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icedeyes
07-14-2006, 11:20 AM
I have a client right now that wants some compositing work done and I found, just in time, a very nice offer of shake 3.5 for 185 euros...

Are there any major improvements of shake 4.1 over 3.5? Since the client is basically a good friend and i want to charge him as low as possible, i want to cut the price of the software that i will use as low as i can...

So, should i go for the 185 euro shake 3.5 or the 450 euro shake 4.1?

Thanks in advance...

beaker
07-14-2006, 09:22 PM
4.1 adds lots of stability and bug fixes over 3.5. Undo actually works 9 out of 10 times, smoothcam(camera stabilizer), autoalign(stitcher), lens warper, exr support. Multiplane(3d space) is useful and supposedly most of the bugs for it are fixed in 4.1.

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/Shake_4_New_Features.pdf

icedeyes
07-15-2006, 07:48 AM
Thanks a lot beaker... i'll go with 4.1...

JustinAlvarez
07-18-2006, 07:35 AM
Beaker, you say in 4.1 Undo works 9 out of 10 times? Is this an improvement of the 4.1 update, because i'm using 4 and always have issues with undo. I avoid it like the plague and break out in a nervous sweat if, god forbid, I have to actually use it.

beaker
07-18-2006, 08:33 AM
I'm talking about 4.0 over 3.5. Previously you couldn't undo anything. Now most stuff will undo properly, except Quickpaint(just use the last stroke arrows with quickpaint).

Aneks
07-20-2006, 05:41 AM
I was feeling really reckless the other day and actually used multiple undos. It took like 35 minutes but it actually worked.......... i'm still smiling !

beaker
07-20-2006, 07:18 PM
35min? weird. I've mainly been using linux on the job for the last 8 months. I'm sure the osx version of the undo is a lot slower.

When I would use another compositor and then come back to shake I would accidentally hit that undo button and it would take 35 minutes and then crash :) (pre v.4.0).

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