Smith Micro has very recently effectively deleted their Poser webinars and tutorial videos on YouTube by making them all private and inaccessible. For now, their Moho / Anime Studio ones remain. Accordingly, curators should check their YouTube playlists for tube-rot.
What’s been lost, for Poser? Two Brian Haberlin webinars, in which he generously gave good tips on making digital comics with Poser, and which were not also available on his own channel. These being…
* “Poser Webinar: Poser Pro Game Dev Essentials with Artist and Innovator Brian Haberlin”. One hour. November 2014.
* “Poser Webinar: Using Poser 3D Software to Create the Ground-Breaking Graphic Novel Anomaly” with Brian Haberlin. One hour. Late 2016?
Three others were done with Digital Art Live — and thus probably remain available that way. “How to Import and Render Genesis 3 into Poser 11”, “Master the Rigging Process”, presented by Teyon Alexander, and “How to Create Graphic novels and Anime Art in Poser”, presented by Tasos Anastasiades on Poser comics. There are a number of other Tasos/Poser webinars at the DAL store.
Here’s a list of other non-comics webinars that still appear relevant in 2020 and which, until recently, Smith Micro listed on their main Poser site. These are now lost, it seems…
* “Discovering Poser Python Tools and Wardrobe Wizard”, with Phil Cooke. 2012. (I’m guessing Phil may have a copy?)
* “How to Get the Best Results from Poser’s SuperFly Render Engine”, presented by Stefan Werner. (On which I wrote “this video is a highly technical look at the innards of SuperFly, and is not ‘pretty pictures of space babes and a half-dozen hot rendering tips'”).
* “Rigging and Vertex Weight Mapping: A Primer”, presented by Larry Weinberg. (Poser Pro 2012. “Larry will demonstrate the tools and techniques he uses to create and fine tune character rigs and vertex weight maps. This is a great opportunity to learn more about rigging from Poser’s creator”).
* “More Little Known Secrets of Poser”, presented by Jason Cozy. (“Save time by creating groupings within Poser, by using the pre-sets in the Sketch Designer, and use simple Morph Tool fixes and Dependent Parameters”).
* “Rendering Tips and Tricks”, presented by Stefan Werner. (Using Poser Pro 2012, looking at “depth of field, indirect light, and ambient occlusion, and SSS”).
As for any shorter tutorials that might have been on the official Smith Micro channel, it’s not a great loss. Most of the best Poser tutorials were on other YouTube channels, such as Renderosity, Preta3D (Reality plugin), O’Reilly training videos, DAZ, Clip Studio, etc. I see no such short-video losses from any of my playlists.