Enhanced Poser Brand Extends Reach with Localized German and Japanese Versions
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 19, 2012 — Smith Micro Software, Inc. ( NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group, today announced enhancements to its popular Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 3D graphics products with Service Release 2 (SR2), as well as localization of the products to Japanese and German, based on high demand from loyal international Poser users.
“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 future.”
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.”
Pricing and Availability:
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. They are available direct from the Smith Micro online store and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.
Japanese language Poser 9 customers can download SR2 in mid-May 2012 with a registered application serial number.
Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 will be available to German language customers in mid-May 2012. Poser SR2 will be included in the release.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Productivity and Graphics Group
Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics Group produces award-winning software that inspires consumer creativity and enables efficiency. The group’s creative suite of programs provides artists of all skill levels – from novice to professional – with the tools to illustrate, animate and create 2D and 3D art. Some of the Productivity and Graphics Group’s award-winning creative and utilities products include Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio and StuffIt.
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