Apple Motion Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Apple Motion for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Apple Motion and 18 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Apple Motion are Adobe After Effects (Paid), Natron (Free, Open Source), Camtasia Studio (Paid) and HitFilm Pro (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    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.
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      Blender vs Apple Motion opinions
      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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Blender is more of a (failed) animation program.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    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.

    5. 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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    6. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
    7. 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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    8. Autodesk® Smoke® software is a leader in editorial finishing for high-quality commercial and broadcast projects. Smoke offers an end-to-end finishing toolset that combines intuitive timeline navigation with advanced 3D finishing tools.
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