Poser 8 Revealed: Creating A Face and Facial Expressions - Part 1
The final face texture option enables you to change the current face from male to female and vice versa. Female features have redder lips and lighter skin tones, whereas male faces feature darker skin tones and darker highlights around the beard and brows. Figure 9-16 shows the female features.
Randomizing the Face Map
In the Face Preview palette is a button that you can use to randomize the face. This is accomplished by changing the values in the Texture Variation panel, but it doesn’t change the shape of the 3D head model at all.
Add Texture Variation
1. Open the Poser interface with the default figure visible.
2. Click the Face tab to access the Face Room.
3. Open the Face Texture Tool palette.
4. Open the Facial Color set of parameters and set the Beard parameter to 3.0.
5. Open the Ethnicity, Age, and Gender set of parameters and set the Less/More African parameter to 1.0 and the Age parameter to 0.5.
The face texture is updated in the other Face Room panes, as shown in Figure 9-17.
6. Click the Apply to Figure button, switch back to the Pose Room, select File, Save As, and save the file as Texture variation.pz3.
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