Fast and reliable animation software, been a trusted user for 15 years!
Updated May 06, 2021

Fast and reliable animation software, been a trusted user for 15 years!

ANDREW TOUTANT | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe After Effects

It is a great animation and design program for videos from small to large clients. It’s been fast, reliable, and I like their updates and customer support. I use it for motion graphics in the advertising field and for movie and tv promos. It always meets the needs of the agency and those needs of the client for revisions and changes.
  • Fast animation
  • Copying and repurposing template files
  • Reliable renders
  • Easy interface
  • Some of the scripts can be difficult.
  • Some plugins could work more reliably.
  • More free trials for plugins would be good.
  • It’s positive for being fast and efficient.
  • It’s easy to address client notes.
  • It has great new updates and features with each new version.
After Effects is more versatile for animations than Premiere for sure. And now, with the .mogrt templates, it can be great for keeping consistent animations and branding guides when sharing work with other animators
and editors. I also like their 3d plugins and advanced third-party vendors, like video Copilot and Element 3D.
It's much faster to render in real-time and see your work in After Effects.
Their support is pretty reliable and fast. I usually find support answers on other tech forums but have had some support with Adobe and they were helpful and timely with their customer support so I'd say they do a good job helping when I can't find the tech support question online myself. I'd recommend their support for sure!
It’s pretty user friendly and easy to learn. I haven't had too many crashes and when I do their auto-save features are great for backing up and having work saved in the event of losing any work. It performs faster than other animation and 3D software programs I've used and is quicker to learn in its interface than similar software.

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It’s great for text animations and character and explainer videos. It's fast when there's a deadline
that may be faster than was anticipated. I can always count on After Effects for speed and reliable renders.
I've been a user for more than 15 years and always like their new features and updates.

Using Adobe After Effects

3 - Other editors and designers also use After Effects for updating graphics packages. Generally, when a project is saved and exported, it can be updated by other users in an efficient way with their collected files feature. It's great to be able to share files with other users and know they'll have all the assets needed when saving the project.
2 - We have a few in-house support workers to address any technical issues. But I'd add that many
times I can find the solution to technical issues online in forums since After Effects has such a large
user base with similar issues. So it's great to know I can usually solve the issue myself, but sometimes support can help as well.
  • It's best used for short advertisements and animations.
  • It's great for infographics.
  • It's great for typography animation.
  • It's used great for green-screen background removal.
  • It's great for rotoscopy and background removal.
  • It's great for finding new solutions to graphics and background integration.
  • It can use the .mogrt templates more in the future
  • It can use some of the new plugins, like 3d element plugin
  • It could be easier to make templates.
I will renew my use of After Effects since it's affordable and always has been reliable. They also always continue to update new features and add new things to compete with other software out there. I also like all the 3rd party plugins out there that keep my interest for the future and new toolsets and creative solutions.

Evaluating Adobe After Effects and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
Usability and features are the most important decision. It has to work well and fast and keep up with client changes, internal changes, and be able to improve animation and graphics in a timely and efficient way. Having other programs with system crashes can slow down the workflow, so it's great to know After Effects is reliable and has great usability and a good reputation.
I wouldn't change my evaluation, as it's always met my needs and the needs of companies I've worked with.

Adobe After Effects Support

Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
I believe our team had to call Adobe support when systems were down and they provided great support
and had us up and running later in the day. So knowing they are fast and address the needs of their customers; it gives me peace of mind.

Using Adobe After Effects

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
  • Typography is great and easy to use.
  • Greenscreen and roto brush is easy to learn.
  • Basic cameras are easy to start learning.
  • Some scripts and more advanced programming can be difficult.
  • Some of the third party plugins can be harder to learn for beginners.