Poser Scene

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File Format
Name Poser Scene
Extension(s) .pz3
Type Code PZ3F
Wikidata ID Q1604323
Released 1998

Poser is a 3D modeling graphics program for posing, rendering, animating human and animals in a poly mesh form, developed by Fractal Design and sold to MetaCreations for a time.[1] There are many file formats related to the Poser software[2][3][4], one being the main Poser Scene version 4 format with extension .PZ3. Other related formats are PZ2, PP2, CR2, OBJ, and many more.[5] Poser Bump Maps are raster images used by the software.

File Identification

PZ3 files are plain ascii text files, but begin with:[6]


version { number 4 }

movieInfo {


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poser
  2. http://www.posersoftware.com/documentation/12/Poser_Reference_Manual/Appendices/FileStructure/File_Hierarchy.htm
  3. https://poserdazfreebies.miraheze.org/wiki/File_Formats
  4. http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/software/dazstudio/4/referenceguide/tech_articles/file_extensions/start
  5. http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/artzone/pub/tutorials/poser/poser-misc41
  6. http://www.posersoftware.com/documentation/12/Poser_Reference_Manual/Appendices/FileStructure/Basic_File_Syntax.htm
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