3D Animation is the process of animating objects that appear in a three dimensional space. The 3D animation technology and services aid the animator, modeler, graphics designer, visual effects engineer, and renderer. The process of 3D animation software consists of three important stages such as modeling, motion graphics, and rendering, after which the process of adding visual effects (VFX) is completed. These animations are then used in various industries such as media, movies, games, construction, architecture, and healthcare and life sciences.

Growing adoption of visual effects technology in movies and increasing demand for 3D mobile applications and games to drive the global 3D animation software market to USD 21.05 billion by 2022. The 3D animation technology is growing at a significant pace and is instrumental in delivering detailed visual effect and highly graphical data for various industry verticals. The effectiveness and strength of 3D animation lies in the fact that it is a widely useful technology which can be used to produce realistic, fantastic, pragmatic, and innovative imagery.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The 3D animation software Vendor DIVE provides information about the major players that offer 3D animation products, and outlines the findings and analysis on how well each market vendor performs within our criteria. The vendor evaluations are based on two broad categories — Product Offering and Business Strategy. Each category carries various criteria, based on which the vendors will be evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under product offering include breadth of offering, delivery (based on industries that the vendors cater to, deployment models, and subscriptions) and support (based on pre- and post-sales support services). The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy include reach (on the basis of geographic presence), industry coverage (on the basis of end-users that the vendors cater to) and inorganic growth (on the basis of partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions).

VISIONARY LEADERS

Autodesk, NewTek, and Maxon are leading players in the 3D animation software market, and are recognized as Visionary Leaders. They have a strong portfolio of 3D animation services, solutions, and associated services. These vendors have been marking their presence in the 3D animation market by offering highly customized and easily deployable software for their commercial clients, coupled with their robust business strategy to achieve continued growth in the market.

INNOVATORS

The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd., SideFx Software, Hash Inc., Pixologic Inc., 3D Coat, and AutoDesSys are recognized as Innovators in the 3D animation software market. They have an innovative portfolio of 3D animation services and strong potential to build strong business strategies for their business growth to be at par with the Vanguards. These vendors have been providing 3D animation offerings as per their customer demands. Innovators have been forefront in deploying their solutions for niche and custom requests by their clients requiring processing of high performance workloads.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

Trimble Navigation Ltd., ESRI, Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and Blender are recognized as Dynamic players in the 3D animation market. They have an innovative portfolio of 3D animation solutions and services and have an extensive network of channel partners and resellers to increase the deployment of their services across various vertical markets. Over the years, the Dynamic vendors have been consistently generating positive revenue growth in the 3D animation software market and their market position is enhanced by organic and inorganic strategies undertaken by them over the period.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Cheetah 3D, Reallusion, Magix, Digimania, Electric Image, Corastar, Otoy, Smith Micro Software, pmG Worldwide, and Toon Boom Animation are recognized as Emerging players in the 3D animation software market. The emerging players are specialized in offering highly niche and tailor-made solutions and services to their clients. A majority of the emerging vendors have been undertaking multiple acquisitions and boosting their sales capabilities in various regions to offer their integrated services to a wide range of clients.

3D Animation – Market Overview

The global 3D Animation market is expected to grow significantly with the increasing need for VFX technology in movies and of 3D application in games. Moreover the use of 3D imaging in mapping is also one of the driving factors for the 3D Animation market across regions. The 3D animation market is diversified and highly competitive with many market players such as Autodesk, Maxon, Adobe and others.

The regional markets of North America, APAC and Europe are the main revenue contributors in the 3D Animation market. APAC and Europe are expected to  show a high growth rate by 2022, as the implementation of 3D technology in these regions is higher than in other regions. Growing need for visual effects in movies and rapid growth of 3D animation in various verticals such as healthcare, education and construction are the main growth factors for the 3D animation market.

The entertainment industry is rapidly adopting VFX for creating visually enhanced imagery with the help of animation and computer graphics. Animators, game developers and movie makers prefer VFX in scenarios where they need to depict an action or motion that cannot be shot in a live environment and can be stimulated in a virtual world or animation software. 3D animation or tools in such cases play a vital role as it makes the entire action or motion appear real rather than fabricated in a software. VFX is a broad term like animation with majorly uses camera mapping techniques of creating visual effects to get a desired output. The adoption of VFX technology is growing at a fast pace and offering new professional opportunities for new comers, animators and visual effects artists.

It also plays an important role in mobile games and applications to make the interface more interactive, real and user friendly. 3D animation offers real time behavior and enables the users to feel the experience and visual effects while playing mobile games and running applications. It supports movie video technique which helps to display action in mobile games. Gaming platforms such as Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo leverage the 3D animation and motion capture animation technology for producing gaming environments which digitally replicate the users movements.

3D mapping technology is gaining traction as there is an increase in the production of 3D content and 3D enabled devices. 3D mapping features enables professional working within geospatial, geological, geophysical and mining environments to visualize and map the coordinates to get desired results. Furthermore the technology is used for creating geospatial 3D image spaces from multi view stereo imagery for mapping the coordinates. 3D animation is used for geospatial analysis and geo visualization for the creation and manipulation of images, 3D views and mapping the exact coordinates at the required geographical location.

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  • Autodesk Maya is a professional software for 3D modeling, animation and rendering in one comprehensive and very influential package. Autodesk Maya offers a large number of objects and effects to work on projects. Autodesk Maya is based on an open architecture where all work can be scripted or programmed using a complete API (Application Programming Interface) or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This combination of openness combined with industry standard 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools is more than enough for professional film, television, game development, and design projects. Although beginners will be completely lost at the beginning, the Autodesk Maya interface is well prepared for such a huge application and different elements such as dynamics, animation or polygons are directly accessible via tabs. Within these are advanced editing features in fields like rendering, animation and relationships. Finally, the Timeline is at the bottom of the interface and allows to animate and control the evolution of modeling project. 

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    • Enterprise
    • San Rafael, California, US
    • Founded: 1982
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics software developed by NewTek. It 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. NewTek LightWave 3D software is reasonably priced, comprehensive, simple to learn and well recognized as one of the leading 3D systems in the market for producing attractive photo-real renders as well as incredible anime. This comprehensive out-of-the-box 3D animation solution offers real-time collaborative 3D interactivity through a bridge to Unreal Engine.

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    • Enterprise
    • San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • Founded: 1985
    • 51 to 100
  • Cinema 4D’s is an inbuilt software which provides interactive interface and easy to understand operation. It makes it easy for beginners to take control of the tool. The software offers number of tutorials and highly-skilled community which plays a significant role in bringing beginners to a professional level of use. Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. It enables the creation of advanced 3D graphics ensuring the creation of jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily. Cinema 4D Broadcast has everything needed to create dynamic broadcast graphics quickly and easily. It helps visualize a mobile phone, a building, a car or anything else, and Cinema 4D Visualize provides everything needed to produce fantastic images and animations quickly, easily, and to any level of realism. Renowned for ease of use, speed and professional results, Cinema 4D Prime is an ideal choice for all graphic designers requiring the addition of 3D to their toolset.

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    • Startup
    • Friedrichsdorf, Germany
    • Founded: 1986
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  • 3D animation and special effects software for use in films, commercials, and video games.

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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 makes it easy to create exciting 3D visual effects for use in their video productions. 3D offers an easy-to-use interface, tons of preset text and graphic object effects, and seamless interoperability. It is easy to add moving titles and motion graphics to video endeavors, so it can effectively mimic the production styles. It can build advanced 3D scenes faster than ever before.

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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. It’s 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. 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
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  • 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, US
    • Founded: 1978
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  • 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
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  • 3DC-printing (short from 3DCoat for 3d printing) simplify the process of development models for 3d printing. It’s Voxel sculpting technology allows to do anything that is possible in real world without worrying too much about technical aspects. It is easy and intuitive and can quickly start video series. It offers short and easy instructive videos to help start creating assets asap. It customized the print area and sets the size of 3d printer to not exceed its dimentions. It has dedicated export wizard which prevent all possible issues with fused deposition 3d printer type.

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    • Enterprise
    • Kiev, Ukraine
    • Founded: 2007
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  • 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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    • California, US
    • Founded: 1997
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  • 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
    • San Jose, California, United States
    • Founded: 1982
    • $5BN to $10BN
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  • 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
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  • 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, United States
    • Founded: 1982
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  • 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, United States of America
    • Founded: 2000
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  • 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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    • 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
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  • 3D software for design professionals

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    • Enterprise
    • St. George, Utah, US
    • Founded: 1988
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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    • Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Blausen is the developer, owner, and licensor of the world's largest library of medical and scientific illustrations and 3D animations. The Blausen Human Atlas is currently licensed and distributed over web, smartphone, and tablet app platforms. Blausen has developed information technology tools that allow users to access its library. It has recently launched the Blausen.com search engine as well as the Blausen IT web browser extension to allow users to access its 3D animations without visiting the company website.

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    • Enterprise
    • Houston, Texas, United States
    • Founded: 1991
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  • Blur 3D Animation is developed on solid foundation of artistic excellence and technical imagination. It produces incredible 3D Animation, live action, visual effects and design for any media platform. Blur produces 3D character animation, motion design and visual effects for feature films and television, game cinematics and trailers, large format films, location-based entertainment, commercials and integrated media.

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    • Enterprise
    • Culver City, California, United States
    • Founded: 1995
    • 101 to 500
  • 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
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  • 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
  • The goal of Light Chaser Animation Studios is to create high-quality animated films with a touch of Chinese culture. The company leverages its deep experience in business management and operation to bring a unique form of artistic creation to the 3D Animation Software market.

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    • Enterprise
    • Beijing, China
    • Founded: 2013
    • 51 to 100
  • Mesmer’s Virtual Robot software provides control to the artists and creatives an accurate 3D model that mimics the capabilities of real robot. It is coupled with human-friendly animation tools, including keyframes, drag and drop movement and instant playback. It doesn’t need anymore plotting points on a graph, or having vision poorly executed by a technician.

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    • Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    • Founded: 2004
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  • Moka Studio is a provider of 3D animation solutions. It can animate 3D models with precision in real time and is a developer of innovative solutions for 3D character animation. Moka Studio allows 3D animators to focus on their creative talent without having to worry about technological limitations. NumIK, a solution by Moka Studio, has the capacity to animate any type of 3D character swiftly and easily. NumIK is able to replicate complicated human movements smoothly.

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    • Enterprise
    • Martigny, Valais, Switzerland
    • Founded: 2008
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  • Prana Studios gives artists access to a range of 3D animation and visual effect capabilities. It is a content developer as well as a creator of high-quality visual imagery that has applications in films, short-form media, and special venue attractions. It is a provider of solutions ranging from visual and story development to final posts, and its services include image creation as well as complete CG and stereoscopic animation.

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    • Enterprise
    • Los Angeles, California, United States
    • Founded: 2001
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  • Pulse Entertainment, Inc. provides avatar messaging services for use in mobile phones as well as on websites. Pulse Entertainment develops solutions that professionals can use to create and view interactive streaming 3D content on the Internet. It provides web and mobile video services that engage consumers and can be organized easily by companies.

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    • Enterprise
    • San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founded: 1994
    • 1 to 50
  • Radical distinguishes and rebuilds 3D human motion from 2D content. It is the creator of AI-powered animation tools that make 3D content creation straightforward. Its end-to-end AI-powered motion capture solutions are real-time and platform-agnostic. Radical provides its clients with an animation platform that requires minimal coding, investment, and training. 

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, United States
    • Founded: 2017
    • 1 to 50
  • Robot Animator has the capability to support several different frame rates for compatibility with computer graphics pipelines, camera systems, and 3D projection mapping. Robot Animator allows professionals to create and program fluid motion and animate with speed and ease. It specializes in realistic robotic choreography, which allows users to save time in the complex robotics production workflow

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    • Enterprise
    • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 1 to 50
  • Houdini Core offers significant 3D animation experience to CG artists which are developing feature films, commercials or video games. With its procedural node-based workflow, Houdini Core is developed for modelers, lighters, character riggers and animators for own usage or as a layout and lighting tool for visual effects created in Houdini FX. Houdini Core offers a pipeline-in-a-box that can easily package up workflows into Digital Assets and share them with colleagues using either Houdini or Houdini Engine plug-ins for apps such as Maya, 3ds Max, C4D, Unity and Unreal.

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    • Enterprise
    • Toronto, Canada
    • Founded: 1987
    • 501 to 1,000
  • TweeQ is a digital platform that delivers prescribed physical therapy exercise programs for patients to use at home. Patients use TweeQ’s customized services to achieve swift clinical recovery. It also helps physical therapists in improving outcomes for their patients and increases referrals at the same time. TweeQ makes use of 3D animation and game-engine technology on its mobile app to guide patients. It personalizes rehab programs for every patient, thus improving patient compliance. Therapists, as well as patients, can access statistics and assess progress throughout the program

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    • Enterprise
    • New York City, US
  • In this company, one can animate in real-time and use the internal library of primitives or import models, images and sounds. One can also create VR experience or export 2D video, 360 video or export images with animation.

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    • Enterprise
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Founded: 2017
    • 1 to 50
  • Wonder Media’s animated content is designed to educate children using a value-driven animation solution. The company uses state-of-the-art animation, talented voice actors, convincing writing, engaging storylines, and eye-catching artwork to make an interactive and engaging connection with children. It also provides instructional animations to stimulate children's critical intellectual and problem-solving skills.

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    • Enterprise
    • Encino, California, United States
    • Founded: 2013
    • 51 to 100
  • The YellowDog Platform is capable enough to securely harness underutilized computer power from data centers and public cloud providers across  the world. This means that the amount of compute it has access to is almost limitless, unlike other companies that may be limited to a single data center or region. The platform helps enhance the CGI production delivery with its intelligent predictive scheduling and orchestration multi-cloud platform for rendering. It also allows to control critical production delivery rates and render budgets with dashboard analytics, render logs, and dedicated specialist support teams.

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    • Enterprise
    • Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Founded: 2015
    • 1 to 50
  • Live3D is a software that allows users with a webcam to digitally personify characters. It is an open creation platform that anyone can use to create their own characters, backgrounds, or props, and import them into Live3D. It offers the first of its kind in the world ‘event-based storyline editing tool.’ This helps easily express one’s idea for even a complicated story just by dragging and dropping the mouse. Voice Style Transfer is one of the unique features of Zingfront, where one can imitate a famous celebrity's voice. This can be achieved by presenting a deep-voice model with a goal to convert someone's voice to a specific target voice. Recurrent neural network (RNN) is also implemented to achieve voice style transfer. The deep-voice model can produce audio directly from one’s voice, unlike traditional models for speech synthesis.

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    • Enterprise
    • San Francisco, California, United States
    • Founded: 2018
    • 101 to 500

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Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#22 in 3D Animation Software

“Overall a good animation software"

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Simple interface and easy to use remains the major strengths of this software. Camera is attractive and capable of import and export of objects. Limited to only mac users and is a bit expensive. Useful for animators, not beginners.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#24 in 3D Animation Software

“Easy to use software"

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Limited or no coding skillsets? Yes! This is the right platform for you. Easy to use and proper guidance fetches users. The PMG staff is commendable for their quick responses. Customization of views by users make the performance of the Web Work List undesirable.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software

“Consistent and always delivers"

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The updates it receives are both great as well as a pain. The interface has remained consistently easy to use, but the planar tracker, on change, dramatically transformed in terms of layout and features, making it not so easy to use.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#12 in 3D Animation Software

“Helps improve visualization tremendously"

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Heavy vector files tend to make the program crash. This could be because a lot of features are still in the development phase. Another disadvantage is that it is only available on iOS devices. To use on Android, you need to upload it to your cloud and then use it. Apart from these, it is filled with features. It has multiple artboards, and since you can use shared assets, compiling common elements is easy and synced across. It is extremely easy to use and also works super fast.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#21 in 3D Animation Software

“Very limited graphical capabilities"

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Creating 3D animated text has become easier because of this program but offers limited design options.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#7 in 3D Animation Software

“Beautiful and easy to work with"

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The reason I love this software is that it is uncluttered, despite being loaded with features. It has a wonderful camera and a variety of brushes. Even the materials offered are of superb quality and also allows me to create them on my own.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#11 in 3D Animation Software

“Customize it to enjoy it to the fullest."

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Its versatility in terms of styles that you can create is amazing, for instance, I can work on something incredibly formal as well as something for a much younger audience. Zbrush lets me do all of it. I would recommend other simpler software for someone who is just beginning in the field of 3D animation, but otherwise, it is great since you can find tutorials to learn from.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#18 in 3D Animation Software

“Quite good interface!!!"

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Picture quality and speed are fantastic in this program. Large poly projects, hard surface animation, digital sets/mattes, and broadcast design are the areas where it can be best used. However, the interface is not satisfactory.
General Manager,Company Name Classified
General Manager, Company Name Classified
#19 in 3D Animation Software

“Animation Master: A beginner’s guide to animation"

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Cost-effective, easy to use, and simple to understand are its major strengths. You can consider it to be the best for character animation as it offers keyframing, copy mirror pasting, and onion skinning tools.
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#21 in 3D Animation Software

“Value for money"

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This program is a time saver and has fantastic capabilities with full 3D controls, preloaded settings, and suggested warps. An old fashioned interface does not affect results though!
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#2 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“If budget is your concern, Lightwave is the product for you"

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Truth be told, I did consider switching to programs with better features and more all round benefits. But I could not seem to be convinced to shell out a high price for them. With LW, I get all the features that I actually need, at 1k. Would I like to have more? Of course! But not at such high a cost, definitely.
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software

“It’s free and that is awesome!"

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What I love is that it is free and I don’t need any additional plugins. You can use standard ones. If looking for a commercial license, then yes it is super expensive, but it does have many renting options, in case you really need it.
Global Head - Service and Product Development,Company Name Classified
Global Head - Service and Product Development, Company Name Classified
#20 in 3D Animation Software

“A bit difficult to use, but justify the price"

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This software is capable to manipulate shapes providing a realistic view. Cost-effective and time saving are its benefits. Understanding how the layers are organized remains challenging.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#12 in 3D Animation Software

“Powerful extension to PS"

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Don’t worry if you are new to the field of 3D designing. As long as you have experience using other Adobe products like Photoshop or Illustrator, you can learn to work on this as well. It lets you import your own textures and materials as well.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#1 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Awesome 3D software"

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This software has an amazing render quality, especially for use with a tricaster system. Also, its bookmark system helps us change camera angles for later, which is a great bonus! That being said, it can be a little challenging to learn it and understand all its features well. So I’d suggest that you go through as many tutorials as you can before you start using it. Plus, the price you’ll pay for it is not low, so it makes sense to exploit it to the fullest.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#5 in 3D Animation Software

“Simple to use and aesthetic to look at"

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With ArcGIS, you not only get a well-made map design, but it also looks appealing in terms of the hues and labels. It lets you create differnet types of maps that can be intelligent as well as interactive. This is all done in a very simple and easy to follow manner. It also lets you save the styles that you use. It creates a database of these and they can be used separately in other projects. However, all this comes at a steep price. The licenses are expensive. Plus, they’re not always available so that is another issue you might have to deal with.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#6 in 3D Animation Software

“Motionstudio - great to use for small projects"

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This product can be recommended to anyone who is a beginner in the field of video editing and in animation. I did face some technical difficulties during installation, but those were sorted with a manual override. It also allows exporting to other formats, which is an added bonus.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#11 in 3D Animation Software

“Have seen amazing improvement in workflow."

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For someone with a background in sculpting, like me, Zbrush is just so fun since it names brushes as per traditional sculpting. This means I know and understand exactly which brush to use for which function. It saves me the time of scrolling and picking tools. I would suggest, however, that you use an external renderer if you’re a stickler. Otherwise, this seems perfect since it gives you a high level of control over brush usage.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software

“Great to use, if you’re willing to learn"

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I used to have a tough time with transferring procedural assets to Maya. Houdini helped me with this. It is an extremely easy program to use and also easy to learn and is perfect for simulations. The only problem that you may face is that its modelling tools are not as efficient as those of others. But this is something that you can work around by switching between programs.
Other,Company Name Classified
Other, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software

“Intuitive and Powerful"

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The good: • Very impressive • Easy to use • Easy to learn • Fast to work with • Can be used by beginners • Has a large number of toolbars The bad: Could have had more architectural tools