Which software for animation?

Don’t want to over complicate things. If someone asked you to recreate the flowers/rain animated illustration, where would you start? Rain Garden Animation Should I utilize the animation abilities within InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop, or do I move on and look at After Effects? I’m not looking to create a Pixar animation, just something simple.

InDesign wouldn’t be useful for much. Illustrator could be use to create some of the artwork, which is also true of Photoshop. However, you’d need something to hook all the pieces together in a timeline. I didn’t study it all that closely, but it seems like much of it could have been done in Premiere Pro. After Effects could handle it too, and would likely be better suited for for the animations.

Adobe Animate is good for fairly simple 2d animations and has the advantage of being vector-based too. Ideally it is for web-based animation (flash, svg, html5 canvas), but it can also export to mp4. The latest version has puppet warp too, which can save time and is fun to play with.

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Thank you so much! I appreciate you spending the time to help me out.

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