VFX Software

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Houdini 

Rapid growth past few years 

Excellent simulation and effects tools

Maya 

“Industry Standard”

Compatible with decades-old pipelines

Adobe After Effects 

Layer-based

Motion graphics 

No true 3D space

Cinema4D

Integrates with AE as a Compositor 

Easier to learn 

Pricey for full features 

Resolve

Resolve FX differ between standard and studio

Node transform offset works as a basic clone stamp

Colorist can work cheaper than VFX artist

Fusion 

Node-based 

Easy-to-share comps 

Best integrated into NLE 

Difficult to find educational resources

Nuke

Node-based

Industry Standard

Pricey

Blender 

Open Source

Free

Very complete toolset

Steeper learning curve

Eevee

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