Swift 3D Xpress for OS X Version  
 
ELECTRIC RAIN ANNOUNCES MAC OS X VERSION
OF SWIFT 3D XPRESS - 3D PLUG-IN FOR Adobe FLASH MX 2004
3D Flash extension combines quick and easy 3D design tools with
vector and raster-based rendering capabilities directly within the
Flash MX® 2004 authoring environment

Boulder, CO - October 6, 2004 - Today Electric Rain, Inc.® announced the
upcoming release of Swift 3D® Xpress for Mac OS X. Swift 3D Xpress is a 3D
extension accessible directly from within the Adobe Flash MX 2004
interface. Swift 3D Xpress allows Flash MX 2004 users to select any vector
object on the stage in Flash, open it into the Xpress editing interface,
customize their 3D scene by extruding, rotating, lighting and animating the
vector object, and then render it out to a self-contained Movie Clip in either
vector or raster form.
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"The Swift 3D Xpress extension offers powerful 3D design capabilities to the
Flash user with a minimal investment of time, effort and money," said Mike
Soucie, President of Electric Rain, Inc. "(Adobe) customers using Mac OS X
will now have access to the leading 3D technology without needing to leave the
comfort of the Flash MX 2004 interface. By incorporating easy-to-use 3D design
tools and two powerful rendering engines right into the Flash MX authoring
environment, the Xpress extension is sure to open up new doors for anyone
interested in utilizing 3D in their projects."

Swift 3D Xpress includes the following features:

  • One-step conversion of 2D artwork to extruded 3D objects
  • Extensive material gallery with ability to customize
  • Flexible beveling of any extruded object
  • Pre-built lighting schemes
  • Drag-and-drop animations
  • Vector rendering using the RAViX III rendering engine
  • Ray traced raster rendering for photorealistic imagery
  • Automatic creation of Flash movie clips
  • Round tripping ability for further editing of 3D movie clips
"By capitalizing on the extensibility layer of the Flash MX 2004 product line, Swift 3D Xpress offers exciting new capabilities for creating rich content and applications," said Mike Downey, Flash technical product manager, (Adobe). "It's a real benefit to be able to provide our Macintosh user base with easier access to the 3D design process."

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Swift 3D Xpress is currently available for Windows 2000/ME/XP. Availability for Mac OS X will coincide with the release of Swift 3D 4.0 standalone for Mac OS X, scheduled for mid-October. Swift 3D Xpress will be priced at $129.00 USD, or only $39.00 USD if purchased with Swift 3D 4.0 standalone from the Electric Rain website at http://www.erain.com.

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For More Information Contact:
Carrie Cochrane - Electric Rain, Inc.
P (303) 543-8233
F (303) 543-8225
E ccochrane@erain.com