Toon Boom Technologies has teamed with Electric Rain to extend its support for 3D animation. These new plug-ins will feature a special edition that outputs in the USAnimation format, allowing USAnimation users to import 3D animation created with 3D Studio MAX, LightWave or XSI into the 2D world. Electric Rain is a leading developer and supplier of 3D to vector solutions with Swift 3D MAX, Swift 3D LW and Swift 3D XSI. "Toon Boom is pleased to offer its customers the option to integrate 3D animation created with the leading 3D animation software. Since Electric Rain's expertise is based on vector technology, this partnership made both our respective products a natural fit for integration," said Joan Vogelesang, chief operating officer at Toon Boom Technologies. Toon Boom has also developed in-house ToonShader, a plug-in to import 3D animation created with Maya, making all options available for its customers to integrate 2D and 3D animation seamlessly.