Another big release of a 3D behemoth software. Following the new Lightwave release (which appears to be actually shipping now, rather than just announced in a press-release), I see that Maya 2019 has also been released. Autodesk is touting speed improvements, faster animation, and “viewport previews closer to the final Arnold render” for the new Maya. Also “Sample rigged and animated characters, as well as motion capture samples, make it easier for students to learn and quickly get started animating.”
It’s of course possible to easily take a saved Poser scene to both Lightwave and Maya, via the PoserFusion plugins available with Poser Pro 11, with materials all nicely present and accounted for. But it usually takes a while for the Poser plugins to be updated and aligned with the very latest versions of these hefty professional packages. There was also a new Cinema 4D version some months back, but again I doubt that PoserFusion is fusion-ing with that release yet, so Cinema 4D R17 is likely to be the one to target with Poser Pro.
I’ve not yet heard if the newly transformed Vue still supports Poser scenes. The old Vue did, and very easily and efficiently, to at least Vue 2016 R4. It needed no PoserFusion, and could import and read any Poser scene made by either Poser Standard or Pro.