Swift

Swift 6.054

A 3D software for graphic and rich media designers
3.5  (2 votes)
6.054 (See all)

This review is a heads-up for all design business related people. This very nice and powerful tool names Swift 3D is basically a standalone application that gives designers three main abilities: create, animate and render 3D scenes to vector file formats. These formats include Adobe Flash (SWF or Swift 3D's proprietary .SWFT format).
In addition to the three main abilities commented above, Swift 3D adds a fourth one: the ability to render images and animations to the primary raster-based and video formats. It also exports scenes and models to the 3ds file format.

The first time you enter Swift 3D, you could get shocked by its interface. The first impression is that it must be too hard to use and understand. But as soon as you get introduced to it by a video tutorial or some help information, everything gets clearer and easier. The interface intends to provide users a powerful yet easy-to-use package of modeling and animation tools to give them the ability to create any 3D content they need, easy and in no time.
Swift 3D is based in the RAViX vector rendering engine, the industry-leading today. Thank to this, Swift 3D can convert 3D scenes to Web-friendly formats with indredible accuracy, in the minimum amount of time possible, and offering designers and wide variety of output styles.

People form Electric Rain Inc., the developers of Swift 3D, have given a funny game to its trial version. It's called Swift 3D Test Drive, as it were a brand new car trial drive. Anyways, this trial version has a couple of limitations: The first one is that after rendering, Swift 3D will not generate an actual file. The second one is that you won't be able to export models from the program in either the 3ds or Papervision3D format. You still will be able to choose any combination of the Output Options and view the output via the Preview System, which is an accurate rendition of what your final rendered file will look like.

Since people from Swift 3D development group understand that the previously mentioned limitations can make it difficult to completely evaluate the program and test compatibility of files with other design programs, is that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. That means that you pay and get a full functional license. If within a 30-day period you find out that Swift 3D doesn't meet your expectations, you get your money back and lose your license.

Lionel Mira
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Review summary

Pros

  • There's a 30-day money-back guarantee
  • It's a powerful yet easy-to-use application

Cons

  • There are kind of important limitations in the trial
  • It's available in English only
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