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Introduction to Poser 8

Stephen Burns

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Learn Smith Micro Poser 8

Using Smith Micro Poser, you’ll learn the features and workflow that the pros use. In a simple step-by-step, plain English approach, Stephen will show you exactly what you need to know.

Even if you have no prior experience, this video will teach you what you need to know to create stunning artwork in Poser 8. (Also covers the new interface of Poser 2010). This PhotoshopCAFE training video shows you how to pose a character, apply clothing and accessories, lighting, rendering and much more. You will import to Photoshop and integrate it into a scene. This DVD will also address the concept of posing characters into a visual story line.

This fast loading DVD ROM contains sharp wide-screen video. The advanced interface allows the user to instantly jump to any of the 23 lessons with complete control over the playback. All the lesson files are included, so you can follow along at your own pace!

If you’ve ever dreamed of easily creating 3D characters to integrate with your 2D or 3D artwork this is the video for you!

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Introduction to the DVD

View the introduction as to the motive of the lessons in this DVD.

Poser 8 Overview

Take a tour of the new Poser 8 interface. Get oriented quickly.

Navigating the 3D Interface

Learn how to navigate the Poser 8 interface in 3D space.

Selecting individual components on the character

Learn to quickly select and pose individual body within 3D space.

Setting up the 3D visual components

You will learn how to change the visual components on each 3D character to assist you in setting up your scene.

Posing your Character

Learn how to use the many tools to pose your character

Creating and setting lighting

Understanding the different type of light sources and how to apply and control them.

Setting up Custom libraries and importing 3D models

Learn how to custom create libraries to place imported models and other assets.

Applying Cloths to your characters

Learn the functionality of the clothing panel and how to apply any garment to your models.

IBL (image Based Lighting) Lighting

Workflow for setting up your scene for an IBL environment.

Learn how to set up your scene to be conducive for an IBL lighting feature by creating a photographic backdrop to tell a story.

Pose your character in the desired backdrop

Now that you have created a backdrop learn how to pose your character to interact within the scene.

Working with multiple cameras and applying IBL

Learn how to effectively work with multiple cameras. Next you will see how to apply photographic imagery as an IBL light source.

Setting up lighting to match a photographic scene.

Learn how to navigate and adjust your light sources to match the lighting on a photographic background.

Adding additional characters into your scene

Use additional characters to complete the vision of your concept

Working in the Texture Room

Understand how to quickly modify texture through the use of the Texture Room.

How to use inspirational sources to Pose

A quick discussion on where to get inspirations for posing and how to match them using the posing tools.

Altering the body type of you character

Learn how to apply body morphs and poses to match the character in your story.

Exporting Poser 3D objects into Photoshop

Learn how to export your Poser characters so that Potoshop’s 3D layers will cleanly accept them.
Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns ( has discovered the same passion for the digital medium as he has for photography as an art form. His background began as a photographer 28 year ago and in time, progressed toward the digital medium. He is the author of five books including, Advanced Photoshop CS4Trickery & FX and The Art of Poser & Photoshop and is a corporate instructor and lecturer in the application of digital art and design for the past 14 years. He has been exhibiting digital fine art internationally at galleries such as Durban Art Museum in South Africa, Citizens Gallery in Yokahama, Japan, and CECUT Museum Of Mexico to name a few. Stephen regularly speaks at events like Siggraph and is the president of the San Diego Photoshop Users Group ( ) of which there are currently 3000 members strong and growing.

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