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GenArts Releases Sapphire for Shake 3

Plugin set offers 200 effects By Dave Nagel
GenArts has released an update to Sapphire, a plugin collection for Apple's Shake compositing system. The new 1.01 release adds support for Shake 3 and is available now for Mac OS X, Linux and Irix.

Sapphire includes 58 individual plugins for generating more than 200 effects. These include light effects, glows, lightning, blurs, distortions, glares, embossing, grain, warps, shakes, kaleidoscopic effects, stylization tools, transitions, textures, fractal clouds, flickers, temporal effects, matte operations, fog/depth effects and color and math operations. The effects are resolution-independent and support RGBA at any bit depth. Sapphire also supports multiple processors for faster rendering.


Sapphire 1.01 is available now for Mac OS X, Linux and Irix for $2,995. Additional render licenses run $1,495. The 1.01 update is available free for users of version 1.0. For more information, visit http://web.genarts.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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