Started by Randalt, October 24, 2006, 03:14:13 am
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QuoteYeah, I use Poser mostly to do simple modeling as reference for painting/drawing. For me, it's a lot easier to draw clothing than to create it with software. A pencil is a lot cheaper than some software!
QuoteNo, Poser 5 didn't come with Shade. I'm using some stuff I bought, got as freeware. I've heard of Hexagon, but didn't take a close look at it until now, thanks for letting me know.
QuoteBut truth be told, unless you really need a realistic simulation of lighting and positioning, it's really not cost-effective to spend too much time rendering your characters in 3D, especially if the goal is to import them in 2D.
QuoteGood looking work there, C-Chan. I used to have an A500, as it got older the chips would unseat as it overheated; the recommended fix was to bend it (or him/her if you think of computers in that way http://ostan.blackdiam.net/images/smiles/1/icon_twisted.gif) over your knee to reseat them!
QuoteYes, that's what I've been doing with Poser, using it to get all the angles and shadows right then printing it out and finishing it on paper or whatever. But now I want to push it further and see what I can do in software. And animate it, add speech & SFX.A few days ago I downloaded Art of Illusion and another freeware program, Anim8or. I haven't used them enough to form an opinion yet.
QuoteThank you, C-Chan, for that suggestion! I've downloaded all the files but one (I'm waiting on the really-really-slow Art Of Illusion Windows Launcher download connection to finish) and will install everything (all that Java stuff too) and see what happens.
QuoteOne other piece of free rendering software is DAZ Studio, which you can get athttp://www.daz3d.com/program/studio/index.php68 MB download. Like in Poser, complex object creation is very limited, though they sell a separate plug-in called D-Form which allows morphing & modifying of objects.Some of DAZ's 3D characters, clothing & props are free, most are for sale. They have an anime-style character named Aiko as a free download.You will need to set up a DAZ account to download from their site.The AnimeDoll character I used here is made by MayaX (not free ).
QuoteBTW, by "used to have", does than mean perhaps,... maybe,... like,... "I used to have a cool A500 Amiga system in my living room, but now I have it in a climate-controlled storage unit, and am more than ready and willing to sell it to this Amiga-crazed pig called 'C-chan'"? ^___^'
QuoteActually, though, I tried DAZStudio long before I joined DAZ. My impression.... blah....Looks like Poser, sounds like Poser, smells like Poser, but definitely a "poser". ^___^As for Aiko, guess who's the base for my 3D Amiga-chan above? ^v^Fufufu....A word about the "free" Aiko, though. Indeed, they do offer a free Aiko, Victoria and Whathisface at DAZ, but naturally there's no such thing as a free lunch. ^___^The hook is that they're only the BASE models of such, so you only get Aiko "Lite" so to speak. Good enough for poses and stuff, but sorely lacking if what you want are credible Anime rendition in Poser. ^___^
QuoteDon't know why Mayax sounds familiar, btw. Might have used her before and not even remember. ^^'
QuoteAnyway, when you have the time, let me know. I'll be glad to show you how Poser works. ^__^Although hopefully it's Poser 4..... Poser 5 and 6 have a new Materials room, the Face Room, the Cloth Room and the Hair Room, and except for the Cloth room (sort of...) I haven't really mastered them all yet. ^^'
Quote from: "SleepyD"I pounced on the chance for free software that quite a few people use. (Despite the fact i barely knew anything about it) XD;
QuoteNo, I sold it to my nephew, and he played with it for a time, then got a PC. He probably junked it and kept the monitor.
QuoteAh, they gotcha! Good luck!
QuoteThey had a 1-week promo or something. Full-version of Poser 5 for free download.I pounced on the chance for free software that quite a few people use. (Despite the fact i barely knew anything about it) XD;