The manufacturing vertical works on a complex 3D design that is needed at the workstation, so 3D animated technology simplifies complexities associated with the operations and the vendors deliver hardware-enhanced 3D animated graphics to perform mechanical operations. The 3D animation technology is used by a broad set of manufacturing verticals, such as consumer goods manufacturing, automotive, metal, and plastic manufacturing. These technologies in the manufacturing vertical are driven by modeling tools. Earlier, most of the manufacturers relied upon 2D drawing; however, the 3D modeling trend expanded from aeronautical business to automotive and medical machineries. 3D modeling tools have become the mean to communicate manufacturing information and product specification. Similarly, 3D simulation provides a cost-effective and risk-free way for testing process and to re-design the existing production line. It can accurately make objective analysis to reduce the risk of poor decision-making. 3D simulations simplify the understanding of production systems, equipment, and processes implemented in the manufacturing and engineering departments by using software, such as AutoCAD.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The 3D animation software in the manufacturing 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

Visionary Leaders 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

Innovators have a varied portfolio of 3D animation services and strong potential to build strong business strategies for their business growth. These vendors have been providing 3D animation offerings as per their customer demands. Innovators have been at the forefront in deploying their solutions for niche and custom requests by their clients requiring processing of high-performance workloads.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Trimble Navigation, ESRI and NVIDIA Corporation, are recognized as Dynamic players in the 3D animation market in manufacturing. 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 and Otoy are recognized as Emerging players in the 3D animation software market in manufacturing. 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 Software in Manufacturing Quadrant

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

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EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing 3D Animation Software tools.
  • 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
      • 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
      • 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
    • 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
      • Proof of Concept
      • Product Demos
    • Medium of Delivery of Support Services
      • Remote Support

TOP VENDORS

  • 1

    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
  • 2

    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
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 3

    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
  • 4

    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
    • 101 to 500
  • 5

    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
  • 6

    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

TOP REVIEWS

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Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
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#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.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#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.
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.
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.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#16 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Cost-effective animation tool"

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It is one of the fastest and cost-effective 3D animation software available in the industry. One can easily create skilled animations in a very short time for films, TV shows, animation, video games, content development, education and art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#7 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Great software"

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Iray supports the Material Definition Language which gives users the ability to share their physically based materials and lights between supporting applications. This is a great feature for people who use different applications at different stages of a project.
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.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
Chief Product Officer, Company Name Classified
#13 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Great software"

(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)5
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.
Business Analyst,Company Name Classified
Business Analyst, Company Name Classified
#7 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Easy-to-use"

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Due to its photorealistic images, the software allows users to obtain realistic results without the need to be an expert in computer graphics techniques. It is also easy to use because it refines the image gradually increasing the processing cycles until achieving the maximum level of detail.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#7 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“User-friendly tool"

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The software includes several easy-to-use native material types with presets that mimic the real-world materials commonly found in visualization scenes. In addition to the native material types, users can also download several quite extensive material libraries from Nvidia’s website that further extend the range of surfaces that can be replicated out of the box.
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.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#14 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Powerful tool"

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It is a very powerful tool, that can be used for video editing, rendering and animating. As it’s an open source it is easily available and is been used widely by professionals around the world. It will ensure long-term access to the files and it allows user to gather skills that will be useful well into the future.
Vice President,Company Name Classified
Vice President, Company Name Classified
#7 in 3D Animation Software 7 Reviews

“Perfect for novice visualizers"

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Perfect for novice visualizers, or those aiming to create images with a degree of physical accuracy, Iray is a cost effective and straightforward solution. While more high-end rendering engines might deliver more, Iray is a satisfying compromise between price and performance.
Head - Product Management,Buyer Healthcare
Head - Product Management, Buyer Healthcare
#14 in 3D Animation Software 6 Reviews

“Customizable and more Flexible"

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The software is customizable and more flexible, user can bend the software into whatever is suitable for one’s workflow. It also permits to create logo designs to architectural visualization and game asset creation and animation. Python scripting can be used to automate things and transform complex data models that would be near impossible by hand.
Chief Product Officer,Company Name Classified
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.
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.