[dropcap]Project[/dropcap] Evolution ONE is an ambitious Poser figure that is inspired by professional figures rigs used in Hollywood and at the same time harnesses the best Poser has to offer, from elaborate weight-mapped face controls, Full and Partial Body Morphs, to JCM-controlled limbs. Project Evolution also comes with a wide range of morphs, poses and even some basic materials so that you don’t have to wait for the usual addons.
As the name implies, Project Evolution will probably gradually be moving forward as Poser technology improves. She is already pushing the edges of what Poser can do and I will do my best to help facilitate content creation for her.
It is my firm belief that figures like this, figures that prioritize artistic form and reality over everything else, should be the future of Poser figures.
Project Evolution ONE adds two Poser figures (for P10 and P11), 18 characters, lots of poses and materials, to your Poser runtime. This figure should be suitable for most audiences*.
If you previously purchased the EARLY EDITION at CGBytes/Renderotica, first check your account there for a (free) update to Project Evolution ONE and a special offer to update to the ‘adult’ version.
Project Evolution ONE is the Official version from now on.
Faceoff released an update for the Poser plugin for Octane: build 3.08.2.88. Apart from updating it with the latest Octane release (3.08.2) it also added support for 4K screens and corrected a bug with normal maps. Version 3.08 is a must have update for Octane. New features include Metal/Roughness work flow with Metalic Material, Anisotropy, OSL textures and baking support.
The updated plugin can be found here for licensed customers.
Octane version 4 is making steady progress, but I think release is still some months away.
[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Octane Poser User Guide covers all there is to know about using the Octane Poser plugin with Poser.
Installation, Octane Materials, Octane lighting, HDRI, OpenVDB, Instancing and much more are all explained and how to use them with examples. The Guide has also chapters on Material conversion from Poser, Trouble Shooting and Tips and Tricks.
Although written for the Poser plugin, some sections will also be helpful for users of other Plugins for Octane.
The guide is intended to be a “living” document and will be updated regularly with new information and examples when needed.
The current version of the guide can be found here: Octane Poser Plugin User Guide
If you have any comments or corrections, please contact me at the email address provided in the Guide.
Wim van de Bospoort.