School of Motion’s Joey Korenman posts a rather lengthy (hour long) look at using two key tools for compositing, After Effects and Nuke. It is the old standby argument layers versus nodes, Chevy versus Ford, One Direction versus S Club 7… or is it?

Before anyone gets all up in arms about their favorite application for compositing, keep in mind that the intent of the article is not to find a “winner”. Rather it is meant to contrast workflows in the two applications, which I believe to be the fundamental platform for learning, experiencing new things, and finding out how other applications handle similar challenges with unique solutions.

There are some things the Joey doesn’t touch on in Ae, such as Ae’s ability to lock views, precomp things, and simple things that get the same result in AE as you would in Nuke. The difference is in the ease of use, and the exposition of the Ui in both the applications.

Watching the comparison (which is well done by the way) t is clear to see that nodes excel with some tasks, as layers would in others. Check out the post for Nuke or After Effects for Compositing? Learn ’em both for fun and profit! over at School of Motion.

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