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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free After Effects Replacment

From: Julien Kyou
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Free After Effects Replacment
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:53:09 -0400
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Sorry to mray
I have to stop replying to emails as I fall asleep.

On April 7, 2016 3:26:27 AM AST, mray <> wrote:
>On 07.04.2016 08:14, Fabio Pesari wrote:
>> Premise: it's not really my field, but the short answer is Blender
>> the long answer, well, it's probably Blender, with some
>> Blender isn't really user-friendly when it comes to things that
>> 3D modelling, and many people don't even know it can do video
>> compositing, animation, post-production as well as a lot of other
>> (physics simulation, motion tracking, videogames, etc.), so for your
>> average user who wants something easier to use it's probably not a
>> suggestion.
>> On GNU/Linux we tend to use different programs for different things.
>> Kdenlive is an excellent video editor, for example, and Natron is
>> at node-based compositing. OpenShot and Cinelerra do both video
>> 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,
>> 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
>> a way to better separate its countless functionalities.
>> If your target is big studios, then Blender. If not, well, it
>> but I would say either Kdenlive, OpenShot or Cinelerra (experts,
>> 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

No I wasn't expecting a sucky AIO utility to rival Adobe's crapware suite.

A bunch of task specific utilities makes more sense. The people I'm trying to 
switch may not agree but that's another issue.

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