Electric Rain Updates Swift 3D 5.0 Mac Version With Universal Binary Support

Industry-leading 3D design software now runs natively on PowerPC and Intel-Macs while offering significant performance increases on both systems

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Electric Rain, Inc.(R) announced the release of Swift 3D(R) version 5.0 for the Macintosh platform in a new, universal binary format enabling the software to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. Low-level changes will increase vector and raster rendering speed with increases up to three-fold on Intel-Macs. The new streamlined installer also performs an auto install of the Flash CS3 Importer.

"This update of Swift 3D will offer our Mac users some significant improvements," said Mike Soucie, President of Electric Rain. "By running natively on both processors users will get excellent performance benefits, and those on Intel machines will notice huge increases in render speed and an overall improvement in stability."

    Key benefits of the Swift 3D v5.0 update:

    --  Up to 3 times faster vector and raster rendering times on Intel-based
    --  Significantly faster vector and raster rendering times on PowerPC Macs
    --  Increased compatibility when running on PowerPC processors
    --  Automatic installation for Flash CS3 Importer eliminating need for
        manual install

The Swift 3D v5.0 update is available immediately at no cost to existing v5.0 Mac customers at http://www.erain.com/customer. Swift 3D v5.0 is $249.00 USD for the download and boxed CD versions. Upgrades from Swift 3D version 4.5 are $79.00, and upgrades from Swift 3D versions 3 and 4 are $149.00. Swift 3D is currently available from the Electric Rain website at http://www.erain.com and a 15% discount is available through the month of August with Promotional Code: SUMMER2008.

About Electric Rain

Electric Rain is a Boulder, Colorado-based software company with a vision of bringing easy-to-use multimedia creation and editing tools to business and design professionals. Electric Rain has become the industry-leading developer of 3D Adobe Flash solutions, selling over 70,000 units of its flagship product Swift 3D, now in version 5.0. Electric Rain's partners include Adobe, Alias (now Autodesk), and most recently Microsoft, as an elite Technology Adoption Partner for developing .NET 3.0 and Windows Vista applications. For more information please visit: http://www.erain.com.

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