Visual Effects (VFX) Market Size, Share, Growth Report 2032

Visual Effects (VFX) Market

Visual Effects (VFX) Market Size - by Type (Matte Painting, Simulation FX, Compositing, Motion Capture, 3D Scanning, Character & Creature Animation, Concept Art, Previs/Pre-Visualization, and Others), by Component (Software, Hardware, and Services), and by Application (Movies, Advertisements, TV Show, and Gaming): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018–2025

Category: Technology & Media Report Format : PDF Pages: 269 Report Code: ZMR-1234 Published Date: May-2019 Status : Published
Market Size in 2018 Market Forecast in 2025 CAGR (in %) Base Year
USD 11,333 Million USD 684.52 Million 11.4% 2018

Visual Effects (VFX) Market Size & Industry Analysis

The global Visual Effects (VFX) Market Size is expected to reach USD 23,854 million by 2025, at a CAGR of around 11.4% between 2019 and 2025. The visual effect is a process that integrates live-action footage and generates imagery that produces and/or maneuvers images externally to a live-action shot. 

The report analyzes and forecasts the Visual Effects (VFX) market on a global and regional level. The study offers past data from 2016 to 2018 along with a forecast from 2019 to 2025 based on revenue (USD Million). The assessment of the Visual Effects (VFX) market dynamics gives a brief insight into the market drivers and restraints along with their impact on the demand over the years to come. Additionally, the report also includes the study of opportunities available in the Visual Effects (VFX) market on a global level.

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An Overview of the Visual Effects (VFX) Industry

The development of special effects, animation, and computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is referred to as the visual effects (VFX) market. These types of effects can be seen in movies, television shows, and other forms of media. The use of visual effects (or VFX for short) is a vital part of modern filmmaking because it enables filmmakers to produce visually spectacular and realistic effects that were previously unattainable.

In recent years, the global market for visual effects (VFX) has seen tremendous expansion, which has been driven by a mix of factors including advancements in technology, an increased demand for content of a high quality, and the globalisation of the visual effects sector.

The visual effects (VFX) market is dominated by the film and television industries, which together account for the vast majority of total income earned by the VFX sector. But, visual effects are now being employed in other industries, such as gaming, advertising, and architecture, which is opening up new doors of opportunity for companies that specialise in visual effects.

Companies such as Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Weta Digital, Framestore, MPC, and Digital Domain are examples of some of the most important competitors in the visual effects (VFX) business. These businesses offer a wide variety of visual effects services such as pre-visualization, 3D modeling, animation, and compositing to its customers.

The market for visual effects is anticipated to continue expanding in the years to come as a result of the development of new technologies and the rising demand for material of a superior quality.

The report gives a transparent view of the Visual Effects (VFX) market. We have included a detailed competitive scenario and portfolio of leading vendors operative in the Visual Effects (VFX) market. To understand the competitive landscape in the Visual Effects (VFX) market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein all the segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

The study provides a crucial view of the Visual Effects (VFX) market by segmenting it based on type, component, application, and region. All the segments of the Visual Effects (VFX) market have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2019 to 2025.

The regional segmentation comprises the current and forecast demand for the Middle East and Africa, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Europe with further classification into the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa.

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Visual Effects (VFX) Market Growth Factors

The visual effects (VFX) market has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, and is likely to continue increasing in the future. The following are some of the most important elements that are fueling this growth:

Growing need for high-quality visual effects in the film and television industry: With the rise of streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney+, there is a growing desire for visually attractive material that can capture and retain audiences. This has led to an increased investment in VFX by studios and production businesses.

The development of advanced software and hardware technologies, such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality, has led to a considerable improvement in the quality of VFX. This improvement has been brought about as a result of advancements in technology. Because of this, the incorporation of visual effects into productions at studios has become less difficult and more cost-effective.

Demand for visual effects is growing not just in the film and television industry but also in other sectors. VFX are not exclusive to this sector. It is also being used in other industries such as gaming, advertising, and architecture, offering new prospects for VFX companies.

The visual effects industry has become more worldwide as a result of the increasing prevalence of remote work and the availability of digital collaboration tools. This has opened up new markets and allowed corporations to tap into a bigger pool of talent.

Growing popularity of 3D animation: 3D animation is becoming increasingly popular in the film, television, and gaming sectors, which has led to a greater need for VFX services.

Overall, the visual effects industry is likely to continue to rise as new technologies emerge and demand for high-quality VFX increases in numerous industries.

Visual Effects (VFX) Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Name Visual Effects (VFX) Market Research Report
Market Size in 2018 USD 11,333 Million
Market Forecast in 2025 USD 23,854 Million
Growth Rate CAGR of 11.4%
Number of Pages 259
Forecast Units Value (USD Billion), and Volume (Units)
Key Companies Covered Red Giant Software, Vision Effects, 3DAR LTDA, Frischluft, Video Copilot, The Foundry Visionmongers, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, Autodesk, Optitrack, Adobe Systems, and NVIDIA Corporation.
Segments Covered By Component Type, By Application, And By Region
Base Year 2021
Historical Year 2016 to 2020
Forecast Year 2022 - 2030
Customization Scope Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Request For Customization

Competitive Landscape and Company Market Share Analysis

Some major players operating in the global Visual Effects (VFX) market are

  • Red Giant Software
  • Vision Effects
  • Frischluft
  • Video Copilot
  • The Foundry Visionmongers
  • Blackmagic Design
  • Boris FX
  • Autodesk
  • Optitrack
  • Adobe Systems
  • NVIDIA Corporation.

This report segments the global Visual Effects (VFX) market into:

Global Visual Effects (VFX) Market: Type Analysis

  • Matte Painting
  • Simulation FX
  • Compositing
  • Motion Capture
  • 3D Scanning
  • Character and Creature Animation
  • Concept Art
  • Previs/Pre-visualization
  • Others

Global Visual Effects (VFX) Market: Component Analysis

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

Global Visual Effects (VFX) Market: Application Analysis

  • Movies
  • Advertisements
  • TV Show
  • Gaming

Global Visual Effects (VFX) Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • The U.S.
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa

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FrequentlyAsked Questions

The term "visual effects" (or "VFX") refers to the processes and methods that are utilized in the production of films, television shows, video games, and other forms of media in order to create or manipulate imagery. Typical applications of visual effects (VFX) include enhancing or creating environments, characters, or other features that cannot be easily or safely captured on film or video. Some applications cannot be captured safely or easily. The term "visual effects" (VFX) can refer to a broad variety of processes, such as "computer-generated imagery" (CGI), "compositing," "motion graphics," "digital matte painting," and many more. Visual effects artists, often known as VFX artists, generate and edit images via the use of specialized software tools and techniques. They frequently collaborate closely with filmmakers, directors, and producers to achieve a particular visual style or effect.

The global Visual Effects (VFX) market accounted for USD 11,333 million in 2018

According to the report, the global Visual Effects (VFX) market is expected to reach USD 23,854 million by 2025, at a CAGR of around 11.4% between 2019 and 2025.

People now have better access to movies, television shows, and other forms of entertainment thanks to the growth of digital gadgets and streaming platforms. As a result, there has been an increase in the demand for high-quality entertainment. As a direct consequence of this, there is a growing need for content of a high-quality that can both captivate and entertain audiences. As a result of the significant part that visual effects play in the process of developing engaging and immersive experiences, there has been a surge in the demand for VFX services.

North America is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global Visual Effects (VFX) market during the estimated timeline, owing to the increasing use of visual effects in Hollywood movies. Visual Effects (VFX) is the most advanced technology used in movies to make the scenes more realistic.

Some major players operating in the global Visual Effects (VFX) market are Red Giant Software, Vision Effects, 3DAR LTDA, Frischluft, Video Copilot, The Foundry Visionmongers, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, Autodesk, Optitrack, Adobe Systems, and NVIDIA Corporation.

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