Reality 3 for Poser 9 / Poser Pro 2012 SR3 is scheduled to be released in April 2013, at $59.95. It’s a plugin that connects Poser to the power of the free LuxRender high end render engine. Here’s the preview video…
Apparently it’ll be fully integrated with the Poser interface, and will include auto materials-conversion (so we shouldn’t have to spend hours fiddling with texture adjustments). GPU acceleration too, so those with fast modern PC gaming graphics-cards should benefit.
It’ll be interesting to read a Vue vs. Reality head-to-head bench test when Poser Reality 3 arrives.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.