Industry standards

Hi everyone!
I haven't seen this question here yet (I think) and I have a hard time finding it anywhere else, so I hope that maybe one of you lovely people can help me out?
I am fairly new to the animation world and I was wondering; what kind of programs are used in the industry for 2D animation and for 3D animation. So what is the industry standard for animation? And which programs do you guys suggest to learn? I currently use Illustrator and Photoshop to draw my illustrations and than I animate it in AfterEffects.
I hope someone can answer this question for me, and a huge thank you in advance!
Kind regards,
Denise Veenendaal on September 27 at 11:39 PM in Animation
Strange, I just asked this question. Glad I'm not the only one that wanted to know this
on October 12 at 07:27 PM
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Hi Denise!  So the most popular CG program that most use is called Autodesk Maya. If you're looking to get into 3d animation, that is the best place to start. For 2d, TVPaint and toon boom harmony are the two programs that are being used the msot right now so I would try to get familiar with them! It's good that you're using Photoshop and After Effects though. Good start!    Adobe Premiere might be a good one to learn one day if you want to learn even more about video editing. Good luck and welcome to Animatedbuzz!
Mario Furmanczyk on September 28 at 10:34 AM
Thank you so much for your answer!! Helps me out a lot!!! Love the website and the new app! Keep up the good work!
on September 28 at 12:04 PM
Awesome thanks!!
on September 28 at 01:20 PM
I do 2D animation for a small studio and we use Toon Boom Harmony and After Effects, exactly how you're doing it -- illustrate in illustrator or photoshop and bring it into After Effects to animate. I think other small studio like Ghostbot use Adobe Flash (now called Adobe Animate). Good luck
Tommy Cha on September 29 at 09:11 PM Edited
Thank you so much for your answer! I have a whole lot too learn and these answers help me out big time!
on September 30 at 08:18 AM