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Posted: 23 March 2013 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I am currently using Daz Studio 4.5 and Poser 8 on my 64 bit Windows 7 system, but I am thinking about getting Poser 9 or Pro 1210 ( around $65 for either one) I know Poser 9 is 32 bit and Pro is 64 bit, but other than that ,what are the biggest differences. I see a lot about Poser 9 and Pro 2012, but not much about Pro 2010. Is there any problems with 2010? Any thoughts ?

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Posted: 23 March 2013 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Poser Pro 2010 does not have weightmapping, so you cannot use Genesis or Native Poser wieghtmapped figures such as V4-WM or Miki 4.  It also does not have Sub Surface Scattering.  However, it does have a 64-bit version as you noted; the only other significant (to me!)  differences between it and Poser 8 are render Gamma Correction, background rendering,  and the plug-ins for more advanced 3D apps.  Here’s a feature comparison matrix…

http://poser.smithmicro.com/ComparePoserSoftware.pdf

If the 32-bit Poser 8 has been adequate memory-wise for your scenes, I’d get Poser 9.  I myself use PP 2012, which can be gotten for $149 until the 31st…..

http://mysmithmicro.com/marcom/eblasts/poser/20130322/index-web.html

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Posted: 23 March 2013 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thank you for the great information. The sale that going on now is for digital (download ) only.If I go that route, should I pay the extra for the 2 year download option? I had rather have the disk.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You should have a look at Amazon, it was on sale there cheaper than the digital download.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 07:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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snowsnow77 - 23 March 2013 12:56 PM

Thank you for the great information. The sale that going on now is for digital (download ) only.If I go that route, should I pay the extra for the 2 year download option? I had rather have the disk.

I burned the installation files to DVDs. PP2012 doesn’t quite fit on one DVD per Mac/PC version, though…

As Anikad points out, Poser 9 is on sale at Amazon for $54.99. However,  PP 2012 is $389…

http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Micro-Software-Inc-PSR9HDVD/dp/B005LXIJ7M

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Posted: 23 March 2013 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I bought the Poser 9 on Amazon. Hope to have it by the end of next week. I rebuild/upgrade my PC every 18 to 24 months so its nice to have all the programs that I can on disk/dvd just in case there is a problem.

Thanks everyone for your help.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Great!  You will enjoy it… smile

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Posted: 04 April 2013 07:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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WandW - 23 March 2013 08:29 AM

Poser Pro 2010 does not have weightmapping, so you cannot use Genesis or Native Poser wieghtmapped figures such as V4-WM or Miki 4.  It also does not have Sub Surface Scattering.  However, it does have a 64-bit version as you noted; the only other significant (to me!)  differences between it and Poser 8 are render Gamma Correction, background rendering,  and the plug-ins for more advanced 3D apps.  Here’s a feature comparison matrix…

http://poser.smithmicro.com/ComparePoserSoftware.pdf

If the 32-bit Poser 8 has been adequate memory-wise for your scenes, I’d get Poser 9.  I myself use PP 2012, which can be gotten for $149 until the 31st…..

http://mysmithmicro.com/marcom/eblasts/poser/20130322/index-web.html

Sorry, but don’t you mean Poser 9 doesn’t have the full weight mapping functionality? In fact, there’s scads of stuff that Pro has that’s not in P9.

btw, they both are supposed to have subsurface scattering.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Ryuu@AMcCF - 04 April 2013 07:45 AM

Sorry, but don’t you mean Poser 9 doesn’t have the full weight mapping functionality? In fact, there’s scads of stuff that Pro has that’s not in P9.

btw, they both are supposed to have subsurface scattering.

He’s asking about Poser Pro 2010... wink

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Posted: 04 April 2013 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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WandW - 04 April 2013 08:36 AM
Ryuu@AMcCF - 04 April 2013 07:45 AM

Sorry, but don’t you mean Poser 9 doesn’t have the full weight mapping functionality? In fact, there’s scads of stuff that Pro has that’s not in P9.

btw, they both are supposed to have subsurface scattering.

He’s asking about Poser Pro 2010... wink

Oooops! my bad red face

I just got 2012, myself. I’m really looking forward to working with it.

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