Poser’s Miki Gets an Update, New Pal in Tyler GND

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Smith Micro Software  is previewing at SIGGRAPH 2012 the fourth edition of Miki, the most-popular 3D figure in its Poser software, and unveiled Tyler, the first male GND (Girl/Guy Next Door) from Poser artist Blackhearted.

The company has asked the Poser content developer community to help out by creating clothing, hair, poses and additional supporting content for the characters’ official launch in September.

“Miki 4 once again sets a new standard in 3D human figures with photorealistic skin textures, exquisitely sculpted body proportions and natural bending provided by Poser’s powerful Vertex Weight Map rigging system,” said Steve Cooper, senior product manager for Smith Micro Software. “Miki 4 is the most realistic, yet easy to use 3D human character we’ve ever created and we are very excited to offer our exceptionally talented Poser content development community the chance to be part of the magic behind the scenes for her upcoming release.”

Miki 4 is a completely resculpted body morph of Miki 3 with Poser’s powerful Vertex Weight Mapping for superior bending and posing and Subsurface Scattering for photorealistic skin. Miki 4 is Poser Face Room compatible, includes abundant Advanced Body Controls for faster posing, Joint Controlled Morphs for muscle and tendon movement, with an extensive set of facial expressions and phonemes for synthesized speech. For realistic facial close-ups, Miki 4 includes fully modeled eyelashes along with the base Miki 3 face and the new Miki 4 face morph. All existing Miki 3 textures will work with Miki 4.

Tyler GND is a custom morph character for Ryan 2, one of the included characters in Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012. Tyler has been artistically sculpted from head to toe, transforming Ryan 2 from his basic starting point into a chiseled athlete with extraordinary muscular, tendon, bone and vein details.

“There are few Poser artists out there whose work is as well-recognized and well-respected as Blackhearted,” Cooper added. “We’ve been anxious to partner with him for some time now and the entire Poser community is in for a big treat with his first male character. Like Blackhearted’s Anastasia GND for Alyson 2, Tyler GND for Ryan 2 is a masterful rework, worthy of top billing in your Poser runtime.”

Created in partnership with Smith Micro, Tyler provides Poser’s powerful Vertex Weight Mapping for superior bending and posing and Subsurface Scattering for photorealistic skin. Tyler is anatomically accurate and includes abundant Advanced Body Controls for faster posing, Joint Controlled Morphs for muscle and tendon movement, with an extensive set of facial expressions and phonemes for synthesized speech.

Poser developers interested in being part of the content team for the September release of Miki 4 and Tyler GND should visit www.smithmicro.com/poser/contentdevprogram. Requests will be reviewed by Smith Micro and contacted for notification about the program.