Anytime a new version of familiar software is released, it gets me thinking back to when it was first released. Poser has been around for quite a while as a tool for creating 3D renderings of the human form. Early versions did a good job with the human form itself, but the clothing was always skin tight. Later versions brought the ability for more realistic clothing, hair and more.
Just look at the raytrace preview at right and you can see that the hair and glasses on this 3D rendering are photorealistic. Of course this is only scratching the surface of what it can do.
There are two versions of Poser from which to choose. Poser 10 is considered the entry-level product and Poser Pro 14 is the full-featured product. Various prices are available depending on whether you are upgrading or purchasing a new copy. Rather than me trying to describe all the features of each version, check out the product page as it is loaded with details on both products. If you need to render the human form, this is a product you want in your toolbox.