Smith Micro Software has released Poser 9 and Poser Pro 2012, updates of the character animation solutions. They sport new tools including Vertex Weight Map Rigging support and Subsurface Scattering.

Smith Micro is offering special pricing for the products through Sept. 30. Poser 9 is valued at $249.99. New Poser 9 users can save 20% and existing Poser users can upgrade for $99.99.

Poser Pro 2012 is valued at $499.99. New Poser Pro 2012 users can save 20%, existing Poser users with a serial number can side grade for $199.99, and current Poser Pro users can upgrade to Poser Pro 2012 for $159.99. Go to for more details.