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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free After Effects Replacment

From: mray
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free After Effects Replacment
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2016 09:26:27 +0200
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On 07.04.2016 08:14, Fabio Pesari wrote:
> Premise: it's not really my field, but the short answer is Blender and
> the long answer, well, it's probably Blender, with some considerations.
> Blender isn't really user-friendly when it comes to things that aren't
> 3D modelling, and many people don't even know it can do video editing,
> compositing, animation, post-production as well as a lot of other stuff
> (physics simulation, motion tracking, videogames, etc.), so for your
> average user who wants something easier to use it's probably not a good
> suggestion.
> On GNU/Linux we tend to use different programs for different things.
> Kdenlive is an excellent video editor, for example, and Natron is great
> at node-based compositing. OpenShot and Cinelerra do both video editing
> and compositing, and perhaps it'd be best to recommend one of them.
> Now, if animation is also involved then things might get a bit more
> complex. Synfig and OpenToonz (soon) are excellent at 2D animation, and
> Blender is of course the best at 3D animation.
> So, yes, Blender covers all bases, and has pretty good documentation,
> but it looks and feels like a 3D program. Too bad that they didn't find
> a way to better separate its countless functionalities.
> If your target is big studios, then Blender. If not, well, it depends,
> but I would say either Kdenlive, OpenShot or Cinelerra (experts, please
> aid me here!).

In my eyes you perfectly sum up the current situation in that matter.
Maybe a short version is: There is no free After Effects. Only workarounds.

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