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Stephen heppellMotion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:15:26 am

Hello There
I'm looking to buy some software to make animations and do motion graphics, and I know After Effects would be a good choice- but it's a little pricy- can anyone recommend something a bit cheaper?

Thank
Steve


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simon chmiewliskiRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:29:15 am

if your looking to learn any type of 3d animation then maxon are giving a 1 year trial on the newest release of cinema 4d at the moment. it was the first 3d program i learned and there is a ton of documentation and tutorials by some great people out there from basic to advanced.

if you are looking to get into motion graphics freelance or as a career i would advise using after effects, i know its not cheap but it is pretty wide spread in the industry.

hope that helps a little.


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chris brettRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:16:40 pm

-- Simon is right I think

-- also because its an very in-depth platform the sooner you get onto it the better ........

A friend told me that her school uses Fireworks because it is cheaper...had a quick look at it and would say its not what you are looking for.

All the other platforms I know that do the same job as AE are quite a lot more dosh.


chris


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Walter SoykaRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:59:16 pm

If yoy're on a Mac, you could try Apple's Motion.

Ae is the industry standard for motion graphics, though. You might consider a Creative Cloud subbscription: all the Adobe apps for $50/month.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:45:59 pm

Here's a link to a list of free software for animation and graphics:

http://vfxg.org/profiles/blogs/15-free-software-programs-for-computer-graph...

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Vishesh AroraRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 30, 2012 at 6:41:03 pm

Stephen

I would suggest to use After effects only.

It is widely used in the industry and lots of Cool plugins and tutorials are available for almost everything one wants to make.


Also here is a list of software from wiki you can check:

Motion Design applications include:

Adobe After Effects
Eyeon Fusion
Nuke
Autodesk Combustion
Apple Motion/Shake
Max/MSP
Apple Quartz Composer
Various VJ Programs
Smith Micro Software Anime Studio
Adobe Flash


3D Programs used in Motion Graphics include:

Maxon Cinema 4D
Softimage XSI
Autodesk 3d studio max
Autodesk Maya
NewTek Lightwave
e-on Vue Infinite
The Blender Foundation Blender software
EI Technology Group Electric Image Animation System
Motion Graphics Plugins include:

Magic Bullet
Red Giant Software

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

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Shawn MillerRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:11:59 am

[Vishesh Arora] "Motion Design applications include:

Adobe After Effects
Eyeon Fusion
Nuke
Autodesk Combustion
Apple Motion/Shake
Max/MSP
Apple Quartz Composer
Various VJ Programs
Smith Micro Software Anime Studio
Adobe Flash"


You might want to scratch Combustion, Shake and Quartz Composer off the list. :-)

Shawn



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Walter SoykaRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 31, 2012 at 6:07:43 pm

[Shawn Miller] "You might want to scratch Combustion, Shake and Quartz Composer off the list. :-)"

Quartz Composer's not dead yet!

But really, I think the Wikipedia list is a bit bizarre. Is anyone using Fusion or Nuke for pure motion graphics?

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


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Shawn MillerRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 31, 2012 at 9:37:04 pm

[Walter Soyka] "Quartz Composer's not dead yet!"

lol - fair enough, but it does seem odd to put it on a list with motion design applications.

[Walter Soyka] " Is anyone using Fusion or Nuke for pure motion graphics?"

Here and there, yes. But in those cases, you'll likely find that it's because of a request from a producer, or because someone on the client side has been convinced that something just can't be done in AE... at least not at the same level of quality. You know, it's like the Maya/C4D thing. :-)

Shawn



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Shawn MillerRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:03:36 am

[Stephen heppell] "I'm looking to buy some software to make animations and do motion graphics, and I know After Effects would be a good choice- but it's a little pricy- can anyone recommend something a bit cheaper?"

It depends on what you want to do. If you're just looking to work on your own projects, or finish work for other people, then it won't matter what software you use. However, if you're looking to work in a collaborative environment (film or video), then you will probably need to learn AE, Photoshop and Illustrator. Luckily (as Walter points out), Adobe's Cloud Subscription can be had for $50.00 a month, so learning AE (+ Adobe's supporting applications) is a lot less expensive than is used to be.

Where do you want to go with motion graphics, are you looking at doing this for a career, or is this more of a hobby?

Thanks,

Shawn



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Vishesh AroraRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Nov 1, 2012 at 7:34:11 am

Totally agree with you Walter :D

Fusion and Nuke are for composting :D

How can someone use these software for Motion Graphics :D

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra

Blog:
http://digieffects.wordpress.com

Demo Reel(3D):







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Stephen heppellRe: Motion Graphics Software
by on Nov 2, 2012 at 6:47:51 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys- I'm going to go for the great monthly deal Adobe are offering, which Shawn alerted me too.

Just downloaded it- used to be in the industry a long time ago so its the first time I've used AE in about 8 years- but obviously that experience is lodged in my brain somewhere- a lot is coming back to me!

Again, thanks for all the help...

Hepsi Cola


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