Poser Figure Artist Released by e frontier

Software Replaces Wooden Mannequins and Live Models



Nov 16, 2006, 00:00 ET from e frontier

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- e frontier announced
 today the release of Poser Figure Artist software for the traditional art
 markets. Poser Figure Artist was designed to help artists create the human
 figure for canvas, sculpture or digital artwork. The software allows
 artists to choose any of the numerous 3D figure models that are included,
 pose the figure and then view it from various angles and surface planes
 with a large variety of lighting options. Poser Figure Artist is a valuable
 addition for artists who want to use the human form in their artwork or
 studies, and would prefer an option to wooden mannequins and costly, live
 models.
     Poser Figure Artist, which is optimized for the traditional and mixed
 media artist, was developed from e frontier's popular 3D human figure
 program, "Poser." Poser has been on the market for 10 years and has over
 200,000 users worldwide. Poser Figure Artist features an intuitive,
 workflow-based interface that quickly walks the user through the set-up
 process to place a figure model in the scene, set a pose, add hair, facial
 expression and clothing from the built-in content library. Poser Figure
 Artist allows artists to easily pose or move any part of the body, and to
 create the appropriate lighting conditions.
     For information regarding Poser Figure Artist, see,
 http://www.e-frontier.com/go/poserfigureartist .
     Poser Figure Artist comes complete with a library of 12 different
 ready-to-use human figure models and hundreds of poses, garments,
 expressions, hairstyles and backgrounds to work with. A built-in browser
 allows access to e frontier's online content store, Content Paradise, which
 features additional content that can be viewed, purchased, and downloaded
 directly into the Poser Figure Artist library. With the included or
 purchased content, figures can be posed with props such as garments,
 chairs, or drapes, camera angles can be adjusted, and lights and shadows
 added as the artist chooses. Poser Figure Artist can also place backgrounds
 behind the model or props. The resulting 3D human figure is a realistic
 image that artists can use as a model to help draw, sculpt, create
 digitally or paint the human form. The final output can also be rendered to
 look like pastel, watercolor, charcoal, photorealistic or other art styles.
     Laslo Vespremi, Director of Strategic Marketing at e frontier said,
 "Artists are going to like this program because it allows them to use the
 software as if it were a live human model. The artist will appreciate the
 benefit of not having to pay a model to pose or stopping while the model
 takes a break or falls asleep."
     Artist Linda Hellfritsch, who uses Poser Figure Artist said, "Poser
 Figure Artist is a great addition to fundamental life drawing skills and
 the knowledge of anatomy. It can also be used as an educational tool for
 those just beginning or wanting to learn the finer points of using the
 human figure in their artwork. Poser Figure Artist is an extremely handy
 tool in the fine art studio."
     Figure Artist is also a great educational tool for novice or advanced
 artists who want to explore the human form. The software includes
 how-to-draw tutorials and a tutorial book by art writer Les Pardew, whose
 illustrated book provides two chapters as included online tutorials. Also
 included are reference images by famous painters such as Leonardo, Rubens
 and Rembrandt.
     Pricing and Availability:
     Suggested retail pricing for Poser Figure Artist is $99.99 (USD) and
 $49.99 (USD) for educational users.
     Poser Figure Artist is available directly through e frontier's online
 stores (www.e-frontier.com or www.contentparadise.com), through e
 frontier's art supply partners such as Jerry's Artarama
 (www.jerrysartarama.com), Dick Blick Art Materials (www.dickblick.com) and
 also through e frontier's software reseller partners in the United States
 and worldwide.
     For availability and pricing in the UK, contact Computers Unlimited
 (www.unlimited.com) or Softline Ltd. (www.softline.co.uk).
     For academic availability and pricing, contact Douglas Stewart
 (www.dstewart.com) or Academic Distributing (www.academic-wholesale.com).
     System Requirements:
 
     Windows
     * Windows 2000 or XP
     * 500 MHz Pentium class or compatible (700 MHz or faster recommended)
     * 256 MB system RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
     * OpenGL enabled graphics card or chipset recommended (recent NVIDIA
       GeForce and ATI Radeon preferred)
     * 24-bit color display, 1024 x 768 resolution
     * 500 MB free hard disk space (2 GB recommended)
     * Internet connection required for Content Paradise access
     * CD-ROM drive
 
     Macintosh (Coming Soon)
     * Mac OS X 10.2 or later
     * 500 MHz G3 processor (700 MHz G4 or faster recommended); Intel Mac
       through Rosetta only
     * 256 MB system RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
     * OpenGL enabled graphics card or chipset recommended (recent NVIDIA
       GeForce and ATI Radeon preferred)
     * 24-bit color display, 1024 x 768 resolution
     * 500 MB free hard disk space (2 GB recommended)
     * Internet connection required for Content Paradise access
     * CD-ROM drive
 
     About e frontier America, Inc.
     e frontier, Inc., and its subsidiary companies publish and distribute
 computer graphics software for digital artists and hobbyists worldwide.
 Their software includes Poser, Poser Figure Artist, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga
 Studio, Anime Studio and MotionArtist. They also produce quality computer
 graphics content and software related books and magazines. The company is
 headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has offices in Scotts Valley, CA and
 Bordeaux, France.
     For more information, go to www.e-frontier.com .
     NOTE: Poser, Poser Figure Artist, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio, Anime
 Studio, MotionArtist and Content Paradise are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of e frontier.
 
 

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