Smith Micro Software, Inc. ( NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group announced today that it is presenting a behind-the-scenes panel with acclaimed Red vs. Blue animator, Monty Oum, at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7 th, at Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) 2012. Oum uses Smith Micro’s Poser Pro ® software for most of the rendering and 3D character animation for the wildly popular Machinima series. RTX 2012 kicks off this weekend at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.
“Artists and animators like Monty Oum feel confident executing their projects in Poser ® software because they know the software will still be growing ten years from now,” said Steve Cooper, senior product manager at Smith Micro Software. “Machinima is such a cool, genre blending example of what inspired animators can do by merging off-the-shelf components, such as content from Halo and Poser Pro. We couldn’t be more impressed with Monty’s work on Red vs. Blue, and we are ecstatic to say that Poser is part of the finished product.”
The brainchild of Rooster Teeth Productions, Red vs. Blue is a cult sensation web-video series created from in-game Halo content. The award-winning series uses the Halo videogame to create characters and develop storylines that are then rendered and animated inside Poser Pro software.
“When I’m working on Red vs. Blue, Poser is like an extension of my body,” said Monty Oum, director of animation at Rooster Teeth Productions and senior animator for Red vs. Blue. “I have no time for inefficiency or unnecessary steps, and I need a workflow that I can move around easily. Poser is user friendly enough that kids could use it to animate, but at the same time it’s powerful and flexible enough that nearly all of our rendering and character animation for the series happens using Poser.”Saturday, July 7 th , 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. The Training Room - RTX 2012 Smith Micro Presents: Monty Oum and Mocap Panel Join Monty Oum as he discusses his film making process and behind the scenes of creating some of the most exciting action sequences from Red vs. Blue. He will take you through a visual tour of his motion capture fight choreography and scene development. About Poser Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 are the easiest ways to create art and animation using 3D characters. 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. Poser’s simple to learn tools and included characters let you focus on making art, whether you’re a professional artist or dabbling in graphics for the very first time. About RTX 2012 RTX is the brainchild of the great minds at Rooster Teeth, the team behind the longest running web series of all time, Red vs. Blue. Rooster Teeth created RTX to bring game companies, gamers and online video lovers together for one great weekend of playing games, creating new online content, interacting with one another, and attending panels led by industry experts. 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. For more information, please visit: www.smithmicro.com. Safe Harbor Statement: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, forward-looking statements relating to the company’s financial prospects and other projections of its performance, the existence of new market opportunities and interest in the company’s products and solutions, and the company’s ability to increase its revenue and regain profitability by capitalizing on these new market opportunities and interest and introducing new products and solutions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are changes in demand for the company’s products from its customers and their end-users, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance and timing of deployment of those technologies, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company’s ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this release, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release. Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, Poser and Poser Pro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.