We all know that 3d program like Maya, 3DS Max, and 4d cinema greatly enhance our after effect capabilities. But I'm just wondering what other not well-known software do you use to help your VFX.
To give an example, I like to use crazy talk to make a picture looks like its talking. Because I like doing spoof videos for school, this help me so much in animating talking stills. To get the same effect in After effect I would have to key-frame like crazy.
If you don't have any particular software in mind, you could instead list your favorite plug-ins for after effect.