Curious Labs Ships Poser(r) 4.0.3

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Curious Labs Ships Poser(r) 4.0.3
Award winning 3D-character animation and design tool returns to market under
new corporate name-shipping now

Santa Cruz, California-September 18, 2000-Curious Labs, Inc. today announced
it has begun shipping Poser(r) v 4.0.3, the award-winning 3D-character
animation and design tool for digital artists and animators. Available for
purchase from the Curious Labs web site, www.curiouslabs.com for US $219.00,
Poser 4.0.3 is the latest version of the former MetaCreations, Corp.
(NASDAQ: MCRE) software, purchased by egi.sys AG in March 2000. Upgrades to
Poser v 4.0.3 are available as free downloads for current Poser 4 customers.
Owners of earlier versions of Poser (formerly Fractal Design and
MetaCreations) can upgrade to Poser 4.0.3 for US $99.00-valid serial number
required.

"Poser 4.0.3 represents the next generation of Poser under its new corporate
name and brand-Curious Labs," said Steve Cooper, president of Curious Labs.
"When we announced Poser's return to the market at SIGGRAPH 2000 this past
July in New Orleans, we were overwhelmed by e-mail requests from new and
existing Poser enthusiasts. We are now proud to be shipping Poser 4 again,
continuing the legacy of this powerful 3D-character posing and animation
tool," said Cooper.

Curious Labs also plans to ship their Poser(r) Pro Pack in Q4 2000 for US
$149.00, offering key enhancements, file export capabilities and plug-ins
for Poser 4 customers. With export of web deployable animations using
Metastream(TM) 3 for 3D and Macromedia FLASH(TM) for 2D, the Poser Pro Pack
will enable web developers and digital artists to add Poser 4's 3D character
content to web sites and other interactive projects. The Pro Pack will also
provide greatly improved Poser scene file integration into discreet Inc's 3D
Studio MAX(r) and Newtek's Lightwave(TM) using native plugins, as well as
introduce a Python scripting environment to Poser. The Pro Pack will only
be available to Poser 4 through 4.0.3 customers-so all pre Poser 4 users are
encouraged to upgrade to Poser 4.0.3 (US $99.00).

Poser's creator, Larry Weinberg, CEO of Curious Labs-and many of the
original engineering, marketing, research and development and sales team
from MetaCreations, Inc. joined together to form Curious Labs in Santa Cruz,
California in April 2000 with equity partner egi.sys AG in Germany.
For more information about Poser 4.0.3 or to order Poser, visit the Curious
Labs web site at: www.curiouslabs.com.

Curious Labs, Inc.
Curious Labs, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of egi.sys AG, designs,
develops, and publishes software tools such as Poser(r), which focus on 3D
human and character visualization for artists, designers, and web
developers. The company is located in Santa Cruz, California. For more
information, go to www.curiouslabs.com.

egi.sys AG, designs and develops tools, technologies, databases, and
solutions that utilize 3D animated models and motion data, integrate within
popular applications such as Microsoft Office, and can be delivered via the
World Wide Web. The company was founded by an independent research group
from the University of Tübingen, Germany. For more information, go to
www.egi.sys.de or www.egi.sys.com.


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