You can still post Poser images if you create your own models and/or do significant work to make them stand out. E.g. "User Created Content".
The problem is, however, too many people are just plunking down the default models, buying a plug-in and/or using pre-made and/or game-ripped models (e.g. Krystal). If you created your own model, or even modified significantly from the original, that would be permissible. However, it would have to be unique. Simple taking Part A and Part B and sticking them together like Mr. Potatohead wouldn't be sufficient.
What I feel like here--and I feel sure this isn't your intent--is that those of us who are actually using
applications like Poser to try to generate something artistic are being swept up along with the users who are abusing
the applications to just post mindless junk.
The simple fact is, I don't have the eye for modifying or creating models--I've tried, repeatedly, and I've failed. They look like transporter accidents on Star Trek. My textures invariably look like muddy plastic wrap. There's something to doing it right that I don't 'get', and that I desperately wish I could
And what counts as 'original modification'? I think about hair type, hair, skin, eye and fur color, expression, build, height and weight, whether to add decorations or not--all of these things come out of a library of pre-existing props and objects. Are these modifications? To some extent, I think so. It's the process of building a character
out of a prop
The DAZ/Zygote centaur is a prop
. When I add hair, color, skin tone, eye color, set different reflectivity parameters for the skin, the fur, and the hooves, put a transparency map on the tail, and then add jewelry and/or props, then slightly alter the head shape to get a 'look' that I'm after, soften or sharpen individual facial features and set an expression, and then create a milieu for him to exist in, even a simple one, that's a character
I will argue that it's the difference between taking a box of Legos and making a tower of blocks, or taking a box of Legos and making a roughly accurate model of your house complete with windows, doors and rooms. It's not the tools, it's what you do with them.
So while I'm limited largely by what pre-exists (my telescope and theremin props notwithstanding), that does not limit my imagination
. What I try to do to make my work stand out is try to say something with the image
, not with the model
I'm no genius, but neither am I just throwing things up and going 'hur hur hur look nekkid', and I feel as though I'm being lumped together with those who are.
I realize this is a problem, but no more than the photography problem. If you can separate 'bad' photos from 'good', you can separate 'bad' Poser from 'good'. Standing up a model without even changing the background or ground color, enlarging the breasts, and posting it under the title 'BEWBZ!!1!' is clearly bad Poser.
We don't all
do that, though. I think there's a way for a little middle ground.