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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Illustrator

Do not try and use this for multi-page designs—the multiple artboards you'd need to create within one doc are just a pure hassle and it's really a task better suited to InDesign in any case. This is great for any sort of design work where you want to be able to create quick and easy, highly editable vector graphics. It also pairs very nicely when used in tandem with Photoshop to do actual illustration. I think it shines the most when being used to create web assets (whether you export as JPEG, PNG or SVG), infographics, logos and flow charts.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

At first, it can be a little complex to use or learn how to handle it, but after you have practice, it becomes very easy and simple. Also at the beginning, if you do not know any other program, it can be difficult to remember the different functions, operations, or buttons. You can generate different parts to later assemble without any mishap or problem, or it helps you generate complex and organic shapes in an easier way.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Illustrator

  • Extremely robust vector editing tools are superior to most other vector graphics software. Illustrator has been the standard for two decades and continues to be.
  • Artboard flexibility. The addition of multiple, editable artboards a few generations ago allowed a single Illustrator file to be much more comprehensive, both for concept work and for multi-page/screen projects.
  • Integration with other Creative Cloud products is increasingly seamless.
Rand Habegger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

  • The program is a complete product for modeling, animation, shading and rendering 3d assets for static images and animation.
  • Maya has one of the best animation tools in 3d industry. It's simple to create/edit complex animation using Time Editor, Graph Editor and etc.
  • Well known in the game and film industry. Many studios use it, so there is no problem for just hired employee to settle in.
  • It has simple(enough) python API. It's easy to create scripts and plugins. And there are lots of free or paid plugins in the internet to speed up 3d work.
  • It has good node-based workflow for procedural creation.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Illustrator

  • Illustrator has so many features and can feel like learning a new language if you're a beginner (thankfully, tutorial videos are everywhere).
  • With such a high level of sophistication, it can sometimes be tempting to use a simpler program (such as Paint) when the full suite feels like overkill.
  • The sheer scale of Illustrator's offerings can be daunting, so it requires some stick-to-it-iveness to not feel mired in it.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

  • Better design of the interface.
  • Better price.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 9.5
Based on 2 answers
While Adobe Illustrator CC is one of the only true design software out there, it really stands heads above the other products. It's clean UI and menu structure is easy to navigate.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

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Usability

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Illustrator has become easier in recent years to use with more intuitive tools and controls for them. Illustration software has improved but Adobe Illustrator has kept up and keeps the edge with its extensive toolset. Newly added collaboration tools with Adobe make it even better and the expectation is that is to continue.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

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Support Rating

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 8.2
Based on 29 answers
As an Adobe Creative Cloud user the support I get from Adobe is always good. They are always there when you need them and you don't have to feel like the Lone Ranger. I don't frequently ask for support so I might not be the best one to ask, but anytime I've had a problem they have been just a few clicks away.
Robert Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Photoshop is much easier to learn and utilize, but Adobe Illustrator definitely has more features and customizations. For basic day-to-day designing, I'd choose Photoshop any day, just because of its ease of use and how simple it is to find tutorials and assistance online. For more in-depth designers, I could see how Illustrator could be a preference with more features.
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

There are list of alternatives of Autodest Maya: SideFX Houdini, Blender. We use them all depending on the task.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Illustrator

  • We are now able to create original illustrations for our marketing campaigns rather than having to rely on stock graphics. A lot of our competitors don't do this, so it helps us stand out.
  • We are now able to create original infographics rather than having to outsource this service. We save money by doing more in-house.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Maya

  • Design time.
  • Rendering time.
  • It's easy to use.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Illustrator

General

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

Autodesk Maya

General

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

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