Software facilitates 3D human figure design and animation.

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Suitable for artists, illustrators, graphic designers, and animators, Poser 7 includes lip syncing, multiple undo, nonlinear animation, universal poses, and morphing tool for creating custom morph targets. It ships with over 1 Gb of Poser content that includes G2 male and female figures, Sydney and Simon, and large collection of 3rd party content. Architectural features that optimize performance include native Intel Mac support, multi-threaded rendering, HDRI, and OpenGL preview.



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e frontier Begins Shipping Poser 7



Delivery of Poser 7 Special Edition Preorders Begins

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 14 /- e frontier announced today that they have released Poser 7, their popular 3D human figure and animation software, with delivery starting for Poser 7 Special Edition ESD versions and Windows boxes for preorder customers. Macintosh preorders for boxes will be delivered before the official release of Poser 7 on December 20th, 2006. Poser is the standard for 3D figure design and animation, and is used by artists, illustrators, graphic designers and animators in both the hobbyist and creative professional markets.

For more information about Poser 7, visit e-frontier.com/go/poser_7 .

Poser 7 delivers many new features and workflow improvements, including lip syncing, multiple undo, non-linear animation, universal poses, and a new morphing tool mode for easily creating custom morph targets. In addition, Poser 7 ships with over 1GB of Poser content that includes the new G2 (second generation) male and female figures, Sydney and Simon, and a large collection of third party content.

Steve Yatson, Vice President of Content at e frontier, said, "We are excited about the huge collection of content included in this release of Poser. The new Poser figures Simon and Sydney are technically superior to any other Poser figures and take advantage of the architecture of Poser 7. I am confident that our loyal Poser community as well as those new to Poser will appreciate all of the content that is included with Poser 7."

Poser 7 also introduces several architectural improvements that significantly enhance performance, including native Intel Mac support (Universal Binary), multi-threaded rendering, HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging), and enhanced OpenGL preview. By employing these cutting edge software and hardware technologies, Poser now uses RAM, GPU and CPU resources much more efficiently.

Uli Klumpp, Director of Product Development and Poser Product Manager said, "This release is very significant because of the improvements that modernize and invigorate Poser. Long time customers and casual enthusiasts will appreciate the often requested features we introduced in Poser 7. We also expect to inspire new users with the most complete figure design and animation solution to date."

Poser 7 runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP, as well as Mac OS 10.3.9 and 10.4. For more information about Poser 7 system requirements, visit e-frontier.com/go/poser_sysreqs .

Pricing and Availability
Poser 7 full versions will be available for US$249.99, with upgrades from Poser 4 and newer versions for US$129.99 direct from the e frontier web store ( www.e-frontier.com/ ) and Content Paradise ( www.contentparadise.com/ ). Poser will also be available through resellers such as Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Apple Stores worldwide, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Academic Superstore, Journey Education and other academic resellers, as well as through e frontier's international partner network. Poser is distributed by Ingram Micro, Navarre, The Douglas Stewart Company and Academic Distributing, SYNNEX in Canada, and is also sold by Computers Unlimited in both the UK and France, Softline in the UK, Comma21 and MacLAND in Germany, Xclusive in Australia, PICO S.R.L in Italy, and other distributors worldwide.

To purchase Poser 7 or other e frontier products, please visit e-frontier.com/go/store .

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, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio, Anime Studio, Poser Figure Artist and MotionArtist. They also produce quality computer graphic 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/ .

About Content Paradise
Content Paradise is an easy to use web portal available from inside Poser and on the Content Paradise web site. Content Paradise is a virtual world of vendors, artists and add-on content. Powerful search capabilities allow the user to find and download content quickly and when needed. A rich variety of available 3D models, textures, software, tutorials, books, audio, utilities and free content create endless possibilities for the CG artist.

For more information, go to www.contentparadise.com/ .

NOTE: Poser, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio, Anime Studio, MotionArtist, Poser Figure Artist and Content Paradise are trademarks or registered trademarks of e frontier.

CONTACT: Daryl Wise, PR Manager, +1-831-480-2004, or daryl@e-frontier.com, or Laslo Vespremi, Director of Strategic Marketing, +1-831-480-2042, or laslo@e-frontier.com, both of e frontier America, Inc.

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