MetaForm is Weird Juice Software's ground breaking surface
modeling and animation plug-in for Poser 4 Pro Pack and Poser 5 users.
Seamless integration, simple controls and powerful tools provide Poser users with
amazing and endless new possibilities.
"MetaForm adds a vast array of modeling and
animation functions to Poser"
- 3D World
MetaForm's modeling technology creates dynamic three-dimensional surfaces around
a wide variety of primitives such as points (metaballs), planes, cubes, spheres and
cylinders. Create organic shapes, figures vehicles, props, architecture and terrain.
Surfaces can even be formed around Poser props and figures allowing a wide variety
of amazing melting and merging effects.
The dynamic nature of the surface creation technology far exceeds the limits of
Poser's fixed vertex morphing techniques. The user can create incredible organic machinery
or morph a cube into a toaster, then a rubber duck, then a bunch of grapes.
"...thanks to MetaForm, Poser gains a whole
new set of construction tools"
- 3D World
Additionally, the inclusion of MetaFlow technology allows users
to create torrents, waterfalls, fountains, explosions and columns of smoke
and fire. MetaFlow allows the full simulation of these effects across an
entire range of animation, from their emission, deflections off surfaces and destruction.
Even standard Poser props and figures can be used as emitters and deflectors for the
The surfaces created by MetaForm and MetaFlow can consist of multiple layers, each
separately mapped, allowing the simulation of volumetric material effects. Additional
wave and noise parameters allow further detail and effects to be added.
Flexible surface mapping options allow a wide variety of automatic UV mapping schemes
from top-down to spherical projections, or UV mapping driven entirely by the parameters
of the underlying MetaForm and MetaFlow objects. Poser 4/Pro Pack users get the first
real opportunity to utilise advanced material techniques, while the technology can
be used to further enhance Poser 5 user's existing material mapping options.
MetaForm is available to purchase exclusively
MetaForm 1.1 was reviewed in 3D World magazine (issue 61).
It scored favourably:
Range of Features : 8
Value For Money : 10
3D World Magazine