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May 21, 2020 - P3DO pro 2.8 R2

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May 21, 2020 - P3DO pro 2.8 R2

2.8 anniversary has been a great success. I would like to express my deepest thanks to all of you for your support to the software. What better way than to add new features :)

No real issue with 2.8, so R2 has a couple of minor fixes and new stuff.
And also that new website layout, which is still wip. In coming months I will review all pages: adding documentation, tutorials, snapshots and eventually videos.

Get P3DO pro 2.8 R2 from download page


Runtime Manager 2.8 * Auto expanding Archive * Explore in Repository popup




Runtime Manager update
The plugin has been upgraded to enhance the Texture lookup algorithm.
I've also added the plugin to the 2.9 features list because I realised that it could be greatly improved and simplified.
So there will be a major rewrite of the Runtime Manager this summer.


Auto expanding Archive
In order to look into an archive in P3DO you have to double-click the archive file. Which is fine.
Now I've added auto-expansion in the InDepth/property thumbnails view as well. Click the thumbnail icon and when you select an archive it will populate in InDepth/property.


Explore in Repository popup
Added a "Explore in Repository" popup menu on the directory tree popup menu.
This will open the selected directory in Repository instead of main thumbnails view.
Misc and fixes
Search Result not showing when Repository hidden.
Drag'n Drop exception (non blocking) fixed.

Next updates
This is the end of 2.8. Although monthly updates will be released througout summer, next updates are now part of 2.9.
Coming next month is a FBX viewer.



April 6, 2020 - P3DO pro 2.8 & 20th anniversary sale

On a cold Saturday morning of Februray 2000 I start working on a project called Poser 3D Object, aka P3DO.
On April 6th 2000 the first relase of P3DO was made available at Renderosity.com.
20 years later I am glad to celebrate the 20th birthday of the software. P3DO now stands for Photo 3D Organizer.

The future of the software is bright. In coming month new features and new 3D file formats will be added to the software.
Regular monthly updates with continue. Suscribe to automatic notifications in Tools menu > Options > Updates tab to get notified.

To celebrate this birthday event we are offering P3DO licenses and upgrades 50% off in April. This is a rare opportunity to get the excellent P3DO pro at a fair price.

Go get your first P3DO license for as low as 12.5$, or renew for an insane 7.5$.
The offer has ended.


P3DO downloads

Let's get back to the software. What's new in 2.8 ?


Daz Studio button * Favorites button * Repository update * Search tool * Poser Lights & Camera




Daz Studio navigation
A navigation button dedicated to Daz Studio has been added. It works the same as the Poser runtimes navigation button.
Since the organization of Daz Studio libraries is different from Poser Runtimes (obviously) I didn't have the time to fully complete it. The "People" library needs per Figure navigation, i.e. Genesis3/Victoria7, Genesis8/Victoria8,... This will be completed soon.


Favorites navigation
To compensate the Favorites tree removal (2.6 version) a Favorites navigation popup menu has been added to both Folders and Repository toolbars.
The Repository Favorites is very handy to open seconday Libraries at the same time you browse the main one.


Repository update
The Repository has been reviewed. Poser and Favorites views have been fixed.
The Favorites, Poser, Daz Studio and Carrara navigation buttons have been replicated on the Repository toolbar.
These buttons are not shortcuts to the Poser and Favorites views mentionned above. They are used to navigate within the Repository to secondary libraries without interfering with your current Runtime/Library.
While the so called views are meant to navigate your main Runtime/Library.
This is a bit technical, the best is that you check by yourself the difference between the 2 :)
Search tool
The search tool was a bit difficult to handle. It has been completely redesigned.
When clicking the search button a popup is showing. As a popup it has automatic closure.
The search criteria are the same, work the same. Nothing changed here.
The search result is now shown in the Repository window.
Search result is persistent: it will reload smoothly when navigating back to the search result window and even on startup.
From the search result you can open any of the asset from the result set in Poser or navigate to it.


Poser lights
Poser Lights and Camera have been added to the property (InDepth) tree.
The tree shows the lights list with the light type (infinite, spot, point, diffuse IBL, area light) and image references for IBL.
PoserPython plugin also has support for partial Lights. Allowing to extract spots and complete or modify an existing light set in Poser.

Note that PoserPython partial poses is a versatile and easy to use opener for Poser.
That plugin makes every single pose a partial pose. Including Faces, Hands, Materials and now Lights.
Want to give your figures unique expressions ? partial Face, in a blink of an eye.
And more: no need to unzip. You may Pose directly from the zip itself (except for Material textures).
Misc and fixes
DirectX X file support for multiple textures on a shader.
Rsr2Png and PoserFavorites plugins with larger UI to accomodate for modern resolutions.
3D viewport clipping issue fixed.
Thumbnails transparency fixed.



March 27, 2020 - P3DO pro 2.8 release candidate

2.8 release candidate is here, 2.8 will be available on April 6th.
Some minor fixes since beta 2 weeks ago and 2 great additions to ease navigation among your CG assets libraries: Daz Studio and Favorites navigation buttons.

Install P3DO pro 2.8 release candidate:
P3DO pro 2.8 release candidate


Daz Studio button * Favorites button * Repository update * Search tool * Poser Lights & Camera


Daz Studio library navigation
A navigation button dedicated to Daz Studio has been added. It works the same as the Poser runtimes navigation button.
Since the organization of Daz Studio libraries is different from Poser Runtimes (obviously) I didn't have the time to fully complete it. Especially the "People" library which requires more work. This will be completed next (May or June).

Favorites navigation button
To compensate the Favorites tree removal (2.6 version) a Favorites navigation popup menu has been added to both Folders and Repository toolbars.
It is a welcome solution, imho.

Repository update
The Repository has been reviewed and Poser and Favorites views have been fixed. The Favorites, Poser, Daz Studio and Carrara navigation buttons have been replicated on the Repository toolbar.
These buttons are not shortcuts to the Poser and Favorites views mentionned above. They are used to navigate within the Repository to secondary libraries without interfering with your current Runtime/Library. While the so called views are meant to navigate your main Runtime/Library.

Search tool & search result set
The search tool was a bit difficult to handle. It has been completely redesigned.
When clicking the search button a popup is showing. As a popup it has automatic closure.
The search criteria are the same, work the same. Nothing changed here.
The search result is now shown in the Repository window.
Search result is persistent: it will reload smoothly when navigating back to the search result window and even on startup.
From the search result you can open any of the asset from the result set in Poser or navigate to it.

Poser Lights and Camera support
Poser Lights and Camera have been added to the property (InDepth) tree.
The tree shows the lights list with the light type (infinite, spot, point, diffuse IBL, area light) and image references for IBL.
PoserPython plugin also has support for partial Lights. Allowing to extract spots and complete or modify an existing light set in Poser.

Next updates on 2.8
2.8 in 10 days, on April 6th is the 20th Anniversary of P3DO Organizer:
March 13rd, 2.8 beta
March 27th, 2.8 release candidate
April 6th/15th, 2.8
The actual 20th anniversary date is April 6th. 2.8 will be available here on this date.
The release date at Renderosity should be around April 15th.



March 13, 2020 - P3DO pro 2.8 beta

2.8 is the special edition update for the 20th anniversary of the software in April.
Compared to 2.7 there are several additions. The most noticeable one being the new search tool.
2.8 beta is fresh off the shelf. Feedbacks welcome.

Install P3DO pro 2.8 beta:
P3DO pro 2.8 beta


Search tool   Poser Lights & Camera   UI toolbar moved  


Search tool & search result set
The search tool was a bit difficult to handle. It has been completely redesigned.
When clicking the search button a popup is showing. As a popup it has automatic closure.
The search criteria are the same, work the same. Nothing changed here.
The search result is now shown in the Repository window.
Search result is persistent: it will reload smoothly when navigating back to the search result window and even on startup.
From the search result you can open any of the asset from the result set in Poser or navigate to it.

Poser Lights and Camera support
Poser Lights and Camera have been added to the property (InDepth) tree.
The tree shows the lights list with the light type (infinite, spot, point, diffuse IBL, area light) and image references for IBL.
PoserPython plugin also has support for partial Lights. Allowing to extract spots and complete or modify an existing light set in Poser.

UI toolbar moved
The main toolbar has been moved above the main thumbnails view. Some icons being moved to the folder tree.
The main toolbar retain the same behavior as in previous versions: by clicking the toolbar you are able to run commands on the Repository.
Same for the folder tree, btw. But just because I didn't have the time to change this. It will be removed later.

Misc and fixes
DirectX X file support for multiple textures on a shader.
Rsr2Png and PoserFavorites plugins with larger UI to accomodate for modern resolutions.
3D viewport clipping issue fixed.
Thumbnails transparency fixed.

Next updates on 2.8
The schedule announced in February is still going:
March 13rd, 2.8 beta
March 27th, 2.8 release candidate
April 6th/15th, 2.8
The actual 20th anniversary date is April 6th. 2.8 will be available here on this date.
The 15th should be the release date at Renderosity, still unsure of that.
More new features in 2 weeks.