Electric Rain has announced the release of Swift 3D 4.5, a standalone application allowing designers to build and export vector and raster-based 3D animations for Macromedia Flash, as well as FLV (Flash Video), QuickTime, AVI and other popular formats. In addition to providing vector and raster style video export, version 4.5 introduces a host of vector rendering enhancements including pen-style outlines for improved cartoon rendering, adjustable shadow density and color, realistic transparency, render speeds up to 50 times faster, control over outlines at intersections, support for Level 3 EPS and enhanced SVG output. Swift 3D 4.5 is priced at US$229 for the download and boxed CD version. Upgrades from Swift 3D 4.0 are $79.00, and upgrades from versions 2.0, 3.0, and Swift 3D Xpress are $129.00.