What's planned for Poser 11.3: NVIDIA RTX GPU support

Feb 05, 2020 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

Poser 11.3 Update

The Poser development team is pleased to report that work on Poser 11.3 is on-track for planned March 30 release. We expect to release 11.3 to the beta-testing team in mid-late February.

This week, we are happy to report that Poser 11.3 will also support the latest NVIDIA RTX (Turing architecture) GPU cards on Windows. This has been a common concern from customers at our support desk, especially those purchasing newer hardware for improved performance with the SuperFly (Cycles-based) render engine.

NVIDIA’s RTX 20 Series GPU cards simulate the physical world at high speeds. RTX GPUs are able to render photorealistic objects and environments in real time (with accurate shadows, reflections and refractions) because the Turing architecture uses AI, ray tracing, rasterization, and simulation SDKs.

Because of the power of NVIDIA RTX GPU cards, Blender, the developer of the Cycles engine, worked closely with NVIDIA to expand the render engine's capabilities. Poser's dev team was able to utilize the work they did and incorporate the RTX drivers into Poser 11.3.

Cycles already supports a range of hardware types, including options for both CPU and GPU rendering. But the RTX GPU will significantly reduce render times and increase render quality.

Now those capabilities will be available to Poser 11 users.

Poser 11.3 will be a free update for anyone with a license to any version of Poser 11.

Key features already described here include:

• Improved Library Search

Poser 11.3 will improve the local library search experience by changing the logic used when multiple search terms/words are entered. Already proven with extremely large content collections in alpha builds, the result is more precise search results vs the current method which can be overly broad.

• Auto sync of purchased content

An in-app download manager will be added for automated download and installation of purchased assets from Renderosity.com. The idea is to simplify the current purchase/download/install experience for all users.

• Hundreds of Smaller Bug Fixes

If you still haven't updated to Poser Pro 11.2, you can do so at PoserSoftware.com/downloads. Or you can upgrade a previous version for $99 here.

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