Poser 8 Revealed: Creating A Face and Facial Expressions - Part 1
Using the Face Texture Tool Palette
Using the Face Texture Tool palette, shown in Figure 9-3, you can adjust the parameters of the loaded face images. The parameters contained within this pane include Facial Colors for the Beard, Eye Sockets, and Eyebrows, along with parameters to define the Ethnicity, Age, and Gender of the face.
The Face Preview palette, shown in Figure 9-4, shows a preview of the current images mapped onto 3D geometry. You can move and rotate the face within the preview pane using the three view controls at the top-right corner of the pane. The Face Preview palette also lets you interactively change the face’s shape by dragging with the Putty and Pin Tools located in the Face Shaping Tool palette or by changing the parameters located in the Face Shaping Tool palette. The Face Preview palette also includes Random Face and Reset Face Room buttons. You can use the buttons located underneath the Face Preview to perform several specific tasks such as applying the finished face to the current figure.
The Texture Preview palette, shown in Figure 9-5, shows the actual 2D texture that is generated by the Face Room and is mapped onto the 3D geometry to create a completed head. Using the buttons to the left and right of the Texture Preview pane, you can load and save the texture map to the hard drive where you can edit it using an external image-editing package.
The Face Shaping Tool palette, shown in Figure 9-6, includes two buttons for accessing the Putty and the Pin Tools. These tools alter the shape of the face in the Face Preview palette. The Face Shaping Tool palette also includes a long list of parameters that you can use to precisely alter almost every aspect of the face such as the brow ridge, the cheekbones, the eyes, forehead, mouth, and nose.