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From: Kenneth
Subject: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 4 Jun 2008 15:10:00
Message: <web.4846af63cf139c1d78dcad930@news.povray.org>
Well, I'm finally ready(!) to purchase a copy of Poser and start playing around
with it; but being a newbie, I was wondering which version I should get?  I
probably won't ever use or need many of the features in ver. 7--or even 6, for
that matter--but I was wondering if 7 is more stable or just *better* than ver.
6. Is it worth the money? My use will probably be casual, just to get some
basic characters to stick into POV-Ray every now and then.  If ver. 6 (or even
ver. 5) is better for a casual user, is it still being sold, and is there a
source to get it from *inexpensively*?  Thanks for any help!

Ken W.


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From: FlyerX
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 4 Jun 2008 17:07:30
Message: <4846cbd2$1@news.povray.org>
For casual use I would recommend getting DAZ Studio instead. Its free, 
it can use Poser content and it is kept updated by DAZ.

www.daz3d.com

good luck,

FlyerX

Kenneth wrote:
> Well, I'm finally ready(!) to purchase a copy of Poser and start playing around
> with it; but being a newbie, I was wondering which version I should get?  I
> probably won't ever use or need many of the features in ver. 7--or even 6, for
> that matter--but I was wondering if 7 is more stable or just *better* than ver.
> 6. Is it worth the money? My use will probably be casual, just to get some
> basic characters to stick into POV-Ray every now and then.  If ver. 6 (or even
> ver. 5) is better for a casual user, is it still being sold, and is there a
> source to get it from *inexpensively*?  Thanks for any help!
> 
> Ken W.
> 
> 
>


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 5 Jun 2008 14:52:06
Message: <4847fd96$1@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] earthlinknet> schreef in bericht 
news:web.4846af63cf139c1d78dcad930@news.povray.org...
> Well, I'm finally ready(!) to purchase a copy of Poser and start playing 
> around
> with it; but being a newbie, I was wondering which version I should get? 
> I
> probably won't ever use or need many of the features in ver. 7--or even 6, 
> for
> that matter--but I was wondering if 7 is more stable or just *better* than 
> ver.
> 6. Is it worth the money? My use will probably be casual, just to get some
> basic characters to stick into POV-Ray every now and then.  If ver. 6 (or 
> even
> ver. 5) is better for a casual user, is it still being sold, and is there 
> a
> source to get it from *inexpensively*?  Thanks for any help!
>

I am not sure if ver.6 is still available. I think not. Poser Pro is not for 
you, unless you want to interface with the mega packages. I agree with 
FlyerX if you want to use it casually, use Daz|Studio. However, you will be 
limited by the availability of clothes or the possibility to add your own 
clothes to the figures, which you can do very well with Poser. My personal 
preference would be to buy Poser 7. You won't need really anything else, 
while with Daz, you will be *tempted* to buy all the missing stuff you will 
need in the end. Just my humble opinion, though.

But experiment first with Daz and see how it goes  ;-)

Thomas


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From: Kenneth
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 8 Jun 2008 06:15:00
Message: <web.484b7834d02a5bf778dcad930@news.povray.org>
"Thomas de Groot" <t.d### [at] internlDOTnet> wrote:

>
> I am not sure if ver.6 is still available. I think not. Poser Pro is not for
> you, unless you want to interface with the mega packages. I agree with
> FlyerX if you want to use it casually, use Daz|Studio. However, you will be
> limited by the availability of clothes or the possibility to add your own
> clothes to the figures, which you can do very well with Poser. My personal
> preference would be to buy Poser 7. You won't need really anything else,
> while with Daz, you will be *tempted* to buy all the missing stuff you will
> need in the end. Just my humble opinion, though.
>
> But experiment first with Daz and see how it goes  ;-)
>
> Thomas

Good advice, from both you and Flyer X.  Thanks!  I had, at one time, thought of
downloading Daz...but had forgotten all about it, sad to say! I will start out
with that.

BTW, I see that there is a seller at e-bay (probably one of many) offering
'official' downloads of Poser 6. *Looks* to be legitimate--but I think I'll
start with Daz anyway.

Ken W.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 8 Jun 2008 09:09:22
Message: <484ba1c2$1@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] earthlinknet> schreef in bericht 
news:web.484b7834d02a5bf778dcad930@news.povray.org...
>
> Good advice, from both you and Flyer X.  Thanks!  I had, at one time, 
> thought of
> downloading Daz...but had forgotten all about it, sad to say! I will start 
> out
> with that.
>
> BTW, I see that there is a seller at e-bay (probably one of many) offering
> 'official' downloads of Poser 6. *Looks* to be legitimate--but I think 
> I'll
> start with Daz anyway.
>

I started with Daz myself, especially to get myself familiar with working 
with figures. Daz is a fine program, no problem about that. However, like I 
said, I switched pretty soon to Poser because of the Poser Cloth Room.

I am a bit warry about e-bay and such (but that is just a personal feeling) 
but it might be interesting to investigate that more seriously. Poser 6 is - 
as far as my own experience goes - stable and well-provided. The figures are 
a tiny bit less detailed than in Poser 7, but overall, 6 and 7 are very 
close.

Enjoy playing with figures! It is addictive  :-)

Thomas


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From: fls13
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 10 Jun 2008 02:20:01
Message: <web.484de485d02a5bf7989e735d0@news.povray.org>
However, like I
> said, I switched pretty soon to Poser because of the Poser Cloth Room.

The setup room is excellent too. I personally am very happy with 6. I was able
to try out 7 and it was a bit buggy. It's an excellent value at whatever price
you can get it at.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 10 Jun 2008 07:51:24
Message: <484e327c$1@news.povray.org>
"fls13" <fls### [at] netzeronet> schreef in bericht 
news:web.484de485d02a5bf7989e735d0@news.povray.org...
> However, like I
>> said, I switched pretty soon to Poser because of the Poser Cloth Room.
>
> The setup room is excellent too. I personally am very happy with 6. I was 
> able
> to try out 7 and it was a bit buggy. It's an excellent value at whatever 
> price
> you can get it at.
>

The setup room is still something I have to discover. No lack of ideas but 
lack of time ;-)
I have no problems with 7. Works as smoothly as 6 as far as I can judge. 
However, I may have missed something.

Thomas


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From: Robert McGregor
Subject: Re: Poser 6 or 7 or Pro--which one to buy?
Date: 19 Jun 2008 23:40:00
Message: <web.485aedc7d02a5bf7bd1b3ad10@news.povray.org>
Now I certainly would never and have never done this (uh, yeah, right, cough)
but if you want Poser 7 and want to save a lot of money just find someone you
know that can get a big academic discount from AcademicSuperstore.com (teacher,
college student, someone's kid, etc).

You can also get a lot of cool add-ons pretty cheap from the store at
www.renderosity.com.

-Rob


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