I'm a complete noob at animation, and looking to tackle a complicated project for myself. It's all text based animation, but consists of over 250 layers of text I've designed in an Illustrator file - different typography each with a different types of animation (from appearing to ripple like on water to vibrating to flipping around 3 dimensionally, etc).
Which of these two programs is better suited to this task? Would either one work? Is After Effects more difficult to learn?
Advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.