From the pulse and swirl of the lightsabers in Star Wars to the defense of Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings, special animated effects are everywhere. When you turn on the daily weather report, you are watching something that was made with animation software like Adobe After Effects.
People often ask, “Which is better?” or “How do I choose?” about Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects, but these are actually the wrong questions. It’s not a matter of which is better, but which is best for the task at hand.
Motion Graphics Designers create the computer animations that bring text and graphics to life on the screen. Motion graphics are most often used in title and credits sequences, as well as sections of videos that explain concepts.
One of the reasons that Adobe After Effects is such a powerful animation program is that thousands of plug-ins are available for different effects. Some of the ad-ons you need to pay for, but many are available as free downloads.
If you’re well-versed in using Adobe After Effects, you may consider learning additional skills to take your video design and editing skills to the next level. This includes learning how to use Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D Lite, and Adobe Audition.
Animation can be beautiful, captivating, and entertaining. If you have always loved animation and are thinking about making a career change, here are the skills you will need to become a successful animator.
Cinema 4D is 3D animation software used for modeling, rigging, simulations, and rendering. Cinema 4D is produced by Maxon, Inc. and comes in two versions: a full, professional edition, and a simpler version called Cinema 4D Lite
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