Leading compositing and visual effects software Shake 2.5 will be available for the first time for Mac OS X. Shake is high-performance compositing software designed for large format productions, and has been used on many high-profile feature films, including the past five winners of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, GLADIATOR, THE MATRIX, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and TITANIC. Shake 2.5 is scheduled to be available in August for Mac OS X, Linux, IRIX and Windows. The suggested retail price for Mac OS X is US$4,950 with annual maintenance of US$1,199, and for Linux, IRIX and Windows US$9,900 with annual maintenance of US$1,485. For more about Shake including a full list of system requirements visit www.apple.com/shake.