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Curious Labs Ships Poser 5Mac version coming later
Poser 5 includes a fairly vast number and range of new features, including a revamped render engine, which Curious Labs terms a "hybrid micro-polygon and [raytracing] render engine." It includes subdivision surface rendering, render-time polygon smoothing, displacement mapping, 3D motion blur, depth of field and procedural textures. Other new features include:
- Shader Trees with material nodes;
- Raytraced refraction and reflection;
- Dynamic hair with growth, styling and physics controls;
- Dynamic cloth with physics;
- Photo-based facial mapping;
- Morph Putty tool for interactive sculpting;
- Hierarchical parameters palette with parameter grouping;
- Hierarchical libraries;
- Collision detection.
The new version is available for Windows now for $349. We'll bring you detaiils on the Mac version when they become available. For more information, visit http://www.curiouslabs.com.
Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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