Poser 7 Revealed: The efrontier Official Guide [NOOK Book]

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Poser 7 Revealed: The Official Guide offers a thorough introduction to Poser, explaining how to use the latest version. It is ideal for the beginning reader, using conceptual discussions and elementary, engaging tutorials to explain each topic. Poser can be intimidating for new users. This book tackles the difficulties of working with Poser and includes coverage that explains each amazing Poser feature. The growing popularity of Poser is making it a frequently used program across the globe in a variety of ...
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Poser 7 Revealed: The efrontier Official Guide

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Overview

Poser 7 Revealed: The Official Guide offers a thorough introduction to Poser, explaining how to use the latest version. It is ideal for the beginning reader, using conceptual discussions and elementary, engaging tutorials to explain each topic. Poser can be intimidating for new users. This book tackles the difficulties of working with Poser and includes coverage that explains each amazing Poser feature. The growing popularity of Poser is making it a frequently used program across the globe in a variety of outlets, including design schools, gaming companies, and movie production companies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598637977
  • Publisher: Course Technology, PTR
  • Publication date: 1/12/2006
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,343,227
  • File size: 27 MB
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Meet the Author

Kelly has over 15 years experience in the computer graphics arena, especially in the area of 3D graphics. Included in the experience is a variety of tasks from high-end CAD product design and architectural pre-visualization to virtual reality and games. Kelly is best known for his international best-selling books on graphics including the 3ds max Bible, Illustrator Bible and Naked Maya. Kelly currently works as a freelance designer for Logical Paradox Design, a company that he founded with his brother.
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Table of Contents


Revealed Series Vision     xxiii
Author Vision     xxiii
Learning the Poser Interface     2
Learn the Interface Controls     6
Explore the Pose Room     13
Use the Document Window     21
Discover the Other Rooms     29
Configure the Interface and Set Preferences     34
Get Help     38
Using the Poser Library     44
Work with the Library     48
Load Library Figures     53
Discover the Library Categories     57
Save Content to the Library     65
Remove Content from the Library     72
Use Content Collections     74
Editing and Posing Figures     78
Position Figures Within the Scene     82
Set Figure Properties and Style     86
Select Figure Elements     91
Use the Basic Editing Tools     96
Use the Parameter Dials     104
Use Symmetry, Limits, Balance, and Inverse Kinematics     121
Work with Hierarchies     127
Working with Files and Accessing Content Paradise     124
Work with Poser Files     128
Import 3D Objects into Poser     132
Import OtherContent     137
Export from Poser     142
Access Content Paradise     146
Load Custom Content     152
Dealing with Props     160
Import External Props     164
Select, Position, and Edit Props     167
Attach Props to Elements     170
Replace an Element with a Prop     175
Create Props from a Selected Group     178
Use Prop and Conforming Hair and Cloth     181
Establish a Scene-Cameras and Backgrounds     188
Learn the Available Cameras     192
Work with Cameras     197
Change Camera Parameters     204
Aim and Attach Cameras     209
Change the Background     213
Adding Scene Lighting     220
Learn Basic Lighting Techniques     224
Work with Lights     227
Enable Shadows and Ambient Occlusion     233
Set Light Materials     239
Use Image-Based Lighting     242
Creating and Applying Materials     248
Learn the Material Room Interface     252
Create Simple Materials     258
Create Advanced Materials     264
Learn the Various Material Nodes      269
Use Wacros     275
Create Smoothing and Material Groups     279
Add Atmosphere Effects     284
Creating a Face and Facial Expressions     288
Learn the Face Room Interface     292
Create a Face from Photos     297
Change Texture Variation     303
Use the Face Shaping Tool     307
Add the Face to the Figure     312
Work with Expressions     315
Adding Hair     320
Learn the Hair Room Interface     324
Grow Hair     328
Style Hair     333
Use Hair Dynamics     339
Change Hair Material     342
Working with Dynamic Cloth     346
Create a Cloth Simulation     350
Create Cloth     354
Create Cloth Groups     359
Simulate Cloth Dynamics     363
Rigging a Figure with Bones     368
Access and Edit Existing Bone Structures     372
Create and Name Bones     375
Group Body Parts     379
Use Inverse Kinematics     381
Use the Joint Editor     387
Animating Figures and Scenes     392
Work with Keyframes      396
Use the Animation Palette     399
Edit Animation Graphs     407
Use Animation Layers     414
Define an Animation Set     417
Create a Walk Path     420
Morphing Figures and Using Deformers     426
Morph Figures     430
Create Morph Targets     433
Use a Magnet Deformer     438
Add a Wave Deformer     441
Add a Wind Force Deformer     444
Lip Synching with Talk Deformers     450
Use the Talk Designer Interface     454
Work with Sound     459
Rendering Scenes     464
Render Images     468
Access Render Settings     476
Use the Sketch Designer     483
Set Render Dimensions     487
Render Animations     490
Use Rendering Effects     494
Using Poser with Other Software     500
Use Poser with Other e frontier Products     504
Use Poser with 3D Packages     510
Retouch Images in Photoshop     514
Writing Python Scripts     520
Access Pre-Built Scripts     524
Edit Python Scripts     530
New Features in Poser 7      534
Poser 7 Keyboard Shortcuts     538
Glossary     544
Index     550
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