I agree with Maelstromme about the Posette
over Vicky thing, but for different reasons. I personally find Vicky sort of strange-looking; I've never liked the look of her, which is why I've never bothered to download any version of her even though some are now free. To me most of the time even when people morph Vicky heavily, I can still see that same distinctive face through the morphs and it turns me off. On the other hand, while an unmodified Posette
does have a sort of stereotypical "3D character" face that lacks personality, due to this very reason it is a much more neutral structure that can easily be morphed into many distinctive/unique individual looks. Perhaps my point could be better made with a comparison in films: Is Christopher Walken a great actor? It's hard to say, because in almost every movie he plays the same character, which is the "Christopher Walken" character. Vicky is the same way to me. It's true of course that Posette
can't obtain the realism in sitting poses that Vicky or even Eve WWG can, but on the other hand since she has fewer joints posing her is much easier, which makes Posette
more user-friendly overall (and it's not that difficult to fix a broken knee mesh in post-render editing). Finally as for the clothing issue, a) it's amazing how much Posette
's stock clothing library can be expanded with a few tranparency maps, and b)
I think for many people Posette
doesn't spend much time wearing much clothing anyway (err, or is that just me? Ouch! My Posette
just reached out of my monitor and slapped me!
) The only strong advantage of Vicky over Posette
that I can concede is that Vicky has much more realistic ankles and feet than Posette
, but that's hardly a compelling reason to make me want to send Posette
out to pasture. Since art is just a hobby for 9 out of 10 people who use Poser
the user should work with whatever model he or she likes best; if the Renderosity
crowd thinks that's Vicky then I'm happy if they're happy, but my point for Maelstromme is to worry less about what others may think and just make pictures you find pleasing. I say have fun with it or else what's the point?
Leaving Poserland aside and keeping with the original thread, I would like to get down to brass tacks here
as so far everyone has mostly avoided the original question Whazizname posed in the title of his thread. I consider the beautiful European model Kyla Cole
and the lovely Indian actress Tabu
to be top of the list in terms of physical presence and appearance (which includes more than straight beauty). Trailing not far at all behind would be the gorgeous American actress Ashley Laurence
, at which point you may see a pattern forming in that I don't generally care much for blondes. Yes, these are all middle-aged women (as I happen to be middle-aged myself that seems natural) and yes I intentionally picked links to pictures of them in their everyday appearance as opposed to their glamorous best because I actually like them better that way (well, ok
you got me, I actually like pin-up model Kyla Cole better as she's more commonly seen, but this is a family-friendly forum after all). On the other hand looks are only enough to hold interest when first meeting someone, and if there's not a woman underneath the window dressing that has "good karma" then nothing but troubles will follow from getting involved with her.
At this time I would also like to encourage anyone who's bored to make more Posettes looking like any of the three women I mentioned in my post.