Smith Micro Sells Poser

By now you've probably heard that Poser is now being developed by Bondware/Renderosity.com. Smith Micro Software, Inc. announced the sale of its Poser software product line for professional 3D figure design and animation to Bondware, Inc., owner of the popular online marketplace, Renderosity.com, and longtime Smith Micro resale partner.

A Poser Pro 11.2 update was released Thursday morning, Sept. 19 for some versions above Poser 10, Bondware announced. Poser Pro 11.2 is a "bridge" release, which means it does not contain epic new features, but rather will bridge differences between the old Smith Micro version and the new Bondware version of Poser.

Bondware announced that the main reason for the update is the depreciation of Smith Micro's licensing system and the implementation of Bondware's licensing management for some versions above Poser 10 (Poser 2014 Game Dev, Poser 11, and Poser Pro 11). Poser 2014 Game Dev, Poser 11, and Poser Pro 11, this update will convert your Poser to Poser Pro 11.2 at no additional cost. While if you have Poser 10 or below the update is NOT required, but you can upgrade for $99. Upgrades can be found at .

Main Changes

• Streamlined menus (Removed broken links and added links to the official forums, support, and the Renderosity community.)

• Rebranded from Smith Micro to Bondware

• New licensing management

• New Help PDFs

• Streamlined internal and external content search (Search Renderosity for new content from within the program.)

• Refactored minimum basic runtime to improve performance (Reduced folder depth and removed redundant files.)

• 21-day free trial feature added

• Restored HDRI rendering option for Firefly

• Control props for Figure grouped under Props listing

• La Femme is the new default figure

• 8+ gigs of new content, including Superfly lights by Blackhearted; HiveWire3D's Dawn, Dusk and Baby Luna figures; HiveWire3D's Gorilla for Dusk; and HiveWire3D's Horse; and the original toon figure Maisie

• More than 15 gigs of additional content, which includes legacy content, like older figures, clothing and other assets that were previously included with Poser.

• Add assets to your runtime directly from the program.

Bug fixes

• With importing some Python scripts

• Removed broken height and gen menus

• Streamlined the installer

• Removed license/registration requirement on Queue Manager (for network rendering on other computers)

• Fixed issues with figures with animated origins affecting toon characters.