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Smith Micro Marries Animation and HTML5 with MotionArtist

Mar 05, 2013
MotionArtist Creation Software Combines Pictures, Videos and Sound to Create Movies and Interactive HTML5-based Presentations

ALISO VIEJO, CA - March 5, 2013 - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced its new software program MotionArtist®. After a tremendously successful public beta, the release version of MotionArtist enables users to add motion to their comics, create interactive HTML5 presentations and make animated photo shows. The highly versatile MotionArtist appeals to a wide range of users, from graphic novelists and comic creators to web developers and photographers, users of all skill levels are able to utilize cutting-edge tools to enhance and share their artistic creations.

"With over 50,000 beta downloads, MotionArtist has proven to be an exceptional tool for adding motion and effects in digital comics, HTML5 presentations and other creative endeavors," said Steve Yatson, VP, Operations of Productivity & Graphics business unit at Smith Micro. "Our official launch of MotionArtist expands on the features and functionality of the product, allowing artists as well as novice users to take their projects and creations to new heights and easily share their work. Whether you want to bring animation and interactivity to a graphic novel, add motion to a boring power point or quickly create and share a photo presentation, MotionArtist lets you create moving presentations to better engage and interact with audiences through a rich visual and audio experience."

Easily create amazing interactive presentations with intuitive comic panel creation, straightforward animation tools, GPU acceleration for a fast work environment and 3D layering for a parallax effect. Insert vector-based word balloons and dynamic text in thought bubbles or dialogue boxes. Add motion to your comics and photo slideshows through automated object placement and camera movement. Easily export projects to HTML5 to display them on your very own webpage or save as a standard movie format and share your comics and presentations directly to Facebook or YouTube.

"MotionArtist is an amazing tool that is a great time-saver for comic creators and people looking to share their projects digitally," said Brian Haberlin, co-artist and co-writer of the multimedia sci-fi adventure saga Anomaly. "With pre-loaded tools such as comic panels, word balloons and easy HTML5 export, MotionArtist provides a clean interface for users to easily insert their creative ideas and fine-tune to their desire."

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Pricing and Availability:
MotionArtist is available for $59.99. For more detailed product, pricing and upgrade information, please visit the MotionArtist website.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Productivity and Graphics Group:

Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics Group produces award-winning software that inspires consumer creativity and enables efficiency. The group's creative suite of programs provides artists of all skill levels - from novice to professional - with the tools to illustrate, animate and create 2D and 3D art. Some of the Productivity and Graphics Group's award-winning creative and utilities products include Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio and StuffIt. For more information, please visit:

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