Announcing that I will be discussing development of Poser 11.1 and future versions here. This thread will be locked, but check back for updates on a monthly basis.
We will embark on a new development summary in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
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Some of you may have wondered "What's going on with Poser lately?"
Version Number Changes
Firstly, we've done away with Service Release metaphor. We now refer to incremental updates as Maintenance Releases internally. We don't write "SRx" on them, like we used to. Instead, it gets a third digit. This is not entirely a new policy, as 11 was followed by versions 11.0.1 - 11.0.8 before we rolled everything up into 11.1 and planted the new 3D Paths feature.
Beta Testing Program
Some of you more passionate and experimentally-minded members of our community may wish to convert to being a beta user. Beta users get early preview releases as an option, but with great power comes great responsibility: we depend on your feedback to help us prepare a public release. If you are interested in inquiring about the Beta program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them where you heard about the Beta Program, and that you'd like to get involved for the Poser product line.
The first maintenance release to 11.1 will be 11.1.1 - While I cannot tell you when it will be ready, it's the first thing on my mind in the morning when I arrive at the office. This version is a long time in coming, and has significant fixes and improvements over 11.1 - when we do release this version (hopefully, soon!) I will post the Release Notes here so you can get a feel for what's fixed and what's different.
Coming Changes to Delivery
We will be updating the Smith Micro Download Manager soon, but ultimately we want to do away with this process as it has caused headaches for many users. In the hopes of providing you with more options, we are currently working on a web-based solution that we will roll out as soon as it is ready. Stay tuned for more information about this. We hope to solve many problems with this simple and elegant solution. Of course, Smith Micro Download Manager will still be available for some time with legacy versions, but in the future our delivery method should be as simple as visiting a web page and selecting the downloads you'd like. More information on this should become available in the coming weeks.
Poser 10 Users
We have fixed issues with updating Poser 10 on Download Manager. It should work for most users.
Direct Download Option Coming
We are also in the process of preparing a "backup plan" if anyone encounters issues with the Smith Micro Download Manager, in the form of a web page where you can download versions of Poser going back to 10 (including 2012, Game Dev, 2014), including granular release notes when available, all documentation and manuals, and the P11 tutorial videos which were previously available as a $5 paid upgrade during purchase of Poser 11. I will announce this when it is fully complete, though we have prepared most of the site at this time.
Poser 11.1.1 on its way soon
Poser 11.1.1 is snaking through a Beta process and will also become available before the end of the year 2018. I will post the release notes here when it officially releases, so stay tuned friends.
Upcoming Changes to Smith Micro Accounts in 2019
Next year we expect some additional changes to the way software is delivered, landing mid-year. This will add yet another way for you to get your licensed software, assuring no one feels like they've bought something and been given the short end.
Exciting things happening with Poser Content at Renderosity. Make sure to bop on over there and join a world of content creators. More exciting news will be announced regarding upcoming releases of new Poser 11+ content soon!