The main reason we introduced the free trial period in Poser is pretty straight-forward. We believe Poser's ability to help users tell stories visually is unique among the 3D software available in the market.
Even graphic professionals who use high-end software costing thousands of dollars tell us stories about using Poser to capture that first iteration of a visual idea or concept because of its ease of use.
We want potential customers to have that creative experience before they purchase.
Another subtle difference with Poser 12 is the fact that you can download the full software over the internet before you purchase with no restrictions other than the time limit. Of course, this is necessary for the free trial, but we believe customers who have downloaded the software and used it to express themselves visually become vested and are more likely to adopt Poser as part of their daily work-flow.
The 21-day trial gives users time to explore the rich online communities centered around the use of Poser and related software. It only takes receiving that one expert tip in the online forums on how to improve your current art project to see the value of community and the cast of characters that gather and help each other there.
To avoid potential abuse, Poser's free trial offer is machine-locked and version locked. This means that once you have exhausted the 21-day free trial for a particular version of Poser, a purchase is required to resume usage. There is no local manipulation of files that can extend the trial on a given computer. The good news is that when the next version of Poser comes out, everyone will once again receive a 21-day free trial.
If you enjoy Poser, we hope that you will tell your friends about the free trial offer. Perhaps they will be collaborators on your next creative project.
Whether you create for interactive media, animation or the web, there's always a need for the human form. Poser delivers the power of interactive 3D figure design, offering infinite opportunities to portray human diversity, form and expression.
Design with the human form for art, illustration, animation, comics, web, print, education, medical visualization, games, storyboarding, pre-visualization and more.
Poser makes working with the human form easily accessible with an intuitive user interface. Human and animal models are included for you to start designing and posing immediately. Drag-and-drop to sculpt faces, pose body parts, or create all the various ethnic varieties of humanity.
For those who require finer control; full body morphs, facial expression morphs, and bone rigging are available for any figure. All features and models are provided in a natural 3D environment for realistic depth, lighting and shadowing on any figure in any pose.
Quickly and easily create shape variations with Poser's brush based morphing tools. Figures are pre-rigged so artists can click-and-drag to pose body parts, sculpt faces, or create ethnic varieties. Thousands of poses, morphs, clothing, hair, materials, and accessories are included.
Mac users have access to the same new features that Poser 12 for Windows users have, including the updated Cycles-based SuperFly render engine, Python3 scripting and all the recent updates.
Mac users can also access the software on Mac's most up-to-date operating systems, Weinberg said, adding Poser runs on both the Catalina OS and Big Sur OS, as well as with Apple's new M1 chip.
Another bonus for Mac users is SuperFly's ability to run on any GPU or CPU. Cycles supports GPU rendering with three GPU rendering modes: CUDA, which is the preferred method for older Nvidia graphics cards; OptiX, which utilizes the hardware ray-tracing capabilities of Nvidia's Turing architecture & Ampere architecture; and OpenCL, which supports rendering on AMD graphics cards. This means multiple GPUs are also supported, unlike Iray that only functions with Nvidia hardware.
Mac users will see improved render times, mostly from new Cycles algorithm improvements such as Adaptive Sampling that automatically cuts off computation when no further visual improvement is likely.
• Windows 10 and above. (64-bit OS required for installation)
• 2 GHz Intel Core 2 or newer, Athlon 64 or newer (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
• 2 GB system RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
• OpenGL enabled graphics card or chipset recommended (recent Nvidia GeForce and ATI Radeon required for advanced real-time preview features)
• 24-bit color display, 1440 x 900 minimum resolution
• 3 GB free hard disk space (20 GB required to install all included content.)
• DVD-ROM drive (physical product only)
• Internet connection for updates and required online activation.
• CUDA enabled device required for hardware accelerated final rendering (2 GB VRAM minimum, Compute Capability 2.0 minimum)
• OptiX accelerated raytracing requires Nvidia RTX or Turing GPU, or newer.