There’s a new Poser 12 Early Access version, available now. The last one looked at here was Poser 12.0.498 (dated 29th April). It’s now 12.0.617 (dated 3rd August 2021). The latest Poser 12 is still in Early Access, but the changelog shows a lot of activity and I also know there’s been even more behind the scenes.
So, looking at the Changelog, what do users have…?
A number of fixes for quicker and smoother startup and “Fixed startup select to ‘Body’ when a main figure is loaded”. The default factory launch-state figure is now clothed… “Default scene launches La Femme figure with clothes.”
Lots of fixes and tweaks, things like “Library Search no longer returns duplicate results” and “Crash avoided on launch when library search set to NONE”.
“Material Room significant speed improvements when displaying texture previews.” Nice, probably especially so if you’re developing clothing or materials makeover sets for Poser.
Real-time Comic Book:
Looks like some unspecified back-end change slightly dinged Comic Book Preview, but it’s now been fixed…
“OpenGL Comic Book Preview no longer clips to black [when] adjusting the camera hither/yon parameter.” and “Comic Book Preview’s Geometric Edge Line is no longer turned off, when Draw Last is checked.”
Plus many repairs of temporarily broken bits (some broken by Windows 10 updates, rather than the developers). One small Mac fix. More tweaks on the “Poser 12 Japanese localization”, no doubt useful for the large cohort of Japanese users.