updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed May 18, 2005
Swift 3D 4.5 for vector 3D
Electric Rain today released , 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 formats. 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. It is available for $230 (electronic or CD); upgrades from v4.0 are $80 and $130 for other versions.