Alternatives to Adobe After Effects for all platforms with any license

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  • Blender icon

    Blender

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

    • Yeah, you can edit videos with it... But it's not made for it in specific and isn't it's main purpose. It has lots of purposes. Guest • Dec 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It can be used as an alternative to After Effects, and is more powerful since it is a full 3d graphics software. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Their primary purpose is completely different. Blender is mainly a 3D rendering software with many other capabilities. After FX is mainly a Video production software with many other capabilities. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It clearly doesn't look like after effects and has a pretty steep learning curve, but it can do anything that after effects can do. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3D modelling & game engine tool; different field. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is more an alternative to a 3D Application, not for 2D motion and movie composition. Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • After Effects is a VFX and MoGrahp software (focusing compositing, masking, ...), while Blender is a 3D computer graphics software (focusing modeling, rendering, ...). Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3D modelling tool and Adobe After Effects is video post production tool Guest • Jan 2016 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Natron

    Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Awful documentation (blank page); The versions change so much that the old tutorials don't help at all; Difficult to learn by just messing around; High learning curve. Guest • Aug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Its simple (when you get the arrangement) but still very powerful, easily works with Blender and its free!! Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!.

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • It has a free version, also has a lot of built-in tools to help you achieve everything you can imagine. It has TRUE 3d space, unlike *some* other solutions. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • the no 1 alternative software for after fx cc 2017 geletadimaAug 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • The only one in the list that has more similarities with the After Effects Workflow Guest • Sep 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    NUKE

    NUKE is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • There is a free commercial version, nuke is also more industry standard for compositing Guest • Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Apple Motion

    Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects. ...

    Commercial Mac

    • Cheap, not free, and there are some plugins. Guest • Jan 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    ButtleOFX

    ButtleOFX is a simple, user-friendly and open source compositing software. It is based on TuttleOFX, an open source, modular and sustainable image processing...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    Liconcomp

    Liconcomp allows live content compositing to display screens for digital signage, scoreboards, LED installations, ....

    Free Open Source Windows

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    Snowmix

    Snowmix is a video mixer tool for mixing live and recorded video and audio feeds. It supports clipping, scaling and transparent overlay of video, png graphics and text....

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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    BluffTitler

    BluffTitler is a Windows desktop app for creating, rendering and playing 3D video effects. With BluffTitler you can create short, spectacular 3D animations: -video...

    Commercial Windows

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    TimeLineFX

    Create amazing particle effects for your games, applications and web pages with TimelineFX.

    Commercial Mac Windows BlitzMax

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    Solar

    Lightstream Solar is a new GPU-accelerated high-end compositor for VFX work. The software provides a node and tree-based workflow, and offers the range of tools one...

    Commercial Windows

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    Autodesk Smoke

    Autodesk® Smoke® software is a leader in editorial finishing for high-quality commercial and broadcast projects. Smoke offers an end-to-end finishing toolset...

    Commercial Mac

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    ParticleIllusion

    particleIllusion 3.0: award-winning standalone particle effects application that enables you to quickly and easily add a huge variety of particle effects to your images...

    Commercial Mac Windows Adobe After Effects

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After Effects Alternative 2015

Comment by Cybermum101
about Adobe After Effects · Apr 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

After Effects is a really awesome software and I love to play around with it, it is not for the newbie as it can be hard to learn, although some of the other alternatives are even harder, But, the price is what scares most people away from buying AE and I think that 1 month trial is not nearly long enough for someone to learn and decide if they want to pay such a large amount.. I have just come across a new alternative "Video Motion Pro" for 2015, I know that it is no way superior to AE but is definitely cheaper and you can create Green Screen projects, logo's, outros, and so much more, it is really worth having a look at if the price of AE is out of your Reach.

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Comment by Aaron
about Adobe After Effects · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I have seen a lot of what this can do, and it is amazing... I just wish that there was a Ubuntu (linux) version available.

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