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~ Updated for Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014! ~
Working on a new outfit or figure and tired of fumbling around with double-clicking every dial to set limits and dial names?
Would you like to easily see which dials are hidden, have the option of
unhiding them or hide your own dials for a clean and professional Poser
Want an easy way to create expression poses, phonemes poses, poses that
only affect other user-made groups of morphs and parameter dials? How
about the ability to turn them into utility poses by adding scaling or
rotation values? How about the choice of creating actual Expressions
(.fc2) or Poses (.pz2)?
How would you like working with a clever Selection Templates system for
figures and props that allows you to save your dial selection choices
for use later when you want to create a set of expression poses for the
head or body of your favorite figure?
How about personalizing your morph dials, adding your own text to the
front or end of External and Internal Dial names? Or changing your mind
and removing that text?
These features (and MORE!) are available via Netherworks' Dial Manager
utility, a professional script that works right inside of Poser! Don't turn down getting this great tool today... Just Turn it up, this script goes to Eleven!
Dial Manager features a two-panel display, showing the
selected prop (or multiple body parts of a figure) on one side (the
Parts List) and the list of dials for that prop or body part on the
other (the Dials List)
As items in the scene are selected, the lists update automatically.
Changes made to dials via the script are shown in Poser automatically.
In the Dials List, hidden dials are marked with a
visual indicator, an asterisk (*).
Limit-Locked dials can also be marked with a visual
indicator via a script option. They are marked with a plus (+).
Single Item Select Mode can also be activated.
This allows the script to update as body parts are selected via
in-scene selection, the hierarchy editor or some 3rd party scripts.
It is easy to set up dials on a single body part
(figure), prop, light, camera, deformer or grouping object (Poser 9 and
higher for grouping objects).
The script can change the External Name of any selected
The script can change the Internal Name of morphs and
In the case of dial naming, it checks for duplicates.
It can set the Current, Minimum, Maximum and Sensitivity
Value of multiple dials at once.
All of the above changes happen instantly when you press
Multiple dials can be set to Hidden or Shown with one
Multiple dials can have their Limits Forced (or not)
with one click.
Scale dials can be shown as either digits or percent.
The option to work with Origin and Offset dials.
Any figure, prop, light or camera can be selected quickly via the
Scene Item Selection menu. Smart props (including hair
and deformers) also reveal their parents.
One or more dial values (Current, Minimum, Maximum and
Sensitivity) can be copied then pasted to one or more dials,
even to other objects or body parts. A pop-up box allows you to select which values are copied.
A variety of Multiple Dial Naming functions can be
Text can be added to the beginning or end of any number
of selected dials, such as "JCM", "BLANK", "PBM" and similar
Text can be removed from the beginning or end of any
number of selected dials.
The naming functions can be performed on External or
Dial Manager uses a smart multiple naming system.
When adding, it skips any identical text in a multiple dial
selection. When removing, it only removes identical text.
For example, if "PBM" were to be added to a number of dials, any of the
dials that already start with "PBM" are skipped.
Selection Templates can be assigned to any number of
selected dials. These templates can be saved and loaded at any
time. They are useful for automatically applying a selection to
user-defined groups of dials, such as Phenomes and Expressions.
The Current Value of any number of selected dials can be Reset (props and figures only).
The Hidden or Shown state of any number of selected
dials can be toggled. Hidden Dials become Shown, Shown
dials become Hidden.
The Forced Limits state of any number of selected dials can
be toggled. Forced Limits become unenforced. Unenforced
Limits become Forced.
Any dial selections can be saved as Expression (.fc2) or Pose
(.pz2) files. It writes the Current Values of those dials.
Saving expressions and poses works with nearly any type of
dial from scales to morphs.
The last expression folder, expression name, pose folder and
pose name are stored and remembered.
Saved files also generate a standard, non-rendered thumbnail
by default. This setting can be turned off.
It can optionally generate a 91x91 rendered thumbnail,
using your current render settings.
Dials can be quickly refreshed in the script, when
editing outside of the script or adding a dial (such as when a morph
target is spawned).
The colors of nearly every part of Dial Manager can be
customized, from text to background. You can return to the
default color scheme at any time.
The number of shown entries (and overall size) shown in
the Dials and Parts Lists can be increased or decreased, from 4 to 32.
The script can be set to a docked or floating state and can
easily fit into the Poser interface.
The position, size and state of Dials Manager are updated in real
The script features informative Tooltips, which can be turned on
Full Documentation is included in PDF format.
Dial Manager Script
Support Scripts for opening ignore lists for editing.
Concise PDF Guide
When working with figures, only the dials of a singular body part
can be edited or manipulated. However, there are copy-paste and
selection templates features that can help facilitate crossing body
Standard Poser Internal Names are blocked from being changed
(such as scale, xrot, ztran). However, the name itself is
In the case of editing multiple dial values, they cannot be
cross-edited if the dials belong to different dial "sets". These
values include Current, Minimum, Maximum and Sensitivity values.
"Sets" include: Scales, Rotations, Translations, and Morphs/Master
Parameters. For example, all of the scales (Scale, XScale,
YScale, ZScale) can all be edited at once. All the morphs and
master parameters can be changed. However, a combination of
scales and morphs could not be changed because they have different
fundamental value ranges.
Forced Limits detection only works properly if Use Limits is
unchecked in Poser's Figure menu.
Changing the List Size requires a re-start of the script and WILL
reset its location, size and state (clearly notated when the change
dialog box is shown).
Color changes and General Settings are saved as they are changed.
Dial Manager cannot remove any dials. However, the multiple
naming feature can be used to mark dials (as a reminder) for removal in
a 3rd party utility or your favorite text editor.
Some color options cannot be changed on the Mac platform, due to
the enforcement of "Common Controls" on that platform.
The script works in Poser 8 or higher. Yes, that includes
Poser 9 and Pro 2012!
Poser 7 and lower are not supported do to lack of real-time
updating and wxPython GUI support.
The script works in both Windows (XP and higher) and Mac
(OSX 10.4 and higher)
- Suitable for use in
Poser 8 through Poser 2014.
- Not compatible with DAZ Studio or Poser Debut.
- Tested on the PC platform (Windows Vista and 7). Should work fine on Mac.
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