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Post Poser 1.0

#1  Marv 04 Dec 2008 03:48

Here is a rather off the wall question or two. I can remember years back having Poser 1.0 and sadly can't remember what ever happened to my copy. I've already tried EBAY and pretty much figured it wouldn't be there. Now maybe I'm just being nostalgic or whatever but would anyone know if there is still a way to find a copy of Poser 1.0 for the PC? And did they even put out Poser 2.0 because I jumped straight from 1.0 to 3.0 and don't even remember seeing Poser 2.0 at all with the exception of the Poser 2.0 figures that came with Poser 3 and 4.

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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#2  Endosphere 04 Dec 2008 08:44




I don't really know where you might find Poser 1, Marv, it will probably be difficult.  I would guess that being from that time period it was only released on floppy diskette (could be wrong of course), and not many copies have survived.

I didn't get into Poser until version 4, but there definitely was a version 2.  For some reason not that long ago I was reading an article somewhere about the history of Poser and that doofus at Metacreations who thought it was a good idea to sell off all the IPs that made money for his company so he could invest in the tech stockmarket bubble just as it was about to crash. The article was talking about how Poser was originally designed so pen/pencil artists could make humanoid figures to trace on paper, but the response was so great and the users so inventive that they rapidly expanded the capabilities of the program.  Unfortunately I don't know where I was reading all that as it was very interesting, but according to wikipedia Poser 1.0 was released in 1995, Poser 2.0 in 1996, and Poser 3.0 in 1998.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#3  Tormie 04 Dec 2008 10:28

 I'll search, maovin , something should be around in the air...
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#4  tda42 04 Dec 2008 11:00

The only thing I have seen is a GFX Poser Figure Artist 1.0

Is this what you are looking for?
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#5  Marv 04 Dec 2008 17:55

Endosphere you might find this interesting. This is the site of the creator of Poser, Larry Weinberg, with a history of Poser.
http://www.larryweinberg.com/gallery2/v/PoserHistory/

If I remember correctly Poser 1.0 came on 3 floppy disks. The interface was very simplistic along with the figures. Poser initially started off as a utility for Mr. Weinberg to use for posing reference for his comic strip work and grew into the animal we have today. Poser Figure Artist 1.0 is a beefed up and repackaged version of Poser 4.

I guess one reason for wanting Poser 1.0 would be the same reason in which it was created, as posing reference. I still use Poser 4 for posing reference when I am doing illustration work but I am not always at home and figured that Poser 1.0 would fit very nicely on a flash drive and would be pretty handy to have when I am away from my computer and need a bit of reference. Poser 4 stripped down fits easily enough on a flash drive but can be a bit tempermental on some of the slower machines that I have to use. So if anyone finds some leads for me it would be greatly appreciated, but if it's not to be then I certainly appreciate the effort.  
 



 
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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#6  balaoo 04 Dec 2008 21:32

Hi, Marv. I never had Poser 1, my first Poser was Poser 2. i got it free from a CD which came  with a magazine, DivMania_7. If you can't get it I can try to send it to you.. it is a little heavy, 173 MB
 



 
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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#7  Tormie 04 Dec 2008 21:46

Friends I don't know if what you're going to do it is permitted by copyright laws, I mean, I don't know if now Poser 1.0 or 2.0 is sharable as a free software, I'm almost sure that it can't. You could simply ask to the support center at e-frontier, maybe they will give you a copy for free.
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#8  Marv 04 Dec 2008 23:12

Tormie by no means am I asking for anyone to share the software. Thanks for the offer balaoo but Tormie is right on this one. Even though Poser 1.0 and Poser 2.0 is not readily available it doesn't mean that it is free to give away. I'm sure that the current owners of Poser still hold the copyright on even the old software.

What I am hoping for is that if anyone knows where I can purchase even a used copy of Poser 1.0 or even Poser 2.0. Although thanks for the idea Tormie I think I will give e-frontier (or rather Smith-micro...sheesh!) a try and see what they say and let everyone know what I find out. Until then keep the ideas rolling in.
 



 
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#9  Posy 04 Dec 2008 23:12

Bless you. That may take a while.
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#10  Tormie 05 Dec 2008 00:07

Hi Marv, no problem, I knew you're well meaning. BTW it could even be that Poser 1.0 and the earlier version can be sharable, it should be asked to smith-micro (sorry, too many property changes ). Marv, you could even ask to in their forum at content paradise, I bet that if they have a copy they will give you one, you can even say that you're building a retro-computer and you want to install the software of the "era" (even if it was only few years ago... Damn, time passes )
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#11  GrouchoCaesar 05 Dec 2008 00:31

Well, in that case, since I'm spending oodles of cash trying to set up the Render-Farm of the Future... d'you think I should ask 'em for a copy of Poser 12...?
 




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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#12  tda42 05 Dec 2008 00:57

Marv wrote: I will give e-frontier (or rather Smith-micro...sheesh!)



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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#13  Marv 05 Dec 2008 01:08

I sent out an e-mail to Smith-micro so hopefully I'll get something back soon. I did ask if the software was shareable or perhaps could be given out as freebie software since it has been given away free in the past by various magazine publishers. I'll check the forums at Content Paradise and see what I can find out while I'm waiting to hear back from Smith-micro. Keepin' fingers crossed.  
 



 
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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#14  Marv 05 Dec 2008 01:13

Here is what I got back from Smith-micro:

Unfortunately, SmithMicroSoftware,Inc. no longer sells, nor supports Poser 1.0 and/or Poser 2.0.
Our apologies but we do not have a database of older product version resellers.

Best Regards,
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Post Re: Poser 1.0

#15  Marv 05 Dec 2008 01:29

I sent them a quick reply:

"Does that mean that Poser 1.0 and Poser 2.0 are now considered freeware? In other words could I obtain a copy from a friend that already has the software?"

Will see what they say.
 



 
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