Sorry - this isn't a mock, it's asking for advice.
What software would people recommend me to use to start making animated logos/graphics?
I've read the Guide to Mocking
but this hasn't been updated since 2013 and things have probably moved on. Perhaps that thread could be reopened and pinned to the top so people could update it as things move on?
Illustrator is mentioned in the Guide to Mocking, but I'm not sure I could justify a monthly outlay just to mess around. I use Affinity Designer to do non moving graphics and find this is a great alternative to Photoshop, and it only cost me around £40. Is there an equivalent in the animated world?