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Global 3D Animation Software Market 2016-2020

Global 3D Animation Software Market 2016-2020

About Animation Software

The main use of an animation software is to generate animated images, which gives the illusion of movement when the images are shown as a sequence. There are numerous tools available to the end users to create a realistic virtual image according to their requirements. Apart from creating animated movies like Frozen and Shrek, 3D animation is also used in films to improve the visual effects, and also in AEC and automotive projects. The rapid advancement in technologies and use of animation software in the media and entertainment and other industries has made 3D animation popular among the general masses.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 3D animation software market to grow at a CAGR of 12.45% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 3D animation software market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of the software across industries.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
Technavio's report, Global 3D Animation Software Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Adobe
  • Autodesk
  • Corel
  • Electric Image Animation System
  • Maxon
  • Side Effects Software
Other prominent vendors
  • Corastar
  • Corus Entertainment
  • Magix
  • NewTek
  • Smith
  • Micro Software
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for e-sports
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Piracy of software license and animated films
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing outsourcing for 3D modelling
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 3D Animation Software Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 3D animation software market: Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, Electric Image Animation System, Maxon, and Side Effects Software.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Corastar, Corus Entertainment, Magix, NewTek, Smith and Micro Software.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Outsourcing of 3D modelling is becoming a popular trend in the 3D animation market. The licensing of the 3D animation software is expensive and requires expertise and training of staffs. It involves purchasing CAD systems and software. Thus, many automotive and architectural companies outsource 3D modeling of buildings and car designs. Outsourcing is helping the structural engineers and automotive designers in enhancing their productivity and cutting costs and as different people engage in designing and modeling simultaneously. Further, it helps in speeding up the process as a software expert team will be more efficient in creating 3D models than amateur designers.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be increased use of 3D animation in movies. The popularity of 3D animated movies such as Cars, Toy Story, and The Incredibles reflects the growing interest of people toward animated movies. 3D animation provides better graphics, clarity, and faster rendering of frames than 2D and traditional animation. In 2014, 50% of the 3D movies produced and released in North America, generated a revenue of $1.5 billion. The moviegoers in China spent nearly 30% more on 3D movies than those in North America. The increasing popularity of animated movies in developing countries is expected to drive the market's growth.

Further, the report states that piracy is a huge concern for the global movie industry and software companies as well. Secure sharing, copying, and downloading of software from illegal sources on the web is a major challenge for 3D animation software providers. In addition, the mass adoption of pirated versions of the software has taken a toll on the industry players, amounting to huge losses. The majority of the customers utilize peer-to-peer systems, while the rest download the software through websites and stream-ripping applications. With the availability of torrents and illegal downloading sites, smaller and unlisted construction companies and college students access expensive 3D animation software without paying the actual price of the license.

Companies Mentioned

Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, Electric Image Animation System, Maxon, Side Effects Software, Corastar, Corus Entertainment, Magix, NewTek, Smith Micro Software.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • End-users
    • Segmentation by geography
      • Table Global 3D animation market by geography
    • Base year
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Summation errors
    • Product offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 3D animation software market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global 3D animation software: Market size and forecast 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by industry
    • Global 3D animation software market
      • Table Global 3D animation software market shares by industry 2015
    • Global 3D animation software market by media and entertainment industry
      • Table Global 3D animation software market size and forecast by media and entertainment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global 3D animation software market by AEC industry
      • Table Global 3D animation software market size and forecast by AEC industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global 3D animation software market by automotive industry
      • Table Global 3D animation software market size and forecast by automotive industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global 3D animation software market by geography
      • Table Global 3D animation software market by geography 2015
    • 3D animation software market in APAC
      • Table 3D animation software market size and forecast by APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • 3D animation software market in Americas
      • Table 3D animation software market size and forecast in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • 3D animation software market in EMEA
      • Table 3D animation software market size and forecast in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
  • Buying criteria
    • Table Buying criteria
  • Market drivers
    • Increased use of 3D animation in movies
    • Increasing demand for e-sports
      • Table Top 5 played e-sports games 2015
    • Increased use of 3D animation in TV commercials
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Piracy of software license and animated films
    • Availability of open-source 3D animation software
    • Lack of expertise in 3D animation
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing outsourcing for 3D modeling
    • Growth in VR animation
    • Declining 2D animation market
    • Rise of co-productions with Asian countries
    • Emergence of 3D printers
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
      • Table Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Adobe Systems: geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Autodesk: business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Geographical segmentation 2015
      • Table Side Effects Software: Key products
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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