Apple today released Shake 3, its compositing and visual effects software for the Mac. The new version features the ability to push rendering out to a cluster of Mac G4s or XServe servers and more audio capabilities for synchronizing motion to music. According to Apple, previous versions of Shake have been used in the creation of such films as Lord of the Rings, Finding Nemo, Matrix Reloaded and X-Men 2. Shake 3 is available for Mac OS X, Linux and SGI IRIX. Pricing is set at $4,950 for Mac OS X and $9,900 with annual maintenance of $1,485 for the other operating systems.