GenArts Inc.’s Sapphire Plug-ins are now available for Shake version 3. Compatible with the Mac OS X, Linux, and Irix versions of Shake, this latest release is free to all current customers and can be downloaded from http://web.genarts.com/sapphire-shake.html.
Sapphire Plug-ins for Shake provide digital artists with a collection of more than 200 state-of-the-art image processing and synthesis effects. They are fully integrated in the Shake user interface, and include many useful tools such as Glows, EdgeRays, LensFlare, Glint, Blurs and RackDefocus, as well as a host of sophisticated effects such as Lightning Zaps, FlysEye, JpegDamage, HalfTone and Textures. Sapphire Plug-ins are resolution-independent and include multi-processor support for faster rendering.
Sapphire Plug-ins have been used extensively in the production of such recent films as The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars – Episodse I and II, Spider-Man, Ice Age, Pearl Harbor, Final Fantasy, Dinosaur, Titanic, Armageddon, Planet of the Apes, Contact, Star Trek and Godzilla.