3D Motion Capture Market Size Forecast to Reach $270.9 Million by 2026

3D Motion Capture Market Overview
3D Motion Capture Market is forecast to reach $270.9 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 12.1% from 2021 to 2026. The 3D motion capture is estimated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period primarily due to the growing demand for real time data with exceptional temporal accuracy for motion capture. The 3D motion capture records the movement of people, objects and things which are further converted to actionable data to create 3D view.

By using optical systems they work by tracking position markers or features in 3D and assemble the data to approximate the object’s motion. In case of filming they use different kinds of software to capture the virtual skeleton of the animated character. This is applied in media and entertainment, Biomechanical Research and healthcare and industrial applications.

Key Takeaways
3D motion capture market is estimated to witness substantial growth over the forecast period primarily due to the growing demand for real time data with exceptional temporal accuracy for motion.
The main purpose of 3D motion capture is to record the movements of people, objects and things but not on the visuals of those objects and things.
In 2020, Film production, Advertising and Gaming which belongs to media and entertainment industry accounted for almost 70% of 3D motion capture application assessment market.
Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets in 3D motion capture due to largest contribution from media and entertainment in 2020.

3D Motion Capture Market Segment Analysis – By Technology
The optical and Non-optical systems are one of the dynamic digital and display technology segments combined with factors such as technological advancements, wide range adoption and large-scale applications. There are different technologies in optical systems including active marker, passive marker, markerless and underwater. Optical systems use cameras to track the motion capture and use reflective or pulse LED’s. and account for 66% share in 2020 vomponents of optical systems are high-quality cameras, sensors and accessories. Non-optical systems provide real-time data output and offers multiple performance and doesn’t use markers for operation. The non-optical system is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

3D Motion Capture Market Segment Analysis – By Application
3D motion capture is applied into various industries and has seen a lot of improvements in the industries like in Virtual reality 3D motion which allows one to experience the 3D environment as one is physically there and experiencing it. Virtual reality is very common in video games these days and this segment is projected to grow at 15.5% CAGR through 2026. 3D motion capture in biomechanical research assists physiologists with their diagnosis, planning and decision making for patients and athletes affected by injury or movement impairment.

3D Motion Capture Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
Asia-Pacific is projected to grow at a higher CAGR of 14.8% during the forecast period 2021-2026. Countries like China and India are witnessing high demand for 3D motion capture due to media and entertainment industries usage of 3D motion in their areas. The robust growth of this region is due rising adoption rate of 3D motion capture technology for diverse applications such as biochemical research and medical, industrial and education, media and entertainment etc.

3D Motion Capture Market Drivers
Broadcast and Live shows driving the market growth
As the use of 3D motion capture becomes regular part of modern filming, media and entertainment industries the adoption of 3D motion capture systems for broadcast, live shows and gaming have increased. It is easy and less time taking to implement the real time 3D motion capture systems for creating and animating new characters. Applications of 3D motion capture like games, film, media and entertainment has the highest share in overall market.

Rise In Demand For High Quality 3D Animations
Animation of objects that appear in three dimensional spaces which move and rotate like actual objects are 3D animation. Increase in demand for high quality 3D animations is the key factor for growth of 3D motion capture market. Technological innovations in computer vision technology are boosting its demand. Moreover, the real-time data with exceptional spatial and temporal accuracy is pushing the 3D motion capture market growth.

3D Motion Capture Market Challenges
Need for High-end Processors for Seamless Capture of Content
3D motion is technique of capturing the movement of objects, animals and people. In order to capture the movements, data processing and capturing the data it requires a computer system which handles the bulk amount of data and takes lot of time to process the data. The existing systems like central processing unit and graphic processing unit are not really up to the mark for seamless capture of content. Hence, Increasing need for high end processors is likely to act as a major challenge for the market players in next few years.

3D Motion Capture Market Landscape
Product launches, acquisitions, and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the 3D motion capture market. The 3D motion capture market is dominated by major companies such OptiTrack, Vicon Motion System, Xsens Technologies, Northern Digital, Noitom, Codamotion, AR Tracking, Dari Automation, Metria Innovation, Motion Workshop.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches/Partnerships
In January 2020, Xsens a provider of 3D motion tracking Technology Company launched Xsens DOT, a new precision motion tracking technology which enables innovators to develop and prototype new applications much faster.
In July 2019, Optitrack unveiled new software for its optical motion capture systems and said it will deliver improvements to real time movement tracking. It said it can accurately track and reflect human movements in real time less than 10ms of latency.

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