Poser 8 Revealed: Editing and Posing Figures - Part 1
Most of the older Poser models without clothes are anatomically correct, but you can enable and disable whether the genitalia is visible using the Figure, Genitalia menu. Enabling this option enables it for all models in the scene, as shown for the Ryan and Alyson figures in Figure 3-6. Many of the newer models, including Ryan, include genitalia as a separate figure that can be conformed to the figure just like clothing. The genitalia for Ryan can be found in a Genitals folder in the Figures category in the Library.
Not all figures include genitalia. Enabling this option for figures that don’t have modeled genitalia will have no effect. It also has no effect for figures that are covered with clothes.
During installation there is a Custom install option labeled General Audience. If this installation option is selected, no nude figures are installed.
Setting Figure Style
The Display Style control sets the display style for all items in the scene, but you can also set the display style for just the selected figure using Display, Figure Style or by clicking the Display Style pop-up menu. The default option is Use Document Style or you can select one of the 12 display styles. Figure 3-7 shows three figure display styles applied to the same figure.
Using Display Guides
The Display, Guides menu command includes several useful display guides that can help to keep the relative size of the different figures consistent. The Display, Guides, Head Lengths guide divides the figure into seven evenly sized head lengths shown as simple rectangular boxes, as shown in Figure 3-8. Because all adult humans are about seven head lengths in size, you can use these guides to determine if the figure’s size has the correct proportions.
Another useful display guide is the Hip-Shoulder Relationship guide. This guide shows the width of the hip and the shoulders as two boxes. You can access it from the Display, Guides menu command.
You can delete selected figures from the scene using Figure, Delete Figure or by pressing the Delete key. When you select this command, a warning dialog box appears asking if you want to delete the figure. Clicking Yes permanently deletes the figure from the scene.
The Delete key will only delete figures and not elements. If an element is selected and you press the Delete key, Poser will attempt to delete the entire figure. You can delete individual elements using the Object, Delete Object menu.
1. Select File, Open and open the Two positioned figures.pz3 file.
2. From the Figure Selection drop-down list at the upper-left of the Document Window, select the Ryan 1 option.
3. Select Window, Parameter Dials to open the Parameters/Properties palette if it isn’t already open.
4. Click the Properties tab in the Parameters/Properties palette.
5. In Name field, type the name, Ryan Clone.