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I am really enjoying the Affinity Suite of Products as professional design products and alternatives to Adobe products. Are there any plans for an After Effects alternative in the next couple of years? This is the app I miss the most from Creative Cloud.

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The Affinity Team has no plans to make an after effects alternative. They are strictly focusing Photo, Designer and Publisher. They may also be working an adobe Bridge alternative, but don't quote me on it. As for after effects alternatives, I know at least one open source alternative, called "Natron"

If you happen to be looking for an alternative video editor as well, there is an open source software for that as well, here: "Open Shot"

If you have any other questions, just tag me and I will respond back asap.

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That's sad to hear. Where did you get that info that they are not looking into an AE inspired software? I only can find a thread from 2016.

There is no After Effects alternatives, full stop. Natron is ambitious, but it's more similar to Nuke, and also is not actively developed (or at least it needed a maintainer for quite some time so it's on the way to abandonware).

I've done several hours of search for some hypothetical non-adobe video alternative, and it simply doesn't exist somehow. If you want to do motion graphics or video effects, AE is legitimately the only way to do that. 

I really hope Serif chooses to make an Affinity Video some day so I can finally cancel my Adobe account once and for all. 

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@doomy

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :)

You cannot expect us to keep posting about things we are not doing, but the 2016 post still currently holds true. It's surprising that so many people think that they will be able to replace all the Adobe products, not only in one go, but from only one alternative provider, who's starting from scratch. 

i guess I'm saying either "If now then not only us" .... or perhaps "Only us, but not right now" ;)

 


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Apologies if what I said was in any way taken as a jab at you all. I don't expect you to update status, I was just remarking that it was from 2016 since many things can change in 3 years - though I don't expect an update. My reply is more aspirational than anything else; again - I am not saying I expect you or your company to provide me with software I specifically want to buy. If that was your business model I don't think it'd last very long. 

I have no clue how your company is structured nor where efforts are being focused - it's possible for all I know that Serif has a million employees all working on new creative applications with a release date near in the future. It's also possible that you have a small team and are choosing to support the products you already have released. Or it's even possible it's just one very, very tired programmer in a 100sqft apartment. I wouldn't know.

In other words, I greatly enjoy Designer and Photo, and I'm a big fan of Serif's business models and focus on improving UX. You can't blame me for wanting Serif AE ;)

I appreciate the response.

Edited by doomy

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My fault as well for my reading comprehension. I understand now where you were coming from. No worries :)

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