Swift 3D v2 RELEASED!  
  For Immediate Release


ELECTRIC RAIN LAUNCHES SWIFT 3D VERSION 2.O FOR
3D EXPORT TO FLASH
Latest version of 3D application provides advanced modeling tools, increased rendering accuracy and speed, and a broad spectrum of vector-based output options.

Boulder, CO - Oct. 8, 2001 - Today Electric Rain, Inc.® announced the release of Swift 3D® version 2.0, a standalone application allowing users to design and render 3D scenes to the Macromedia® Flash™ (SWF) file format, as well as Adobe® Illustrator® (AI), EPS, and the latest XML-based SVG.

"The feature list of Swift 3D V2 is so long, this is more like launching a brand new product than just offering a mere upgrade," proclaimed Mike Soucie, President of Electric Rain, Inc. "Our users are going to be blown away at how much modeling, animating and rendering power we were able to pack into such an easy-to-use interface. Swift 3D has been the leader in 3D vector tools from the start, and V2's new features are going to bring 3D design for Flash to a whole new level."

Swift 3D's hallmark is a powerful, yet easy-to-use creation environment. Swift 3D V2 includes many new modeling tools that empower designers of all levels of 3D experience to quickly build and animate complex 3D scenes.

New Swift 3D V2 Modeling Features:
· Extrusion and Lathe Editors
· PostScript font support
· Targeted cameras and lights
· Extended primitive selection
· Automated timeline scaling
· Non-uniform scaling of objects
· Numerical positioning of objects
· Ability to animate materials

Swift 3D V2 is powered by the RAViX II™ rendering engine. This second-generation technology offers the fastest and most versatile 3D-to-vector conversion available.

New Swift 3D V2 Rendering Capabilities:
· Two, four, and full color cartoon fills extend the list of shading options
· Shadow rendering allows for self, plane and object shadow casting
· Specular highlights that add realism to cartoon fills and gradients
· Line weight, color and detail settings for full control over wireframe output
· Up to 50 times faster rendering while handling 250,000+ polygon models
· Previewing system to view and edit rendered scenes before writing a file

Swift 3D V2 is available immediately on the Windows and Macintosh platforms. The SRP for Swift 3D V2 is $159 USD and is currently available from the Electric Rain website at www.erain.com or www.swift3d.com.



About Electric Rain, Inc.
Electric Rain, Inc. is a fast moving 3D and multimedia software company with a vision of bringing easy-to-use 3D and multimedia tools to the masses. Through the release of its stand-alone application, Swift 3D v1.0, and the company's proprietary RAViX rendering technology, Electric Rain has quickly become the industry leading developer and supplier of 3D to vector solutions. The company is located at the base of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. More information about Electric Rain and its products and technologies is available at www.erain.com.

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For More Information Contact:
Ed Wunsch - Electric Rain, Inc.
P (303) 543-8233
F (303) 543-8225
E ewunsch@erain.com