parts of the Poser wardrobe too.