Character Review – Pauline
My character review – Pauline – is going to be the hardest to write. Pauline comes with Poser 11. I should say, Pauline and Pauline 2. My review will focus mostly on Pauline 2.
There are 7 Paulines in the Poser 11 package:
- Pauline casual – the original Pauline character with tank top, jeans and tennis shoes and a shaggy A-cut hair style.
- Pauline DEV – a white, no materials figure.
- Original Pauline – a nude Pauline.
- African Pauline2 – a black version.
- Asian Pauline2 – an Asian version.
- European Pauline2 – an olive skin version.
- The Latest Pauline2 – the new and improved version of Pauline (visually, it looks like they made it a little more anatomically correct.)
- Pauline has several assets available from sources other than Smith Micro (which recommends Content Paradise). Renderosity and DAZ3D also have assets for Pauline.
- It is included in Poser.
- The three ethnic versions, African, Asian and European, are the best options of the seven. They seem to look less cartoon like than the other options.
- For an included figure, there should be more available for Pauline. As one developer explained it to me, there isn’t a lot of demand for Pauline assets.
- Not the most realistic bone structure for the face.
- Rigging has some issues like Victoria 4.2 with certain positions. Example, an elbow bent at 100-degrees doesn’t look natural.
For a “free” (included) figure, it isn’t bad. To me, it was something to experiment with until I decided I was going to keep working with Poser. As a result, I’ve used it a little, but not a lot. None of the characters have striked me as something I want to include in one of my works.