Virtual Pose ® provides the artist the ability to rotate the model right on the screen in order to gain a better understanding of the three dimensional aspect of the pose. And when projected on a wall, large groups of artists can enjoy creating with the next best thing to a real model! For that, it requires QuickTime VR (QTVR)

 

If you are on a PC and are using any version of WINDOWS ® that is not compatible with QuickTime (such as VISTA...)
please visit this page to download the DEVAL VIEWER.

 


 

iOS Users: Virtual Pose ® is iPhone and iPad compatible


This notice only concerns the QTVR collection:
In order to operate the QTVR movies on your device, you can purchase an 
application called QuickPano (around 6 dollars), and install a free version of iZip (both available through the Apple® store). What makes QuickPano unique is that it CAN operate QTVR OBJECTS — which is what VP movies essentially are. Also, as benchmark test, we tested a 21.4 MB file on an iPhone4, and a 32 MB file on an iPad Air.

Then, download any ZIPPED poses from our online store, extract it in iZip, then from within iZip choose "Open In," which prompts the "Open in QuickPano" window, and that's it. Or upload files to your Dropbox, then download them to QuickPano.

What we love about VP on the iOS is the true tactility when it comes to rotating, zooming in/out, and dragging the image.




 



 

VIRTUAL POSE ® SESSIONS™ requires FLASH ®

 



CURRENTLY QUICKTIME VR IS NOT COMPATIBLE with QuickTime player version X.
For that, you need to install QuickTime Player 7 or 6.
(As of this last revision, I'm running both QT 7 & X on Yosemite)

 

YES, all QTVR poses *ARE* compatible with MAC OS X. You just need QT7 or QT6 to operate the QTVR functions (rotate at will, zoom, pan).

In order to access EARLIER VERSIONS of QUICKTIME (QT7&QT6 for BOTH MAC&PC) PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

Installing QuickTime Player 7 on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard

 

 

Below are some useful technical notes to help you maximize your creative experience with our Virtual Pose ® models:

 

WHEN DOWNLOADING POSES

If you do not have QuickTime Pro please make sure you are using FIREFOX as your browser in order to save some of our poses onto your hard drive after purchase.


In the case of the poses that are compressed in Stuffit or Zip formats, you will need a decompressor such as Stuffit Expander.

STUFFIT EXPANDER it is still FREE OF CHARGE, as of "today."

For your convenience, here are the shortcuts to both, the MAC and PC versions of the STUFFIT EXPANDER:

MAC: http://www.stuffit.com/mac-expander.html

PC: http://www.stuffit.com/win-expander.html



LAUNCHING A POSE

 

Double click to launch it automatically in the QuickTime Movie Player. You may draw, paint, and sculpt with your Virtual Pose® reference image on the monitor screen, projected on a wall, or printed on a sheet of paper.

If you are using VISTA, then you'll need the DEVAL player. Please click to read the Vista Update.

 

 

KEYBOARD COMMANDS

 

The following is a list of keyboard commands that will allow you to fully operate your pose. Please note that you can move the image around inside the QT Movie window after zooming. Also, you can print a zoomed view!

 

 

MAC

 

To ZOOM IN (Increase Magnification): Press the SHIFT key.

 

To ZOOM OUT (Reduce Magnification): Press the CONTROL key.

 

To DRAG image (in ZOOM mode): Press the OPTION key, and drag with the mouse/tablet.

 

To FIT TO SCREEN: Press the COMMAND+3 keys.

 

 

PC

 

To ZOOM IN (Increase Magnification): Press the SHIFT key.

 

To ZOOM OUT (Reduce Magnification): Press the CONTROL key.

 

To DRAG image (in ZOOM mode): Press the CONTROL+ALT  keys, drag with the mouse/tablet.

 

To FIT TO SCREEN: Press the CTRL+3 keys.



VP2 USERS KINDLY NOTE:

**THE INTERACTIVE INTERFACE** OF Virtual Pose ® 2 (&1)is NOT MAC OSX compatible! You must run it under OS 9 (or Windows). If you no longer have OS9 on your system, you can always launch the poses, tutorial movies, and even music, as standalone QT or QTVR movies. For more information, please refer to the article on printing from the CD.


That is why, in VP3, we did away with the interactive interface and simply packed the CD-ROM with QTVR poses.

 

 

RESIZING/FITTING IMAGE TO COMPUTER MONITOR SCREEN

Once a pose is opened, resize it (reduce) to fit to your computer monitor screen by using the “VIEW/FIT TO SCREEN” command in the QT Movie Player application menu bar. We highly recommend that you increase your screen resolution to its maximum display ability as well.



ROTATING THE POSE

To rotate the model, simply position the cursor in the middle of the

QT Movie Player window, press the (LEFT) click button on the mouse and drag the mouse to the left or to the right. If using a tablet and digitizing pen, press the nib on the surface of the tablet and drag to the left or to the right.

 

 

PRINTING THE POSE

 

Choose “FILE/PRINT” in the QT Movie Player.

 

 

 

QUICKTIME PRO (Does not apply to iPad/iPhone devices. Desktop/Laptop computers, only)

 

Upgrading from QT to QT PRO is OPTIONAL and may not be necessary.

 

However, given the larger size of the images now available to you, upgrading to QT PRO will allow you to export images in a multitude of formats, and print them FOR VISUAL REFERENCE ONLY in a much larger size than before.

 

QT Pro Users Please Read: Installing the included QT Player will remove any previous version of QT that may have been installed. This will also invalidate your (OPTIONAL) old QT Pro Key and require that you purchase a new QT Pro Key to maintain your existing "Pro-Level" capabilities. YOU MAY NOT WANT or NEED TO DO THAT... the older version of QT may work "just fine" with the poses. Therefore, before you upgrade (and potentially lose your QT PRO Key privileges, should you happen to own one) we recommend that you double click a pose and take it "around" for a "test-drive." You may also want to check the Apple Computer Company, Inc. QuickTime site (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download) to see if there is an even newer version available.

 

Exporting in QT Pro is ONLY IN 32-bit mode! Please adjust your image viewer accordingly. For example, let's say you are using a MAC and you have PS/CS5; problem: PS/CS5 does not read 32 bit images. Solution: PREVIEW will. All you would have to do is select the Preview software (highlight it) then select "Command+ i " to access the info panel. There, select "Open in 32-bit mode." The rest is easy: you can open and work in PREVIEW, or save file again, and now open it in CS5. In version 8 of preview, simply open, set the VIEW size, then export to PDF (make sure to add the ".pdf") extension!

 

 

KNOWN ISSUES (BUG REPORT) AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

 

MACINTOSH (MAC): As of “today”, it would seem that the QT Movie Player was printing the image a little smaller than in QT Movie Player version 6.5, as well as printing solid tone under the image or to the side. And, if that was not enough, it is printing several copies as well as a…miniature. We tried printing third party QTVR movies and we got the same results. We’ve contacted Apple about this and they are aware of the problem.

In the meantime, make sure you set your printer to “landscape”
or “portrait” as appropriate. Plus, don’t forget to print “Page 1 – 1” only!

Here is a direct quote from the response from Apple when we requested permission to distribute QuickTime vs. 6.5 (which, on the MAC, prints flawlessly!)

 

In order to access EARLIER VERSIONS of QUICKTIME(QT7&QT6 for BOTH MAC&PC) PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.

 

Installing QuickTime Player 7 on Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard

 


WINDOWS (PC):
Rarely, and depending on your system configuration, double clicking a QuickTime movie (.mov) file (such as a VP pose QTVR pose file) might not automatically launch it in the QT Movie Player. Should that be the case, you can manually launch the pose from within the QT Movie Player using the “FILE/ OPEN FILE” command in the QT Movie Player application menu bar).

 

IN CLOSING

 

We would like to thank you again for your support.

 

And to all the artists who took the time off their busy schedules to voice their opinion and offer us valuable suggestions, or just to give us encouragement, we extend a special thank you and we hope you like your new VP!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mario Henri Chakkour

Started on July 8, 2007 — Last updated on December 29, 2015

 

 

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