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Hi Sangnila friends! We’ve compiled a list of seven recommended apps for motion graphics. They all have their unique features, so take a look! 


  1. Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is quite popular among professionals and is quite commonly used everywhere. The specific one for motion graphics would be Adobe After Effect. It’s the industry standard for post-production graphics and visual effects.

  1. Blender

Guess what, this one is free (we all love free apps!). This open-source 3D animation software has a built-in unbiased path-tracer so that designers can ultra realistic graphics. The learning curve is pretty steep for this software, but it offers many features and has a strong community of users to help each other out. As of March 2023, the Alpha version of Blender 3.6 is already available.

  1. Cinema 4D

Widely considered to have the most user friendly interface, this app also provides great integration capabilities. With Cinema 4D, you can easily and seamlessly upload vector art, pdf, and SVG to your scenes. However, this app can be considered quite pricy for some people.

  1. Autodesk Maya

Very popular amongst video game designers, Maya can build heavy models for super realistic 3D models and environments. It’s a powerful tool that makes hard and complex tasks much easier, but you do need some time and effort to be proficient in using this software. 

  1. Natron

This one is another free and open source software! Its a node based compositing app designed for 2D to 2.5D objects. Natron also has a strong community of users that is dedicated to creating a free and transparent solution for visual effects and motion graphics needs.

  1. Synfig

Another open source 2D software for macOS, Windows, and Linux. If you’re running on a constrained budget (let’s face it, most of the time we all are) then Synfig will do the job for you. The user interface is friendly and easy to use, though it doesn’t have more of the fancy features of professional quality motion graphics.

  1. Biteable

We’d recommend this one if you’re making bite sized contents for social media use like Reels or TikTok videos. This software helps to create engaging and fun videos for a friendly budget. There is also a free version, which comes with a Biteable watermark on the videos. Biteable is especially useful for businesses that are using social media videos for branding.

There you have it! Seven softwares to check out whether you’re creating professional films, video games, branding shorts, or still just starting out and tight on a bootstrap budget. Which ones are your favorite apps?