View Full Version : DF vs. AE

03-25-2004, 08:44 AM
I just got my copy of DF with my LW upgrade, and am seeking some general information on DF. Specifically, if I already own and know how to use Adobe AfterEffects (pretty well) what do I gain from DF? I'm not really interested in embarking on another learning curve unless there are some significant advantages to DF over AE. Yeah, I know I could look through the manual, but I'm hoping for some quick enlightement here.

So what can I do with DF that I can't already do with AE?

Thanks for any info.

03-25-2004, 08:53 AM
Whoa, I think this has been covered before in other threads.
Imho the main difference is that it allows for a completely different workflow, which some people (like me) prefer.
You won't find out until you try it though.

03-25-2004, 09:15 AM
I thought there would be, but did a search for "fusion AND aftereffects" that got me nothing of the sort of was looking for. No doubt I could discover the workflow differences if I actually started using it, as you suggested. So is that the only major diff? Are the compositing tools pretty much the same?

Thanks again LW (that's LightWolf, not LightWave). :)

03-25-2004, 09:27 AM
LightWolf is right about this being talked about quite a bit. Here is one thread:


Try just searching for DF or DFX+ or try searching for user names and go through the threads they've written in.

LigthWolf and I are proponents of DF and DFX+. Make sure you know what you want and need to do before you make a choice.

03-25-2004, 09:28 AM
Well, I just tried "digital fusion after effects" :D



...should start you off.

Mike ;)

03-25-2004, 10:12 AM
Guess I needed to search for more variations on DX and AE. Those threads were exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

04-08-2004, 02:51 PM
In one of the Video Tutorials (I think on Newteks Site) it does mention that DFX can use almost all of AEs plugins AND they become animatable because of the fact that everything is animatable in DFX.