Welcome to my Poser gallery!!
Since I started, I’ve done a lot of pictures using Poser and decided to put this gallery together to show off some of the work I’ve done. All of the images here were done by me in either Poser or Bryce. Most of these pictures were done in support of this blog but a few were done just because I had an idea that I wanted to see how it looked. I started with Poser Debut but I’m now using Poser Pro 2014.
I’m surprised at how many pictures I have created. The number of pictures is getting close to a hundred so please be patient as the gallery loads loads. Unfortunately, this gallery is Flash based. If you don’t have Flash, I recommend my other Poser gallery. It has many of the same pictures but uses a different format and unfortunately I seldom update it.
If you hover your mouse over a picture, you will see a description of the picture, a “+” and maybe an “@” . Clicking the “+” symbol will give you an enlarged view of the picture. Clicking the “@” symbol takes you to the post featuring that picture.
What can I say, I like geckos.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_appearance.jpg]60
Yes, I know this imitates Surrogates[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_diner_1.jpg]80
My wife saw this picture and instantly agreed that was often how she felt[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_balance.jpg]60
No matter how much technology was available to Jim, he was more comfortable with a drafting table[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_dragon_c.jpg]40
I threw a little of everything here to show the range of topics that have been covered.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_tsc.jpg]70
I decided to give a better image of the Thought Simulation Chamber[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_brain.jpg]50
I put the load limits in megagrams to show how absurd engineers sometimes get. The bridge itself may or may not support 1.2 megagrams but a load limit is poster.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_wizard-symbols.jpg]40
My weather wizard projecting symbols into the storm[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_campfire_signed.jpg]40
I can't help but think that the stories passed around the campfires were early forms of blogging[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_64k.jpg]70
It's a simple image but I can't help but remember all the people saying that in my youth.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_lock_text.jpg]80
The picture and caption fit my post perfectly but I really need to find that troll a pair of pants[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_desert.jpg]60
You have at least four people on a journey across the desert. Your vantage point shows you a number of possible mysteries, the old store crumbling to the ground, the nearby horse painting, the dinosaur bones finally exposed by wind and rain, and even an unmarked grave made of rocks. The world is full of these wonders and we'll miss all of them if we stay too focused on our individual journeys.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_bar_01.jpg]80
This was based on an idea I had for a dating companion for engineers. Yes, I had to ask my wife who Mr. Darcy was.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_draftingtablelogob.jpg]60
This doesn't look complex but I used poser to create a scene of the secretary and the ninja. I then took that scene and used it as a cover for the magazine. [img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_traffic.jpg]120
I did this to represent the way traffic to my site often looks, 99% bots and one percent human.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_imagination.jpg]100
This is one of the few I've done before I wrote the article. It represents my wife's thought processes as she contemplates an ancient cemetery.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_magic_4.jpg]120
This is a slight re-composition of the one I did for Magic, an Engineer’s Perspective. In the original I focused on the the book, Coercing SubAtomic Particles. I re-did this for my Mother-in-law and gave the imp a can of her favorite beverage.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_magic_3.jpg]30
I liked the contrast of a modern physics book and a wizard[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_contemplation.jpg]70
I did this for my post on Quitting. I wanted to show the man contemplating his situation while reading a book on Brazil, his only option. I chose a deserted warehouse as the setting to increase his feeling of isolation.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_cockpit_1.jpg]110
I did this to illustrate a fairly complex panel design. It was based on an actual panel in a commercial aircraft.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_capitol_text.jpg]80
OK, this was only an excuse to use my model of the Capital building. I did like the results of the crowd generator with the fog generator.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_social_1.jpg]60
I did this for my post on tax exempt political groups. I’d like to say I put a lot of effort in it but really I only wanted to make the man look as shady as possible. I think I succeeded.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_drilling-for-history.jpg]50
I did this for my post on the way we are taught History. I enjoyed doing it once I had the concept in mind. I’ve used the same book in several pictures but all the other books gave it a nice touch. In case you missed it, my logo is the title of the book just above the derrick. I used Photoshop to add the History events. I can do it in Poser but it’s still cumbersome for me.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_puppies.jpg]40
This should have been easy. I used Poser to create the four pictures of robo-dog looking in a mirror. The hard part turned out to be using Photoshop to show the reflection of the black dog in all four mirrors.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_storm-wizard-1.jpg]50
I’ve done a number of versions of this picture but I like this one best. This is the same wizard from the flyer. You can’t seen his feet but he still looks mad.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_birds1.jpg]50
I did this as a sample for my post on using Poser and Daz3D. I have to admit the focus is on birds because DaZ3D was having a sale on them and I wanted an excuse to buy them. If you look carefully you will see my logo at the bottom of the birdbath. I was proud of the blurred wings on the hummingbirds. The artist that designed the bird models was thoughtful enough to explain how to get that effect in Poser.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_zombies_1.jpg]50
I had fun with this one. It’s representing the server hosting my website besieged by trolls and zombies. If you look closely at the server you can see my logo on the DVD door.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_duster_a.jpg]40
Yes, the man on the right has his arm in a funny position. I was already having problems with both the duster and the suit. I knew the man had his arm resting on his hip so I never gave it any thought, until several people pointed it out to me. My previous experience in trying to make the flaming letters did result in a 3D version of my logo. This is the first place it appeared.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_mountain-pass.jpg]40
I did this for my post on Saying Thank You. It should not have been as difficult as it was but the troll was based on Genesis from Daz Studio and my directory structure was preventing the importer from working properly. I was also trying to get a flaming letters effect that was just beyond my capability at the time. I posted four different versions of this before I was happy with it.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_morning-on-the-bridge.jpg]70
I had several people comment about the detail in the bridge scene. I did this so they could see the entire model because the artist put a lot of detail in this version. I put Spock in the scene to add a little flavor and rather than add too many crew members, I had Spock looking at his watch, waiting for everyone to show up.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_simulation.jpg]50
Simulation<br /><br />I used a Star Trek bridge scene here and modified the display readouts to show the results of 100 MPG testing. I really liked all the activity on the display.<br />[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_class-action.jpg]20
This one was done for my post on class action suits. It uses the same room I used in Microsoft Office 2013 but it marked the first time I had more than one human in a picture. Finding suitable clothing for the women was more challenging than I expected[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_artist.jpg]30
I did this to celebrate one year of blogging. I was trying to show that writing a blog is as difficult a painting a picture. Based on feedback, maybe I’ll do better next year. If you look at the pictures you will see several from previous posts. The picture of Sundae, upper right, far wall, is the picture I used as my header on my first theme.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_hand-e1363537803430.jpg]20
I did this for my ESD post. I really don’t have an answer. Sometimes you do something just because you can. This is one of them. The only defense I can come up with is that I had been watching back to back Jackie Chan films that day.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_daylight.jpg]20
I did this for my post on Daylight Savings Time. You may recognize this scene from my Fromthedoghouse.com headers. The beauty of Poser is that you can reuse scenes. Here I used the same room, added a wall clock and moved the dog to watch the clock. I used Photoshop to make the shadowed hand and add the text. You can do it in Poser but it’s much harder.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_office-2013b.jpg]20
I’ve liked this rabbit since I started using Poser but could find a good scene for him. This added just a touch of humor to a very serious subject, Microsoft’s new Office terms[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_ticket_a.jpg]20
This was a simple piece of artwork but shows how well Poser can depict a 3D object[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_rules1.jpg]130Trying to use a few of the rules of writing
I did this for my post on Writing. By now you should recognize the desk. I added a balance scale because it fit the post and used a lot of different bottles to represent some of the various rules in writing. The labels on the bottles took me a while but I used the same technique I had learned with the book.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_communication1.jpg]30
I did this for my post A Study in Communication. It’s fairly simple, using my favorite desk and a book. I used Adobe Elements to edit the cover texture of the book and give it a title in gold foil. Sounds easy but I learned a lot in doing it.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_flyer.jpg]30
If you’re wondering why he has no shoes, I had spent several hours on this just before my computer did a hard crash. No, I had not saved it and I really didn’t have the heart to start over. It did convince me to stop procrastinating and patch my copy of Poser to the latest version.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_space_candy.jpg]40
I was stuck for an idea in my How Do I Know post and the Quadrocopter antics inspired this.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_header_12b.jpg]40
This was done to create a series of headers for Fromthedoghouse.com. I really like the dog stealing the pastry in the lower left.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_hd-shop-text.jpg]50http://opinionbypen.com/what-are-the-odds-youll-enjoy-the-udactiy-statistics-course/
This was done for my post on Statistics. It’s the first female I’ve worked on and may be my last. My first three attempts could easily have passed for trolls. Once I got past that, well, in Poser it’s much easier to work with naked figures and then dress them once you get them posed. Ever try explaining to your wife why you’re playing with naked female figures?[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_congress2.jpg]20
I updated my picture of Congress to more closely match my own personal feelings of Congress. Here the ship is taking on water, all the rowers are out of sync and one of them has a broken oar. Based on current actions, I would say this is a fairly accurate portrayal[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_congress1.jpg]20http://opinionbypen.com/teamwork-a-term-misunderstood-by-congress/
This was done for my post on Congress, enough said.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_tree-combined.jpg]20
I did this for a friend after he told me his story about a bear, an ugly tree and an ax. He liked it and that was good enough for me.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_sherlock_text2t1.jpg]20
I did this for my post on Handwriting. I’m fairly sure I was influenced by watching the British version of Sherlock at the time. A great show by the way. This is the same desk I used in Planning but the window view is not my pasture this time.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_revolution.jpg]20
I did this for my post on Bring Your Own Device. I won’t go into the technical details but the getting the iPad emblem on the battering took a lot of work.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_class-reunion.jpg]30
I have no excuse for this picture. I wanted to play with geckos and they got out of hand.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_planning_a.jpg]30http://opinionbypen.com/planning-to-start-a-blog-think-carefully/
I did this for my post on Planning. For some reason I really like this desk. The map is actually an early map of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the view from the window is another view of my pasture.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_phone1.jpg]120Just one more call before dinner
This was fairly simple but I was able to use my pasture as a background for the house. I’ve certainly considered putting a deck on my roof just to get calls but the cell booster in this post changed all that.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_plateau.jpg]30
This was also done as a composite of Poser and Bryce. I did it to show how I was feeling in attempting to get my blog to the next level.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_sheep_b.jpg]40
This was actually done in Bryce for my review on Bryce. I had to learn to move Poser objects to Bryce so I’m including it here. I hope to do more work with Bryce in the near future.[img src=http://opinionbypen.com/wp-content/flagallery/poser/thumbs/thumbs_sword21.jpg]70
This was my first complete Poser picture. I did this for my review on Poser Debut
If you’re interested in pursuing this further, here are some of the vendors I deal with:
Contentparadise.com – This is Smith Micro’s (Poser developer) storefront. They have a number of free and paid 3d models. They also have a number of free tutorials on using Poser.
www.Daz3d.com – Free DAZ3D Studio and some very nice 3d models. They often have free models and specials. Not surprisingly, they have a number of free tutorials on Daz Studio. They also support Bryce, another very interesting art package.
www.Poserworld.com – Poserworld operates on the subscription model. You subscribe to them for a month, a lifetime or anything in-between. As a subscriber you can download all the 3d models you want. They release new models frequently. They will consider special requests and provide a number of useful tutorials.
www.Renderosity.com – I like Renderosity. They have a wide variety of packages and free packages. They run a lot of specials. When I need an unusual scene or special effects, I start with Renderosity.
www.ShareCG.com – ShareCG is a good place for aspiring artists to show off their efforts. Everything is free but you have cognizant of the rights given to you by the packages. Some are for personal use only and some are free to use for both commercial and personal. I’ve found some very good 3d models and some very mediocre.
www.RuntimeDNA.com – RuntimeDNA also has a wide variety of characters, clothing and settings.
PzDB – PzDB is not a site, it’s a program that makes it easy to keep track of all the models you acquire. When I passed 100 files I was lost and found it increasingly difficult to find my 3d models. Now I only do a search followed by a drag and drop. I highly recommend it.