Comparing 37 vendors in 3D Animation Software across 145 criteria.
  • Autodesk Maya is a professional software developed precisely for 3D modeling, animation and rendering in one comprehensive and very influential package. It offer quicker animation playback in Viewport 2.0 that allows artists to review animation right in the viewport and reduces the need to produce Playblasts. The latest Butterworth and Key Reducer filters allows artists to fine tune animation curves, particularly when making use of motion capture data. It also offers an Evaluation Toolkit that helps in analyzing and understanding the usage of parallel evaluation modes.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1982
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • LightWave 3D has been used in film, television, motion graphics, digital matte painting, visual effects, video games development, product design, architectural visualizations, virtual production, music videos, pre-visualizations, and advertising. The platform offers a Noise Filter option that uses the NVIDIA OptiX™ library for AI-accelerated noise elimination when rendering still images. It also offers Online Documentation, that fits on any device that the users intend to use. The solution's OpenVDB Content Creation tool kit enables live Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) operations.

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    • Enterprise
    • San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • Founded: 1985
    • 51 to 100
  • It simplifies the process of taking control for the beginners. The software offers various tutorials and a highly-skilled community which plays a significant role in upskilling the beginners. Cinema 4D Studio helps artists in the creation of advanced 3D graphics ensuring the creation of best quality grahpics instantly and effortlessly. It offers an excellent platform to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly in no time. One of the most important features is its procedural workflow along with parametric modeling, shades, and textures. This software has four different senses namely, studio, broadcast, visualize, and prime.

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    • Startup
    • Friedrichsdorf, Germany
    • Founded: 1986
    • 1 to 50
  • Houdini Core provides a unique 3D animation experience to the artists involved in creating feature films, commercials or video games. Houdini’s node-based approach provides the ability to eclose node networks into custom nodes that are shareable. Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow allows users to develop multiple shots under close deadlines while achieving the best quality. Houdini FX provides a powerful and accessible 3D experience with the help of its procedural node-based workflow, by delivering tools for simulating fluids, destruction fx, pyro fx, grains, cloth and crowds.

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    • Startup
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Founded: 1987
    • Below $10 MN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • Esri ArcGIS Pro is an influential, single desktop GIS application. ArcGIS Pro supports data visualization, advanced analysis and authoritative data maintenance in both 2D and 3D. ArcGIS Pro is firmly joined with the ArcGIS platform that supports data sharing across ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise through Web GIS.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1969
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Corel MotionStudio 3D is a comprehensive 3D title, animation, and motion graphics package that simplifies the process of creating exciting 3D visual effects for use in their video productions. The products lets artists use high-end particle effects, including fire, smoke, bubbles and more and allows them to watch their production theough the Preview Panel. One of the most important feature is that, MotionStudio 3D makes it easy for the users to usetheir 3D titles and graphics in other video or web productions and export their projects in a variety of formats compatible with VideoStudio® Pro X4.

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    • Enterprise
    • Ottawa, Canada
    • Founded: 1985
    • 501 to 1,000
  • NVIDIA IRAY is a user friendly technology that generates photorealistic imagery by that simulates the physical behaviour of light and materials. NVIDIA Iray has highly analytical approach, combined with its scalability, delivers outstanding performance on NVIDIA GPUs for constant feedback and rapid results. This slash the time needed to perfect scenes and delivers images matching photographs. NVIDIA Iray is primarily for product, building and lighting designers, and digital photographers who work with 3D content, requiring predictable photorealistic imagery.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1993
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 501 to 1,000
  • SketchUp is identical with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software. It starts by drawing lines and shapes and push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. It can also stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything. It is a 3D modeling computer software that offers broad range of design applications.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1978
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • Form•Z pro is a 3D design application containing a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate imagination. It is based on advanced 3D solid and surface modeling methods that maintain accurate representations as progress from design to visualization, layout, animation and fabrication.

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    • Enterprise
    • Columbus, Ohio, US
    • Founded: 1990
    • 101 to 500
  • 3DC-printing (short from 3D Coat for 3d printing) simplify the process of development models for 3d printing. 3D Coat has Voxel sculpting technology allows to do anything that is possible in real world without worrying too much about technical aspects. 3D Coat is easy and intuitive and can quickly start video series. 3D Coat offers short and easy instructive videos to help start creating assets asap. 3D Coat customizes the print area and sets the size of 3d printer to not exceed its dimentions. 3D Coat has dedicated export wizard which prevent all possible issues with fused deposition 3d printer type.

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    • Enterprise
    • Kiev, Ukraine
    • Founded: 2007
    • 51 to 100
  • Pixologic provides a set of 3D animation products and services to creative professionals. The company offers products for varied industries such as movies & VFX, automotive, designing, 3D printing, illustration advertising, and education. Products offered by the company have been used in the production of movies such as Jurassic World and Godzilla.The company’s strategic intent is evident from the multiple channels it used to sell its products. For instance, the company delivers its products via channel partners, e-commerce portals, and resellers. CDDS Solutions is a direct reseller and partner of the products offered by Pixologic. Additionally, the company has an online store to sell its flagship product, ZBrush, the selling of which strengthens its distribution channel as well as provides the company with a competitive edge over others.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1997
    • 51 to 100
  • Adobe Systems provides a range of 3D animation products and services for creative professionals and application developers to develop and manage creative content across several operating systems and media. Adobe acquired Mixamo, a leader in creating high-quality 3D characters. This acquisition helped Adobe produce greater output options (in both still and motion) as well as gain flexibility in making changes with respect to lighting, materials, environment, and perspective.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1982
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • The Foundry offers an end-to-end technology portfolio for 3D content designing, node-based compositor, and web-based visual developing tool set such as Nuke, Modo, Mari, Katana, Hiero, Flix, Ocula, and CaraVR. The Foundry operates in various industries such as design, games, film & TV, virtual reality, automotive, apparel, and education. The Foundry’s expertise is in developing new product lines and delivering innovative software solutions to the market. The company focuses on improving customer experience, meeting customers’ needs, and provide satisfactions.

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    • Enterprise
    • London, UK
    • Founded: 1996
    • 51 to 100
  • Blender supports various features of 3D pipeline such as simulation, rigging, modeling, compositing and motion tracking, simulation, rendering, along with video editing and game creation. Advanced users can use Blender’s API for Python scripting to modify the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is suitable for individuals and small studios who benefit from its integrated pipeline and open development process.

    Blender is cross-platform it can be used on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh computers without any problem. Its user interface has OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. The list of supported platforms indicates those regularly tested by the development team to confirm specific compatibility.

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    • Startup
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Founded: 1998
    • 1 to 50
  • Smith Micro has a comprehensive portfolio of 2D/3D graphics and visual messaging products for creating and sharing rich content. It leverages the power of interactive 3D figure design in order to portray human diversity, form, and expression.  Poser Pro 11 by Smith Micro is a proven solution for creating animation and art with 3D characters. It renders photorealistic images and videos for print, web, and film projects. Through Poser Pro 11, users can easily design and animate 3D human figures. Creation can range from cartoon images to photorealistic content.

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    • Startup
    • Aliso Viejo, California, USA
    • Founded: 1982
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
  • Reallusion Inc. is a provider of 2D and 3D animation software as well as a developer of content. It specializes in the creation of virtual production, real-time cinematic animation, and motion capture solutions that expand the capabilities of professional 3D animation technologies. Reallusion provides clients with facial and body mocap, pro character animation, and voice lipsync solutions with applications in real-time filmmaking and previsualization & production. Reallusion's solutions help several prominent educators, trainers, filmmakers, and game developers in their daily work

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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • 101 to 500
  • OTOY Inc. is a cloud graphics company, which provides innovative technologies for content creation. OTOY’s Academy Award®-winning technology is used by major visual effects studios, animators, artists, designers, architects, and engineers, providing extraordinary creative freedom, new levels of practicality, and new economics in content creation and delivery powered by the cloud.

    OctaneRender® is a fast, unbiased, spectrally correct GPU render engine, delivering quality and speed unrivaled by any production renderer on the market.

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    • Startup
    • Los Angeles, California, US
    • Founded: 2008
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • Electric Image Animation System (EIAS) is a renowned 3D animation company that provides swift, easy solutions for animation. Its services allow users to render 3D scenes quickly without compromising on quality. Electric Image Animation System has the capability to network render to several computers across platforms for free. Professional studios across the world use EIAS for the creation of high-quality animation. It is capable of all types of animation, from architectural fly-throughs to complicated VFX shots.

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    • Startup
    • Sunrise, Florida, US
    • Founded: 1987
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
  • Hash Animation Master is a comprehensive and intuitive 3D animation software package. It makes 3D animation easy for everyone, from new joiners to animation experts. Hash Animation leverages its several years of experience in animation and software development to create a solution that is unparalleled in ease of use.

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, USA
    • Founded: 2019
    • 1 to 50
  • Corastar is one of the leading providers of 3D software for design professionals using Adobe products. It is a creator of Strata Design 3D CX, expert-level 3-dimensional modeling and animation software that delivers enhanced potential for the entire 3D design workflow. It is utilized to create illustrations, graphical designs, and animations with realistic results. Apart from being the expert-level 3D design with a user-friendly interface, it also gives the power to create everything that you imagine such as designing packaging products, exhibits, architecture and much more.

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    • Enterprise
    • St. George, Utah, US
    • Founded: 1988
    • 1 to 50
  • MAGIX 3D Maker 7 converts the scripts and figures into superior quality 3D graphics and animations. A number of designs and templates in different styles, plus in-built real-time editing and easy-to-understand tools will help you to rapidly produce professional results. It enters text directly and pick from a range of fonts including those already on computer. It also provides the option of custom format just like conventional word processing programs. It make more effects and animations where user can choose from over 700 templates, more than 400 textures and 33 different edge styles.

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    • Startup
    • Berlin, Germany
    • Founded: 1993
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
  • Cheetah3D provides a powerful and easy tool to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation software which was developed especially for Mac. It can create 3D artwork for iPhone game and also make first animated character. The user can create full set of polygon, subdivision surface and spline modeling tools. Cheetah3D makes modeling in 3D a breeze for new and experienced users alike.

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    • SME
    • Chicago, Illinois, US
    • Founded: 1998
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Muvizu is a simple and easy to use 3D application that make animations, characters and sets and carry the whole performance to life with awesome character animation system.

    Muvizu is an interactive 3D animation software package which includes everything that need to outline an animated story and share it. It can easily drag and drop customizable characters and sets, animation libraries and automatic lip-synching which makes it easy to create compelling animations in minutes.

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    • Startup
    • Glasgow, Scotland
    • Founded: 1996
    • 1 to 50
  • The Messiah suite of animation tools comprises simple scripts that help characters interact with objects, make favoring breakdowns, and create smooth non-overshooting curves and re-time animation. It enables sub-surface scattering as speed and controllability of Messiah's translucency shading is perfect for creating characters.

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    • Startup
    • Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
    • Founded: 2010
    • 1 to 50
  • Storyboard Pro 6 has innovative and improved drawing tools that gives a natural feel. It provides an enviable level of control and are combined with everything which is needed for storyboarding and animatics creation. Storyboard software combines drawing and animation tools with camera controls. Storyboard Pro 6  video tracks, movie import and superior textured vector brushes are just a few of the new features that let you do more in Storyboard Pro 6. Take creative control and make the right storyboard and animatic for every project that comes your way.

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    • Enterprise
    • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Founded: 1994
    • 51 to 100
  • AnimationXpress.com is an Indian provider of solutions for animation, gaming, VFX, and comics. It has partnered with companies across the globe and is currently undertaking a transformation of its engines and features. The company specializes in technologies such as VR, AR, and MR (mixed reality).

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    • Enterprise
    • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    • 1 to 50
  • HOLOFIL 3D Animation model allows users to upload 3D model such as obj / fbx and more formats from the local storage and enable to do actions such as rotate, move, zoom to discover them further. It can also control the lighting of the model and decide the background color to customize it further.

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    • Enterprise
    • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
    • Founded: 2017
    • 1 to 50
  • Intervoke combines VR training applications for the healthcare & life sciences industry. It provides a comprehensive digital education studio with a focus on custom interactive app development, immersive educational games, and engaging 3D animation. Intervoke is a developer of interactive 3D content for software applications and practical medical programs. The company also specializes in optimized content delivery and making use of 3D presentations to interpret medical device information. The high resolution and photorealistic 3D models created by Intervoke work on multiple platforms while maintaining high visual quality. Some of Intervoke’s other features include high-quality UI, 3D models, graphics, animations, LMS Integration, and game mechanics rendered for virtual reality.

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    • Enterprise
    • Denver, Colorado, United States
    • Founded: 2015
    • 1 to 50
  • KeyEffx is a 3D animation, visual effects, and motion graphics studio that uses motion capture (MOCAP) equipment to boost the speed as well as the quality of character animation. KeyEffx makes use of innovative processes in order to animate humans and humanoids with precise, real-time movements. Using this solution, professionals can review their work immediately and make changes as necessary.

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    • Enterprise
    • Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
    • Founded: 2011
    • 1 to 50
  • Luxion majors in the area of actual ray-tracing of 3D scenes to produce the most available renderings. It endures being innovative in lightning technology through the improved lightning algorithms to an accurate physical representation of materials. Luxion is an expert in fields related to technology rendering, daylighting, scattering of lights by materials, photo mapping, and spectral simulations. Given the fact that it is one of the leading developers of lightning and 3D rendering technology – Luxion also provides consulting and improve patented applications for customers who require software that is capable of accurately calculating the scattering of light in complex 3D environments. It is integrated with two products, namely KeyShot and Velux Daylight Visualizer.

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    • Startup
    • Tustin, California, US
    • Founded: 2010
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing 3D Animation Software tools.
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  • Product Features and Functionality

    • Software Features

      3dModelling | Sculpting | 3d animation | Simulation | 3d Rendering | Motion Graphics | Dynamics and Effects | Pipeline Integration | Digital Painting | Texturing | Shading | Rigging | Other Software features offered |
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings

    • Software/Solutions offered

    • Software

      3D Animation | 3D Rendering | 3D Modeling | Special Effects | Other Softwares |
    • Services offered

      Integration & Deployment | Education & Training | Support & Maintenance | Consulting Services | Others, please specify- 3D Animation software Services |
  • Delivery

    • Mode of Delivery

      Subscription / Licensing | Full Time Equivalent | Per User / Device Basis |
    • End-Users

      Animator | Compositor | Modeler | VFX Artists | Game Designer | Special Effects Animator | Lighting Technical Director | Digital Painter |
    • Deployment Mode

      On-Premise | Hosted / On-Cloud |
    • Delivery of Software and Services

      Directly | Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors |
  • System Requirement

    • Number of Supported Platforms/OS

      Windows | Mac OS X | Linux | Others(AmigaOS, AROS, MorpOS, FreeBSD, Android) |
  • Support and Services

    • Level of Support

    • Customer Redressal Mechanism/Program

    • Pre-Sales Support

      Software Requirement Specification (SRS) | Proof of Concept | Product Demos | Dedicated Account Manager (DAM) |
    • Medium of Delivery of Support Services

      On-Site Support | Remote Support |
    • Frequency of Support Services

      Frequency of Support Services - Monthly | Frequency of Support Services- Quarterly | Frequency of Support Services- Bi-Annually | Frequency of Support Services - Annually | Any other frequency of support services |
  • Geographic Footprint

    • Direct Presence - North America

    • Direct Presence - Europe

    • Direct Presence - Asia-Pacific

    • Direct Presence - Middle East and Africa

    • Direct Presence - Latin America

    • Sales Office - North America

    • Sales Office - Europe

    • Sales Office - Asia-Pacific

    • Sales Office - Middle East and Africa

    • Sales Office - Latin America

    • Indirect Presence - North America

    • Indirect Presence - Europe

    • Indirect Presence - Asia-Pacific

    • Indirect Presence - Middle East and Africa

    • Indirect Presence - Latin America

  • Channel Strategy and Fit

    • Strategy to Manage Distributors

    • Strategy to Address New Target Audience

    • Partner Ecosystem

      Distributors | System Integrators | Value Added Resellers (VAR) | Consultants | Others please specify- partner ecosystem |
  • Viability

    • Total Revenue

    • Revenue Growth Rate (Y-o-Y)

    • No. of Customers

      Revenue - North America | Revenue - Europe | Revenue - Asia-Pacific | Revenue - Middle East and Africa | Revenue - Latin America |
  • Vision Alignment

    • No. of New Products Launched

    • New Customers in Last Year

    • No. of Patents

    • R&D Spend

  • Effectiveness of Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategy

    • No. of Mergers and Acquisitions

    • No. of Joint Ventures

    • No. of Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Breadth of Applications Served

    • Customized Solutions

      Customized Solutions - Yes | Customized Solutions - No |
    • Industry Verticals

      Media and Entertainment | Architecture, Construction and Engineering | Education | Healthcare and Life Sciences | Manufacturing | Other Industry Verticals |
  • Video Archives

  • Training & Education

  • Special Events

  • Social Media

  • Replay & Highlights

  • Public Information

  • Officiating

  • Meeting Coverage

  • Live Event Streaming

  • In-Game Entertainment

  • Game Coverage

  • Fundraising

  • Distance Learning

  • Crisis Communications

  • Community Programming

  • Campus News

  • Total Funding Amount

  • Revenue

  • Funding Status

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“Enables photorealistic renderings"

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NIVIDIA refines its image until completion, providing consistent results from interactive editing to final frame
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Corel is consistently offering business efficiency, graphics, and operating systems solutions and is committed for delivering competitive technology with user friendly products.