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Blender VS. After Effects VS. Fusion: VFX Compositor Comparison


Joseph writes:

Hey BlenderNation. In this video I compare three common visual effects compositors; Blackmagic Fusion, Blender 3d's node based compositor, and Adobe After Effects. I compare the pro's and cons of each software and share some functionality differences between node and layer based VFX workflows. Maybe next time I will include The Foundry's NUKE in the lineup. Enjoy and let us know what kind of VFX tutorials or breakdowns you would like to see next on the channel!

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Joseph Hamilton

I am a cinematographer based in Los Angeles. I have been using Blender for many years now in creating basic 3d VFX for films. I am one of the creator's of an asset based add-on for blender called LightArchitect ( that allows pre-visualization of Industry Level lighting and camerawork inside of Blender.

1 Comment

  1. Very interesting !

    I also find Fusion a bit clunkier than Blender, but faster indeed.

    Recent versions of Blender have 3D viewport compositor preview, which is significantly faster to test adjustments.


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