Society of Modelers and Artists Forms in Poser Related Market

Society of Modelers and Artists, a coalition of professional content artists, modelers, digital production houses and vendors make their first announcement with their first Halloween 2009 giveaway and their site devoted to the Poser* related content, poservendors.com.

Halloween 2009 Giveaway

Three of the leading members of SMART, Vanishing Point, PhilC Designs and Meshbox Design are providing free models on the new poservendors.com website in the Halloween 2009 giveaway. The Halloween 2009 giveaway is available from October 9 – October 31, 2009. Vanishing Point provides Eerie Morgue, a complete indoor scene, including props, 9 light sets, 13 camera presets for Poser 5 and higher. PhilC.net, the leading developer of plugins for Poser, provides a toon version of Igor, a new Poser 5+ compatible character based on the hunchbacked assistant from Frankenstein. Meshbox Design provides The Gypsy Wagon, a completely textured and furnished wagon with a complete seance table, ready for Bryce, Poser, Vue or any 3DS compatible software. Other small items may be added over the course of the special offer.

Vistors participate by registering for the giveaway download on the website, and receive download links within 72 hours. Complete rules and terms are available on the website.

Why SMART?

The individual company and artist members of SMART are all successful design houses in their own right. The member companies of SMART came together to provide an alternative label and venue that consumers of digital content can associate with professional level quality.

“As experienced, independent Poser content creators we have common goals. By coming together we feel that our customers and all Poser focused artists will benefit from this association.”, said Phil Cooke of PhilC Designs.

The founding members of SMART include PhilC Designs, Meshbox Design, Vanishing Point, Sixus 1 Media, Runtime DNA’s Syyd Raven, Damage Inc and PoserAddicts. Two key requirements for charter vendor membership in SMART are to be both artistic creators and also have business sites independent of the largest brokerages, such as DAZ3D.com, Content Paradise and Renderosity.

“SMART is an opportunity for us to work with other independant minded people that have the same focus on quality and innovation we have, and to share ideas, resources and marketing strength to reach a wider audience,” said Helgard de Barros, COO of Vanishing Point.

One specific focus of SMART is on quality and uniqueness rather than mass production at the lowest possible price.

“SMART is about providing unique products rather than more of the same – we aren’t trying to create the cheapest content on the market, but content that provides the most unique value,” said Chikako Hatanaka of Meshbox Design.

About SMART: The Poser Vendors

Society of Modelers and Artists (aka SMART) is a coalition of independent artist designers, vendors and software publishers that are among the most recognized in the prosumer 3D marketplace that serves users of products such as Smith Micro Poser, DAZ 3D DAZ Studio and Bryce, e-on software Vue, Mirye Shade and others. Poservendors.com is the collective website representing SMART and also providing a venue for SMART vendor news, contests, artist blogs, galleries and more. More information is available on the website at http://www.poservendors.com.

*Poser is a trademark of Smith Micro, Inc, and referred to here for sake of compatibility

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