Poser® 9 And Poser® Pro 2012 Unveiled

September 25, 2011 8:18 pm

Tags: 3D, Poser, Poser Pro, SmithMicro

Featuring Cutting-Edge New Design Tools and Exclusive Box Art from "Iron Render Master Championship" Winners, Syyd Raven and Traveler


ALISO VIEJO, CA – Following the most successful presale reception from the graphics community—driven by its groundbreaking and innovative feature set, Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group announced today the official release of Poser® 9 and Poser® Pro 2012. The highly anticipated software features new and powerful tools including Vertex Weight Map Rigging support and Subsurface Scattering—establishing Poser as the most versatile character animation solution for budding 3D artists, as well as the industry’s most pioneering filmmakers, animators and illustrators.

New Features: Core Features:
Subsurface Scattering – Simple, Intuitive User Interface
Rendering Performance Improvements – 70 Ready-to-Use Figures
Vertex Weight Map Rigging Support – Over 3GB of Poser Content
64-Bit Application and FireFly Render Engine* – Create 3D animation and illustrations
Vertex Weight Map Editing Tool Suite*
Updated PoserFusion plugins and COLLADA support*

*Features exclusive to Poser Pro 2012 only. For a complete list of Poser features and benefits, visit: www.smithmicro.com/poser/features.

In August, Smith Micro announced the “Iron Render Master Championship” where 3D fans from around the world voted for their favorite Poser Pro 2012 box cover image. With an overwhelming percentage of the vote, Syyd Raven, Poser illustrator and owner of Runtime DNA, and Traveler, Poser Technical Expert and Advertising Director of Runtime DNA, are the first artists to grace both the Poser and Poser Pro boxes simultaneously. Raven stated, “We are honored to have our work recognized by the exceptionally talented Poser community and we are continuously awed by the power, control and flexibility Poser gives us throughout the design process.”

“Poser has become essential for digital animators, illustrators, designers and 3D content developers across the globe, with an enthusiastic base of hobbyists and artists,” said Steve Cooper, Senior Product Manager, Productivity and Graphics for Smith Micro Software, Inc. “The presale program results are evidence of Poser’s popularity and high demand, even 16 years after its introduction. This launch truly raises the bar for what 3D character animation products can offer, enabling Poser and its users to create final rendered images and animation on par with the very best 3D tools available today.”

Gabe Sabloff, veteran Poser user and renowned 3D writer, director and animator for Tirade Studios also praised the application saying, “Poser has been my solution of choice for many years. It's fast, inexpensive and makes you look like you spent millions in development."

Special Offer – Expires September 30th:
Poser 9 is valued at $249.99. New Poser 9 users can save 20% and existing Poser 9 users can upgrade to for $99.99 until September 30th.

Poser Pro 2012 is valued at $499.99. New Poser Pro 2012 users can save 20%, existing Poser users with a serial number can side grade for $199.99 and current Poser Pro users can upgrade to Poser Pro 2012 for $159.99 until September 30th.

Visit http://www.smithmicro.com/poser for more details.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices across the US and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s Productivity and Graphics Group develops and publishes award-winning software solutions for Windows® and Macintosh®, empowering users in the areas of information access, compression, 3D graphics, and animation.

Smith Micro common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo and Poser are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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