Although the company doesn’t normally comment on future product releases, Apple today gave MacCentral some insight into what they will do with some recently acquired technology.
“We believe it is important to provide Shake customers with a platform roadmap as we integrate Nothing Real,” an Apple representative told MacCentral. “We are excited by the positive response we received after previewing Shake on Mac OS X at NAB, and we are looking forward to delivering another industry-leading application on Mac OS X soon.”
On February 7, 2002, Apple acquired Nothing Real and its flagship product Shake — a high-speed compositing software optimized for high resolution visual effects. At the time Apple took over Nothing Real, Shake ran on Irix, Linux and Windows, but that’s about to change.
“In addition to Mac OS X, Apple will continue to develop, support and sell Shake on Irix and Linux through the end of 2003, but the upcoming Shake 2.5 will be the last version we release on Windows. Beyond 2003, we will continue to evaluate market requirements for Shake and will strive to provide the best product for our customers.”
According to information on Nothing Real’s Web site, work has begun bringing the Macintosh into the list of supported systems. “We have begun work on a port to OS X and it looks promising. There are still a few issues preventing completion of the port, but we are confident that they will be resolved.”