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Notch Alternatives

Notch is described as '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' and is a VFX software in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Notch for Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Steam. The best alternative is Adobe After Effects. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hitfilm Express or Shotbrander. Other great apps like Notch are NUKE, Isadora, Vuo and Simmetri.

Notch alternatives are mainly VFX Software but may also be Motion Graphics Software or Video Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Notch.
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  • Windows

Notch is the game-changing real-time visual creation engine that keeps up with your ideas. From motion graphics to...

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  1. 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.

    Adobe After Effects 2017
  2. HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.


  3. 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.

  4. Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse.

    Example Isadora document (patching enviroment)
  5. Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks.

    Compositions made in Vuo

  6. Simmetri icon


    • Windows
    • Steam

    Simmetri is a creative toolbench and sandbox for building interactive 3D experiences for VR and screens.

  7. Autodesk Smoke 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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    Smode Studio

    • Windows

    Smode is a real-time 2D/3D creation, compositing and video-mapping engine developed by D/Labs. Everything with Smode is real-time: you can change any parameter at anytime without having to make expensive re-renderings.

  9. Tooll icon


    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows

    Tooll is an open-source solution for creating interactive 3d content and animations. It combines the best aspects of animation, compositing, and coding into a lightweight and intuitive UI. Your designs can be shared as executable or rendered to movies.

  10. Shotbrander icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online uses industry-standard visual effect pipeline on the back-end to deliver highly customizable videos. With this tool high quality branded video content is available for everybody.

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