ELECTRIC RAIN ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF SWIFT 3D 3.O FOR MAC OS X
Popular 3D Flash application will leverage Mac OS X’s advanced graphics
architecture, memory management system and multitasking capabilities
Boulder, CO – February 25, 2003 – Today Electric Rain, Inc. announced the
upcoming release of Swift 3D 3.0 for Mac OS X. Swift 3D is a standalone
application for designers to build and export 3D animations to the
Macromedia Flash=F4 (SWF) file format, as well as other major vector and
raster formats. Swift 3D for Mac OS X will be available late spring 2003 as
a free upgrade to existing Swift 3D 3.0 users.
“Electric Rain is proud to broaden its support for the Mac community by
making Swift 3D available for Mac OS X,” said Mike Soucie, President of
Electric Rain, Inc. “Swift 3D is a powerful 3D authoring tool that becomes
even more compelling when paired with Mac OS X and its advanced
“Mac OS X, with Quartz Extreme, has the most advanced graphics architecture
available,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer
Relations. “We are pleased to see Swift 3D take advantage of Mac OS X’s
powerful graphics capabilities and give the Mac an impressive 3D package
with which to create high-quality vector Flash output.”
The Mac OS X version of Swift 3D will offer significant advantages over
previous versions by utilizing Mac OS X’s dynamic memory management and
multi-tasking capabilities, providing faster rendering speeds and enhanced
Swift 3D 3.0 for Mac OS X will offer Electric Rain’s latest innovations in
quick and easy 3D authoring:
RAViX III Rendering Engine: With options including reflections,
transparency, specularity and multiple shadows, users can create higher
quality output than previously seen in a 3D-to-vector product without
creating oversized files.
SmartLayer Technology: A patent pending technology that works in
conjunction with the Swift 3D Importer plug-in for Macromedia Flash MX
enabling users to render scenes to layers, offering new design
possibilities, better workflow and smaller files.
EMO Ray Tracer: With full support for bitmap texturing, a second rendering
engine exports images and animations with photorealistic quality to popular
raster-based file formats as well as Macromedia Flash (SWF).
The Mac OS X version of Swift 3D 3.0 will be available at
http://www.erain.com in late spring of 2003 and will be a free upgrade for
owners of Swift 3D 3.0 for Macintosh. The SRP for Swift 3D 3.0 is $169.00
USD for the download and boxed CD version. Upgrades from previous versions
of Swift 3D are $89.00 USD.
About Electric Rain, Inc.
Electric Rain is the industry-leading developer and supplier of
3D-to-vector software solutions for Macromedia Flash. Electric Rain’s
product line includes Swift 3D standalone and Swift 3D plug-ins for 3ds max
and LightWave 3D. Electric Rain actively licenses its proprietary RAViX
vector rendering technology to 3D software companies. For more information,
visit http://www.erain.com or call 1-888-613-1500.