Alternatives to Adobe After Effects for Windows 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 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. danielmichelNov 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees 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 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • blender is modeling and animations, after effects is video editing Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is mainly a 3d modeling application. After effects is focused on motion graphics, video editing and compositing. Guest • Nov 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 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 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3D modelling & game engine tool; different field. Guest • Sep 2017 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3D editor. After Effects is a video editor. Blender has a video editor and effects but no video editing. After Effects edits videos and adds effects. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 3 disagrees 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 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Natron icon

    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 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    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
  • Blackmagic Design Fusion icon

    Blackmagic Design Fusion

    Fusion is the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

    • It may not be entirely free, but still works VERY WELL if I could only understand it XD Guest • Jun 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's really powerful, but also very difficult to understand. Maxi_Mega15 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • NUKE icon

    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 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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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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  • BluffTitler icon

    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 icon

    TimeLineFX

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

    Commercial Mac Windows BlitzMax

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  • ParticleIllusion icon

    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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  • Solar icon

    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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