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Does anyone know the best video animation software?



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Does anyone know the best video animation software?

Recently I found my self wanting to create new projects I been using trial version of Powtoon which is pretty good site for creating videos . You can create videos for your clients I may upgrade from free account to be able to use this for business use and help buyers on here . Does anyone know any more similar to this I do know there are whiteboard sites like videoscribe but I think animation sounds more better and will give more pro look on your services.

Any suggestions anyone , also if you saw an ad on pixelclerks offering an animate video for your business would you use it. As much feedback on this as possible please as am looking at ways to create more services on here.

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mcbryan080990

You can try Adobe After Effects. Most advertising and medias use it making animations and special effect. You can try the trial version and if you like it you can upgrade your tool. It has tutorial and lesson free on google or youtube all you have to do is search and watch for it. I assure that it's worth it because I used to be a video editor and I can say that Adobe After Effects is really cool software.



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DarthHazard

The problem is the price. It is extremely expensive. I understand that it the software that is used by most professionals and it's probably the best software out there for animations but there really does need to be a more affordable version. I did try to download the trial version of it but it didn't seem to finish for some reason. It got stuck at a certain point, did this happen to you as well? And if so how did you manage to fix this issue?



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mdbree17

Is this somehow the best software so far that can be used for animation? I have not tried this one yet.



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mildredtabitha

I also use adobe to edit videos. It is really a nice software for editing videos and creating cool animations. Almost all computers have this tool and I recommend anyone to use it.



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DenisP

"Most advertising and medias use it making animations and special effect."

It does depend what kind of animations they're actually referring to though. If we're talking about title cards, graphics, banner ads and stuff like that, After Effects is definitely the way to go. It's good for simple to moderately complex animations. But for stuff like actual cartoon animation, After Effects alone isn't enough, in my opinion. Although it wasn't intended for it, a lot of animators on YouTube used Adobe Flash to create animated cartoons. Adobe finally released a program intended solely for animation though, thankfully.



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TheArticulate

You might check out Adobe Animate, which is their app specifically for animation. After Effects might be a viable option, but it's geared more toward motion graphics and special effects than full blown animation, I think. I hear a lot about software like Blender and Cinema 4D used for animation, but I don't have any experience with them. They probably cost a pretty penny, too.



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galegatling

"With great effects, comes great pennies.." Lol. Never used it but I often seen YouTube animators use that specific software. I love to watch anime drawings and cartoons and I sometimes look for tutorials so I keep seeing that video animation software. Mostly though, they work on past-phased timeline so I wouldn't really know but the results are pretty great to be honest. If they have a free trial, which most softwares have now these days, then you could probably try it out.



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JoeMilford

No kidding, galegatling. I have a friend who is a graphic designer, and he has often complained, over the years, at how much money he has had to shell out for the software needed to keep up with his competitors. Luckily, as a mere blogger and freelancer, my writing tools are pretty inexpensive, and I don't have the same headaches in my "business" as my buddy. I guess we can always find someone, like my friend for instance, to do our graphics and animations for us, but if we can afford to do our own somehow, that is always cheaper, and maybe even more fun.



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kammy143

Same here. I think it's very costly and too time consuming just to get a single content out in the market. Kudos to those who make great efforts making these things.



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DenisP

It's going to depend on the kind of animations you're going for. Adobe Animate is the first one that comes to mind, given that I am a massive fan of their software and cannot recommend it enough. It's a big step forward from their old animation software. That being said, I would often create animations through a combination of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. It's a lot more complicated using multiple programs but it can get you some great results. It's all about the quality you're looking for.



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Barida

I've heard good reviews about Adobe Animate and with what you said, it seems that it's a better choice as well when one is looking forward to working on video animations. I'm definitely going to check that out pretty soon as well.



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DenisP

I'm yet to actually check out Adobe Animate since I've posted that comment, but the reviews have been pretty great. Considering that so many people were able to use Flash for animation, it's no surprise that Adobe knocked it out of the park with a dedicated animation program. A lot of people are saying that it's the most versatile animation program on the market.

The one complaint I keep seeing everywhere, though, is that it has an extremely steep learning curve. That's kind of to be expected from an Adobe product though.



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Tronia

Hey,

you have plenty of extremely good and high-quality software available to you but sadly, if you are serious and want to make money doing this, you will have to use the paid tools.

This is based on my personal experience and preference:
- Adobe After Effects,
- Adobe Animate,
- Synfig,
- AutoDesk 3DS max,

Just remember that all of this software is very hard to master. You can't expect to learn it in a week ;)



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galegatling

That's right. We sometimes want to get the most out of the free tools available but what we sometimes forget to realize is that, if we want to make money, we should definitely spend some money as well. These days, nothing comes for free unless you ask for it nicely. Lol.

You should at least have a budget allocated for such tools because video animation isn't just something that you can do overnight. It takes a lot of skills, patience and some pennies as well.



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treecko142

These are all great suggestions, and each video animator or editor has their own preferences as some software have different capabilities and specialties. It depends on how professional you are in the field and in what aspect you want with your video.



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Authord

You can try out Plastic Animation Paper .
One of the best 2D animation software around, Plastic Animation Paper offers you uncomplicated and powerful tools to convert your ideas into
beautiful cartoons and animation in 2D for no charge. This program is
created for those expert animators who need a quick and compelling
solution, apart from being instinctive and extremely easy to work with.
Plastic Animation Paper manages your swift sketching movements, your process of rough sketches and space where you animate. It provides you
real-time suggestions and an easy process that helps you to analyze your
concepts for a particular movement quickly, a specific character or
your upcoming action sequence and helps you to easily create it with
your hand.



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wiseagent

Speaking from my own experience, a sure shot is to use Adobe After Effects. Although I don't find the price very cheap, every penny is absolutely rewarded for the efficiency that is offered to the users.

However, for more indications you may receive... The final decision is made only by you because only you know of all your needs. Always do a wide search so that you can evaluate all the options that are best for you.



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