eFrontier has announcd Poser Figure Artist

The software - which is available for Windows now with a Mac version promised "soon" - lets artists choose between any of 12 3D figure models included, pose the figure and then view it from various angles and surface planes with numerous lighting options.
The software has been designed to accompany eFrontier's Poser. The company claims it offers an intuitive, workflow-based interface that quickly walks the user through the setup process to place a figure model in the scene, set a pose, add hair, facial expression and clothing from the built-in content library. Artists can pose or move any part of the body, and create the appropriate lighting conditions.
The software also features a built-in browser that accesses the company's online content store, Content Paradise, which features additional content that can be viewed, purchased, and downloaded directly into the Poser Figure Artist library.

Poser Figure Artist can also place backgrounds behind the model or props.
The software costs $99.99, or $49.99 for educational users.