Buying Poses from Renderosity
willshetterly last edited by willshetterly
@Twister1996 Yes. To be more precise, you will have to tweak the poses a little, because there are always variations. Usually, the hands and feet are most affected—the rest of the body may be close enough to what you want.
In addition to having to buy morphs, you have to buy skin maps. For example, see what's included with the Michael 4 Starter kit: http://www.daz3d.com/michael-4-complete
If you decide to invest in Daz figures, their Platinum Club membership will save you money. But the habit becomes expensive no matter how you approach it, which is why I'm strongly advising you do what I didn't: get comfortable with Poser using freebies and the included content before you start buying other figures.
Twister1996 last edited by
For anyone here who uses the free Daz Studio software, would you know if it can do comic book mode or cartoon line arts (black and white, as well as color)? If so, is it as good as Poser?
This is what I'm using Poser mostly for, not for animation (at least not at the moment). If Daz Studio can do comic book renderings, then perhaps I can pose their native figures there without having to buy morphs and use intermediary stuff like Wardrobe Wizards.
j.naylor73 last edited by
I could never get my head around the daz studio interface so gave up trying and went over to poser, but that's probably my problem! So can't help directly but is this the sort of thing you are looking for -
Twister1996 last edited by Twister1996
Actually, more towards black and white line arts is what I'm interested in, but color cartoon rendering is also acceptable. Poser 11 comes with a very good Comic Book Preview Options palette, but wondering if Daz Studio have this option too.
If not, I'll import them into Poser as you kind folks suggested.
willshetterly last edited by
@Twister1996 Since you want to do comics, I'm changing my advice.
But first, I recommend you stick with Poser. There are ways to do comics with Daz, but the best ones involve running the image through a filter in Photoshop or some other art program to get the effect of line art, which is time-consuming. What I like about Poser for comics is you can print things quickly to see if you like the panel and then move on to the next.
The advice I'm changing involves Michael 4 and Victoria 4. If you're doing comics, you don't want to be spending much time adjusting clothes and poses—though you'll find you'll do some of that no matter what you do. Using M4 and V4 makes a lot of sense for comics, especially given how much free stuff there is for them. You might also consider getting the Michael 3 and Victoria 3 reduced resolution figures that are in this package: http://www.daz3d.com/3d-starter-pack
If you decide to make the purchases, getting a Daz Platinum Club membership will save you money. But try not to buy anything that's not at a 60% discount or better for PC members. Daz has sales constantly to create a feeding frenzy in their customers. If you miss a great deal, it'll turn up again in a few months, most likely.
If you go with Michael 4, the pack you linked to at the beginning of this thread looks like a good deal. I've gotten other things from that seller and been happy with them.
mr_phoenyxx last edited by
Personally I have not had much luck applying Universal Poses to figures other than the one the Pose was designed for. It works some times, with minor adjustments, but I have found that it more often completely messes up the pose or the model. I recommend using poses only for the figure they were made for as much as possible. I have had a pose completely blow up/distort the mesh of the model on me before.
Your mileage may vary, but I have had very little luck using poses meant for another model.
eclark1849 last edited by
I recommend turning off IK which is on by default in Poser, when using any pose, ESPECIALLY in Universal pose mode. Even on figures the pose was designed for.
estherau last edited by
well I use semidieu's advanced library manager, and you can right click on the pose and just choose arm without hand or upper body etc, and I find a lot of poses for other figures will work quite well with using just parts of the pose.
Twister1996 last edited by Twister1996
Hi, can anyone recommend cartoon characters that I can purchase. Preferably, cartoon characters you have purchased and didn't give you much hassle when reposing them and are versatile enough to adjust their facial features.
When I say Cartoon Character, I meant figures similar to the ones in the Cartoon library of Poser. These figures look more comical or have more exaggerated features (like Barney, Edgar, and Freddie, from the Cartoon folder of Poser's library).
ghostship last edited by
@Twister1996 3D Universe at Daz3D does cartoon characters/figures.