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Apple Motion Alternatives

Apple Motion is described as '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' and is a VFX software in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Apple Motion for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Apple Motion are Natron, Adobe After Effects, Camtasia Studio and HitFilm Pro.

Apple Motion alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be Video Editors or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Apple Motion.
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  1. 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.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    Some users think Blender is a great alternative to Apple Motion, some don't.
    foomonkey42

    Blender is great, but it is no where near a tool oriented for creating motion graphics for video production. Yes, it can generate animation, but it isnt designed to fit into a NLE workflow.

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    somepeter

    Blender is an alternative, not a good one, though. At least it depends on the perspective. Blender is extremely versatile and feature rich. Motion graphics and compositing are just two features while those are the main purposes of Apple Motion. So differs the learning curve. Apple Motion is a lot easier to get started with. Blender improved over the years but its unconventional already in the user interface. I would say Apple Motion is the easier choice on macOS.

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    Blender is more of a (failed) animation program.

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  2. 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 OpenImageIO.

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    Is also node based and it's open source

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  3. Adobe After Effects is the premiere digital video effects software used industry wide for film making and TV production as well as creative work including high-end video intros and audio-reactive music visualizers.

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    Almost everyone thinks Adobe After Effects is a great alternative to Apple Motion.
  4. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.

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  5. HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.

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  6. Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.

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  7. Blackmagic Fusion (formerly known as Fusion and eyeon Fusion) is an image compositing software program created by eyeon Software Inc, now developed by Blackmagic Design. It is typically used to create visual effects and digital compositing for movies, TV-series and commercials.

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  8. 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 in the desktop market.

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    ButtleOFX

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    • Linux

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

    Discontinued

    as evidenced by their github page, the team is no longer developing it any further. They are looking for a maintainer. The last commit is over a year old.

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