Adobe Illustrator vs Blender

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Adobe Illustrator vs Blender: What are the differences?

Developers describe Adobe Illustrator as "Create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations". The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile. On the other hand, Blender is detailed as "*Open Source 3D computer graphics software *". It is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Adobe Illustrator and Blender can be categorized as "Graphic Design" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Adobe Illustrator has a broader approval, being mentioned in 117 company stacks & 288 developers stacks; compared to Blender, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe Illustrator
Pros of Blender
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    Vector Creation
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    Free for Commercial and Personal Use
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    Layers
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    Usable For Graphic Design
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    Dozens of free addons, courses and an active community

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Cons of Adobe Illustrator
Cons of Blender
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    Massive disk space usage
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    Adobe Updater to slow you down even more
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    Expensive
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    Not really a tool for web design
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    Clunky
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    Long Render Time (every 3d program ever)
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    Confusing UI and shortcut navigation for newcomers
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    Blender dropped the game engine, see UPBGE

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What is Adobe Illustrator?

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

What is Blender?

It is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

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Jobs that mention Adobe Illustrator and Blender as a desired skillset
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What are some alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and Blender?
Adobe InDesign
The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.
Adobe Photoshop
It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.
Inkscape
It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
Sketch
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
Affinity Designer
No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.
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