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Direct Manipulation

From: Poser 7 Essential Training

Video: Direct Manipulation

Poser 7 is one of the most enjoyable applications for creating realistic animated 3-D characters. In Poser 7 Essential Training, instructor Larry Mitchell explains how to design, pose, and animate 3-D characters using the program's intuitive interface, tools, and workflow. The training covers everything from essential animation principles to working on the intricate details of individual body parts and complicated facial expressions. Larry also teaches the minute steps required to create characters that can lip-synch to recorded sound files. Advanced topics, such as incorporating HDRI lighting, animating to reference videos, and integrating Poser 7 and Vue 6, add to the full learning experience. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Direct Manipulation

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Poser 7 Essential Training

78 video lessons · 13045 viewers

Larry Mitchell

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  1. 2m 14s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 20s
  2. 49m 10s
    1. The main menu
      4m 3s
    2. Document styles
      2m 39s
    3. Choosing cameras
      1m 14s
    4. Setting cameras
      4m 12s
    5. Camera properties
      2m 55s
    6. Camera sets
      1m 45s
    7. Light controls
      2m 17s
    8. Light properties
      6m 45s
    9. Light parameters
      4m 36s
    10. Light sets
      2m 49s
    11. UI dots
      3m 55s
    12. The Viewport
      8m 48s
    13. The Poser Rooms
      3m 12s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Essential editing tools
      4m 22s
    2. Chain Break
      1m 52s
    3. Color & View Magnifier
      1m 54s
    4. Group
      6m 24s
    5. Morph
      4m 53s
    6. Direct Manipulation
      3m 54s
    7. Magnet
      2m 1s
    8. Wave
      2m 24s
  4. 19m 14s
    1. The Library
      16m 34s
    2. Adding to the Library
      2m 40s
  5. 14m 28s
    1. Working with body parts
      5m 38s
    2. Working with animated poses
      4m 10s
    3. Adding poses to the library
      4m 40s
  6. 15m 7s
    1. Using props from the library
      4m 38s
    2. Importing props from other 3-D applications
      3m 39s
    3. Adding props to the Library
    4. Creating materials for props
      5m 54s
  7. 1h 1m
    1. Animating using only poses
      4m 31s
    2. Animating using the editing tools
      13m 9s
    3. Making characters walk
      4m 22s
    4. Creating Walk Paths
      3m 8s
    5. Using the Graph Editor
      4m 23s
    6. Editing keyframes
      4m 51s
    7. Importing motion capture data to animate characters
      7m 13s
    8. Animating to imported ref pt. 1
      8m 58s
    9. Animating to imported ref pt. 2
      5m 0s
    10. Animating to imported ref pt. 3
      6m 13s
  8. 17m 57s
    1. Building 3-D shaders
      7m 29s
    2. Building image textures
      4m 20s
    3. Editing character materials
      6m 8s
  9. 16m 6s
    1. The Face Room interface
      1m 35s
    2. Face shaping
      3m 34s
    3. Face sculpting
      3m 39s
    4. Using the Photo Lineup
      4m 12s
    5. Applying the new head to your character
      3m 6s
  10. 16m 31s
    1. The Hair Room interface
      2m 17s
    2. Growing and styling hair
      7m 46s
    3. Dynamic controls for hair
      4m 34s
    4. Adding hair to the library
      1m 54s
  11. 31m 21s
    1. Cloth essentials
      6m 42s
    2. Making clothing
      6m 58s
    3. Importing elements as cloth
      12m 52s
    4. Using cloth for other things
      4m 49s
  12. 5m 0s
    1. Making a prop into a figure
      5m 0s
  13. 1m 55s
    1. The Content Room interface
      1m 55s
  14. 10m 56s
    1. Facial expressions from the Library
      1m 22s
    2. Facial expressions done manually
      2m 55s
    3. Adding a facial expression to the Library
      1m 10s
    4. Animating facial expressions in Poser
      1m 57s
    5. Creating lip-synched animation with Poser's Talk Designer
      3m 32s
  15. 20m 0s
    1. Rendering essentials
      5m 3s
    2. Exporting images from Poser
      1m 31s
    3. Exporting movies from Poser
      3m 17s
    4. Exporting character geometry
      5m 14s
    5. Setting up the T-pose
      2m 1s
    6. Export BVH motion capture data
      2m 54s
  16. 41m 14s
    1. Overview of the Vue interface
      4m 17s
    2. Working with Vue objects
      9m 37s
    3. Simple ecosystems and environments
      8m 56s
    4. Bringing a figure into Vue
      6m 53s
    5. Bringing an animated figure into Vue
      8m 53s
    6. Rendering the final animation
      2m 38s
  17. 13s
    1. Goodbye

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