By Cathy Moore
Tools: Poser 3D editing software and ComicLife, both available for Mac and Windows. I created the images of Sydney (the hair-free woman) in 45 minutes, an average of 5 minutes each. That was after I spent another more painful 45 minutes figuring out how to use the software.
Here’s how Sydney’s head looks without modifications:
You change her expression by dragging points on her face or by turning dials that, for example, move her right eyebrow up. You use the same techniques to move body parts and change the camera angle.
If you need to show the same characters with many expressions and poses, Poser could be an option. The trick is to keep the characters from looking creepy.
More about Poser:
- It lets you build characters of any age and ethnicity; third-party characters are available.
- It lets you change characters’ expressions, positions, and clothing.
- It includes a less-than-stellar manual and “tutorial”