Published: Dec, 2017

The Global 3D animation market find its usage across a wide range of industries. Does this market is anticipated to expand a rapid pace in the period from 2017 to 2022. According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the Global 3D animation market is likely to witness the entry of many new players during the forecast period on account of the lucrative prospects of growth which it provides. Leading players within this market include Autodesk Inc., Nemetschek SE, Adobe Systems Inc., NewTek Inc., Side Effects Software Inc., NVIDIA Corp., Smith Micro Software Inc., BOXX Technologies Inc., Intel Corp., and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

According to TMR, the global 3D animation market will witness a double-digit expansion of 14.5% CAGR between 2017 and 2022. The market is anticipated to rise from US$13.6 in 2017 to US$26.8 bn by 2022. On the basis of hardware, the global 3D animation market is anticipated to be led by the video cards and GPU segment. The video card and GPU segment accounted for 35.7% of the market in 2017 and was worth US$4.8 bn in the same year. The segment is expected to be worth US$9.7 bn by 2022 and account for 36.4% of the global 3D animation market. On the basis of end use, the media and entertainment sector is predicted to dominate during the forecast period on account of the diverse application of 3D animation in the field of entertainment. The engineering, manufacturing, and construction sectors will also contribute significantly to the revenue of the global 3D animation market.

Global 3D Animation Market

North America Leading in 3D Animation Market

On the basis of geography, North America accounted for more than one-third of the global market for 3D animation in 2017. The North American 3D animation market was worth US$4.6 bn in 2017 and will reach close to US$10.4 bn by 2020, says TMR. Between the period 2017 and 2022 North America is anticipated to witness an expansion of 17.4% CAGR thereby ensuring that this region will remain the leading contributor to the global 3D animation market.

Increasing Adoption of 3D Visual Effects and Animations in Media and Entertainment Sector behind Growth

Key factors boosting the growth of the global 3D animation market is the increasing adoption of 3D visual effects and animation by the entertainment and media industry. Increasing competitiveness on account of the emergence of augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence has given a boost to this market. The increasing interest of views for animated movies is boosting the growth of the market. The demand for 3D games and mobile applications is also increasing which will in turn fuel the uptake of 3D mapping technology. The increasing uptake of 3D mapping technology in geo spatial analysis as well as in navigation will accelerate the growth of the global 3D animation market.

The study presented here is based on a report by Transparency Market Research titled “3D Animation Market (Hardware - Video Cards and GPU, Motion Capturing Systems, Workstation; Deployment - On-Premises, Cloud; End Use - Media and Entertainment, Construction and Engineering, Architecture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Education; Software - Plug-in, Software Platforms, SDK) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2022.”

The market is segmented as follows:


  • Video Cards and GPU
  • Motion Capturing Systems
  • Workstation


  • Cloud
  • On-premise

End Use:

  • Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Construction and Engineering,


  • Plug-in
  • Software Platforms
  • SDK

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