Swift MAX

Swift MAX 3.0

Power, quality, versatility, ease-of-use, and affordability for 3D designers!
2.8  (4 votes)
3.0 (See all)
Electric Rain, Inc.

Swift 3D MAX it's a plug-in rendering tool. It can be bought together with Swift 3D LW. Both applications are considered to be leading tools in 3D Web animation business. In this review we will try to give you information for you to judge these applications by yourself.

These Swift 3D plug-ins will give users of 3ds Max and LightWave 3D the ablity to render 3D scenes as high-quality, low-bandwidth vector or raster Flash animations, wich then will be viewable by the most part of the Web audience. This is not little to say because in the end, the only thing that really matters is to reach the target audience.
These rendering plug-ins are powered by RAViX 4, a vector rendering technology, leader in today's design and animation industry. One major achivement of Swift 3D plug-ins is the superior integration and compatibility with Flash and unrivaled vector output.
Users will be able to procude anything they need or want, from simple cartoons to full gradient shading, depending on the specific activity of each. Swift 3D plug-ins will give certainty to produce the style users need for their Flash or print project. Among some additional export formats, can be mentioned the following:

# SmartLayer Export (SWFT)
# Adobe Flash (SWF)
# Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
# Adobe® Illustrator® (AI)
# Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
# Toon Boom (PNT) for import to Opus, Concerto and Harmony Products

The fundamental pillars on which these plug-ins are based are the following:

1. They provide power.
2. High quality.
3. Extreme versatility.
4. Ease-of-use.
5. Affordable price.

Regarding the requirements to run the plug-ins, here's a list for you to check out:

# 3ds Max ® versions 3.0 though 2009 (Swift 3D Max v3 supports the 32bit versions of 3ds Max only)
# Autodesk VIZ version 3 and later.
# Windows 98, ME, 2K, NT 4.0, XP, Vista
(Also supports US Animation 4.5+ and Toon Boom Opus, Concerto and Harmony)

Lionel Mira
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Review summary


  • It offers an affordable price
  • It produces high quality ouput
  • There's a trial edition available


  • It costs the same than a standalone application
  • It's available in English only
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