2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2008 2:56 AM by randyarchy
Bonesone4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What's the future of Shake and it's users? I have no experience with Shake but am strongly considering learning from online tutorials and training DVD's recommended by some experts in the field of visual effects/compositing but my only gripe is the fact that "they" have stopped developing it. Is this true? Should I bother with Shake is, in a short while, it will be replaced by something new???? Help guys...

Bones

G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Jon Chappell Level 5 Level 5 (4,005 points)
    It's $500 and they used it for Lord of the Rings and King Kong (among others). That's such a low price that I'll gladly take no support. Competing products have their own advantages but cost significantly more.

    Apple have given no indication as to when a new version is coming so it could be tomorrow or it could be 5 years from now. In the world of technology there is always something around the corner and if you always wait for the next best thing, you'll be waiting forever.

    Ask yourself: do I need this right now? If the answer is yes, buy it and it will serve you well. If not, hold off until you do need it in case something else comes out.
  • randyarchy Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    The fact that apple doesnt support it anymore really has had no impact on my use. I get more help from the forums then manufacturer anyway...with all the software i use.

    As for waiting to buy it, you may want to learn the program before the you are given deadlines.
    Free trials are god for that.

    /randy