"For artists who invest their time and creativity mastering animation
software, being able to count on their software provider for support,
enhancements and rapid corporate responsiveness is critical to their craft,"
said Steve Cooper, Senior Product Manager of Graphics Solutions for Smith
Micro Software, Inc. "For 17 years, the Poser team has demonstrated our
commitment to making Poser the most robust, easy to use, exciting graphics
software on the market. And that same dedicated team will continue
innovating Poser and serving the global, expanding user base well into the
Since 1994, Poser has continued to raise the bar as the standard for 3D
figure design and character animation, enabling artists, illustrators,
animators and graphic designers to easily create full 3D scenes with digital
humans, animals and props. With SR2, Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 users will
experience improved stability and feature enhancements requested by the
dedicated base of Poser users across every area of the application.
SR2 provides substantial improvements for rendering, animation, rigging
tools, the Content Library, as well as the Cloth and Face Room and
introduces support for new PoserPython Methods. Poser Python support has
been expanded to enable even more third party support for the product. For
details check out the "ReadMe" at http://poser.smithmicro.com/updates.html.
Poser SR2 is available to English language customers now and will launch to
Japanese and German users in May 2012. The Japanese and German translated
versions of Poser include localized interface elements, content and fully
localized versions of the Poser 800-page user manual with updated screen
captures. The Poser Quick Start Guide with full tutorials and support video
has also been translated, enabling international users to learn Poser in
their native language.
"Poser has a massive following and a long-established history in the
Japanese market," said Tetsuo Okuda, Executive Vice President, e frontier,
Inc. "Smith Micro Software's development team is professional, experienced
and has diligently supported the Japanese localization process every step of
the way. We are confident Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 will be well received
by customers and a huge success in Japan."
English language Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 customers can download SR2 now
with a registered application serial number at:
http://poser.smithmicro.com/updates.html. The MSRP for Poser Pro 2012 is
$499.99 and Poser 9 is $249.99.