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Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4

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Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4

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  • Copyright 2006
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-280109-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-280109-6

Talk about making an impact: Apple's Shake compositing and visual effects software has been used in every Academy Award-winning film for visual effects since its debut. It's no wonder that trained Shake artists are in high demand, and there's nowhere better to begin getting that training than with this fully updated (for Shake 4) and comprehensive Apple-approved guide (which includes a free 30-day trial version of this multi-thousand dollar software) Using step-by-step, hands-on instruction, Hollywood effects wizard Marco Paolini takes you through Shake's interface and features, including its color correction tools, tracking and stabilization capabilities, integrated procedural paint, powerful new floating point technology, advanced keyframing, blue and green screen techniques, rotoscoping tools, and more. As with the other titles in the Apple Pro Training series each chapter in this guide represents a complete lesson, with a project to complete, a review section, and bonus exercises to help test what you've learned. The accompanying DVD includes the lesson files needed to complete the book's projects. You can work through the book from cover to cover to get an entire course or you can go straight to the lessons that interest you most. Either way, you'll find the coverage you need to confront even the most daunting compositing and effects tasks with Shake.

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1     The Shake Workflow
Lesson 2     Basic Compositing
Lesson 3     Intermediate Compositing
Lesson 4     RotoShape
Lesson 5     Color Correction
Lesson 6     QuickPaint
Lesson 7     Tracking
Lesson 8     Film Compositing
Lesson 9     Video/Audio
Lesson 10     Keying
Lesson 11     MultiPlane Compositing
Lesson 12     Advanced Compositing
Lesson 13     Warping
Lesson 14     The Command Line
Appendix      Final Cut Studio Workflows


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