On YouTube, an hour-long My Poser 13 wishlist. Well-informed and worth a listen. However, the presenter seems to be missing a trick on some existing P12 Poser scripts and the easy Vue integration…
* Depth-of-field: He seems unaware that there’s a free Poser 12 script for calculating DOF.
* Scatter: Again, there’s a free Poser 12 script for that too, if you don’t wan’t to pay for the paid scatter/array solution in Poser 12.
* Atmospherics: Easy Universal Glow for Poser 11 and Poser 12, with light ‘spillover’. With Photoshop Action and full PDF manual. Again, free.
Otherwise, it’s trivial to take a Poser scene to Vue… and then you have all the luscious foggy/misty atmospherics you can imagine.
* Easy Billboarding: Easy setup with always-faces-the-camera functionality. Not free in this case, but see the Python script billboarding-plane-always-faces-camera.py in the sets of pre-made sample scripts that come with PhilC’s Python for Poser Tutorials on Renderosity. Still working in Poser 12, no conversion needed for Python 3. Admittedly, it’s in an expensive $30 bundle that hardly every gets a discount. I was lucky enough to get it when it was down at around $12, a couple of years back. Very useful, especially if you need to hack or bodge or tweak Python scripts.
* Vue: Some of the rendering-quality needs expressed in the video, re: Firefly to SuperFly automation, might be solved by a step sideways. Simply import the Poser 12 scene to Vue and render there, for a very quick and easy way to get a more photoreal quality while still using older Firefly textures.
To his list I’d add a few of my own long-wanted features:
1) A better way to build and load a library of custom Sketch presets. Although admittedly, since Sketch is render-size dependent (what looks pleasing at 1800px may not at 3600px), it would probably be better done from having a set of presets located in the Library. How about a feature that optionally saves a custom preset from the Sketch Designer to the Library, nicely bundled up as an iconized script that sets the preset’s required render-size and then loads the preset and runs the render?
2) A built-in Scene Toy replacement.
3) Renderosity buys PzDB outright, and gives it away free. Having a discreet banner-ad in that would alone make it worth the cost, surely?