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After Effects or Adobe Animate for animating illustrations?

July 25, 2017 at 7:18pm

After Effects or Adobe Animate for animating illustrations?

July 25, 2017 at 7:18pm
Hey design folks who work with animating illustrations, wondering what you guys use to animate your vector characters. I am looking to get into learning AE but wonder if Adobe Animate is the better tool for animating vector illustrations. What are your thoughts?

July 25, 2017 at 7:32pm
After Effects for sure! It's pretty incredible.
hard to learn though
Would you say that it'd be an overkill for something as simple as perhaps an illustration of a floating city with clouds going by? I tried getting into it and it's so difficult so far!
agree with Bryn, definitely think it's worth learning AE. been a super helpful skill to know for me
sounds like a perfect easy first project to get your feet wet
You *could* use photoshop to do it a little simpler...
https://www.youtube.com/user/mtmograph is a great place to start learning. if you look back to some of the older tutorials he does a good job with the basics
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https://www.skillshare.com/user/jakebartlett?username=9124860 is also good if you have skillshare
Thanks guys, I definitely should learn AE it seems! I do have a Skillshare account so that is a great link, thanks Taylor. I just got introduced to http://www.quartzcodeapp.com by a fellow designer who answered my question which looks interesting but I wonder if that helps make it any easier lol
AE is kinda the standard I feel. There area ton of tutorials for it too which makes it nice to find help on something specific. It sounds like you are also looking to implement the animations in code (not just video) so you might like Lottie https://airbnb.design/introducing-lottie/.
Thanks for the recommendation of Lottie Kevin, going to check it out! But yeah I think I will buckle up and pick up AE since it's the standard. Thanks everyone for your help!
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September 28, 2017 at 6:54pm
Hey everyone, is there a solid indie competitor to AE, like Affinity Photo is to Photoshop?
not that i know of. there are plenty of alts for premiere, but not for AE :(