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 Tingen, Germany. For more information, go to www.egi.sys.de or www.egi.sys.com.