Compare NEWTEK LightWave 3D vs SIDE EFFECTS SOFTWARE Houdini Engine in 3D Animation Software




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#2
NEWTEK LightWave 3D
3.25

NewTek’s LightWave 2015 offers enhanced rendering quality and speed, with major upgrades to the samp

#4
SIDEFX SOFTWARE Houdini core
3.20

SideFX offers its products and services across United States and Canada. The company helps artistes

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STRENGTHS
  • Product Maturity/Software
    3D Modeling
  • Company Maturity/Effectiveness of Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategy
    No. of Joint Ventures
  • Company Maturity/Effectiveness of Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategy
    No. of Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Company Maturity/Industry Verticals
    Education
  • Company Maturity/Industry Verticals
    Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Company Maturity/Industry Verticals
    Media and Entertainment
WEAKNESSES
Product Maturity
3.65
3.95
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Product Features and Functionality
4.60
4.50
Software Features
Yes
Yes
3dModelling
Yes
Yes
Sculpting
Yes
Yes
3d animation
Yes
Yes
Simulation
Yes
Yes
3d Rendering
Yes
Yes
Motion Graphics
Yes
Yes
Dynamics and Effects
Yes
Yes
Pipeline Integration
No
Yes
Digital Painting
Yes
Yes
Texturing
Yes
Yes
Shading
Yes
Yes
Rigging
Yes
Yes
Other Software features offered
Yes
No
Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
3.60
3.45
Software/Solutions offered
Yes
Yes
Software
Yes
Yes
3D Animation
Yes
No
3D Rendering
Yes
Yes
3D Modeling
Yes
Yes
Special Effects
No
Yes
Services offered
Yes
Yes
Integration & Deployment
No
Yes
Education & Training
Yes
Yes
Support & Maintenance
Yes
Yes
Others, please specify- 3D Animation software Services
Yes
No
Delivery
3.65
3.15
Mode of Delivery
No
Yes
Subscription / Licensing
No
Yes
Per User / Device Basis
Yes
Yes
End-Users
Yes
Yes
Animator
Yes
Yes
Compositor
Yes
Yes
Modeler
Yes
Yes
VFX Artists
Yes
Yes
Game Designer
Yes
Yes
Special Effects Animator
Yes
Yes
Lighting Technical Director
Yes
No
Digital Painter
Yes
No
Deployment Mode
Yes
Yes
On-Premise
Yes
Yes
Delivery of Software and Services
Yes
No
Directly
Yes
Yes
Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors
Yes
No
System Requirement
2.50
3.75
Number of Supported Platforms/OS
2.45
3.70
Windows
5.00
5.00
Mac OS X
5.00
5.00
Linux
0.00
5.00
Support and Services
2.35
3.20
Level of Support
3.25
4.10
Customer Redressal Mechanism/Program
3.25
3.25
Pre-Sales Support
2.40
2.40
Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
0.00
4.95
Proof of Concept
4.95
0.00
Product Demos
4.95
4.95
Medium of Delivery of Support Services
2.40
5.00
On-Site Support
0.00
5.00
Remote Support
5.00
5.00
Frequency of Support Services
0.00
0.90
Frequency of Support Services - Annually
0.00
4.95
Company Maturity
2.65
2.20
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Use Case Maturity
0
0
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“Easy-to-use tools"

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“Real-time facial motion capture"

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“Easy-to-use"

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“Fast and reduces timelines "

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“Brilliant tool"

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“Unique and Powerful software"

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“Robust animation toolset"

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“Easy to use software"

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“Great pre-visualization tool"

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“Unique animation tool"

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