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Curious Labs Announces Poser 5New release to include dynamic hair, cloth
Poser 5's new dynamic hair is strand-based, whereas, in the past, it was based on simple solid geometry. It now supports growth, styling and physics controls. The new version also includes photo-based facial modeling and an all-new FireFly Renderer. Other new features include:
- Rendertime smoothing of facets;
- Displacement mapping;
- 3D motion blur;
- Depth of field;
- Procedural textures;
- Luminosity, refraction and reflection;
- Shader Tree with material nodes;
- Dynamic Cloth with physics and parameter controlled cloth attributes;
- FacePutty for interactive sculpting, and caricature and random head generators;
- MorphPutty tool;
- Collision Detection.
Poser 5 also includes new 3D human figures with fully articulated hands and feet, texture maps and facial morphs designed by RuntimeDNA. It also has a feature called Content Paradise for accessing online content resources.
Poser 5 will first ship for Windows. More details on the Mac version will be annnounced separately. Poser 5 will run $549. For more information, visit http://www.curiouslabs.com.
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