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Illustrator is crashing when I use blend tool (for example)

Participant ,
May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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Hi,

I'm about to implode. 

Illustrator crashes when I use the blend tool (for example). I have updated all Adobe apps I'm using, there should also be enough space on my iMac. I use Ventura 13.3.1, and the latest version of Illustrator. What more can I do?

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May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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Please tell us your hardware specifications.

How complex is the artwork? Can you please show a screeshot that includes the layers panel with layer opened.

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Participant ,
May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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Yes, here it is:

Skärmavbild 2023-05-20 kl. 10.45.03.png

 

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May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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There are probably too many objects.

What are the blend settings?

And your computer specifications? How much RAM, etc.

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May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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From what I understand, this is a common effect to use. I create a blend between some circles and apply them to a path. This is my RAM status:
Skärmavbild 2023-05-20 kl. 11.06.10.png

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May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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@Kustenklar   a écrit :

From what I understand, this is a common effect to use. I create a blend between some circles and apply them to a path.


 

Yes, it is. But 16 GB might not be well prepared for thousands of in-betweens.

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May 20, 2023 May 20, 2023

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Ok. I was told 16 should be more than enough but I guess not then. 

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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Happens to me on 64GB Ram and a 3080ti. It's not your hardware. It's Adobe not caring because they're a monopoly.

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Feb 23, 2024 Feb 23, 2024

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I am on 32GB of ram and also experience this issue on occasion, especially if my computer hasn't been restarted in a few days or I have other applications open alongside Illustrator. (For example I find that playing music/video in the background taxes my graphics enough that it can affect Illustrator's performance as well.) So when I experience this issue with the blend tool, I will open up a blank document to create my original blend and save it separately just to keep a copy of the original. I then expand the blend so it's separate shapes and no longer a live blend, and copy that into my regular document. This greatly improves my performance. Hope that helps?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 22, 2023 May 22, 2023

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Hello @Kustenklar ,

 

We understand how frustrating it can be to experience crashes. Would you mind trying the steps in this help article (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/fix-crash-on-launch-issues.html) and checking if it helps? Also, kindly share the crash report using the steps in this article (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/crash-next-steps.html) and use the same email account as your community account for quick tracking. We appreciate your time and efforts in resolving this issue.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,
Anubhav

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