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Sort It is an After Effect plugin created by EJ Hassenfratz that brings the Layer Manager UI from Cinema 4D into After Effects .
- Easily Manage Cluttered Comps w/ Layer Groups & Layer Solo
- Group Layers in AE
- Select & Control Multiple Layer Properties w/ Layer Groups
- Declutter Timelines & Comp Windows w/ ShySolo
School of Motion
$0 – $997
School of Motion provides design and animation courses to walk you through various styles of visual design. The courses will cost you $0-$997 depending on the mastery level and extensiveness of the course.
They have a great Youtube channel, podcast and blog – one of the best in the industry.
What makes Rubber Hose 2 different from other animation rigging tools is its “rubbery” feature. It basically allows you to assign pins which can be used as an animation axes. Adjust the hose characteristics to fit the character, scene or action –all in the middle of animating. The freedom to change a bend’s direction or roundness or the hose length is all yours.
Intuitive drawing app
$9.99 – $14.98
Procreate® (@procreate) is an intuitive digital illustration app available for the iPad and the iPhone, developed by Savage Interactive. The iPad combined with Procreate is one of the most beautiful digital drawing experiences. They have also added Procreate Pocket for the iPhone. (h/t @oliversinyeah)
Beginner-friendly Animation Tool
Pencil 2D is a free and open-source animation design software for beginners. This software can introduce you to the ropes of 2D animation. Its minimalist user interface has all the essential tools for beginners.
Raster Image Editing and Creation Software
$14.99 – $33.99 mo
Adobe photoshop is the “go-to” app to create and edit images in multiple layers. Great for visual manipulation. It’s part of Adobe Creative Cloud subscription plan.