Alternative to After Effects?

almost 4 years ago from Jesper Klingenberg, Designer

  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, almost 4 years ago

    If you are on mac, check out apple motion. I have never used it personally, but It looks like a very comparable program to AE (though much simpler).

    Look into if you can use it for motion graphics, but it has generally the same keyframing options as after effects.

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    • Greg Warner, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

      I picked up Apple Motion to test and compare to After Effects, and for UI animations and other simple layer-based animations it's both powerful and relatively easy to use. The downside, compared to After Effects, I discovered, is Motion doesn't have quite as robust of export as AE + Media Encoder. I found a way to convert output videos easily enough with HandBrake (a nice open-source app). The other (bigger) downside is using, say, Affinity Designer + Motion doesn't give you the native vector import to work with that Illustrator + AE does, so you're kind of stuck there if you want to do complex vector/character animation. Motion's vector import support is rather sad. I'd love to see Serif create a cross-platform Affinity companion app for motion, but that's likely far down the road.

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