Shake: Compositing Workflow is an introduction to node-based compositing for visual effects artists working in film and television. On the DVD, visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, explore the Shake user interface and the workflow used to create a composite.
Essential topics include: loading footage into a Shake script with the FileIn node, adjusting node parameters, layering images with the Over node, using RAM and disk-based Flipbooks to preview composites, working with nodes and noodles, and rendering finished composites using the FileOut node.
Advanced topics include: using proxies to work with high-resolution footage in real time, relinking missing media, customizing global parameters, viewing color channels in the Viewer and in Flipbooks, using horizontal and vertical compare modes, viewing alpha channels, creating multiple viewers, configuring the domain of definition to reduce computer processing time, and several techniques for managing media in the File Browser.
Shake: Compositing Workflow is available in both DVD-ROM and Download Editions for Mac OS X and Windows at a price of $49.95.