Download free Apple Shake 4 User manual.pdf Welcome to the world of Shake 4 compositing. This chapter covers where to find help, how the keyboard and mouse work on different platforms, and how to set up Shake for use with a stylus. Shake is a high-quality, node-based compositing and visual effects application for film and video. Shake supports most industry-standard graphics formats, and easily accommodates high-resolution and high bit depth image sequences and QuickTime files (Mac OS X only).

Among Shake’s many built-in tools are industry-standard keyers for pulling bluescreens and greenscreens, a complete suite of color-correction tools, features for high-quality motion retiming and format remastering, motion tracking, smoothing, and stabilization capabilities, integrated procedural paint tools, and a rotoscoping and masking environment that provides complete control over animated and still mattes. Shake also supports an extensive list of third-party plug-ins, and is compatible across both the Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

Shake is also an image-processing tool that can be used as a utility for media being passed along a pipeline of many different graphics applications. Large facilities can use Shake to process and combine image data from several different departments—for example, taking a project from initial film recording; providing processed images and tools for use by the 3D animation, digital matte, and roto departments; recombining the output from all these groups with the original plates for compositing; and ultimately sending the final result back out for film recording.

Shake’s tools can be accessed in several different ways. While most artists work within the graphical interface, advanced users can access a command-line tool running from the Terminal. Likewise, more technically oriented users can perform complex image processing by creating scripts (the Shake scripting language is similar to C), thereby using Shake as an extensive image-manipulation library.

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