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Tip #1693: Top 15 After Effects Alternatives

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

After Effects is great, but not perfect. Here are some alternatives.

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This article first appeared in MotionArray.com. This is a summary.

After Effects is an amazingly powerful piece of software, but there are many reasons why you might want to look for an alternative; perhaps AE doesn’t suit your budget, or you can’t achieve what you want to within the program. There are many tools and plugins that can help increase After Effect’s capabilities, but there are also a lot of other programs you could use instead. In this guide, we’re going to talk you through 15 alternatives for Adobe After Effects and what might just make them better.

Here’s the list – and the article includes a video, pricing, supported platforms and best use examples for each of these software tools.

  1. Natron
  2. Blackmagic Fusion Studio 17
  3. Wondershare FilmoraPro
  4. Moovly
  5. Nuke
  6. HitFilm Express
  7. Apple Motion
  8. HitFilm Pro
  9. Sony Vegas Post Suite
  10. Blender
  11. Pixel Conduit
  12. Corel VideoStudio Pro X6
  13. PowerDirector
  14. Autodesk Smoke
  15. Wax

The second part of this article, linked above, provides recommendations on how to select the best alternative for the work you need to get done.


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