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Art of Illusion is a free, open-source 3D modeling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with Java 6 or later

It is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high-end animation work. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs. Some of the highlights include subdivision surface based modeling tools, skeleton based animation, and a graphical language for designing procedural textures and materials.

What's New

Version 10.2 (3.0):
  • Animation can be previewed directly in the main window.
  • Added support for Groovy scripting language.
  • Refactored raytracer to be usable from scripts and plugins.
  • Replaced Text script with a much better Text modeling tool.
  • Changed the behavior of the Rotate View tool to be more intuitive.
  • Lots of improvements to implicit more...


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Anotheruser Member IconComment+31

The files seem to be corrupt. Anyone else experiencing problems with this (2.9.1) release?

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Version 2.9.1
PigZelner Member IconReview+3

This is the most impressive 3D modelling software written in Java I have ever seen, especially when it is 100% free!

Rendering is a slow process, but you can get quite good-looking and realistic results.
I would recommend Aoi for hobbyists and those who want to experiment with 3D scenes and modelling. The Art of Illusion's website has a nice tutorial that tells you step by step how to create a realistic hourglass, perfect for those who have never been creating 3D graphics before, or those who just want to look at the apps features!

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Version 2.4.1
anotheruser Member IconComment+31

Art of Illusion is "written entirely in Java", which means this software should be listed as a PPC/Intel App, not just "PPC", right?

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Version 2.4.1
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Downloads 22,460
Version Downloads 593
License Free
Date 23 Sep 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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