What's the difference between Shake and DF?

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  07 July 2003
What's the difference between Shake and DF?

What's the difference between Shake and DF? I went to the Mac expo and saw them demoing shake. They demoed a scene from X-men 2. When Mystique breaks into the complex as Wolverine and is captured by soldiers, which was really cool. I know that DF was also used as one of the compositing software for the movie. I know that both programs are really good, but I was wondering what are the differences. (I really don't want this to turn into a flame war.) Thanks in advance.
  07 July 2003
One of the biggest key differences that matter to me is how they render. Shake is scanline which is a lot easier on RAM. DF takes up a lot more RAM to render which can really screw you sometimes.

  07 July 2003
not that i am a real DF user, but i had it in hand from time to time..

comparing them is like comparing 3d applications e.g.
those 2 packages are quite similar in the way they work.

but concerning the toolset i would say, that shake is more the one to do handle film and compositing better as opposed to DF to handle fx stuff a *bit* easier..

but i guess others will say the exact opposite

concluding i would say: they are both very very equal to each other (and after reading the latest specs on the newest DF, i would even say very very very equal)


  07 July 2003
what does that mean scanline renderer?
ive heard scanline before but have no idea what that is or means. thanks
  07 July 2003
It's a render that renders an image as a series of horizontal lines.
  01 January 2006
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