I'm a Poser Pioneer- Whoohooo!
Smith Micro, the current owner of Poser is hosting the 15th anniversary of Poser celebration
on their website.
They have tracked down some of the people they feel were most influential in helping make
Poser what it is today.
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2. Supernatural: belonging to or suggesting the supernatural
3. Of fate: relating to or influenced by fate (archaic)
[Old English wyrd fate. Ultimately from an Indo-European base meaning to turn that is also the ancestor of English verse, the underlying idea being that which comes about.]
ART [ aart ] noun (plural arts) Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin art-, ars
1 : skill acquired by experience, study, or observation
2 a : a branch of learning: (1) : one of the humanities (2) plural : Liberal Arts b archaic : learning, scholarship
3 : an occupation requiring knowledge or skill
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5 a archaic : a skillful plan b : the quality or state of being artful
6 : decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter
I'm really happy to say that my older reference book, Practal Poser 6, co-authored with Denise Tyler, is STILL going strong! The customer reviews are fantastic, and it got much better ratings than the newer version. Yay!
With feedback like:
'Finally, the Poser book we should have had all along!',
and comments like this:
'Okay. I'll admit it. I liked DAZ Studio a lot more than Poser 6 till this book came out. And I spent my cash on Poser 6 and DAZ Studio is free. But...With this book I'm now relatively happy that I have Poser 6. It's a great read. I don't know who did the editing but, GREAT job. AND I haven't even cracked open the CD yet! It's answering all those pesky new user "How do I fix this?" questions....The FAQs in the back are wonderful. For me, as a relatively novice user, this is the perfect addition to Poser 6.'
I'm just tickled to no end. (Oh and yup, you guessed it, I did the technical editing for the book, too.) So, if you are looking for a reference book for Poser, this one STILL applies to everything but the newest tweaks. Check it out at Amazon
DIGITAL ART FOR THE 21st CENTURY: Renderosity By John Grant and Audre Vysniauskas
My book, Digital Art for the 21st Century: Renderosity, has been selected for inclusion in Locus Magazine's Editor's Choice, 2004 Recommended Reading List. "This recommended reading list, published in Locus Magazine's February 2005 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers. It takes at least two positive mentions to make the final list. Essays by many of these contributors are published in the February issue." You can view the list yourself by clicking here.
Digital Art is coming of age, and nowhere is this more evident that at Renderosity.com, by far the largest online community in the field with over 200,000 members and well over 100,000 digital images on display in the site’s numerous galleries. Many of the most influential and promising artists of this community have been brought together by John Grant and Audre Vysniauskas in their new book DIGITAL ART FOR THE 21st CENTURY: Renderosity. This book displays the cutting edge of digital art, and will certainly become a classic in the field.
Audre Vysniauskas (audre), digital artist extraordinaire and past Editor-in-Chief of Renderosity Magazine, joins Hugo-, World Fantasy- and Chesley Award-winning writer John Grant to present DIGITAL ART FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Showcased in this lavish volume is a large selection of Renderosity contributors’ finest works. In the 21 generously illustrated portfolios here 200 images in full color you will see a stunning variety of the very best of modern digital art, including human forms, fantasy, science fiction, abstracts, portraits, fractals, landscapes, and much more. Each artist brings to this collection a unique style and approach, together creating the most comprehensive published collection of modern digital art to date. Brief technical notes accompany each image, and in addition the artists provide their own insightful comments.
Audre Vysniauskas is better known as the prolific and much-lauded digital illustrator audre. A passionate advocate of the use of computers in creating art, she was until recently Editor-in-Chief of Renderosity Magazine, and runs the digital art display at the annual celebration of the fantastic, Dragon*Con. Always pushing the digital envelope, she enjoys tying together varied sources in experimental art, often incorporating fractals, photographs, and other unlikely elements in her work. She remains extremely active in the digital arts community, having contributed to various digital imaging conferences, conventions, and magazines.
John Grant is the author of some sixty books including novels and books on fantasy, science fiction, animation, and art. He has received the Hugo, the World Fantasy Award, the J. Lloyd Eaton Award, the Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, the Locus Award, the Chesley Award and a rare British Science Fiction Association Special Award. He was for many years the Commissioning Editor of Paper Tiger, the world’s leading publisher of fantasy/science-fiction art books. He is the US Reviews Editor of the major fantasy/SF website Infinity Plus and Consultant Editor to AAPPL (Artists’ & Photographers’ Press Ltd).
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