updated 12:20 am EST, Tue November 27, 2007
Evaluation Modo Swift 3D 5
Luxology recently unveiled the Evaluation Modo 301 learning kit, while Electric Rain announces Swift 3D 5.0 for Mac, with support for Papervision3D. Swift 3D is designed to allow Flash animators to be able to create three-dimensional animations and incorporate them with Adobe Flash, without requiring the artists to learn how to work with 3D software. The introduction of Papervision3D support allows Swift 3D users to export .3DS and .DXF models into Papervision3D projects, while creating all necessary ActionScript 3.0, FLA, and 3D files that are needed to run the project, without requiring any coding input from the user. Swift 3D is currently shipping, available for $250 from Electric Rain's online store.
Evaluation Modo 301 is a package that gives users a 30-day full-featured trial of Modo 301 – a 3D sculpting, painting, animation and rendering tool – as well as the "Modo in Focus" video series. The eight-video series is rendered in high resolution, and takes users through all of Modo's various features. The Evaluation Modo 301 learning kit is available from Luxology for $30. As a full version, Modo 301 sells for $900.