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Welcome to my Poser website. I hope to do three things with this site (those of you returning will notice that I've changed the order around).

JessieSample MaterialsFirst, its going to host my tutorials on aspects of Poser that I've enjoyed playing with, focusing on the Poser material room, including a series of sample materials, as well as some tutorials on the basics of using Poser Python. Currently, we have 75 tutorials, with many more planned.

Second, its going to host my freebies (most recently a conforming dress for Jessi). To help with that, it should also host beta-testing versions of the more frustrating items.

Finally, I'm going to keep an index of those tutorials out there that I've found useful, each one fully referenced to the author and site that hosts it (no false claims here). This will probably not become a truly comprehensive resource, but it should at least give some idea of where Poser tutorials can be found.

I hope you find this site useful. If you have any feedback, use our new contact form and I'll back to you as soon as possible. You should also be able to attract my attention in the Poser 6 forum at RuntimeDNA.

At the end of July I walked Hadrian's Wall for the Perthes Disease Association.

Recent Updates

4 April 2009: After a very long break we return with a video showing the range of effects possible with simple transparency

26 April 2008: We add a video showing Highlight_Size running from zero to two and back.

28 September 2007: Two Wood node videos showing the impact of scale, and three Granite node videos looking at scale, balance and shades.

7 July 2007: Wood node video showing the impact of turbulence

16 May 2007: We return after a gap in which we changed hosts, with a new sample material - a 1970s carpet that uses only four nodes.

23 March 2007: Something of an experiment today, with the start of a look at the Anisotropic specular node. This article is going to be supported by a series of videos hosted on YouTube.

25 February 2007: Today we have a look at the settings for the skin node in Poser 7, and how they combine.

10 February 2007: A look at some of the unusual things you can do with Poser lights - diffuse only lights, specular only lights and negative lights.

1 February 2007: To support the Edge Blend article, today we look at how Edge Blend works in reflections, and how it works with the colour maths version of rounding.

18 January 2007: A look at the Edge Blend node today. Despite the name, this node actually looks at the angle between the surface and the camera, and lets you pick one colour for areas that face towards the camera and a second colour for areas that do not.

9 January 2007: Two more maths nodes to start 2007 - this time Absolute and Sign.

4 December: Back to the maths today with the Square Root and Smoothstep functions

23 November: A change of topic today, with a look at how to use the Collision detection function to help with posing.

10 November: A big update today, based around the sine and cosine maths functions. Articles on the sine function and cosine function are supported by an article on trigonometry and two sample materials - a metallic grid and a padded cushion.

28 October: Two updates today - an article on the step maths function, and a candy stripe material produced using it.

24 October: Back to basics, with an explanation of the vocabulary used to describe shader nodes.

Older Updates

Murdock, Kelly L., Poser 6 Revealed: The Official Guide, 2005, 440 pages. Seems to be well received so far, which is a good sign in the first book to market.
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