One of the things that I’ve never looked into, though I’ve modded for iClone extensively, is how Poser / DAZ characters actually get made. Here are some of the books and tutorials I found, on how to create new figures for Poser…
1. Secrets of Figure Creation with Poser 5. Rather old now, but can currently be picked up for $13 used on Amazon, and generally seems to be keeping its value up.
2. How’d You Do That?: Poser Character Creation For Beginners claims to have been updated for Poser 8. It can also currently be had used on Amazon for about $12.
3. Poser: Developer Trade Secrets, from Dark Edge, can be had on Content Paradise. It’s a set of video tutorials that cover 2 hours, rather than a book.
4. PhilC also has a series of three YouTube tutorials for Poser 7:
Digital Art Live has the webinar “Poser Rigging – Master the rigging process with Teyon Alexander”.
Darkseal has the video set “Poser Figure Creation”.