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Installing Poser Content from previous Poser versions

Installing Poser Content from previous Poser versions

 

Overview

This article will describe the process of adding an external Runtime library to Poser, which is the recommended process for incorporating libraries from earlier versions. Poser versions since 5 have had the ability to use multiple Runtime libraries, which can be located anywhere on your system (as long as your user account has access to the directory in question). The Poser 8 and Poser Pro 2010 user interface has been drastically changed from previous versions, so make sure that you read the appropriate section for your version of Poser below.

 

Poser 5, Poser 6, Poser 7 & Poser Pro

The first thing to do in order to add a Runtime is to open the LIBRARY palette and select a category (Figures, Poses etc.) Then browse up to the top of the Library hierarchy by double-clicking the folder with the white up-arrow as shown.

 

At the top level of the Library palette, you'll see a set of folders, one for each Runtime library that Poser 'knows about'. As shown here, the current Runtime library will have a red dot next to it- this dot only appears at this top level of the Library.

 

To locate and add a Runtime to this list, click the button with the plus sign, as shown.

 

This will open a standard file access dialog box, in which you locate and select the folder containing the Runtime you wish to add, and click CHOOSE. For example, if the Runtime is contained in a folder titled 'Poser 7', then you would select the Poser 7 folder (not actual the Runtime folder itself) and click CHOOSE; the library in question would then appear in Poser's Library palette as 'Poser 7' or whatever name your containing folder is.

 

Poser 8/9/10 & Poser Pro 2010/2012/2014

The updated UI in Poser 8 and Poser Pro 2010 allows you to add runtimes more easily. Start by going to the library palette and clicking on the folder with the plus symbol and the running man.

 

This will open a standard file access dialog box, in which you locate and select the folder containing the Runtime you wish to add, and click CHOOSE. For example, if the Runtime is contained in a folder titled 'Poser 7', then you would select the Poser 7 folder (not the actual Runtime folder itself) and click CHOOSE; the library in question would then appear in Poser's Library palette as 'Poser 7' or whatever name your containing folder is.

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