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I didn't bother to upgrade to future versions of the program, and when I first heard of the new male figure,
Michael, I thought that it couldn't be that much better than the default figures and didn't bother to look into it.
Just a year and a half ago, I was talking with my ex and wanted to find the online galleries I'd seen a while
back to show him what some people were trying to do with the program.
How did David come about?
I was astounded. I remember saying out loud to him, "That's a Poser figure?" And later that day, I upgraded
to Poser 4 and looked up Michael 2 on the DAZ site. The title page for Michael showed a picture of him as a
bodybuilder, so I purchased the figure and began to explore. I also had a clear idea of an ideal face, and with
photos by my monitor, I began to make hundreds of adjustments. When I had it just right (or as near as I
could make it), I made a few custom morphs to adjust a few fine details to the body, face, and later the hair.
Now, I felt the need to give this figure a name, as well as other incidental figures I was making, because I hate
referring to them as "the one with the muscles" or "the guy with the big nose" or "the short one." My favorite
name was Michael. But that's the name of DAZ's figure, and confusion was inevitable had I chosen that
name, and his "working title" so to speak has been "Ben". In fact, he's called just that in the second image I
did of him. I had a really hard time coming up with a name. "Ben" was my second favorite, but just last month
I was contacted by Tudor Boy, who also posts here, and he alerted me to the fact that he has a main character
named Ben. He was quite ok with the idea of our characters having the same name, but again, I thought that
there might be some confusion. I considered "Sam" but he looks a little too sleek to be a Sam.
My favorite piece of classical sculpture has always been Bernini's David, and so I decided to name him after
the heroic figure.