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Autodesk, Maxon and Newtek listed as Visionary Leaders by 360Quadrants for 3D Animation Software

May 30, 2019

360Quadrants the world’s only comparison platform that combines expert analysis with crowdsourced insights has released a quadrant on 3D Animation Software to help businesses make quicker and more informed decisions. The quadrant has Autodesk, Maxon and Newtek sharing space as Visionary Leaders. 360Quadrants are generated post analysis of companies (product portfolios and business strategy). Quadrants will be updated every three months, and the position of vendors will reflect how buyers, industry experts, and other vendors rate them on different parameters.

3D animation software is a widely used technology that helps graphic designers, visual effects engineers, and animators produce realistic and innovative imagery. It involves the process of animating objects that appear in a three-dimensional space. This process consists of three important stages: modeling, motion graphics, and rendering, followed by the addition of Visual Effects (VFX). These animations are used in various industries such as media, movies, gaming, construction, architecture, and healthcare & life sciences. 360Quadrants covers 44 companies in the 3D Animation Software space and places them in a quadrant depending on their quality, reliability, and business outcome. 25 of these companies are categorized into Visionary Leaders, Dynamic Differentiators, Emerging Companies, and Innovators.

360Quadrants recognizes Autodesk, NewTek, and Maxon as Visionary Leaders; SideFX Software, The Foundry Visionmongers, Pixologic, 3D Coat, Hash Inc., and AutoDesSys as Innovators; Trimble Navigation, ESRI, Adobe Systems, Corel Corporation, NVIDIA Corporation, and Blender as Dynamic Differentiators; and Toon Boom Animation, Reallusion, Corastar, Cheetah 3D, Magix, Digimania, Electric Image, Otoy, Smith Micro Software and pmG Worldwide as Emerging Companies. The 360Quadrants platform provides the most granular 3D Animation Software comparisons between vendors.

The methodology used to rank 3D Animation Software companies involved the use of extensive secondary research to identify key vendors by referring to annual reports, press releases, investor presentations, white papers, and various related directories and databases. 25 key vendors were shortlisted on the basis of their breadth of product offerings, organization size, and other criteria. The scores and weights for shortlisted vendors against each parameter were finalized post research.  After the ratings were finalized, each vendor was placed in respective quadrants based on their score in the product offering and business strategy parameters.

The growing adoption of visual effects technology in movies and increasing demand for 3D mobile applications and gaming are some of the major factors expected to drive global 3D animation software market. The demand for 3D animation technology is growing at a significant pace as it is used across various industry verticlals.

As a Visionary Leader, Autodesk, has a strong portfolio of 3D animation solutions and services. It strengthens its position in the market by adopting robust business strategies as well as by offering customized and easily deployable software to its commercial clients. In this market, Autodesk has seen the following development that has had an impact on its growth and business strategies.

Autodesk releases new 3D animation software, Maya 2019

Autodesk unveiled its widely used 3D animation software, Maya 2019, with real-time previews, a new cached playback system, and enhanced performance. The upgraded software is expected to enable animators to increase playback speeds and help create better animations as well as provide a more responsive environment. The graph editor of the software has been enhanced with filters; a Butterworth filter to remove noise from motion capture data, and a key reducer to refine animation curves.

About 360Quadrants

360Quadrants essentially compares companies in emerging technologies on 100+ critical parameters. Each company is reviewed by 4 stakeholders—buyers, industry experts, other vendors, and MarketsandMarkets analysts—to make it unbiased. 360Quadrants aims to simplify and de-risk complex purchase decisions. Buyers get to personalize their quadrant against their specific needs. The combined insights from peers, analysts, experts, and vendors cut the bias and helps the buyer find the best fit solution. Vendors get to position themselves to win ideal new customers, customize their quadrants, decide key parameters, and position themselves strategically in a niche space, to be consumed by giants and start-ups alike. Experts get to grow their personal brand and increase their thought leadership. The 360Quadrants platform targets the building of a social network that links industry experts with companies worldwide.

360Quadrants has also launched quadrants in fields like Managed Services, AI in Fintech Solutions, and Predictive Analytics Software.

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