3D Animation Software in Education

3D models and environments are being used for education and training in a staggering amount of areas, such as architecture, medical training, aerospace, engineering, product marketing, historical recreations, archaeology, biotechnology, vehicle operation, and real estate. The use of 3D technology has advanced along with improvements in computer and processing power. The animated visuals are significantly more expressive than 2D diagrams and textual materials, and hence they provide a deeper and simplified insight about an educational concept. 3D animation-based learning processes prove far more beneficial for students, as 2D display of information does not provide a sense of visualization because of which students find certain concepts hard to perceive. Moreover, there are large numbers of 3D animation schools and institutions that provide certified VFX and 3D animation workshops & training programs for students to learn the high-end 3D animation software engines, such as 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya, and pursue 3D animation as a full-fledged career.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The 3D animation software in education 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

NewTek is a leading player in the 3D animation software in the education market, and is recognized as a Visionary Leaders. The company has a strong portfolio of 3D animation services, solutions, and associated services. Visionary Leaders 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

SideFx Software, Pixologic and 3D Coat are recognized as Innovators in the 3D animation software in the education 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 the processing of high-performance workloads.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Trimble Navigation and ESRI are recognized as Dynamic players in the 3D animation software in the education 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

Reallusion, Otoy and Smith Micro Software are recognized as Emerging players in the 3D animation software in the education 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.

TOP VENDORS
In 3D Animation Software

  1. AUTODESK Maya
    Reviews
    3.3
  2. NEWTEK LightWave 3D
    Reviews
    3.1
  3. MAXON Cinema 4D Prime
    Reviews
    3.1

3D Animation Software in Education Quadrant

Comparing 42 vendors in 3D Animation Software across 179 criteria.

Find the best 3D Animation Software solution for your business, using ratings and reviews from buyers, analysts, vendors and industry experts

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing 3D Animation Software tools.
Product Maturity
Company Maturity
Most IMPORTANT
0.0
0.0
0.0
Product Features and Functionality
4.20
4.60
2.30
Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
3.75
3.60
3.80
Delivery
3.35
3.65
3.55
System Requirement
3.75
2.50
3.65
Support and Services
1.70
2.35
1.60
LEAST IMPORTANT LESS IMPORTANT

TOP VENDORS

  • 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.

    2.0
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    3.1
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Enterprise
    • San Antonio, Texas, United States
    • Founded: 1985
    • 51 to 100
  • 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.

    2.4
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    3.0
    ANALYSTS
     
    • 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.

    2.4
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.7
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1969
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 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.

    2.4
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.5
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1978
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • 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.

    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.6
    ANALYSTS
     
    • 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.

    2.3
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.4
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1997
    • 51 to 100
  • 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.

    1.8
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.3
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Startup
    • Aliso Viejo, California, United States
    • 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

    2.5
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.0
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Enterprise
    • California, United States of America
    • 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.

    1.8
    BUYERS
    VENDORS
    EXPERTS
    2.0
    ANALYSTS
     
    • Startup
    • Los Angeles, California, US
    • Founded: 2008
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100

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TOP REVIEWS

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#9 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Best animation tool"

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It is best tool for modeling quick simple buildings or interiors. Architectural designers can do wonders with this tool. It’s hassle-free because even new users can easily create patterns like voronoi, with its decent Nurbs engine.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#9 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“User-friendly"

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This easy-to-use and user-friendly animation software has several helpful designs and editing tools. It has a wall tool that lets users to specify the dimensions and look of a wall and automatically incorporate it into their design. it is a relatively easy program to learn with an attractive, modern user interface and easily accessible toolbars that lets to add elements to a design with a single click.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#9 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Real time visualization"

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It is much more precise, specific and can be used reliably. Real time visualization as well as preliminary client presentation is possible with its recently updated shaded work display feature which is also very rapid. It’s tech support is also best as they are always available on phone and help to resolve any of 3D cad needs.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#9 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Excellent tool"

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The software allows users to import 2D and 3D drawings and edit them within the program as it is compatible with many important file formats, including DWG, DXF and DWF. Users can also save designs as PDFs to store or share.
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Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software 8 Reviews

“Easiy Visualization"

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SketchUp Free gives users the convenience of accessing all the tools of SketchUp''s modeler anywhere they have access to the internet. It allows to easily visualize their ideas and concepts before turning them into real projects.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#16 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Unique animation tool"

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It’s a unique and multi-faceted software that lets users to quickly get started in character animation without having to worry too much about modeling their characters or props from scratch thanks to its extensive libraries and advanced character morphing abilities.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Consistent user interface"

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Consistent user interface throughout its different releases which is very important as whenever there is a studio updates to a new release, the artists need not waste his/her time trying to relearn it again. The software is easy to use and helps in getting work done in an agile way.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Fast and reduces timelines "

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Houdini is fast and reduces timelines and enjoys enhanced flexibility in all the creative tasks. It is perfect for visual effects and tech directors using effects, particle system and dynamics.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Unique and Powerful software"

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Houdini let''s artists explore different creative paths because it is easy to branch off a new node to explore alternative solutions. The nodes are what makes Houdini unique and give it power, there are lots of viewport and shelf tools that allow for artist-friendly viewport interactions.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software 8 Reviews

“Brilliant tool"

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It’s a brilliant way to travel with SketchUp, knowing that users can access, illustrate, and collaborate wherever they are.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#16 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“User-friendly tool"

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The tool is so user-friendly and easy-to-use that making animations no longer needs a team of animators. Now, anyone with a computer can do it on their own. This is extremely helpful and allows animators to reuse older characters.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software 8 Reviews

“Easy to learn"

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Sketch Up is a great animation platform to project architectural and interior design ideas. It is easy to use and easy to learn. It also offers free online tutorial for beginners. It allows users to do multiple projects in a week and need a program where one can import cad files or jpeg floorplans, quickly select walls and build up.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Easy to use software"

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It''s easy to use, and one of the best-in-class animation software. It permits to create scenes and visual effects for movies and TV shows. It also lets the user create their own tools through coding.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Robust animation toolset"

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Very robust toolset for solving several stereoscopic compositing related problems. High definition image formats like HDR, Tif, EXR can be imported/exported to maintain accurate color workflow, throughout the entire nodegraph. Also enables to create new ones using math operators.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software 8 Reviews

“Quick designing"

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It allows users to design quickly and encourages to think fast. The software permits users to import google maps images with the altitude data which is very helpful for large scale projects.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#16 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Great pre-visualization tool"

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It helps to easily apply motion capture files to characters as well as add animation by hand via motion layers and motion curves. Directors and filmmakers will find it to be a great pre-visualization tool, especially with the new real camera system while artists and animators will appreciate the advanced new PBR rendering engine with advanced features such as Global Illumination and Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#8 in 3D Animation Software 8 Reviews

“Amazing extension"

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SketchUP is an awesome tool for planning out a 3D space quickly, without needing much 3D design knowledge. The SketchUp Warehouse is also an amazing extension that allows users to use pre-built assets from other users, speeding up the design process even more.
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Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#4 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Amazing rendering software"

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It is one of the leading software when it comes to vfx, and simulations. Moreover its procedural modeling and the render software is amazing.
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Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Powerhouse software"

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The speed and stability provided by software is one of the major feature users like. It is super-fast and reliable. The amount of data and complex networks that one can work here is out of this world. It is a powerhouse for both compositors and look developers because of its deep channels in conjunction with a full 3D compositing environment.
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Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Great software"

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It’s a great software that offers unlimited, integrated 3D environment that allows to create and render complex scenes. Amazing solution for camera projections for set replacements and other tasks where one needs to simulate a "real" environment.