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Learning Poser 10 / Poser Pro 2014

Video Description

In this Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 training course, expert trainer Mark Bremmer introduces you to the tools and techniques you will use to manipulate and animate 3D characters in this software from Smith Micro. Mark uses real-world projects to show you how to apply each concept and you follow along with the working files he has provided, replicating the steps as you go through the tutorial. This course is designed for beginners and experienced Poser users alike, and no prior Poser experience is required.
Mark starts with a quick overview of the Poser interface, and the location of the tools and menus that you will use throughout this video tutorial. Each topic is broken into short lessons, making it quick to learn and easy to understand. Throughout the tutorials, Mark shows you how to pose figures, add props, morph characters, work with materials and customize faces in the Face room. You will learn how to work with the Cloth Room, light a building or scene, animate your figure, and even design a walk for your character! This video training course finishes up with a chapter on rendering settings and best practices.
Whether you are new to Poser or a seasoned Poser professional, the tips and tricks throughout this training course will help you be more efficient in your character animation workflows. You will be surprised at just how much you will learn about Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 in less than 9 hours of video based training in this Poser tutorial!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Poser Pro 2014 Vs Poser 10 00:02:57
    2. What Is Covered 00:06:56
    3. What Is Not Covered 00:01:47
  2. Before Getting Started
    1. System Preferences And PC/Mac Differences 00:01:21
  3. Interface
    1. Poser Interface Philosophy 00:05:42
    2. Menu Bar And Keyboard Shortcuts 00:01:57
    3. Palette Properties And Parameters 00:04:55
    4. Library 00:04:13
    5. Camera Controls 00:06:41
    6. User Interface - Animation 00:01:50
  4. New Features In Poser
    1. New Feature Introduction 00:01:13
    2. Fitting Room - Part 1 (Poser Pro 2014 Only) 00:06:35
    3. Fitting Room - Part 2 (Poser Pro 2014 Only) 00:06:08
    4. Clothing Morph Tool 00:06:29
    5. Comic Book 00:03:50
    6. Softbody Dynamics With Cloth - Part 1 00:06:04
    7. Softbody Dynamics With Cloth - Part 2 00:06:00
    8. Softbody Dynamics With Humans - Part 1 00:06:05
    9. Softbody Dynamics With Humans - Part 2 00:06:17
    10. Compound Shader Nodes 00:03:28
  5. Document Window Controls
    1. Document Display Controls 00:04:52
    2. Preview Controls 00:05:00
    3. Document And Render Tab 00:06:13
  6. Posing Figures
    1. Inverse Kinematics 00:02:27
    2. Direct Manipulation 00:04:36
    3. Numeric Manipulation 00:05:39
    4. Automatic Balance 00:03:00
    5. Symmetry 00:02:11
    6. Adding Multiple Figures 00:04:43
    7. Using Pre-Made Poses 00:04:54
    8. Using Animated Poses 00:04:26
  7. Adding And Posing With Props
    1. Adding Props From The Library 00:06:51
    2. Adding Dynamic Clothing 00:06:08
    3. Adding Prop Hair 00:03:34
    4. Modifying Prop Hair 00:03:24
    5. Adding Strand Hair 00:05:18
    6. Importing Non-Poser Props 00:03:57
    7. Converting Non-Poser Props 00:02:50
    8. Using Prop Hierarchy 00:06:28
  8. Changing And Morphing Characters
    1. Morph Dial - Face Manipulation 00:05:24
    2. Morph Dial - Saving Face Morphs 00:03:14
    3. Morph Tool Integration 00:06:23
    4. Morph Tool Manipulation 00:05:39
    5. Using Magnets 00:05:45
    6. Magnet Vertex Painting 00:04:58
  9. Materials
    1. Materials Tab Layout 00:04:48
    2. Examining Materials 00:05:56
    3. Creating Textures - Wood 00:06:42
    4. Character Shading 00:05:32
    5. Transparency And Blending 00:06:35
    6. Advanced Blending 00:04:40
    7. Advanced Metallic - Texture 00:05:59
    8. Advanced Metallic - Specular 00:06:43
    9. Advanced Metallic - Bumps 00:06:41
  10. Face Room
    1. General Best Methods For Faces 00:06:21
    2. Preparing Custom Face Textures 00:06:41
    3. Texture Alignment 00:06:38
    4. Texture Modification 00:06:35
    5. Texture And Material Management 00:04:07
  11. Hair Room
    1. Hair Room Strategies 00:06:41
    2. Hair Groups And Styling 00:06:29
    3. Strand Props 00:06:30
    4. Hair Dynamics 00:05:01
    5. Wind And Coloring 00:06:48
  12. Cloth Room
    1. Basic Controls 00:06:21
    2. Dynamic Controls 00:03:59
    3. Advanced Draping And Wave Deformer 00:03:58
    4. Advanced Choreography - Part 1 00:06:36
    5. Advanced Choreography - Part 2 00:03:35
    6. Advanced Constraints - Part 1 00:05:57
    7. Advanced Constraints - Part 2 00:05:32
  13. Lighting And Scene Building
    1. Infinite Lighting And Viewing 00:06:36
    2. Spotlight 00:05:40
    3. Point Light 00:04:25
    4. Image Based Lighting 00:05:27
    5. HDRI Image Based Lighting 00:04:54
    6. Gels 00:02:02
    7. Advanced Scene Building 00:05:48
  14. Animating
    1. General Animation Best Methods 00:02:03
    2. Palette And Key Frames 00:06:39
    3. Editing Key Frames 00:04:25
    4. Graph Editor And Key Frames 00:03:54
    5. Layers 00:05:40
    6. Animation Groups 00:01:17
    7. Imported Motion 00:02:43
  15. Walk Designer
    1. Basic Walk 00:06:42
    2. Walking A Path 00:05:14
    3. Layer Animation Quirks - Part 1 00:06:51
    4. Layer Animation Quirks - Part 2 00:06:26
    5. Layer Animation Quirks - Part 3 00:03:55
  16. Talk Designer
    1. Talk Designer Setup 00:05:51
    2. Talk Designer Finesse 00:02:58
  17. Set Up Room
    1. Import And Grouping 00:06:47
    2. Groups and Bones 00:06:44
    3. Adjusting Bones 00:07:20
    4. Adjusting The Rig 00:06:10
  18. Rendering
    1. Rendering Best Practices 00:05:05
    2. FireFly Settings - Part 1 00:06:37
    3. FireFly Settings - Part 2 00:05:41
    4. Toon Settings 00:03:11
    5. Sketch Settings 00:04:45
    6. Preview Settings - Graphic Novel 00:03:45
    7. Movie Settings And Codecs 00:05:57
  19. Wrap-up
    1. Wrapping Up With Poser 00:04:44
  20. About the Author
    1. About Mark Bremmer 00:01:04