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\viewkind0 \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\ql\qnatural \f0\fs20 \cf0 Smith Micro Software, Inc. and the Poser team are pleased to annou nce that the Poser 8 Service Release 2 (SR2) is now available for both Macintosh and Windows. SR2 will update any previous version of Poser 8 English to the lat est version 8.02.10723.\ \ SR2 offers several enhancements and addresses known issues present in the follow ing areas:\ \pard\tx720\pardeftab720\li720\fi-360\sb100\sa100\ql\qnatural \cf0 \'b7 Officially supports Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)\ \pard\pardeftab720\li720\fi-360\sb100\sa100\ql\qnatural \cf0 \'b7 General performance and stability updates and improvements.\ \'b7 Material Room improvements\ \'b7 Rendering and Lighting improvements\ \'b7 Content Library improvements\ \'b7 Includes all updates found in the previous Poser 8 SR1 updater and the P oser 8 hotfix.\ \pard\pardeftab720\ql\qnatural \cf0 In order to download Poser 8 SR2 or receive technical support for the produ ct, you must have registered your Poser 8 application serial number. If you have not yet done so, please register now at: http://www.smithmicro.com/support/pro duct-registration.aspx\uc0\u8232 \u8232 With your registered your Poser 8 serial number, you can access and download SR2 for \ Windows: http://my.smithmicro.com/win/poser/updates.html\ Macintosh: http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/poser/updates.html\ \ Recommended workarounds for known issues:\ - To improve rendering performance: Single-thread renders are less efficient tha n multiple threaded renderings. To reduce render times, enable multiple threaded rendering. Reduce bucket size to decrease render times.\ - Files containing some high ASCII characters such as the "degree" symbol can cr eate issues when rendering in an external process. Avoid using high ASCII charac ters when creating file names if rendering in a separate process.\uc0\u8232 \u82 32 Poser 8 SR2 enhancements and fixes, by category:\ \ General\ ---------\ - Support for both Windows 7 and Mac 10.6\ - Preview renderer: Improved line drawing (ATI Mac OS X Snow Leopard OpenGL only ).\ - Comma can be used as a decimal separator for users with international keyboard s.\ - Undo after applying hair fixed.\ - Animation: Improved stability when loading figure that was saved with animatio n layers applied.\ - Improved scrolling in Hierarchy palettes.\ - Updated Help window documentation.\ - Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package installs properly.\ - Fall-off zone side to side symmetry copying improved.\ - Deformer zone symmetry display improved.\ - Minimizing Poser 8 improved.\ - Normal Maps are enabled.\ - Walk Paths saved correctly.\ - Texture path naming issues resolved.\

Improved IDL results at lower quality settings..\ .Improved IDL performance with bump/displacement maps.\ .\ \ Morph Tool\ ---------\ .\ .Material Room: Improved stability upon altering material parameters.\ .\ .Skipped buckets during multi-threaded rendering resolved.\ .\ .\ .\ \ Lighting\ ---------\ .\ .\ \ Talk Designer\ ---------\ .Improved rendering of transparent surfaces in IDL.\ \ Set-up Room\ ---------\ .\ .\ \ Face Room\ ---------\ .Toon Shader node corruption addressed.\ .Selecting materials with depth cue enable improved.Face Room: Improved stability.\ .\ .Content path naming improved.Material Room: Improved stability in both Basic and Advanced modes plus speed performance.Tab selectability improved.Improved IDL rendering speed.Improved memory handling when rendering.\ .\ \ Material Room\ ---------\ .ini Temp Path writing issue resolved.Poser.Geometry Import/Export plug-in instabilities resolved.\ .\ .Indirect Light Quality setting now persistent when saving render settings.\ .Area Render renders over previous rendered image.Improved quality of indirect lighting renders.Fixed wxPython Wardrobe Wizard initialization.Fixed outer border artifact in rendered images.Fixed FFRender crash when rendering raytraced reflections.\ \ Wardrobe Wizard\ ---------\ .Face Room: Locking shape variations does not require modifier key (Mac OS X).\ .Improved raytrace shadow control.Origin on props displayed correctly.\ .Talk Designer: Improved stability upon applying animation to base layer after switching from deleted to new figure. Note: appearance may vary from Poser 7 results.Set-up Room: Improved stability.Fixed spots that can occur during IDL renderings.\ .\ .Improved FFRender conclusion of render process\ .\ .Fixed instabilities with Morph Creation Tool.Eliminated halos or splotches around objects when rendering with depth of fiel d.Wardrobe Wizard functionality improved.User definable Shadow Samples enabled in Light Properties\ \ Rendering\ ---------\ .\ .

\ .Improved stability when scanning folders in large runtimes.\ .\ . tool tip delay.\ .Ambient Occlusion material node includes a checkbox to select if it should be active in IDL renders.Adjusted sampling pattern to improve quality of raytraced shadows.Added new controls for setting preview icon size.Fixed instability upon refreshing selected item view. folder thumbnails and item/folder count.Now automatically negotiating alternative port number if default library commu nication port is occupied.\ .Vanishing library issues resolved\ . \ . tree indentation.Deletion of item from Favorites preserves item in Runtime.\ \ \ \ \ \ } .\ . path tool ti p display.Improved drag and drop.\ .Artifacts in raytraced shadow improved.Fixed Add to Favorites errors and display issues when creating New Folder\ .\ .Improved scrolling.Texture location issues related to runtime naming resolved.Enabled support for upper case file extensions.\ .Search under Vista improved.More accurate category-specific filtering of search results..\ .\ \ Content Library\ ---------\ .\ .\ .Improved display of large number of items in a folder.\ .Favorite thumbnail visibility now persistent between sessions. Poser app location now remai ns trusted even after moving installation folder.\ .Improved robustness of FlashPlayerTrust handling.Loading networked external Runtime now displays name\ .

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