Smith Micro Software, Inc. ( NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group announced today that it will introduce exciting new features and exclusive partnership news for its acclaimed Poser ® 3D character animation solution at SIGGRAPH 2012 held August 5 th to 9 th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Visit booth #1130 to learn more about Service Release 3 (SR3), a significant update to Poser 9 ® and Poser Pro 2012 ® that empowers a new GoZ plug-in for Pixologic’s ZBrush and the forthcoming launch of Reality 3 for Poser. “Service Release 3 is always the most anticipated update to Poser, and this time around we’ve upped the offering with lots of user-requested enhancements and a few exciting new features that will thrill our vibrant community of 3D artists and animators,” said Steve Cooper, Senior Product Manager for Smith Micro Software, Inc. “With SR3 as our stable foundation, we’re very excited to unveil deep Poser Pro integration with ZBrush and full support for Reality 3 in Poser.” SIGGRAPH 2012 attendees can get a special sneak-peak of the upcoming Reality 3 for Poser, launching globally in November 2012. Reality 3 for Poser gives Poser users access to the power of LuxRender, providing unbiased, physically accurate, and GPU rendering to help artists produce gorgeous hyper-realistic illustrations and images. With Reality 3 for Poser, users can create finished projects that rival those created using products that cost several thousands of dollars. “Reality 3 for Poser opens a new world of possibilities to Poser users who will be able to create incredibly realistic images with the ease of use that made Reality famous,” said Paolo Ciccone, founder of Reality. “Over the past few months we've joined forces to define a new framework for the development of Poser plug-ins; Reality 3 for Poser is the first of such plug-ins, a sophisticated bridge between Poser and the physically-based LuxRender application. I can’t wait to see what Poser artists will do with Reality 3."
SIGGRAPH attendees will also be the first to see Poser SR3 which offers improved stability and feature enhancements for Poser and Poser Pro. SR3 includes rigging updates that improve scaling and bending for better performing figures, as well as expanded support for third party figures. There is also new search support for the popular Poser content provider RuntimeDNA in the Poser Content Library. Expansion of the Morph Brush now includes functionality to edit any morph and save multiple new morphs – users can even edit existing morphs with a pressure sensitive tablet or mouse.“ZBrush is an incredibly popular tool, well known for its use in the creation of 3D characters and visual effects in many blockbuster films and video games including Avatar and Lord of the Rings,” added Steve Cooper. “With GoZ, we provide a link between the power of ZBrush with the broad appeal of Poser Pro, ultimately providing a fantastic workflow for any 3D character artist.” “Using the new Poser GoZ functionality saved me tons of time in creating full body and facial morph targets for Miki 4,” said Teyon Alexander, staff artist for Smith Micro Software. “Normally I’d have to do a lot of extra mouse clicks to move back and forth between Poser and ZBrush, but with GoZ, getting morphs out of ZBrush and into Poser was virtually instantaneous. GoZ support in Poser will definitely save me time and streamline the process for content creation.” Pricing and Availability Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012 customers can download SR3 later this month with a registered application serial number at http://poser.smithmicro.com/updates.html. The GoZ plug-in is available within SR3 at no cost for Poser Pro 2012 users. Reality 3 for Poser will be available in November 2012. 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. 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 and Poser are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.