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Poser: Easily create 3D Character Art and Animation.
Integrate animated 3D characters and gigabytes of Poser 11.1 content with the tools in your production pipeline. Poser 11.1 saves time and resources for
artists and production teams with ready-to-go, pre-rigged characters and a content library full of assets. Working inside Poser 11.1 generates dynamic
images and video with its advanced lighting and powerful rendering technology.
New in this version
SuperFly - Physically Based Rendering
Built on Blender's Cycles Render Engine, SuperFly brings the power of physically based shading and rendering to Poser. Accurately
light the way it behaves in the real world makes it easier to produce hyper-realistic renders. Existing Poser users can choose to use the same
materials as for FireFly, or take full advantage of the SuperFly material system, by building Cycles or physically based shaders. GPU assisted
rendering is supported via Nvidia CUDA (Poser Pro version only). For faster renders, users will be able to harness the power of their Nvidia
when using the SuperFly renderer.
Improvements to Realtime Comic Book preview
Control all your comic mode settings with one easy-to-access panel. New Geometric Edge Lines automatically produce a geometry-based
around figures which make amazing "ink" lines in OpenGL preview. The width of the geometric outlines for each material can be adjusted with
the Material room. You can create different "ink" weights for different parts of your figures and even set the outlines' width to be controlled
frames in your animation. This allows dynamic adjustment of "ink" weight in an animation. Check out the comic book display features!
Actor Selection History
This works like the history in your web browser, allowing you to keep track of recently accessed objects with back and forward
can see the whole history by right clicking the history buttons, and hot keys can be assigned to the previous and next actor (just like a web
This makes it easier to navigate through the actors in a scene while posing, and you always have a list of recently-modified parameters at your
Custom Parameter Palettes
Add frequently accessed parameter dials to custom palettes so you always have those dials at you finger tips without selecting
actors or lists. The palettes are saved with figures, props and scenes upon request.
Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts
This highly-requested feature allows you to customize Poser's hot keys. Assign preferred keys to frequently performed tasks and map
commands to the hot keys that you choose. You can also match the hot keys between Poser and your other programs so there's nothing new to
Smooth Translation of Joints
This new rigging feature allows for smooth, weight mapped linear translation of body parts for smooth translations and a whole new
dimension of control to figure rigging.
Adaptive Rigging using Morph Dependent Joint Centers (Creation is PRO)
Automatically set a figure's joint center to match a drastic morph and automatically create the needed dependencies. Match clothes
simple check box. Extreme morphs sometimes need the rotation centers for joints to be moved to accommodate the morphed shape, and this new tool
automatically sets up the rig to match the morphed shape.
When a morph gets really wild, sometimes even the orientation of a joint needs to change, meaning which direction it moves when you
or bend it. Now you can control a joint's orientation by a morph.
New Female Figure
Poser 11.1 and Poser Pro 11 include a brand new, never before seen Poser figure: Pauline. This figure will be the standard in content
creation for Poser 11.1 and is included FREE with the application.
Export a Partial Scene (Pro only)
When working on complex scenes, sometimes you need to separate parts out for distribution. This feature allows you to choose exactly
figures, props, lights, and cameras are included, and you can easily merge the scenes later on.
Export a Morph Injection (Pro only)
Content creators will find it handy to save a morph injection file right from the export menu. This tool creates a distributable
injection file in a few clicks.
Simulates real world light sources more accurately, much like a photographer's "Soft box" light. In the real world, lights are seldom
single point, so with adjustable-size lights, you can easily create realistic lighting conditions with soft shadows.
Simulates the way light reflects and refracts in a realistic way so you can accurately reproduce the behavior of light on refractive
reflective surfaces, like lenses focusing light and water creating ripples of light.
Materials that transmit light can also produce volumetric effects which can simulate absorption and diffusion. This feature simulates
way light behaves inside a transparent object, like light picking up color in stained glass or being diffused in fog or smoke.
Measurements & Text Props (Creation PRO, Playback STD)
This allows you to create precise measurements in a Poser scene that are highly useful for forensics and recreating real world
a few clicks, you can create measurements that respond to the actors in the scene. As you move objects in the scene, the measurements update in
High Density Display Support
This is a user-adjustable interface scale setting that resizes the entire user interface. If you have a high DPI monitor, you can
the interface. If you have a small monitor, you can scale it down to maximize screen real estate. It's also useful for accessibility because the
be scaled up for easier reading. The addition of UI scaling makes Poser much easier to use on high DPI displays and allows easier accessibility
users with limited vision.
Improved Scene Manipulation Performance
Figure posing speed will be faster across the board, and scenes with lots of figures will be more responsive when posing figures.
Revamped Direct Manipulation Tool
A broader ribbon style and depth cueing make the new direct manipulation tool easier to use.
Auto-save saves your bacon. Customize the time between saves and how long a period of inactivity passes before it triggers.
Master Synchronized Morph Dials
Full Body Morphs can be controlled directly from any affected body part, and dials can be un-linked for individual control of morphs
comprised of many smaller parts. The Master Synchronized Morph Dials feature allows you to control all the constituent parts from any part, not
the master dial.
Subdivision-level morph targets (Creating morphs PRO) - In Poser Pro, you can create high-resolution morphs right on the subdivided
geometry and use the Export Morph Injection command to share them.
Improved Subdivision Surfaces
More robust handling of poor geometry. By integrating OpenSubdiv 3, support for meshes that were not originally designed for
Vertex Weight Painting Constrained to Material Groups
When editing vertex weights and morphs, you can limit the painted area by groups or materials. Sometimes when working with weight
creating morphs, you need to limit editing to a certain area, and these options give you more control over how you limit the editing area.
Figure Symmetry Improvements (Rigging symmetry is PRO)
Separate symmetry for rigging and posing. Symmetry is selectable down to individual body parts, giving you much more precise control
it. In custom mode, you can select anything from one body part to the entire figure to copy.
Control Handles (Creation of control handles is PRO)
Provides an easy way to give ghost bones a handle that is automatically excluded from renders, making it much easier to work with in
scene. Handles can be parented to any body part and set to control any other part.
Option to Prepend Morph Targets
Allows users to choose how a morph behaves when the body part it is attached to bends. This feature controls how a morph is created.
morphs work better if they are processed before the figure is bent. Some work better after. Now you can choose the type you want.
Value Operator Editor (Value Op tab is PRO)
Gives content developers direct access to all Value Operator dependencies including scalar value. You'll now do direct creation and
of new parameter dials. This powerful new method of working with dependencies exposes the full power of Arithmetic Poser Dependencies, and it
familiar to people who used to hack files to create dependencies.
Improved encoding preset handling, better support of codec configuration, and new support for "headless" codecs.
Create layered materials to simulate the way light interacts in complex surfaces. It's also great to make a tattoo or a scar.
Improved Library Search
Search your local library as well as partner brokerages for relevant items. Create wish list items you may want later. Tag content so
can build your own custom groups for easier content management. The new library will seamlessly include content from online sources and filter it
your own customizable tags.
Absolute Scaling for 3DS, DXF, LWO and OBJ import & export (Same PRO/STD split)
Easier import and export of geometry files because every 3D application has its own scale. Absolute scaling makes it easier to share
content between Poser and other applications.
Alembic Export (PRO)
Point cache format for export allows for faithful reproduction of animated scenes in production pipelines.
Game Development Features (PRO)
Poser Pro Game Dev features have been added to Poser Pro 11, including game asset creation tools for Figure Combining, Polygon
Unseen Polygon Removal, FBX import/export and Kinect for Windows support, all designed to produce size-efficient 3D character assets and scene
for gaming and Unity.
Exposed Hidden Options in Dial Properties (PRO)
Enhanced ability to hide/unhide dials makes hidden parameters accessible. Exposed static property. Use the static option to force a
dial to stop animating. Its present value will be used throughout the animation. Simple selection tool. Sometimes you really just need to select
something and you don't want or need to move it. Now you can with simple select.
Architectural Improvement! Single Installer for Poser 11 & Poser Pro 11
Now there's a single installation regardless of Poser flavor. Makes upgrading easy, there's nothing to download.
Architectural Improvement! 3rd Party Component Updates
Embree 2.4 and OpenSubdiv 3.
Real-time OpenGL Scene Preview
Accurate, real-time previews of Spot, Point, Infinite and IBL (Image Based Lights) Lights, Soft Shadows, with Ambient Occlusion,
Maps and Back Facing Polygons in a Gamma Corrected scene. The Light Properties control allows the user to toggle specific lights to preview in
scene, with accumulated brightness for each selected light. MIP Map support improves performance when previewing large textures. Poser 11.1 OpenGL
improvements preview textures more efficiently, with reliable onscreen display of lights, shadows, and color, for smarter interactive scene
Skin, wax, and marble are just some of the materials that are translucent when struck by light. To recreate this subtle yet crucial
when rendering these materials, Poser 11.1 features a set of easy to configure SubSurface Scattering Material Nodes. New Nodes include SubSurface Skin,
Scatter, and basic Scatter. The Scatter Node includes a number of optimized pre-sets for Skin, Marble, Milk, Fruit and Vegetables.
Rendering Performance Improvements
Poser 11.1's FireFly Rendering Engine keeps getting better with numerous improvements in reflections, transparencies, depth of field and
blur quality, netting visibly smoother results without significantly impacting render times. Indirect Lighting (IDL) now supports Ambient
(AO) with faster transparency rendering. Light Casting Objects can be invisible in final renderings yet still contribute illumination to the
addition to the new SubSurface Scattering Nodes, Poser 11.1 has a new Custom Scatter Node to support effects such as bioluminescent skin.
Weight Map Rigging
High-end professional 3D applications like 3ds Max and Maya have set the standard for Weight Map Rigging, and now both
and Poser Pro provide the most open vertex Weight Mapping support available to Poser 11.1 users today. Weight Map Rigging offers several benefits
smoother bending folds and bulges with vertex by vertex control over every bend or bulge. Weight Maps can be added to any joint bend, to twist
scaling channels and can be used to control bulges. Plus Poser 11.1 takes the standard of Weight Map Rigging several steps further with support for
Joint Rigging (combining traditional Poser Sphere/Capsule Zones with Weight Maps), using either single mesh geometry or traditionally grouped
and enables Weight Maps or zones to affect any number of body parts beyond the current joint. The new Weight Map Rigging provides a platform that
support third party figures that use Weight Mapping, by expanding the open, well documented and easily editable Poser PZ3 file format, to
creativity and user driven enhancements to Poser 11.1 figures.
Expanded Context Menus
The expanded Context Menus will vastly improve interaction and scene creation. Six unique Context Menus have been developed for
Actors, Objects, Lights, Cameras and Backgrounds to provide quick access to the most useful menu operations including selecting, toggling IK
copying symmetry in poses, pointing lights, conforming clothing, setting parenting, changing light types, and even hiding/revealing all items in
If you need a way to move, scale or hide a bunch of objects in a Poser scene at the same time, simply add any number of scene
from figures and props to lights, into a Grouping Object. Objects can be moved, rotated, scaled and animated or even hidden and revealed. Create
multiple Grouping Objects to hold different areas of a scene, or related props and figures. Adding selected scene elements into any Grouping
easy using the powerful new Context Menu controls.
Multi-select drag and drop from Library
Drag and Drop support in Poser 11.1's Library makes it easy to apply materials, or conform clothing, or drop a pose right onto a figure.
Library's new Multi-select feature, you'll be able to select several items of clothing and drag them right onto a figure and auto-conform them in
step. And it gets even better when working with multiple categories of items in your Favorites; Multi-select a hairstyle, several clothing items
pose all at once, then click and drag them right onto your target figure. Poser 11.1 will automatically apply the items.
Morph Tool Tablet Support
Integrated Wacom pressure sensitive tablet support into the Morph Tool allows you much finer control when creating morphs. Vary brush
strength with pressure for any brush size you've set.
Constraint Channels and Constraint Objects
Constraint Channels and Objects enable animating a ball being throw or caught. Basically, the Constraint is an animatable handle for
object that will allow you to parent it to a figure's hand as it winds up for the throw, and then have the object leave the hand and fly through
air as if it's being thrown.
Light Casting Objects
Indirect Lighting (IDL) enables objects with high ambient values to cast light with a huge array of lighting effects. Now you can
off visibility in rendering for objects, yet still enable them to cast light. This will allow the creation of light domes, environment domes and
area lights to cast ambient light without being rendered in the scene. Combined with our new Poser Scene Library category, this feature will be a
way to deliver a fully lit IDL environment.
Over 5GB of Poser Content
Includes a complete collection of well organized, easy to find content supplied by talented third party content artists as well
created by the Smith Micro team of 3D artists. Fully articulated human skeletons that match the male and female figures body topology are
included along with artist manikins, animals, dinosaurs and a dragon, robots, vehicles, toy and cartoon characters; over 140 ready to pose
total. Various new poses, animations, light sets, props, and accessories to help new users get started are included in the Poser 11.1 content
The Dependent Parameter tool lets the artist create new Master Parameters or turn any existing Parameter into a Master Parameter that
drive any other editable parameters in the scene. Complex interactions can be created such as Full Body Morphs, Partial Body Morphs, Advanced
Controls, Joint Controlled Morph Targets, Joint Controlled Deformers and Parameter Controlled Scene Assets. When a Master Parameter has been
its Dependent Parameters can be edited or added to, and all Dependent Parameters are displayed with both their Natural Value and their Master
Driven Value. A mouse click on either a Dependent or Master Parameter Options will reveal the Master or allow Dependent Parameter editing.
Content Management System / Library
Easy access to your collection of content, the Library presents content by category, but with a tighter list view with expanding
and additional data for each content item. The list is persistent by category, and can be scrolled through with cursor keys for convenience.
items can be loaded into the scene using the traditional Poser UI controls or can be dragged directly from the Library into the scene. To make it
easier to find items in your library and online, the Poser Library supports keyword search. Simply type in a keyword to find exactly what you
Poser 11.1 offers indirect diffuse illumination by combining improved irradiance caching with path tracing, producing rendered images with
Illumination qualities. By bouncing light and color from object to adjacent object in a scene, Poser's Global Illumination system can render
that appear so realistic they can fool the untrained eye into thinking the images are photos rather than 3D renderings.
Physically correct light falloff
For Spot and Point lights, Poser 11.1 lets users attenuate fall off to more closely reproduce real-world light behaviors. Constant falloff
replicates the legacy behavior, and Inverse Linear and Inverse Square add two new methods for getting light to appear more realistic.
Full Scene Category in Library
In the past, if you wanted to re-use a scene with that perfect environment settings, lights, cameras, props and dependencies and even
render settings, you had to build it, save it, then find and import it. With the new Scene Category in the Library you simply add that full Poser 11.1
with lights, cameras, all props and figures in place, and with all dependencies right into the Library. From there your new scenes can be dragged
directly from the Library into the Poser 11.1 workspace. For Poser 11.1 content developers this new feature will enable you to deliver fully constructed scenes
dependencies and optimal render settings that require less user support and are far easier to use.
Frame Object Camera
Frame Object Camera helps keeping your camera focused on an area that you're working on using Poser's original camera controls. With
click of a button, your current camera will zoom in on the selected object, allowing you take a closer look exactly where you're working. This
make it easier to navigate in and out of your deep scenes and help you save time when creating them.
Rotate Object Mode
A companion feature to the new Frame Object Camera, Poser 11.1 also includes a new Rotate Object mode. Simply toggle on the Rotate Object
your current camera will rotate around the center point of the currently selected object. This makes it even to focus on a selected element, and
it from every direction by spinning Camera trackball.
Pre-render Texture Caching
Faster pre-render texture handling with two new methods that will save time the first time you press that Render Now button. Poser 11.1 now
preloads all scene textures in the background when your system is idle, in prep for that first render, and can cache those textures session to
if you desire.
Python 2.7 Support
Smith Micro now provide Python 2.7 support to take full advantage of improvements to the scripting language.
New User Interface
The clean and easy to master user interface presents all the tools you'll need in a concise layout that takes full advantage of
screen resolutions. The interface layout provides a clean work environment so artists can focus on the project. All controls are contained in
palettes that can be docked for consistency, session to session, or floated to free up space.
Cross Body Part Morph Creation
In Morphing Tool now users can dial in a Morph Brush and paint morphs across body parts. Save that set of individual body part morphs
single Full Body Morph channel in the figure's Parameters. Easily create effects such as muscle bulges, scales, bumps, horns, veins or wounds and
Normal Mapping is a resource-efficient technique to add the appearance of complexity and surface detail to 3D objects. It can
object surfaces, making them appear more intricate than they actually are, without the added overhead of polygonal detail. This saves designers
valuable time and offers increased creative flexibility by allowing faster and more light-weight computation of rendered results.
Third Party Licensed feature
Permits existing clothing items to be re-fit onto Poser 11.1
Adds value by re-using existing clothing assets a user has invested in.
Gamma Correction/Linear Rendering
With Gamma Correction specify gamma values and apply those values to textures, or choose gamma values that will be applied to
images. This allows you to perform linear rendering for increased luminance accuracy. Gamma Correction gives you the confidence that what you see
what you'll get because input and output data will comply with your selected gamma values. Gamma Correction on the Texture Manager allows you to
specify gamma values per texture, giving you the ability to exclude certain textures from scene-wide gamma correction for maximum flexibility
dealing with displacement or normal maps.