A team of veteran digital artists has worked together to create La Femme 1 for Poser, a new female figure for Poser 11+ which was released Tuesday, Jan. 29, the teams at Renderosity.com and Smith Micro announced.
The new figure takes advantage of the team's collective century of design experience to make use of all the features and power found in Poser 11. Learn more about the figure here.
"Smith Micro and Renderosity joined forces to put together a team of amazing Poser content developers to create La Femme 1 for our dedicated community of Poser users," said Tommy Lemon, vice president of Renderosity. "The Poser community has long awaited a new, high functioning figure that works well and really utilizes all of the amazing new features of Poser 11. We feel that La Femme is exactly what the Poser community has been missing to bring back the excitement, energy, and a new sense of creativity to this great group of artists and we’re excited to take this next step forward with all of them!"
Team member Denise Tyler said she thinks the digital arts community will be pleasantly surprised with La Femme for Poser.
"I had hoped with each new figure that came out for Poser and, as much as I appreciated all the work that people went into it, that 'it' factor was missing in them," she said
La Femme was designed with the "it factor" in mind from the start.
"She’s pretty out of the box, she poses like a dream, she is very expressive, and the more she got finished, the more excited and proud I was to be a part of this project," Tyler said.
The project was supported and funded by Renderosity and Smith Micro.
After getting advanced access to the figure, Renderosity vendor Ilona agreed with Tyler's assessment.
"She has so much more in her than other characters," she said.
At first, Ilona wasn't sure she was taken with the figure, but, after playing with her for only a few hours she found the versatility in the figure.
"If you think about it, base characters are not to be beautiful, but what makes them fantastic is the morphs to build nice characters. If she can be as versatile as V4, she will be a hit," she said.
The Team behind La Femme
With the full support of Renderosity and Smith Micro, a team of veteran Renderosity vendors with more than 100 years of combined experience with Poser worked to build the new figure from the ground up.
La Femme 1 has been created by the following people with sponsorship from Renderosity and Smith Micro:
• Gabriel "Blackhearted" Creed designed the base mesh, body morphs, and UV mapping and Shaders,
• Charles "Nerd3D" Taylor created the rigging and did advanced testing,
• Denise "Deecey" Tyler designed the face morphs and shaders while providing creative support and advanced testing,
• Rhiannon Morrigan designed textures and shaders and did advanced testing, and
• Special thanks to Stefan Werner for contributing the SSS with Refracted Eyes shader and the Renderosity testing team.
Tyler said the group worked together, chatting about ideas and squashing bugs over the past few months before passing it on to Renderosity for its thorough testing process.
"The end result? The first Poser figure in years that I’ve had fun working on, and working with," Tyler said.
La Femme's Features
La Femme 1 for Poser 11+ contains improvements on previous Poser figures and includes a variety of new textures, advanced facial expressions, Talk Designer compatibility and more.
"La Femme is the figure Poser 11 has been waiting for," said Charles Taylor, a.k.a., Nerd3D, who was responsible for her rigging and tutorials.
The La Femme figure for Poser 11 uses a beautifully sculpted base model that gives artists what they need to create beautiful images. The advanced rigging is designed to make her easy to pose and keeps the complexities of the figure out of your way. La Femme comes with a wide variety of morphs as well as the ability to be further sculpted with scaling and body control handles. She includes highly detailed texture maps and hybrid materials that work in both FireFly and SuperFly.
"This gives you capability and usability no other figure can offer," Taylor said.
Renderosity (renderosity.com) is the premier online community for 2D and 3D digital artists, animators, game designers, production studios, photographers and writers of all skill levels and genres. Renderosity provides resources for graphic artists and animators that use the following software products: 3DS MAX, Adobe Photoshop, Bryce, Carrara, Cinema 4D, Deep Paint3D, iClone, LightWave, Maya, Poser, SOFTIMAGE XSI, Vue, Z Brush, and many others. Renderosity has been providing a wealth of free services and tools to inspire, encourage and support creative minds since 1998. Renderosity is a division of Bondware Inc., a company based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Find more about Renderosity at renderosity.com.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro develops software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience, providing solutions to some of the leading wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses around the world. From optimizing wireless networks to uncovering customer experience insights, and from streamlining Wi-Fi access to ensuring family safety, our solutions enrich today’s connected lifestyles while creating new opportunities to engage consumers via smartphones. Our portfolio also includes a wide range of products for creating, sharing and monetizing rich content, such as visual messaging, video streaming, and 2D/3D graphics applications. For more information, visit www.smithmicro.com.