Rain Swift 3D MAX Plug-in Extends Autodesk
VIZ Rendering Capabilities to Support Macromedia
Plug-in provides Autodesk® VIZ
users with a vector rendering solution enabling
distribution of 3D design and animation on
Boulder, CO - February 11, 2002 - Today Electric
Rain, Inc. announced full support for Autodesk
VIZ (formerly 3D Studio VIZ) with their vector
rendering plug-in, Swift 3D® MAX. Already
offering high-quality vector export to users of
3ds max™ software, Swift 3D MAX now extends
the same power, speed and versatility of Electric
Rain's proprietary RAViX II rendering engine to
the Autodesk VIZ user by enabling export to Macromedia®
Flash™ (SWF) AI, EPS, and the latest XML-based
vector format SVG.
"Based on the latest 3ds max technology,
Autodesk VIZ is the leading modeling, rendering
and animation tool used by architects and design
professionals to explore and present their design
concepts," said Stuart Feldman, Autodesk
VIZ product manager. "Swift 3D MAX further
extends the power of Autodesk VIZ by offering
the ability to export design projects to Flash
and other vector file formats. Designers can more
effectively harness the Web as an accessible medium
for design communication and presentation."
Swift 3D MAX plug-in exports scenes created using
Autodesk VIZ and 3ds max with complete accuracy,
while staying true to colors, lighting schemes,
camera views and animations. RAViX II renders
up to 10x faster than other 3D-to-vector rendering
products while supporting an extensive array of
output options including 3 levels of outlines,
5 levels of cartoon shading, 2 levels of gradient
shading, plus shadows and specular highlights.
"Architects and CAD professionals have long
awaited an efficient method for conveying their
design concepts without dealing with bulky files,"
commented Mike Soucie, President of Electric Rain,
Inc. "Swift 3D MAX now offers design professionals
an efficient new channel for visual communication
via the Web. Flash's scalability, portability
and lightweight files make it the perfect delivery
format for 3D design projects, and Swift 3D MAX
provides the absolute best vector rendering available
for Autodesk VIZ."
Swift 3D MAX is available immediately for the
Windows® platform and is compatible with Autodesk
VIZ, 3D Studio VIZ and 3ds max versions 3 and
above. The SRP for Swift 3D MAX is $295.00 USD,
and is currently available from the Electric Rain
website at www.erain.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.
For More Information Contact:
Ed Wunsch - Electric Rain, Inc.
P (303) 543-8233
F (303) 543-8225