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After Effects Alternatives & Competitors

Looking for alternatives to Adobe After Effects? Tons of people want Video Effects software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you.

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Top 16 Alternatives & Competitors to Adobe After Effects

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  1. Nuke

    (26)4.5 out of 5
    A unique and seamless combination of visual effects, editorial timeline and finishing, NUKE STUDIO lets you composite, conform, edit, color-correct, add effects and playback at 4K.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Nuke is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
  2. A unique and seamless combination of visual effects, editorial timeline and finishing, NUKE STUDIO lets you composite, conform, edit, color-correct, add effects and playback at 4K.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Nuke is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support

    Nuke review by Yu Chieh S.
    "Great Compositing Tool: node based Python support, and it's so easy to use. Easy to understand everything your logic gets better after using Nuke Fast result and quick adjustment if you need and want"
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  3. Motion

    (18)4.2 out of 5
    Motion features a familiar interface that lets you easily create titles, transitions, and effects for Final Cut Pro.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Motion is:

    More usable
  4. Motion features a familiar interface that lets you easily create titles, transitions, and effects for Final Cut Pro.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Motion is:

    More usable

    Motion review by Vinicius R.
    "Motion works pretty well but it is missing some key features.: Apple Motion works pretty well with Final Cut Pro X, my mainly video edit software. Using both programs let me create great templates that makes my life way easier while editing. Another great point is that the interface looks a lot like FCPX, so it is very intuitive for professionals like me."
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  5. MotionStudio 3D

    (16)3.4 out of 5
    Corel MotionStudio 3D is packed with easy-to-use tools for 3D graphics, animated text, particle effects, motion blur and more.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, MotionStudio 3D is:

    More usable
  6. Corel MotionStudio 3D is packed with easy-to-use tools for 3D graphics, animated text, particle effects, motion blur and more.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, MotionStudio 3D is:

    More usable

    MotionStudio 3D review by Enrique Y.
    " Creating Animations at home: The program allows exporting the work to various video formats with HD quality and also to Flash. Like many applications with this philosophy, it is based on predesigned templates and effects, although it has many adjustment possibilities, as well as the ability to import three-dimensional objects."
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  7. RedGiant Effects Suite

    (12)4.5 out of 5
    Red Giant Effects Suite is a set of 9 tools that have served the visual effects community for years, delivering the creative freedom to produce professional effects.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, RedGiant Effects Suite is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Better at support
  8. Red Giant Effects Suite is a set of 9 tools that have served the visual effects community for years, delivering the creative freedom to produce professional effects.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, RedGiant Effects Suite is:

    More usable
    Easier to set up
    Better at support

    RedGiant Effects Suite review by Cristian P.
    "Affordable: the redgiant effects suite is a great addon for any VFX software, I used it along with the adobe after effects. there are lots of effects and possibilities are limitless, especially I found the tsunami, toonit and the Knoll light factory really useful for my projects. I have tried to color grade my films and other projects a lot of times and nothing even comes close to using the composite Wizard within the Redgiant effects suite and its one of the most popular when coming to editing films in Hollywood. it supports multiple platforms including windows and mac. the support is also really helpful with well-documented videos on the site teaches you how to make the maximum out of their products. the most important thing about the product is that it isn't that costly and anybody in VFX can afford it, they even provide a free trial to test their product prior to purchase."
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  9. Trapcode Suite

    (12)4.6 out of 5
    The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Trapcode Suite is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
  10. The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Trapcode Suite is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements

    Trapcode Suite review by Parker Y.
    "Advanced Particle Generator for After Effects: Robust features, support, beautiful final renders, consistent updates from software developer."
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  11. Smoke

    (11)4.3 out of 5
    3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Smoke is:

    More usable
  12. 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Smoke is:

    More usable

    Smoke review by Allie K.
    "Autodesk review: The way I love about video editing, in general, it gives you a way to express yourself in the way we never done before and Autodesk is just one way of doing that! I have always used Autodesk products like autocad, revit and Maya but smoke is just one of the best you can ever use for video editing and its just free for students thats really why i have it. Oh don't forget 3D and color correction"
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    #7
  13. Fusion

    (10)4.2 out of 5
    Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Fusion is:

    More usable
  14. Advanced Visual Effects Compositing

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Fusion is:

    More usable

    Fusion review by Jim T.
    "Almost great: Visually, Fusion 360 has a clean and easy to understand interface. It is generally intuitive and there are many tutorial videos that are available. The feature that sets Fusion apart from competitors like solidworks is its "Sculpt" modeling workbench. This freeform tool is great for roughing out what would normally be very complex surfaces and is handy for creating ergonomic models like handles. The ability to blend sculpted forms with a more parametric modeling system is similar to the capabilities one might have in Catia using Imagine and Shape. This is however a more simplified version. The price is also a hard aspect not to like. Free for enthusiasts and $300/year for businesses is impossible to beat. "
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  15. Flame

    (5)4.4 out of 5
    3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Flame is:

    More usable
  16. 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services.

    Reviewers say compared to Adobe After Effects, Flame is:

    More usable

    Flame review by User
    "Robust and powerful VFX package.: Very robust VFX creation software possessing a ton of options for VFX artists in any industry. Once you get the hang of it, Flame is an extremely powerful toolset for creating complex VFX."
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  17. Natron

    (4)3.9 out of 5
    Free and open-source compositing software, available for MacOS X, Windows and Linux.
  18. Free and open-source compositing software, available for MacOS X, Windows and Linux.

    Natron review by Juve V.
    "Not the Best But Gets You Out of a Bind: I like the user interface's similarity with Nuke. Makes using it non confusing as only a very few number of tools differ in name. Everything else is pretty much the same."
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  19. TimelineFX

    (2)3.8 out of 5
    TimelineFX can create a full range of particle effects for games, applications and videos.
  20. TimelineFX can create a full range of particle effects for games, applications and videos.

    TimelineFX review by Robert G.
    "A tool and a full range of options for generating particles: what I like best about TImeline FX is that you can build particle effects for games and other applications that are compatible. there are even static GFX and if you want something already animated, they have that also. Overall its a great program to use and I plan on getting better at it when I have time to truly go thru the menus but also love the library of effects it has, it is honestly one of the best 2d programs I used in a long time. "
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  21. HTCom YouTube Video Effects

    (1)3.5 out of 5
    If you are the guys that usually use YouTube, the YouTube Video Effects is a must-have extension. YouTube Video Effects is Chrome extension to improve your YouTube experience. It makes YouTube get more interesting, more useful.
  22. If you are the guys that usually use YouTube, the YouTube Video Effects is a must-have extension. YouTube Video Effects is Chrome extension to improve your YouTube experience. It makes YouTube get more interesting, more useful.

    HTCom YouTube Video Effects review by kailie r.
    "Htcom YouTube video effects can really brighten up any moment captured on video. : I enjoy the almost endless variety of options that you have to choose from/ mash together. "
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  23. Wax

    (1)3.5 out of 5
    Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software.
  24. Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software.

    Wax review by User in Restaurants
    "Aftereffects who? : We all know Roto scooping is a tedious task but this program makes it a lot more manageable"
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    #14
    #14
  25. PixelConduit

    Everything for pro-quality realtime video in one amazing free app
  26. Everything for pro-quality realtime video in one amazing free app

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    #15
  27. Monsters GT

    The Monsters GT accent to Sapphire adds 59 ultra-artistic effects to your toolkit.
  28. The Monsters GT accent to Sapphire adds 59 ultra-artistic effects to your toolkit.

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    #16
  29. Jahshaka

    Jahshaka currently runs on Linux, Windows Xp, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as older Macs.
  30. Jahshaka currently runs on Linux, Windows Xp, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as older Macs.

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    #13
  31. 3D Equalizer

    3DEqualizer is 3D tracking solution for merging live action footage with digital visual effects. It represents a cornerstone of modern post production business.
  32. 3DEqualizer is 3D tracking solution for merging live action footage with digital visual effects. It represents a cornerstone of modern post production business.

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