10+ Best After Effects Softwares 2021

After Effects is a 2.5D animation software used for animation, visual effects, and motion picture compositing. After Effects is used in film, TV, and web video creation. This software is used in the post-production phase, and has hundreds of effects that can be used to manipulate imagery.


Logo Name Sort Rating Sort CEO Pricing Sort Founded Sort Revenue Sort Employees Sort Location Sort Reviews Sort Customers Sort
Adobe After Effects Software Adobe After Effects Software 9.5 Shantanu Narayen $19.99 1993 $9.3 M
Atlanta 1687+ Reviews
7M +
Blender After Effects Software Blender After Effects Software 9.4 Ton Roosendaal N/A 2002 $3.5 M
1547+ Reviews
1M +
Motion Motion 9.3 Matt Jylkka N/A 2010 $4.6 M
1547+ Reviews
25K +
Fusion Fusion 9.2 Grant Petty N/A 2008 $1 M
1654+ Reviews
100M +
Nuke Nuke 9.1 Jody Madden $1729 1993 $63 M
Austin 1874+ Reviews
37K +
Natron Natron 9 Colin Wessells N/A 2012 $9.2 M
France 1874+ Reviews
55K +
Hitfilm Pro Hitfilm Pro 8.9 Joshua Davies $349 2001 $7 M
1784+ Reviews
1M +
Apple Motion Apple Motion 8.8 Tim Cook $50 2011 $1 B
California 1987+ Reviews
800K +
Wax Wax 8.8 Satish Sampath N/A 2005 $50 M
N/A 1987+ Reviews
1K +
FilmoraPro FilmoraPro 8.7 Tobee Wu N/A 2003 $79 M
1548+ Reviews

Adobe After Effects Software

9.5 User Rating
$19.99 Price
Data-Driven Animation, VR Converter, VR Rotate Sphere Feature

Adobe After Effects is an after effects software with digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing applications. It is used in film making process, video games, and television productions. Aside from that, it can also be used for tracking, keying, compositing, and animation. It also functions as a non-linear editor, auto editor, and media transcoder.

Blender After Effects Software

9.4 User Rating
GPU Rendering, Animation Toolset, Visual Effects Feature

Blender is an after effects software that has an ultra-realistic rendering system. It includes GPU and CPU rendering, modeling, video editor, sculpting, simulations, and more. Blender enables users to do animation, video editing, 3D creation, modeling, sculpting, scripting, and other related things. It is free and open-source. Plus, it is easy to download, install, and use.


9.3 User Rating
Customizable & Compact UI, 45+ unique tools, Packed with powerful tools Feature

Motion is an after effects software that has the most helpful extensions for motion designers. It has tools and controls to master animation. It has a new way to handle the keyframes and motion. Plus, it has custom controls. Moreover, it is trusted by many industries when it comes to color in 360 degrees and solo out the noise focus.


9.2 User Rating
Task-based rendering system, Wall layout wizard, Design variations Feature

Fusion is an after effects software that has advanced visual effects compositing features. It features a fully 3D node-based interface that can import 3D models and scenes from popular applications. It also has hundreds of tools, effects, and filters for creating convincing and lifelike visual effects. With Fusion, editors can have control over re-lighting, image processing, and volumetric effects.


9.1 User Rating
$1729 Price
2D compositing and visual effects, Deep Image compositing, Nodal toolset Feature

Nuke is an after effects software used for television and film production. Nuke is also known as a node-based digital compositing and visual effects application. It has various neat features compared to other software. Moreover, Nuke is available for OS X 10.9, Microsoft Windows 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and its newer versions. It was first developed by Digital Domain and later developed by Foundry.


9 User Rating
GUI interface, Multi-platform node, Flexible and intuitive Feature

Natron is an after effects software that can handle all 2D and 2.5D needs. It has robust OIIO file formats and OpenFX architecture that make Natron the most flexible and manageable open-source compositor for the visual effects community. Its functionality and interface are the same with macOS, Linux, and Windows. Moreover, Natron has an exceptional 2D tracking tool, roto, or roto paint, which is necessary for all current film production projects involving visual effects.

Hitfilm Pro

8.9 User Rating
$349 Price
Video editing, Color correction & grading, 3D model import Feature

Hitfilm Pro is an after effects software used by professional motion artists and filmmakers. It has a unique mix of video editing, visual effects, and 3D compositing features. It has everything that video editors need for short films, documentaries, commercials, and even vlogging. Plus, it has features for beginners and experts. Moreover, it offers a free edition.

Apple Motion

8.8 User Rating
$50 Price
Text Animations, Text Generators, 3D Titles Feature

Apple Motion is an after effects software that provides powerful tools that make it easy to make cinematic 2D, 3D, and 360° titles, fluid transitions, and realistic effects in real-time. It also has a metal engine and improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon. With Apple Motion, users can build and playback effects at incredible speed.


8.8 User Rating
Unlimited video, Audio tracks, Graphics acceleration Feature

Wax is an after effects software with high-performance and flexible video compositing features. Wax can produce special 2D & 3D effects and can run in two modes, as a standalone program that would cater to home users or beginners and as a plugin to video editors or NLEs. Today, Wax can work with Pure Motion EditStudio, Sony Vegas, and Adobe Premier as a plug-i, and work for integrating with various other NLEs is in progress.


8.7 User Rating
Unlimited Video Tracks, Audio Noise Reduction, Automatic Audio Sync Feature

FilmoraPro is an after effects software that makes professional video editing easier. Users can raise the bar as they can create anything they can imagine using FilmoraPro’s easy professional tools. It is perfect for video editing, audio editing, animation, effects, and color grading. Editors and designers can play and push the limits of their imagination using FilmoraPro.