Friday, March 26, 2010


MAX Boulder, CO - March 8, 2010 - Today Electric Rain, Inc.® announced the release of Swift 3D MAX V4, a next generation plug-in for Autdesk 3ds Max that enables users to export to a variety of new 3D, video, and multimedia formats. This latest release includes support for Adobe's upcomig Flash CS5 XFL format, a new XML-based project format that is used as an exchange format between Flash CS5 and third-party applications.

"Swift 3D MAX continues to set the bar in providing 3ds Max users the ability to export their 3D scenes to new upcoming web-based formats for broader appication of 3D on the Internet,” commented Mike Soucie, CEO of Electric Rain. “Our latest enhancements to Swift 3D Max enables users to publish content to the web in a shorter amount of time with higher quality results, allowing professionals to easily display their 3D designs to just about anyone with a browser regardless of the format or rendering technology used, from Flash and Silverlight to QuickTime or Papervision 3D.”

For years Swift 3D MAX has been a staple product of 3ds Max designers needing to repurpose their high-end 3D content to vector and raster formats such as Flash, SVG, Adobe Illustrator, and EPS. Swift 3D MAX V4 now expands its positioining as a one-stop tool for exporting to all the most popular web and multimedia formats. In addition to Flash CS5 support, Swift 3D MAX V4 supports exporting or rendering to the following new formats:

  • Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) XAML.

  • Papervision3D v2.0 and Collada .DAE.

  • Micorsoft AVI and Apple QuickTime MOV Video .

  • Adobe Flash FLV Video .

  • Electric Rain Swift 3D v6 (T3D) & ZAM 3D v2 (Z3D).

Swift 3D MAX V4 is available for Autodesk 3ds Max V8, V9, V2008-2010 users for both Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, and is available from the Electric Rain website at for $295USD new or $149USD upgrade for previous Swift 3D MAX owners.

About Electric Rain, Inc:
Electric Rain is a Boulder, Colorado-based software company bringing easy-to-use software to design professionals. Electric Rain is an industry-leader in 3D Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight solutions, having sold over 70,000 units of its Swift 3D software.