Can someone please tell me why After Effects is greatly more used than Apple Motion? Is there things in AE that can't be done in Aple Motion? I personally like the Motion interface and it's ease-of-use.
Is there AE users stating to migrate to Motion?
Re: AE VS Motion by Dave LaRonde on Jan 10, 2011 at 11:31:45 pm
AE has a HUGE user base. It's been around for at least a decade prior to Motion even being written. It's been used on big, huge Hollywood movies. It's an established way to do effects and compositing. There is a huge base of third-party support and training for AE.
AE's an industry standard. Motion, on the other hand, is not, nor do I foresee it becoming one. It's fine for get-it-done-fast, standardized tricks, but for serious work, people pick AE.
There's nothing that says you can't use Motion if you like it: knock yourself out. But you'll note there are about 1000 times more job openings for experienced AE practitioners than there are experienced Motion practitioners.
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