ALISO VIEJO, CA — Smith Micro Software (smithmicro.com/poser) has released Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 marking the first time the company has issued simultaneous releases of the animation tool. Both software applications now offer vertex weight map rigging support and subsurface scattering capabilities, along with a simple-to-use user interface that has evolved from past releases, yet maintains a familiarity that existing users will appreciate.
The releases also include more than 3GB of ready-to-use content, including figures (humans, skeletons, etc.) and architectural elements. Full scenes have also been put together, including office and crime lab settings, helping to save users time in building their own environments.
Poser 9 is a 32-bit application that’s priced at $249 and offers full level rendering control. Poser Pro 2010 is a 64-bit application and includes updated PoserFusion plug-ins and Collada support for professionals that may want to export animations into programs such as Maya, Softimage, Cinema 4D and LightWave. The 64-bit application also includes the FireFly Render Engine and a vertex weight map editing tool suite.
The company is offering upgrade incentives for existing users.