School of Motion’s Joey Korenman takes you through the old argument between layers and nodes, Chevy versus Ford. He covers how these two tools can be used for compositing in Adobe After Effects or with Nuke programs such as those found on a computer lab at your local university!
Joey’s favorite application is Nuke. He likes it because he can make complex compositions with ease, whereas Ae was more difficult to use and there were times where certain tasks seemed impossible in the app without help from other people or another program like Adobe Premiere Pro.”
It is clear to see that nodes excel in a few areas, but they struggle with others. Layers would likely be better for tasks such as compositing or After Effects work because those programs require more complex thinking from their users. But if you want your animated sequence critiqued by seasoned professionals go check out School of Motion!