updated 01:45 am EDT, Tue July 13, 2004
Swift 3D 4.0 for Mac OS X
Electric Rain today announced it would soon ship , a standalone application allowing designers to build and export vector and raster-based 3D animations to the Macromedia Flash (SWF) file format, as well as other popular formats. It features powerful 3D tools, automatically converts imported 2D vector artwork (AI or EPS) into 3D objects, imports existing 3D models in the 3DS & DXF formats, and offers tight integration with Macromedia Flash through proprietary Swift 3D Importer. Version 4 offers an avanced modeling environment with a powerful polygon modeling toolset and enhanced bitmap texturing controls as well as precise animation controls, drag & drop galleries, and workflow enhancements. It is available now for Windows for $190 with a Mac OS X version due in September.