VFX Software

Visual Effects are the processes used to create imaginary effects around a live action shot. These effects are used in films and videos to add special effects and motion graphics to various scenes. VFX software enables artists to design effective and stunning effects, 3D animation, graphics and visuals easily using an interactive platform. There are available hundreds of VFX and motion graphical applications used by film and media industry on daily basis. Choose right software that suits your needs and offers compatibility.

Here are some most popular VFX applications used by leading film makers and artists.
1

Blender

Blender is a free, open-source 3D software and VFX application, created, used and managed by thousands of VFX experts, artists, professionals, students, animators, scientists, game artists, and more people around the world.

By: NaN Holding B.V From the Netherlands
Based on 44 Votes
2

Smoke

Smoke is a powerful video effects management tool for Mac platform used for creating 3D visual effects.

By: Autodesk Inc. From USA
Based on 11 Votes
3

Sapphire

Sapphire is a visual effects suite used in various industries including broadcasting, films and advertising.

By: GenArts, Inc. From USA
Based on 1 Vote
4

Silhouette

Silhouette is a standard visual effects system used in post-production of visual effects and motion graphics.

By: SilhouetteFX, LLC
Based on 2 Votes
5

Nuke

Nuke is a powerful node-based editorial, finishing and VFX tool designed to deliver interactive visual effects, animation, 3D, paints and motion graphics.

By: Foundry Visionmongers Limited From UK
Based on 16 Votes
6

Fusion

Fusion by Backmagic Design is visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics compositing software used by visual effects artists, motion graphic designers, broadcast media and 3D animators to create and edit interactive VFX applications.

By: Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. From Australia
Based on 11 Votes
7

Filmora

Filmora video editor is used to create powerful videos with a modern and intuitive user interface featured with several designing & editing tools.

By: Wondershare Software From China
Based on 16 Votes
8

Flame

Flame is 3D visual effects software featured with tools for creating interactive visual effects, advanced graphics, conform, visual fx, compositing, color grading and editorials.

By: Autodesk Inc. From USA
Based on 6 Votes
9

After Effects

After Effects visual effects software is used by many leading industries to create stunning motion graphics and VFX (Visual Effects).

By: Adobe Systems Incorporated From USA
10

ZBrush

ZBrush from pixologic is a digital sculpting and painting solution used by digital artists to create 3D applications and graphics.

By: Pixologic, Inc. From USA
Based on 25 Votes
11

Natron

Natron is free, open-source, cross-platform nodal and composing software used by studios, artists, developers and scientists to create visual effects.

By: Natron From France
Based on 4 Votes
12

HitFilm

HitFilm is 3D & VFX and editing software used by filmmakers to design visual effects for their films, music videos and documentaries.

By: FXHOME Limited From UK
13

Media Composer

Media Composer is professional video and film editing software bundled with hundreds of effects and transitions to enhance the quality of productions.

By: Avid Technology, Inc. From USA
Based on 21 Votes
14

Realflow

RealFlow is a professional fluid simulation and 3D software used to recreate ocean, waves, splashes and other fluid effects.

By: Next Limit, S.L. From Spain
Based on 1 Vote
15

Houdini FX

Houdini FX is a 3D and VFX program used by artists to add powerful 3D animation and visual effects in movies, video games or commercials.

By: Side Effects Software Inc. From Canada
16

particleIllusion

particleIllusion is special effects and animation rendering software used to create water effects, smoke effects, fire effects, cloud effects and animation.

By: GenArts, Inc. From USA
17

Red Giant Effects Suite

Red Giant Effects Suite is fully-featured VFX software, allowing users to create professional visual effects and motion graphics.

By: Red Giant LLC From USA
18

SpeedTree Cinema

SpeedTree Cinema is a powerful special effects software system used to create special visual effects and motion graphics in films and videos.

By: IDV, Inc. From USA
19

MotionStudio 3D

MotionStudio 3D is animation and effect creation software that allows users to make epic movies with custom 3D titles, 3D animation and stunning visual effects.

By: cleverbridge AG From Germany
Based on 16 Votes
20

SGO Mistika

Mistika from SGO is a powerful vfx and effect rendering suite used for trailers, feature films, commercials, tv episodes, news & sports and other industries.

By: Soluciones Gráficas por Ordenador, S.L. From Spain
21

Massive Prime

Massive Prime is a complete 3D animation and visual effects solution used for rendering, authoring and directing effects.

By: Massive Software From New Zealand
Based on 2 Votes
22

Final Effects Complete

Final Effects Complete is VFX software used to create motion graphics, visual effects, 3D particle animations and more.

By: Boris FX Inc. From USA