May 09, 2011

Poser Pro 2010


The user interface has been substantially revamped, and I like it much better. This is the same renderer that Poser 7 used, but they seem to have upgraded it. And it does use all four cores. The system CPU usage spikes at 100% during a render.

Which goes blitz fast. It's impressive to watch.

I'm not so thrilled by that mesh. The face seems wrong. It doesn't look like a woman to me. For one thing, the mouth is too big. For another, the chin is much too prominent. And I think the cheeks are too fat.

The face designer has a bazillion controls to allow you to adjust stuff like that, and I only just started messing with that a bit.

But I'll load Miki, the Japanese figure I purchased a couple of years ago, into it later. She looked a lot better.

The delivery guy said that the label last Friday gave the street address for the building but not the apartment number. And there was a new label pasted on the package today.



The "Miki 2" mesh looks a lot better IMHO. It looks like a girl, for one thing.

UPDATE: So far, the good: you can resize windows from any edge or corner (the windows standard). In Poser 7 you could only resize using the lower right corner (the mac standard).

The middling: when it goes CPU bound, you can actually minimize it.

At least, most of the way. I just tried using the "clothify" function on a high-res square, and right now it's completely locked up. I was able to minimize the main screen, but the "clothify" popup didn't go with it. So I used the "show desktop" function, and the "clothify" popup repainted itself.

Seems like they still don't totally understand this "multitasking" concept.

UPDATE: Whatever that was doing, it wasn't responding to mouse clicks and it wasn't using any CPU, so I gave up and killed it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 12:22 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 My first response on seeing this was "why didn't he post a picture of one of the female models?".


Posted by: J Greely at May 09, 2011 12:46 PM (fpXGN)


Me, too. My first reaction to that face was, "It's a guy".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 09, 2011 01:46 PM (+rSRq)


Yup, the top one's totally an unintentional reverse trap.

Miki2 is better, but I think they both share an apartment at 1616 Uncanny Valley Drive, though.

(Veins visible through skin on the chest and arm: sure.  Veins visible through skin on the chin and lower lip: huh?)

Posted by: Mikeski at May 09, 2011 07:12 PM (GbSQF)

4 That's all part of the skin texture map, along with things like the lip coloration and the beauty spots. I don't know why they include such things, but it's easy to get rid of them. The texture map is just a big TIF file.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 09, 2011 07:14 PM (+rSRq)

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