Where to Learn More
That’s it; you’re now fully prepped on the basics of Swift 3D. Go ahead and download a free-trial version (the same as the full-working version, except you cannot save your rendered files). To learn more, experiment with creating, texturing, and animating some models. If you need more help, Electric Rain provides a free user’s manual in the PDF format that is quite good—much better than your typical software user’s manual. It also provides a slew of even better video tutorials (see Figure 8) on the tutorials page of its Web site.
Figure 8 Electric Rain’s comprehensive collection of online Swift 3D tutorials
If you want to dive right in and purchase a full working version, pricing is listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Pricing Comparison
Swift 3D versus 4.5 Pricing
$229 USD—Full Version
$79 USD—Upgrade from Swift 3D Version 4.0 to Version 4.5
$129 USD—Upgrade from Swift 3D Version 2 or Version 3 to Version 4.5
$129 USD—Upgrade from Swift 3D Xpress to Version 4.5