Autodesk VIZ Rendering  
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Electric Rain Swift 3D MAX Plug-in Extends Autodesk VIZ Rendering Capabilities to Support Macromedia Flash (SWF)
Plug-in provides Autodesk® VIZ users with a vector rendering solution enabling distribution of 3D design and animation on the Web

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

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


For More Information Contact:
Ed Wunsch - Electric Rain, Inc.
P (303) 543-8233
F (303) 543-8225