Smith Micro Software has announced Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014. New features due in the upcoming releases include Bullet physics, Pixar subdivision surfaces and an interactive raytrace preview.
New tools in both versions
Both versions of the figure-posing and animation tool now support the Bullet physics library, including rigid and soft-body dynamics and strand-based hair, bringing Poser into line with most professional 3D packages.
The update adds support for Pixar subdivision surfaces, now open-sourced via Pixar’s OpenSubdiv project, while Poser’s magnets have been supplemented by the option to paint more conventional weight maps.
New interactive toon and raytrace render previews have also been added. The latter is perhaps the most impressive of the new features, and one still not available natively in many high-end 3D tools.
New in Poser Pro 2014
The Pro edition of the software also gets a few unique new tools, including options for interactively fitting a mesh to a figure to create conforming clothing, and to copy partial or full-body morphs from figure to figure.
Both editions are due for release on 21 May on Windows XP+ and Mac OS X 10.6+. Poser 10 has an MSRP of $299.99 and Poser Pro 2014 a MSRP of $499.999. Both are available at a 20% launch discount.
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