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Digital artists create hyper-realistic 3D effects faster and easier with Smith Micro’s new Poser Pro 11

Streamlined workflow and powerful new rendering engine make Poser Pro 11 design and animation software a “content creator’s dream”


For twenty years, digital artists around the world have used Poser® design and animation software to create 3D illustrations, animations, and content of every imaginable type.

Smith Micro Software from Aliso Viejo, CA has raised the bar once again with the release of new Poser Pro 11, making it faster and easier to create hyper-realistic 3D characters and scenes. Designed to simplify usage, streamline workflow, and put more power at the artists’ fingertips, Poser Pro 11 turns a sophisticated, fully featured character animation system into a must-have productivity tool for illustrators, design shops, game developers, and more.

Poser Pro 11 Highlights Video

In addition to dozens of new features and usability improvements designed to meet the rigorous needs of professional animators, Poser Pro 11 comes with an extensive library of pre-loaded characters and content, including human figures, animals and props.

This gives users the opportunity to start creating riveting 3D animations immediately.

What Professional Animators and Digital Artists Say about New Poser Pro 11

Jesse Griffith, Animator at Jimmy Kimmel Live!: “Shots involving 3D animated people can take weeks, but with Poser Pro 11, you can generate something that looks top notch within hours. A great renderer, and a variety of graphic render styles, easy IK, straightforward and flawless integration with all the pro apps, and now simple integration with desktop motion capture apps, has literally enabled me to create full motion animation for same day broadcast. It just works and it works well.”

Joe Dennison, Technical Director at RWBY: “There is so much to love about the new version of Poser Pro: the new manipulation and selection tools, rigging improvements, custom palettes, control props, dependency editor tweaks—the list goes on and on.”

Syyd Raven, Owner of Runtime DNA, Inc.: “Poser Pro 11 is a content creator’s dream. The new features are designed to make the workflow inside Poser so much quicker. Thanks Smith Micro!”

Key Features of Poser Pro 11

  • New SuperFly Rendering Engine
    • Built on Blender’s Cycle engine
    • Physically based shading and rendering accurately renders light the way it behaves in the real world, allowing for hyper-realistic effects
    • GPU-assisted rendering, supported by NVIDIA CUDA® parallel computing platform, dramatically increases performance
  • Real-time Comic Book Preview
    • Geometric Edge Lines automatically produce “ink lines” around figures in real-time
  • Measurement & Text Props
    • Create precise measurements in a Poser scene – highly useful for product design, forensic animation and recreating real world scenes.
  • Improved Usability
    • Actor Selection History allows user to keep track of recently accessed objects with back and forward buttons.
    • Customizable Tools allow users to add frequently used objects and parameter dials to custom palettes.
    • Content Creation Export saves partial scenes that have been extracted from complex scenes
    • High Density Display resizes the entire interface with user-adjustable scale settings
  • Adaptive Rigging
    • Dynamically reset the joint centers on morphed figures, and automatically create the dependent rigs

“With more than 40 new features and improvements, Poser Pro 11 allows professional artists to cut down on production time and costs, while still delivering state of the art 3D effects,” said Fahim Niaz, Director of Product Management. “In addition to the Pro version, the new release also comes in a standard version for hobbyist animators who may not have experience in 3D rendering. Both versions are supported by a multitude of tutorial videos, and an experienced team of content creators, developers, and support staff to ensure the software is reliable, well documented, and easy to adopt.”

Pricing and Availability

Poser 3D animation software is available in both professional (Poser Pro 11) and standard (Poser 11) versions. For information about features, pricing, and special version upgrade offers, visit

Reader Comments

  1. The Blender Cycle Engine is an interesting unbiased physically based render engine (ray tracing works in reverse from camera to objects light sources not the other way around.

  2. A difference between Blender internal render and the Cycles Engine is explained here:

  3. Digital Artists Create Hyper-Realistic 3D Effects Faster with @SmithMicro’s New Poser Pro 11 by Ildiko Robledo #mcad

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