Poser Expo II : Creative Professionals Live is a unique set of tutorials – a symposium for the Poser community. This is a collection of some of the brightest and creative minds to present content that will accelerate your learning with Poser. This is a series of presenters who shared their own desktops in live webinars in these HD quality recordings . It’s a chance to get a comprehensive grasp of Poser/Poser Pro. These tutorials deal with Poser Pro 2014/Poser 10, with 99% of what is shown directly applicable to the current versions of Poser.
These are TEN recordings lasting at least 1.5 hours each, equalling over 15 hours of content!
– A keynote address by HiveWire3D and separate instructional webinar on Dawn.
-“Drama and Emotion in Storytelling” by Mary Williams (nightsong)
-“Texturing Halloween Clothing” by Sergio Martinez (Xurge3D)
-“Modifying Existing Props/Figures” by Kim Schneider (Arki)
-“Animation for Poser/Bullet Physics” by Charles Taylor (Nerd3D)
-“Classic Horror Film Lighting” by Paolo Ciccone (Pret-a-3D)
|Title and Presenter||Content|
Keynote Address by HiveWire3D
Eric Merritt , Chris Creek, Steve Kondris and Paul Lesard
|Slideshow/Desktop Presentation (30 minutes) – presented by all members of HiveWire3D
The HiveWire 3D team share their thoughts and experiences around the creation of Dawn, the newest (at the time) weight-mapped Poser figure to enter the marketplace. As a group, the HiveWire 3D team will discuss why and how Dawn was created, future plans for Dawn (and Dusk), their experiences and thoughts around the current and potential impact of Dawn on the community at large.
– The Story of Dawn
– Vision and Goals for Dawn and the Poser Community
– Community & Vendor Reactions to Dawn
– Vendor Collaboration Strategies
– Future Plans for Dawn & HiveWire 3D
HiveWire3D answered set questions from the community
“Getting Under the Skin” by Traveler
|– About the Easy Skin script
– Configuring it for your own use.
– Explaining the technology behind it.
– Special effects.
“The Power of Drama in Storytelling” by Nightsong
|– The importance of dramatic elements and what they add to storytelling.
– Tailoring drama to a holiday or theme.
– Building a Halloween scene with dramatic elements.
– Studying how light, camera, and color theory can be used to enhance dramatic elements.
– When and when not to use dramatic elements.
– A brief study of dramatic images.
“Organizing your Runtimes like a Pro” by Netherworks, Traveler and Paolo Ciccone
-Poser as your own personal Theatre. How to organize by thinking like a director.
-How to organize with a File Manager and how that relates to Poser’s Library.
-How to utilize both tools, above, for successful organization.
-How to install Python scripts, why things go to certain places and what you can -organize.
-Show the “Uber Runtime” Style
-Advantages/Disadvantages of “One Big Runtime”
-New Commands/Options in Poser to help manage the runtime
-Manipulating Order of Folders by Naming Conventions
-Desktop Links – Pathways through the Insanity
Organising by Category and Runtimes on The Mac
“Texturing with a bit of Darkness” by Xurge3D
|-Preparing the Template and Master File
-Basic Textures Layout
-Layering the Details
-Seams and Stitching
-Add some Gothic Darkness
-Normal Map creation with nVidia PS Plug-in
-Set up the Shaders in Poser Pro 2014
-Render the Countess Portrait.
“Bringing your scenes to life” by Nerd3D – Walking through Animation
|– Use the timeline
– Keyframe editor to refine
– Advanced animation tools – walk/talk designer
– What not to animate?
“Texture transformer : Dawn to Victoria 4″ by Blacksmith 3D
– The Importance of Transforming V4 Textures to Dawn ( to the Poser community )
– Walkthrough basic transformation
– Workflow Walkthrough… Why are things the way they are.
– How and why UV seams are preserved so well
– Making touch-ups to converted textures
– TransMorping one character to another
– Removing UV warping effects from morphed characters
“Monster Lighting” by Paolo Ciccone – Reality 3 from Pret-a-3D
|– Understanding the components of horror movie lighting
– Using a reference
– Re-creating the lighting in Poser and DAZ Studio
– Setting the right atmosphere
– B&W considerations
“From Static to Dynamic” by Arki
|– The most common problems
– What to look for to make dynamics work
– How to modify an existing clothing piece
– Hard and soft: different kinds of dynamic mechanics
“The Power of Bullet Physics” by Nerd3D
|-Introduction to Poser’s Bullet Physics.
-Explore the 4 types of constraints.
-Step by step setup of each style of constraint.
-How to use Bullet’s soft dynamics to make your figure jiggle!
-Build a steam engine with Bullet constraints.
Attendees of the Poser Expo event commented:-
“It really was a presentation by Masters of the art. The amount of information given was mind-blowing, so that I will likely spend many hours stepping through the recordings to make sure I fully understand how the different effects were achieved.” (David Summers)
“Really, this is exactly what I’ve been needing to get me to the next level in my Poser experience (and now RealityPaint and UVMapper, as well as several others, including Reality3, which was a steal at that price!). Honestly, I think I’d be willing to pay twice as much for what you’ve offered.” (R Scott Johns)
“Excellent conference… where do i sign up for the next one! The best part, besides learning lots of new things, was the chance to connect with the Poser community.” (Ottilo from Vizvius animations)
“The Poser Expo was fan-fricken-tastic! Well run, incredibly informative, and fun!
Any time you want to do another one, I’m there. (Jeff kraschinski)
“The knowledge learnt out of it was very worthwhile. Thank you for allowing me to be part of it.” (Rick Walters)