|Essential 3D animation software for Adobe Flash extends vector rendering and animation capabilities and introduces 3D integration with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
BOULDER, Colo., August 28, 2007 – Electric Rain is lighting the way for Adobe® Flash® designers with a new version of its popular Swift 3D® software. Swift 3D 5.0 adds exciting new capabilities like mesh morphing animations, user-controlled vector file optimization and an overhauled user interface to an already robust feature set. And with the ability to export projects to the 3DS file format, designers can now re-use their Swift 3D assets within other 3D applications, or Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended.
Electric Rain’s intuitive and easy-to-use Swift 3D has become the de-facto application for designers exporting vector and raster-based 3D animations to Adobe Flash, as well as to video and common vector-based formats, such as Adobe Illustrator® and EPS. Recent updates are making it even easier for designers of all levels to introduce 3D to their projects.
“As designers ourselves, we understand that Flash animators are constantly looking for new tools to enrich their projects, which is what inspired the development of this latest version,” said Mike Soucie, CEO of Electric Rain. “With Swift 3D 5.0, we’re helping designers stretch their creative limits and expand the ways in which Swift 3D can improve their workflow through integration with Photoshop CS Extended using our new 3DS export capability.”
The most anticipated features of Swift 3D 5.0 are:
Mesh Morpher – Animate the individual vertices and polygons of models for more professional looking effects such as cloth, skin and object deformation
Per-Object Render Styles – Apply a different vector render style to each object in the scene and render with a single pass
Vector Optimizer – Live preview offers real-time visual feedback while reducing file size of SWF files by 50 to 60 percent without significant loss of quality
3DS Export – Export complex scenes with objects, animations, cameras and lights for downstream integration with a huge variety of project types
Updated User Interface – Enjoy a sleek new look and improved workflow provided by a totally revamped UI and extended layout options
Swift 3D 5.0 further extends its leadership role in creating 3D for the Web and the desktop with the ability to export 3D scenes and animations to XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language), providing simulated 3D support for the Microsoft® Silverlight™ online media platform, as well as the WPF desktop platform.
Swift 3D 5.0 for Windows is now available online from Electric Rain for $295.00 USD. Upgrades from previous versions start at $79.00. For more information on Swift 3D 5.0 please visit: http://www.erain.com/products/swift3d/
About Electric Rain
Electric Rain is a Boulder, Colorado-based software company with a vision of bringing easy-to-use multimedia creation and editing tools to business and design professionals. Electric Rain has become the industry-leading developer of 3D Flash solutions, selling over 65,000 units of its flagship product Swift 3D software. Electric Rain’s partners include Adobe, Macromedia, Alias (now Autodesk), and most recently Microsoft, as a Technology Adoption Partner (TAP) for developing new Windows Vista (.NET 3.0-based) applications. For more information, visit: www.erain.com
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