Apple Announces Shake 2.5 for Mac OS X

Mon 22nd Jul 2002 | News

Apple today announced Shake 2.5 available for the first time for Mac OS X. Shake has been used in the production of over a hundred motion pictures including the past five winners of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Gladiator, The Matrix, What Dreams May Come and Titanic.

Shake is high-performance compositing software designed for film production. Shake features an ultra-fast rendering engine, an extensive and mature compositing toolset and an imaging architecture that simultaneously supports multiple bit depths and provides superior image quality. Shake 2.5 adds an improved image input, a disk-based proxy system and the ability to limit the rendering process to a portion of an image for quicker processing.

Shake 2.5 is scheduled to be available in August for Mac OS X, Linux, IRIX and Windows through Apple Authorized Pro Film Resellers. Shake 2.5 will be available for Mac OS X for a suggested retail price of $4,950 (US) with annual maintenance of $1,199 (US), and for Linux, IRIX and Windows for a suggested retail price of $9,900 (US) with annual maintenance of $1,485 (US). Existing Shake customers will be given the option to double the number of their existing licenses at no additional cost by migrating to Mac OS X.

Shake 2.5 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar,” 256MB RAM and is designed to run on the following Apple products: Power Mac G4, PowerBook G4 and Xserve. A full list of Shake 2.5 system requirements can be found at

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