Pilgway provides an updated look at using the Pose Tool in 3DCoat while also going over the topic of multi resolution workflows in 3DCoat showing the use of lower resolution proxies for managing performance in 3DCoat.

This is a video demonstration of the Pose Tool, including some discussion of the Multi-Res workflow, to increase performance when using it

The Pose Tool in 3D Coat is used to easily pose characters, but it also can be used for modeling, providing a lot of the features that you would typically find in other 3D modeling applications with familiar features such as a lattice deformer that you might find in 3ds MAx or Maya.