Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the outlook of 3d animation Software market in coming 3 years?
    The 3D animation market is expected to grow from USD 12,010.0 million in 2017 to USD 21,050.0 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.9%.
  • What is the difference between 2D and 3D animation?
    The most obvious difference between the two genres of animation is the three dimensional characteristics or the appearance of depth. 2D animation is created by drawing almost every frame of the animated movie and is the base of 3D animation. 3D animation is created by changing the poses and the placement of already created 3D models. It has more depth and is more realistic, it is a series of images/ objects created using computers or any other digital media.
  • What are the market dynamics for 3D Animation software?
    Growing adoption of visual effects technology in movies. Entertainment industry is rapidly adopting the VFX, which is commonly known as visual effects, for creating visually enhanced imagery with the help of animation and computer graphics. Animators, game developers, and moviemakers prefer VFX in the scenario where they technically want to depict something that cannot be shot in a live environment and that should be simulated in a virtual world or in animation software. In this scenario, 3D animation software or tools play a vital role to depict the required scene that needs to appear real. VFX is a broad term like animation, which majorly uses camera mapping technique of creating visual effects for getting the desired output. A 3D animation software plays a crucial role in this scenario, in which still images are taken and processed using various 3D animation tools. In addition, the adoption rate of VFX technique is growing at a faster pace and offering the new professional opportunities for the animators and visual effect artists. This majorly provides the traction to the use of 3D animation technique in the entertainment industry, thereby driving the overall 3D animation market growth.
  • Which service segment of 3D animation software will see a boom till 2022?
    In the service segment, the education and training services segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the 3D animation market. There are a number of educational institutions and software training centers worldwide offering full-time training courses, certifications, and seasonal camps for artists, gamers, and animators. This is because there is a huge demand for professional 3D animators, modelers, graphic designers, and gaming developers.
  • How is 3D animation software market broken down region wise based on growth potential?
    On the basis of regions, the global 3D Animation market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America. North America holds the largest market share and APAC is growing at the highest CAGR in the 3D animation market, however MEA and Latin America are still in the initial phase of growth stage. Lack of government initiatives and poor finance are some of the major factors, which are restraining the growth of 3D animation in these regions.
  • Which are the major vendors in 3D animation software market?
    The major vendors in 3D Animation market are Adobe Systems (U.S.), Autodesk (U.S.), AutoDesSys (U.S.), Corel Corporation (Canada), Maxon Computer (Germany), NewTek, Inc. (U.S.), NVIDIA Corporation (U.S.), Pixologic, Inc. (U.S.), SideFX (Canada), and Toon Boom Animation, Inc. (Canada).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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