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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe flash is best to use for developing applications specifically for desktop and laptop PC websites. We use it a lot with clients who send us content from other countries to stream and/or view video, audio and multimedia. Since there is no mobile browser or device support, it can not be used for any app related projects.
Emily Sperduto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

3DS Max is really the best tool for those looking to create mograph designs, 3D models for video games, VFX composites and virtual sets, or just to quickly mock up some product designs with rapid rendering that still looks good. It really starts to fall behind though when you get into animation tools like rigging or smooth surface models or higher end ray tracing renders. If you need something for full-on animated films or final pass production physics effects, then use Maya instead.
Kevin Wolff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • The scalability of what Flash can do makes it so useful. You can do something simple like make a ball bounce on screen over some letters before showing your logo, or something more complex such as developing an animated short to display.
  • Using Flash videos on websites is very commonplace, so people are used to seeing it and have the necessary plugins installed already.
  • The files are very small, and the compression is very smooth. This helps if you are trying to send content to mobile devices or simply keep your website footprint small to ensure fast loading times.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

  • V-Ray 3ds Max is an awesome third-party plugin for architecture renders in 3ds Max.
  • Complicated models can be made in a simple way in 3ds Max also P-particles, M flow works better then before.
  • Interface is very easy to use. Very open, attractive, and very much ease of use for new users.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • Unfortunately, Flash is dying because of compatibility issues. Users are increasingly viewing websites on mobile devices, and Flash animations will not work in these cases.
  • Very soon, almost all of the major browsers will be blocking Flash, which is obviously a problem!
  • Flash provides decent 2D options, but it's pretty limited in 3D capabilities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

  • Rather expensive licensing.
  • Limited animation tools.
  • Outdated physics system.
Kevin Wolff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) 6.0
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Flash is usable but definitely has a learning curve that a novice user may need to Google a few tutorials prior. The seamless integration with other Adobe software products is nice for loading content from the cloud. Plus it's great for storing and saving work on the go.
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

Adobe Flash is being used in my company and my freelance work because it is the most universal tool used by all. It is able to be used on multiple applications and platforms and it is fairly easy to use once you have been trained. You can also get it with Adobe Suite which is well liked across multiple company types
Rebecca Powell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

Complex models are very easy to make in 3ds Max compared to other software, as Autodesk provides safety and security for your data and there are always there to serve you better. My experience with Autodesk was remarkable and Upmarket integration with other plugins makes 3ds Max vast and have an easy interface so that any new person who is using for the first time can understand simply.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

  • Absolutely a positive return on investment - our marketing always does better with animated features.
  • It gives our entire firm a meaningful reputation as being open to new and advancing technology and not shying away from it as things advance.
  • Allows us to pull content creators from our internal staff that are not particularly skilled in coding but can use the easy-to-use Adobe platform.
Olivia Crellin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk 3ds Max

  • Allows us to meet deadlines quickly - render times are minutes, not days.
  • Digs into profits due to licensing fees - just a single seat can set us back thousands.
Kevin Wolff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash) Editions & Modules

Edition
Annual Plan, Paid Monthly20.991
Annual Plan, Prepaid239.882
Monthly Plan31.493
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  3. per month
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Autodesk 3ds Max

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Autodesk 3ds Max Editions & Modules

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