Swift 3D is a standalone application enabling designers to quickly and easily
create high-quality 3D animations and scenes for use in Adobe Flash,
Papervision3D, video, and other rich media design projects. Swift 3D v5 is a
powerful, easy-to-use 3D solution that delivers high-quality results and a broad
spectrum of output options for an unbeatable price.
::=::Features New to Swift 3D Version 5 ::=::
Swift 3D now exports to the popular Papervision3D format and automatically
generates all of the actionscripting required for rotation and zooming mouse
interactions in Flash. You don\'t have to write a line of code...unless you want
Import and Render Transparent Textures
Create bitmap materials with transparency and Swift 3D will respect that
transparency when rendering. Transparent textures also work with the
Papervision3D and 3DS export. Swift 3D also renders refraction based on your
Makes modeling a snap. Orthographic views take away the camera perspective that
makes the task of lining up objects difficult. Quickly and easily toggle in and
out of Orthographic View mode to improve the modeling workflow.
Mesh Morphing Animations
Swift 3D V5 allows you to morph the underlying 3D mesh of your objects. Morph
Targets act as starting, ending, and interim points for changes in shape to your
3D objects, allowing you to easily create these mesh transformations.
Enhanced User Interface
After more than five years, it was time to give Swift 3D the facelift it
deserved. The sleek new interface not only looks great, but is more functional
and includes many of the usability enhancements our customers have requested
throughout the years.
New easing controls work with the keyframes in your animation timeline to smooth
out position, rotation, and scaling transitions.
Per Object Fill Rendering
Now, with a single pass of the RAViX 4 rendering engine, you can output as many
different looks and styles as you want on each object in your 3D scene. Styles
applied to objects in the Scene Editor override the settings used in the Preview
and Export Editor.
Render Speeds up to 50 Times Faster!
Extrusion / Lathe Free Transform
Sometimes it?s the little things that make big impacts on workflow and
efficiency. A 2D drawing editor isn?t complete without the ability to free
transform the shapes. Swift 3D V5 provides the missing tool from previous
versions and improves workflow in both the extrusion and lathe editing
Our RAViX vector rendering technology has always produced clean and compact
Flash files. Swift 3D Version 5 adds a user-controlled post-render process
utilizing slider controls that allow you to further reduce file sizes by 50% or
Drag / Drop Animation Visuals
Sometimes an animation name just isn?t good enough. Our new drag and drop
animation visuals give you an at-a-glance view of pre-defined animation paths
and rotations. A mouse click on the preview presents an example of the animation
to be applied.
Swift 3D?s Scene Editor now features a 4-viewport layout, making modeling and
animation within this environment even easier. This, along with improvements in
object selection and standardization of sizing between editing environments give
a much improved experience when working between editing environments.
Per Object Line Options
As with the addition of Per Object Fill Options, you can now apply individual
line styles and colors to individual objects within your 3D scene.
One epic improvement to Swift 3D that you won?t even know is there until you
need it is a completely revamped undo system. Version 5 now provides unlimited
undo operations across editing environments to help get you back to your happy
HTML /w SWF Export
Swift 3D V5 provides a new output option that embeds your SWF into an HTML page.
It?s a quick and easy way to get your work onto the web without the use of other
Swift 3D now allows you to export your 3D models and scenes to the .3ds format
for use in other 3D programs that support this industry standard file format.
All materials, lighting, and animation are exported. This new functionality also
allows tight integration with Adobe Photoshop CS Extended. Learn more about this
Export to XAML for WPF and Silverlight
Swift 3D Exports frame-by-frame animation in XAML format, which is the language
the Silverlight Player understands. These XAML files can also be used in
Microsoft Expression Blend, as a design element of a larger Silverlight Project.
Learn more about Swift 3D and Silverlight integration.