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 www.apple.com/shake.