Poser Pro Game Dev

This is pow­er­ful tool for cre­at­ing 3D char­ac­ters, but it’s got a steep learn­ing curve…

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Price £333 ud­ding 3D character and fig­ure artists will know that knowl­edge of Poser will be a key part of this en­deav­our. After all, the pro­gram has been avail­able in one form or another for nearly 20 years, and it’s be­come an in­dus­try stan­dard.

As graph­ics tech­nol­ogy has pro­gressed, Poser has be­come ever more adept at cre­at­ing re­al­is­tic and fan­tas­tic 3D images. Poser Pro Game Dev is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of tools that en­ables you to cre­ate, an­i­mate and ex­port 3D mod­els. And as the name sug­gest, Smith Mi­cro is hop­ing that it’ll be­come a key part of the video game pro­duc­tion pipe­line.

Let the high price tag and in­clu­sion of the word ‘Pro’ be a warn­ing, how­ever. This is a pro­fes­sional tool with a lot of depth that will take plenty of study and hard work to get to grips with. There’s a huge amount of tools, set­tings and fea­tures that are pre­sented with sur­pris­ingly lit­tle help. So if you’re a be­gin­ner, don’t think you can dive right in and cre­ate the next Toy Story, or an im­mer­sive video game cutscene.

How­ever, once you get to grips with the soft­ware you’ll find an im­mensely pow­er­ful cre­ative tool. The Game Dev

BCom­pany Smith Mi­cro

Web http://my.smith­mi­cro.com ver­sion en­ables you to cre­ate 3D char­ac­ters, props and what­ever you like that can then be im­ported into game cre­ation tools such as Unity.

Poser Pro Game Dev comes with a num­ber of ready-made mod­els, props and more that’ll help you get started. Th­ese vary in com­plex­ity, but can all be tweaked and al­tered to cre­ate fully orig­i­nal char­ac­ters. There’s also an on­line store where you can buy and down­load other peo­ple’s cre­ations, and even up­load and sell your own.

If you’re look­ing to get in to cre­at­ing art for the com­pet­i­tive video games in­dus­try, then Poser Pro Game Dev is a wor­thy in­vest­ment. Just keep in mind that it re­quires time, pa­tience, and a fair bit of money.

March 2015

Achieve high-end re­sults with Poser Pro Gamer Dev. But be warned, you may need pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence to work the pack­age.

Buy and sell cre­ations with the in­te­grated and vi­brant ecosys­tem of fel­low 3D de­sign­ers.

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