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IBISWorld’s industry research report on Motion Capture Software Developers provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The film, television and live entertainment industries have increasingly been using this technology
  • Motion capture is increasingly being used in film, better known in the industry as performance capture
  • Growth will likely be stimulated by increasing demand for high quality movies and video games

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Motion Capture Software Developers industry has experienced robust growth well above GDP growth over the five years to 2016. This is largely due to the precision of data recorded and the versatility of the systems, which render the industry suited to serve many others, including film and video production, gaming, engineering, medicine and research and development. In addition, falling hardware prices, technological innovations and the increasingly widespread use of the software have created an abundance of opportunities for the industry, increasing profit margins. The industry is expected to grow significantly over the next five years...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Motion Capture Software Developers industry exhibits moderate and increasing barriers to entry. Hopeful entrants are enticed by the remarkable market opportunity of the emerging motion capture industry and its expanding application in entertainment, research and analytics. Hopeful entrants face rising competition from established operators, which can benefit from customer loyalty and network effects in downstream client industries. Similar to the broader Software Publishing industry (IBISWorld report 51121), patent protection of intellectual property can limit industry entrance and competition.

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    Additional Insights for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Development of new products
  • Effective product promotion
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Private investment in computers and software in the Motion Capture Software Developers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry?

    The industry includes operators that develop software used in the process of recording movement of one or more objects or persons.

    Industry Products
    Optical motion capture systems
    Mechanical motion capture systems
    Magnetic motion capture systems
    Other motion capture systems
    Industry Activities
    Develop software for facial motion capture
    Develop software for performance capture
    Develop software for editing, 3-dimensional modeling and animation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Private investment in computers and software
  • Demand from movie and video production
  • Demand from scientific research and development
  • Demand from video games
  • Demand from television production

  • Current Performance
  • A dynamic market
  • A constantly changing industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technological advances
  • Research and democratization
  • Table: Motion Capture Software Developers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motion Capture Software Developers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Movie & Video Production
  • Scientific Research & Development
  • Video Game Software Publishing
  • Biotechnology

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Operating Systems & Productivity Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Optical motion capture systems
  • Mechanical motion capture systems
  • Magnetic motion capture systems
  • Other motion capture systems
  • Chart: Motion Capture Software Developers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Video game development
  • Film
  • Life science research
  • Engineering and robotics
  • Video and live entertainment
  • Other research and development
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchases, research and developmentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motion Capture Software Developers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Autodesk Inc.
  • Table: Autodesk Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Motion Capture Software Developers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Private investment in computers and software (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Magnetic Motion Capture
  • Systems that use sensors placed on a subject to measure the low-frequency magnetic field generated by a transmitter source.
  • Mechanical Motion Capture
  • Systems that rely on outfitted metal pieces, suits or exoskeletons that are populated with sensors.
  • Motion Capture
  • The process of recording a live motion event and translating it into data that allows for a 3D recreation of the performance and alterations.
  • Open-Source Software (Oss)
  • Computer software distributed under a licensing arrangement and that allows computer codes to be shared, viewed and modified by other users and by organizations.
  • Optical Motion Capture
  • Systems that rely on several synchronized cameras to triangulate the position of an actor or object in motion.
  • Video Game Console
  • An interactive entertainment computer or modified computer system that produces a video display signal that can be used with a display device (a television, monitor, etc.) to display a video game.
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