Patrick Sheffeild, Captain Mench, Jon Chappell, you guys are like my VFX fathers. I grew up on Shake starting in 2005 and you patiently answered my questions where the trail had run dry in the manuals. Because of you, I'm looking at a bright new future making things awesome. Half of what I do has been replaced by Nuke, but Shake still does a few things better (plus all those macros I wrote for it!) and has a permanent place in my heart. I'd still rather use it over Photoshop for a lot of tasks.
So seriously, thank you.
If you're interested in what I'm doing and where I'm going, check these out:
Half Nuke, Half Shake, The protals themselves were 3D Motion particle emitters, and the text matte for the credits was Motion and Shake.
Exit discussion: can you believe the kit we have access to these days? I have a Canon T2i with Magic Lantern installed and I wouldn't DREAM of having this great of a cinema tool in my hands 6 years ago. SD begone!
Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 32GB RAM, Radeon 4870, IntensityPro