Adobe After Effects Alternatives with feature 'Motion tracking'

    Arguably one of the best video effects editors in the business, Adobe After Effects provides users with a robust suite of tools and documentation to enable both novice and professional video editors to do what they need to in order to create stunning visual effects for video and film.

    Alternatives with a similar workflow include Small HitFilm Pro iconHitFilm Pro (which has a free option available), Blackmagic Design Fusion, and NUKE.

    For more especially purposed programs that are concentrated on 3D modeling, screen capturing and recording, and advanced motion tracking instead of post-processing and video effect editing, you've come to the right place!

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 13, 2021

    • Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking. View 141 alternatives to Blender
      Some users think Blender is a great alternative to Adobe After Effects, some don't.
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      Blender vs Adobe After Effects
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      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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      danielmichel AE's main purpose: Video effect editing. Blender has a whole range of possibilities, but it's hard to get into and it's not designed to be used solely for video effect editing.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      Blender is a 3D suite and the node based compositing workflow differs a lot from after effects.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      It is free and u can use it for everything. You can Design you own things
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      sas_ja Blender is has a bit different workflow, that doesn't make it worse than AE. People think that Blender is only a 3D program, but it fact it has greasepencil (2d animation tool), and it also includes node-based compositing, video editing and video tracking. With Blender you can combine 2d animations, 3d renderings and video footage without using any external program.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Blender is a very powerful tool, don't get me wrong, but Blender is not focused on video effects. Blender is more focused on 3d modeling and animation. Blender can do what After Effects can do, but only to a certain extent.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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    • Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators. View 20 alternatives to Blackmagic Design Fusion
      Most users think Blackmagic Design Fusion is a great alternative to Adobe After Effects.
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      Blackmagic Design Fusion vs Adobe After Effects
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      It may not be entirely free, but still works VERY WELL if I could only understand it XD
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      POX Great software and well integrated with DaVinci Resolve.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      High level composition software.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      Very hard to understand alone.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Maxi_Mega It's really powerful, but also very difficult to understand.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago



    • 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 unrivalled... View 23 alternatives to NUKE
      Most users think NUKE is a great alternative to Adobe After Effects.
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      NUKE vs Adobe After Effects
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      There is a free commercial version, nuke is also more industry standard for compositing
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • 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. View 30 alternatives to Apple Motion
      Most users think Apple Motion is a great alternative to Adobe After Effects.
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      Apple Motion vs Adobe After Effects
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      Cheap, not free, and there are some plugins.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      POX A great software for motion design and 2D/3D animation, especially if you're already using Final Cut Pro.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      better than ae and one-time payed
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • EbSynth brings art to life with 2D motion capture. It's a tool for converting video footage into stylised 'motion paintings'. View 2 alternatives to EbSynth
    • Notch is the game-changing real-time visual creation engine that keeps up with your ideas. From motion graphics to interactive installations to VR experiences to the largest performances on earth, it helps creators rediscover the joy of creating. View 10 alternatives to Notch
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