Segfaultii, I'm not sure if you understand where I'm getting at in my post. I wasn't asking if node-based software allows me to do better things or not... I already realize I can do the same thing with AE as artists can do with Nuke, Fusion, or Shake. I was asking if the industry uses AE from a job-placement standpoint. As someone who knows AE and not Nuke, what are my chances of getting a comp job at a place that primarily uses Nuke? So, I wanted to know what places use AE so I can focus my attention to them. Pacer, there is a search function and google. The question for software is asked every day on every cg froum that there is. It just doesnt matter, and here is why: Many studios and production companies use a wide range of software, and if you can convince them that you are good at your craft, they will hire and train you in their software. Take Pixar for example: they animate on marionette, which noone outside of pixar has ever used. They train animators, not software operators. That's why we are so tired of the software question, it just doesn't matter. If you can composite well, you'll get hired. Noone will turn you down if you can't operate a specific software. If anyone wants to put that paragraph in a FAQ thread, feel free to do so.