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 until midnight PST on Aug. 24. For more details visit: http://www.smithmicro.com/poser/comingsoon.
New Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 features include:
- SubSurface Scattering
- Rendering Performance Improvements
- Weight Map Rigging Support
- Vertex Weight Map Editing Tool Suite
- Real-time OpenGL Scene Preview
Pre-Order Incentives are available from August 17 until September 19, 2011. Poser 9 is available for $249, and 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.