I have talked to several people about making their own animated series and telling their own stories.
There are many people with large ideas on what they want to create but sometimes they are limited in what they can do in way of TALENT. Some folks no matter how hard they try will never really ever be able to draw, 3d model, etc. But that doesn’t mean you cannot tell stories.
I remember in 1998 when I first saw Poser. I believe it was Poser 2.0. It had some ugly looking models and such but at that moment I could see the potential. It made my imagination fly. At the time I couldn’t model. It was out of my skill set. Poser at the time was very limited but then came Poser 4.0. From that point on I was totally hooked. I think I’ve bought every Poser version that came out since except 11 at this point. I really want 11.
But starting from 4.0 it allowed me to start making all kinds of animations, very quickly.
I wish I had all my animations but here are some animations I did with Poser 4.
I know not the best but those were my first attempts.
Here is a link to some more work. No just remember there was no streaming back then so I had to build it more on being able to get it small enough to be online.
Now I know those are quite crude but it was years ago.
The reason I write this article is I know there are tons of storytellers out there who want to tell a story. I’m sure you would love to have artists help you create all these cool worlds. But the truth is they won’t. It is a lot of work and you could go on for decades looking to create a team of skilled folks who you will work together with to make a cool project and usually only then it is a short or some fan film.
No you want to tell stories and so do I. The truth is Poser made me understand and see that I could do it on my own if no one else would help me.
Combined with ZBrush and other methods Poser is a very powerful tool that could help you bring your stuff to life especially if you apply a little imagination and ingenuity.
Now there are other folks in on the game as well including MakeHuman, Daz3d and Iclone.