Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Snobbery against users of Poser / DAZ Studio software

Some professional artists still laugh derisively at users of Smith Micro's Poser software (include users of DAZ Studio for the sake of this discussion).

Main reason is that one doesn't show rendered art in one's portfolio, that contains canned content from other creators.  Sure, you can model and rig and texture your own stuff for use inside Poser.

Many users don't, for various reasons: wish to focus on the final artwork, do not know how to model in 3D, deadline looming, etc.

But wait.

Let's peek at the world of music and sounds.  Sure, you can synthesize digital sounds or record analogue sounds, then assemble them in your multitracker and voila, music - much of which tends to be of the dub electronica ilk. Some of these tracks sound awful, others are huge lounge party hits.

And there are many compilations of sounds for professional DJs and musicians to buy and use in their songs or remixes.  Just like Poser users who buy 3rd-party content for their art.

Wake up, digital artist snobs.  Make the comparison and connection.  Re-imagine Poser users as digital art DJs.

Of course, talent and skill levels vary, which account for the range of quality in Poser rendered art.  But show more lurve, people, show more lurve.

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