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Date posted: 30/05/2005
(Press Release) Boulder, CO ? May 18, 2005 ? Today Electric Rain, Inc.? announced the release of Swift 3D? version 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.
Long known for its approachable interface, high-quality vector output and tight workflow integration with Macromedia Flash, Swift 3D can now be utilized in conjunction with popular video editing tools such as Adobe? After Effects? or Apple? Final Cut Pro? to add 3D elements, titling, and motion graphic effects to video projects.
?Swift 3D 4.5 marks an exciting release for us,? said Mike Soucie, President of Electric Rain. ?With the introduction of video export, Swift 3D is positioned to deliver its incredible ease-of-use and affordability to new markets beyond Flash by fulfilling the needs of the broader graphic design industry, from small-scale design shops to full-service advertising agencies.?
In addition to providing vector and raster style video export, Swift 3D 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.
?Every release of Swift 3D continues to amaze us with new technological advances? said Eric Bort, Creative Director of Living Children design firm. ?Electric Rain's ability to listen to their users? suggestions has helped make version 4.5 the best upgrade yet in terms of output and flexibility. Swift 3D allows us to rapidly create custom 3D graphics for web and now video, with faster rendering and tons of control over styling. The people at Electric Rain know their audience well and understand exactly what it takes to produce exceptional web-ready 3D.?
Swift 3D V4.5 is available immediately on the Windows and Macintosh OS X platforms. The SRP for Swift 3D V4.5 is $229.00 USD for the download and boxed CD version. Upgrades from Swift 3D version 4.0 are $79.00, and upgrades from Swift 3D versions 2.0, 3.0, and Swift 3D Xpress are $129.00. Swift 3D V4.5 is currently available from the Electric Rain website at http://www.erain.com.
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