I use Blender and Adobe CC...Blender is open source so it is free to any student who wants to learn 3D modelling, animation and a variety of other things. They are working on a new version of Blender that works in real time, I think it is version 2.8. It's not out yet but is very exciting for creatives around the world. I use Unreal Engine 4 as well, it is a game engine that is also free to use until you start making over $3,000 a quarter (or something like that). My point being, Adobe is a creative tool that I work into the workflow of all my projects. It plays nice and it is a product I feel good about teaching others.