i do motiongraphics and of course use mostly after effects for it. but i am sick of the linear layerbased structure. so i want something nodebased. as far as i can see, there are two real alternatives (since i am on win): nuke and combustion. and since i am afraid, nuke could be a overkill for me, i wanted to look at combustion. but i cant find it on autodesk.com any more. was it bought by some other company? or was it just discontinued? if yes, is there an alternative?
the other question would be: are those compositing-solutions fit for animating, say like typography? or are they really just for compositing and sfx?