The folks at Electric Rain have released a special edition of their Swift 3D plug-in, which includes Swift 3D MAX and Swift 3D LW. This special edition offers an additional rendering format allowing users of Discreet 3ds max and NewTek LightWave 3D to export their scenes to a format that imports natively into USAnimation.
Swift 3D MAX and Swift 3D LW are plug-ins that serve as, respectively, rendering components for 3ds max and LightWave 3D. Utilizing Electric Rain’s RAViX II vector technology, both plug-ins render 3D scenes from their host application to a variety of vector-based file formats, including Macromedia Flash (SWF), AI, EPS and SVG. The new special edition plug-ins will add an additional file format that can be read directly into USAnimation, according to Mike Soucie, Electric Rain president.
Swift 3D MAX SE and Swift 3D LW SE are available now from the
Electric Rain Web site. The suggested retail price for both plug-ins is US$995. Swift 3D MAX SE is compatible with 3ds max and Autodesk VIZ 3.0 and above. Swift 3D LW SE works with LightWave 3D 6.5 and above on both the Mac (including Mac OS X) and Windows platforms.