Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cLzRHpjodU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40dZLjBBNQ

My animation will be simple and short. Around 1 minute using just text and vector based images (I.e. no photographs). I haven’t played with animation for a while, so I don’t really know where to start.

I was thinking of using either Adobe Animate or After Effects. (Animate looks more suitable though.)

Or I could make the images in Illustrator then upload into Animate? Apparently Photoshop CC also does animation?

I’ve never used Adobe Animate before, but I have plenty of experience with Adobe products+design, so I’m hoping to pick it up as I go.

Any suggestions?

The start is always the hardest!

Many thanks as always.

Tim

Answer

These animations might look simple because it’s just solid color objects and text, but some of the movements and the transitions would take more work with the wrong tool.

You’re definitely on the right track with either Animate or After Effects, it depends what’s the final format you’re going to export to and how much experience you have on either software.

Personally I’d use After Effects since you have plenty of built-in effects and extra plugins. It’s also easier to produce motion blur, 3D effects and the text transitions.

I’d also recommend against Photoshop animations in this case; the timeline is really cumbersome to work with, keyframes are not as powerful as in AE, I use it only for the simplest animations of a few frames or a few seconds.

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