To what extent is After Effects useful for creating personalised cartoons? How would one use it to this extent and also with any other program that may help?
I an very new to the use of After effects and would like to dive deeper into how it works.
However at the moment I am very keen on just making my own cartoon short and was wondering if
After Effects is appropriate enough; or must I inquire about other programs? If so could I get a response as to
what would be most appropriate.
If it is possible, how?
Thanks for your help.
Google is your friend. Many cartoons you see use AE extensively. Some use other exclusively. A lot of the productions you see on TV or in the movies use a combination of tools. AE is plenty powerful but it has a learning curve. If you have drawing skills then AE in combination with Illustrator or Photoshop can certainly be used to lighten the load. If you have no drawing skills then you can use AE make video look like cartoons. The tool you pick depends on what you want to do.
If I were just starting out and I wanted to get something done I'd probably pick something like Cartoon Smart, Toon Boom. No matter what path you choose, the more skill you have with the tools the easier it will be to create your masterpiece.