Dover Studios, Inc. announced the release of the 2nd Edition of Shake Techniques on Monday. This release is Dover Studio’s latest visual effects training video aimed at users of Apple's Shake compositing software.
The second edition has been updated and features 1080p high definition video. Visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden & Russell Hazelden, provide in-depth lessons that instruct compositors on the latest visual techniques available in Shake.
Essential topics include approaches to stabilizing footage including the Stabilize node that uses motion trackers, and the SmoothCam node that uses optical flow technology. Advanced topics include: creating a procedural animation using an audio file and an expression, and building a composite using an external matte with the SwitchMatte node.
Shake Techniques 2nd Edition is available as a download for US$49.95.