Alternative to After Effects?

almost 4 years ago from Jesper Klingenberg, Designer

  • John PJohn P, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    I would love to see the Sketch of After Effects

    That's like saying I'd love to see the fisher price version of the super computer.

    AE is a ridiculously powerful and extendable tool and Adobe's only true piece of professional software.

    AE as a tool is leagues beyond silly UI animations.

    4 points
    • Alexander ObenauerAlexander Obenauer, almost 4 years ago

      Does Sketch do everything PS does? No. But what it does do, it does arguably better. AE does a ton, all I'm saying is I'd like to have a few tools that cover some specific use cases better.

      3 points
      • Jesper KlingenbergJesper Klingenberg, almost 4 years ago

        I agree !!

        I think it's the wrong approach to try and build AE but with nicer and more intuitive UI. Instead I'd love to see someone figuring out how a new and much much simpler (and cheaper) tool could cater to a sub-set of the AE users.

        Who that sub-set of users are and what the exact use is, I'm not sure. Perhaps simple animations for web, or simple motion graphics. Thus leaving the hardcore animators who do heavy 3D work with AE.

        This is exactly what Sketch did - they realized there was a ton of UI designers who used PS in a totally hacked and non-intuitive way. So they branched out and created a tool specifically for them. But PS is still a fantastic piece of software for hardcore illustration/drawing/photo-editing.

        4 points