Electric Rain has a new Mac OS X version of their Swift 3D LW vector rendering plug-in that lets LightWave users render 3D scenes directly to vector-based file formats such as Macromedia Flash (SWF), AI, EPS and SVG.
Swift 3D LW renders LightWave scenes quickly, accurately and with size optimization, said Mike Soucie, president of Electric Rain, in announcing the plug-in .Utilizing the RAViX II rendering engine, Swift 3D LW provides an array of rendering options including three levels of outlines, five levels of cartoon shading, two levels of gradient shading, plus shadows and specular highlights.
Swift 3D LW is now compatible with LightWave versions 6.5 through 7.0b. The plug-in coasts US$295.
LightWave 3D is the best-selling animation software. LightWave runs on Mac, Windows NT, Alpha and Silicon Graphics systems.