You Are The Director in Poser 6

You Are The Director in Poser 6

You Are The Director

When you start Poser, you will be in the Pose Room. This is where you will build your scene. Poser calls the picture you are creating a scene. Why? In most 3D applications, including Poser, you view your artwork as if you were looking through a camera. These Poser cameras work like real-world movie cameras and have similar names such as main, auxiliary, posing, face and dolly. Because your point of view is through a camera lens, you call the image you are creating a scene. Working in a 3D application is like being a movie director.

Unlike 2D art where you are painting on a real-world or digital canvas and you only have that one view or picture to work with, when you work in Poser, you have many cameras and therefore many possible pictures to create. The view through each camera will give you a completely new canvas. Poser allows you to view up to four cameras at one time. Also, you can use the Camera Controls to drag and rotate the Poser cameras into any position you want so the number of 3D scenes that you can create is almost limitless. If the built-in cameras are not just what you need, you can create your own.

So, in the Pose Room is where you will set the cameras and create your scene. You will do this by posing digital humans and characters of all kinds, as well as props, in the scene. Poser has a large number of ready-to-use posable characters and props, called Content, in its eight libraries. You can also place a background image for your scene. This image can be as simple as a photograph of your favorite spot on the beach or as elaborate as a movie matte painting. Also, you will set the lighting, much as you would on a movie set. In fact, many 3D artists consider the lighting the most important part of the scene.


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