Fans Can Now Vote for Their Favorite Poser Cover Art Via the “Iron Render Master Championship” Challenge
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 9, 2011 — Siggraph – The Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group announced today for a limited time only, 3D enthusiasts will be able to pre-order Poser® 9 and Poser® Pro 2012 at an introductory price via the Smith Micro website. Both Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 will be fully available on September 20, 2011.
To kick off the pre-launch, Smith Micro, along with RuntimeDNA, invite Poser fans to cast a vote in the “Iron Render Master Championship” event for one of four images, each created by master Poser artists. The winning image will be featured as the Poser Pro 2012 box cover. Voting is open August 9-28, closing at midnight PST on the 24th. For more details visit: http://www.smithmicro.com/poser/comingsoon.
“For over 15 years Poser has consistently been one of the most flexible and intuitive programs available for artists working in the 3D industry,” said Brian Haberlin, award-winning comic book artist whose innovative technique has been highlighted in popular titles including Spawn, X-Men, Daredevil, Spiderman and Aria. “Poser automates what were once pain-staking design functions so that I can focus on the creative side of bringing my characters to life.”
New Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 Features:
- SubSurface Scattering
- Rendering Performance Improvements
- Weight Map Rigging Support
- Vertex Weight Map Editing Tool Suite
- Real-time OpenGL Scene Preview
For a complete listing of new features and benefits, visit: http://www.smithmicro.com/poser/comingsoon/features
“Poser's new Subsurface Scattering features are a fantastic addition, particularly for skin and eyes,” said Ted "Bagginsbill" Czotter, Poser expert and script developer. “Complicated workarounds existed before, but now it's straightforward and fast enough to use all the time and I'm not going back!”
Pre-Order Incentives beginning August 17th until September 19, 2011:
Poser 9 will be $249. Current Poser users can upgrade to Poser 9 for $79.
Poser Pro 2012 is valued at $499. Anyone with existing Poser serial numbers can side grade to Poser Pro 2012 for $179. Current Poser Pro users can upgrade to Poser Pro 2012 for $149.
Visit http://www.smithmicro.com/poser/comingsoon/order 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.
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