Should I give content creation another go?



  • @Ladonna said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    I would be interested in Pauline content :) Pauline advanced.

    I'll have to see about getting Pauline advanced - I believe I only have Pauline (Which ever comes with Poser 11 Pro).
    I'm going to start simple to get used to the work flow and rigging for Poser. :) So bear with me.


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    @Lotharen Pauline advanced was free over CP. Maybe still ?



  • @Ladonna said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    @Lotharen Pauline advanced was free over CP. Maybe still ?

    Thanks, just checked. She's not free anymore - was a limited time offer. I'm broke from my Poser 11 purchase but as soon as I can pick up a paypal card Ill purchase her to see what I can do. Will clothes made for Pauline work with the advanced version? Does anyone know?



  • The question in your survey about which figures do you use the most would seem to be the wrong question in my case, since the figures I use most are the figures I have the most content for, and us such are the figures I'm least likely to find new content for of interest.
    So I'm definitely interested in clothing for Pauline, or any of the SM figures providing it's novel.


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    @Lotharen No, the clothes does not fit her. Only the Dynamic clothes because she has extra bones.



  • @Lotharen said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    My one issue right now is where to start. Which figure should I make my first content for? Roxie, Pauline, Dawn, V4? Any ideas from those that are interested in content?

    I would highly recommend DawnSE/SR2. If you are just getting your feet wet in weight map rigging, she is the easiest to learn on since her rigging is so nicely done and 'mature."

    There are learning curves with Roxie, Miki4 and Pauline - I have rigged for all of them. Dawn is, by far, the easiest and most "elegant" to rig for. The others require rigging "tricks" to make it work.


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    Looking through technical glasses :

    When you study the obj files, the rigging, and the provided textures, Rex and Roxie are by far the best overall "Native Poser figures".

    All what comes before them has magnet issues or are not symmetrical.
    Up to 42 magnet errors for the Ryan-Alyson and Miki4 series, and Sydney is not symmetrical.

    Default Paul - Pauline have rigging issues, have mesh issues, and there are no quality Diffuse textures.

    When a vendor wants to build for the technically best Native Poser figures, and there certainly is a market here, they will have to choose Rex-Roxie.



  • @vilters And yet, Roxie has issues with her rigging.



  • @Lotharen They will not. Not without transferring rigging from the Advanced version to the base clothing rig.

    Pauline rigging on Pauline Advanced without rig transfer
    0_1467569953495_PaulineClothingonAdvanced.jpg


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    The only "serious-serious" issue with Roxie is a dependency in the thigh that is not symmetrical.



  • @vilters In your opinion. I have another.


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    It seems all figures have their issues based on individual standards and needs. I have just rediscovered Alyson2 with her expanded morphs and ethnic choices ... I love having quality Latin models. If we take the time to use the best model for each image. I have found most models since P5 usable at one point or other ... and I admit a primary use of DAZ's generation 4 & 3. I avoid the debates ... they get too heated. Having said that I am a devoted Poser user and advocate. I love the program. I would love to see content made for Alyson2, Kryan2, Pauline and Paul and the V4, M4, K4 figures and I am tentatively using Dawn and Dusk, I just hesitate having to start a new wardrobe all over again. That is my personal stand as a techie and pure image user as well.



  • I encountered some issue with Roxie after doing a lot of modeling and rigging clothing for her. But, as someone in this thread said earlier - all the negativity isn't understandable, nor necessary, for Poser newbies.

    I have no intention of hashing it out on the forum. I filed a bug report, it was ignored, I moved on. Easy.

    Each user should make their own choices about what figure to use. After all, these figures are included with your copy of Poser so there's no harm in trying them out and coming to your own conclusions.


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    @Ladonna said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    @Lotharen No, the clothes does not fit her. Only the Dynamic clothes because she has extra bones.

    If your speaking of Pauline Advanced here, that is not the case. Same number of bones.



  • @Lotharen said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    My one issue right now is where to start. Which figure should I make my first content for? Roxie, Pauline, Dawn, V4? Any ideas from those that are interested in content?

    What figure do you use most?


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    @vagabondallen said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    Hello all!

    A few years ago, I was a budding vendor with lots of ideas for content, and the marketing manager for a smaller marketplace within the community. Then two things happened. Major life events, such as the births of my two sons… and the “schism,” the point at which Daz opted to stop creating Poser-native figures.

    However, with the recent events at RDNA, and things settling down on the homefront, I’ve been debating whether it’s wise to return to content creation. Till now, I’ve been a Poser user who managed to include DS support in his products, but I don’t know if I’m ready to abandon Poser altogether and make the jump to DS.

    To help me make my decision, I was hoping the community could answer a few simple questions for me in this brief survey so I can better gauge the marketplace and community. Thanks so much for your time!

    VagabondAllen

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jbOLBOqCnYG9neKbTRjJOaxlupfefssuRUinhe2M3Iw/edit?userstoinvite=profotograf.antonio@gmail.com&ts=577492ee&actionButton=1

    Sure, there's always a demand for new content, regardless of what software you're working with.

    I think the real question is, can a content vendor make a decent living in today's market from making Poser-only content? It's really something that only an established Poser content vendor can answer, and a lot of them tend to remain silent on the issue. You can see some of the results though just by looking at what direction long-time vendors have gone.

    If you want to make content and you like using Poser, then there's no reason not to make content for Poser. If you want to make a living, then there's a lot more research you have to put into it in order to make a decision on which platform - or both - to support. One thing is certain though, which is that a free platform is always going to have a larger potential user base than a paid platform has, especially when both have roughly the same target audience.



  • @eclark1849 said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    @Lotharen said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    My one issue right now is where to start. Which figure should I make my first content for? Roxie, Pauline, Dawn, V4? Any ideas from those that are interested in content?

    What figure do you use most?

    Well, that has to be V4. I have the most content for her and M4. I figured making clothing for her would be far easier since she isn't weight mapped (I don't totally understand that concept yet). I did purchase the book 'How to make clothing for poser: A step-by-step guide' so hopefully it will guide me through some of it.


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    @shvrdavid said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    @Ladonna said in Should I give content creation another go?:

    @Lotharen No, the clothes does not fit her. Only the Dynamic clothes because she has extra bones.

    If your speaking of Pauline Advanced here, that is not the case. Same number of bones.

    Sorry, I somehow had this in mind with Pauline Advance, I mix here something. Mea Culpa :)



  • @Lotharen I would suggest starting out with the figure you're most familiar with then.



  • The problem with making stuff for V4, M4 is that there is already a lot of it out there. DAZ has almost been giving it away recently. While DAZ might have the larger user base, Poser might turn out to have some niche markets that could be exploited by someone if they were willing to persevere.