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'''Version ID:''' [[Version ID::2.7.2]]  
 
'''Version ID:''' [[Version ID::2.7.2]]  
  
'''Date released:''' [[Version Date released::2009-04-19]]  
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'''Date released:''' [[Version Date released::2009-04-19]]
  
'''Date:''' [[Format Date::1999-10-29]]  
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'''Date:''' [[Format Date::1999-10-29]] (Version 0.1)
  
 
'''Creator(s):''' [[Creator::Peter Eastman]]  
 
'''Creator(s):''' [[Creator::Peter Eastman]]  
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'''Contributor(s):''' [[Contributor::Peter Eastman]]  
 
'''Contributor(s):''' [[Contributor::Peter Eastman]]  
  
'''Relationships:''' - N/A
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'''Relationships:''' N/A
  
* '''Previous Version(s):''' [[Previous Version::N/A]]
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* '''Previous Version(s):''' N/A
  
* '''Contains:''' [[Contains::N/A]]
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* '''Contains:''' N/A
  
* '''Syntax Format(s):''' [[Syntax Format::N/A]]
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* '''Syntax Format(s):''' N/A
  
* '''Family Format(s):''' [[Family Format::N/A]]
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* '''Family Format(s):''' N/A
  
'''Description:''' [[Description::]] - Main description of the format, which can give extra information not categorized.
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'''Description:''' The AOI file format is used by a program called Art of Illusion. Editing and modification of the file cannot be accomplished outside of Art of Illusion.
  
'''History:''' [[History::]] - Historical description depicting major events surrounding development, creation, and maintenance of this format.
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Art of Illusion (AoI) is an open-source software package that can be used for 3D modeling and rendering written entirely in Java. The program combines a simple user interface with powerful features usually found in high-end graphics software.
  
'''Example(s):''' [[Example::Example Template]] - Information and example models of the engineering format.
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The program includes a long list of features:
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*Modeling - AoI contains several modeling primitives including: cube, sphere, cone, tube, curve, triangle mesh, and spline mesh. The program allows the user to: use Boolean modeling operations; lathe, sweep, extrude along a curve; and use a complete mesh editor.
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*Animation - AoI lets the user create animations through poses and gestures, skeletal animation, distortion tracks for bending/twisting effects, linear and discontinuous tracks, and scripted objects.
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*Textures - Uniform or image-mapped texture editors allow for quick texture creation. 2D and 3D procedural textures can be based on many parameters, can be animated, can be mapped to objects in several ways (projection, spherical, etc.), and can be layered.
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*Materials - Procedural and uniform materials can be created with an adjustable index of refraction, scattering, eccentricity, along with other material traits. The materials also allow for single scattering and photon scattering during rendering.
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*Rendering - AoI include full global illumination, including caustics, for rendering. Various methods can be used, such as Monte Carlo and Photon Mapping. Features such as point lights, spotlights, directional lights, soft shadows, depth of field, and motion blur add to the realism of the rendering.
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*Post-processing - AoI allows the post processing of images to add a camera filter or for noise reduction for global illumination.
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*Scripting - AoI has a flexible scripting language built-in, allowing for user defined scripts and plug-ins
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For a more complete list of AoI's features, see [http://www.housepixels.com/aoitiki/tiki-index.php?page=Features the complete list of features].
  
'''Identifier:''' [[Identifier::]] - A URL or other identifier that refers to the engineering format.
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The below list of features of AoI is based off of the program without any plugins. Some features may have been realized through a user-created plugin or script, which can be found [http://www.housepixels.com/aoitiki/tiki-index.php?page=Scripts here].
  
'''Documentation:''' [[Documentation::Documentation Template]] - Information in general about the engineering format.
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'''History:''' Art of Illusion has been maintained by Peter Eastman since 1999 with contributions from users of Art of Illusion.  
  
'''File Extensions:''' [[File Extension::]] - Extensions of the engineering format, excluding the dot.
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'''Example(s):''' [[Example::AOI Example 1]] - You must download [http://www.artofillusion.org/downloads Art of Illusion] to be able open the file.
  
'''Applications:''' - Applications that the engineering format uses.
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'''Identifier:''' N/A
  
* '''Native application(s):''' [[Native Application::Engineering Format Application Template]] - Applications which are primarily designed to specifically run this engineering format.
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'''Documentation:''' [[Documentation::AOI Documentation]] - Information in general about the engineering format.
  
* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::Engineering Format Application Template]] - Applications which can read or write files of this format, but are not native applications for the format.
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'''File Extensions:''' [[File Extension::AOI]]  
  
'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::]] - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.
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'''Applications:'''  
  
'''Format(s):''' [[Format::]] - The MIME file types.
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* '''Native application(s):''' [[Native Application::Art Of Illusion]]  
  
'''Rights:''' [[Rights::]] - The name or type of the license for the engineering format. Examples: BSD-style license, Apache License, Proprietary license
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* '''Interoperable applications:''' N/A
  
'''Sustainability Factors:''' - Facts about the sustainability of this particular engineering format.
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'''Magic numbers:''' N/A
  
* '''Standardization:''' [[Standardization::]] - Information regarding standardization attempts with this format.
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'''Format(s):''' Unknown
  
* '''Adoption:''' [[Adoption::]] - Information about how this format has been adopted by other organizations.
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'''Rights:''' [[Rights::GPLv2]]  
  
** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' [[Licensing and patent claims::]] - Any licenses or patent claims that the engineering format makes.
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'''Sustainability Factors:'''  
  
* '''Self-documentation:''' [[Self-documentation::]] - Any self-documentation capabilities of the format.
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* '''Standardization:''' [[Standardization::None]]  
  
* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::]] - Anything that the format depends on outside of its control to function.
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* '''Adoption:''' [[Adoption::None]]
  
* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]] - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
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** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' [[Licensing and patent claims::None]]
  
'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::]] - Keywords that describe the format's typical use. Examples: CAD and CAM
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* '''Self-documentation:''' [[Self-documentation::None]]  
  
'''File classification:''' - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.
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* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::None]]  
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::]] - The type of file, choices are binary and text.
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* '''Raster data:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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** '''Raster data 2D:''' - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Raster data 3D:''' - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Geometric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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** '''Implicit representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:''' - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Implicit curves:''' - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Point set:''' - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Mesh:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:''' - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Parametric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:''' - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Parametric curves:''' - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Multi-resolution models:''' - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Assembly:''' - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Force(s):''' - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Material transparency:''' - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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'''References:''' [[References::]] - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
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* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::None]]
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'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::Creating and rendering 3D scenes.]]
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'''File classification:'''
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* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::Binary]]
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* '''Raster data:'''
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** '''Raster data 2D:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::Only supports shapes and objects that can be created within Art of Illusion. However, an image file can be created using Art of Illusion.]]
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** '''Raster data 3D:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::Only supports shapes and objects that can be created within Art of Illusion. However, an image file can be created using Art of Illusion.]]
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* '''Geometric representation:'''
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** '''Implicit representation:'''
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::While equations are not used, Art of Illusion allows the user to specify attributes of cubes, spheres, and cylinders.]]
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*** '''Implicit curves:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::Curves are created by defining a series of points which can be interpolated or approximated.]]
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*** '''Point set:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::Only objects defined in the program can be used.]]
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** '''Mesh:'''
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::true]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::Triangle meshes can be created from existing objects.]]
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::true]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::Triangle meshes can be created from existing objects.]]
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::Triangle meshes can only be created from existing objects, which cannot result in non-manifold meshes.]]
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** '''Parametric representation:'''
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::Surfaces can be created and their parameters (thickness, control points, tension, etc.) can be changed, but are not defined as a true "parametric surface".]]
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*** '''Parametric curves:'''
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::false]]
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::Curves are created using a series of control points, not parameters.]]
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** '''Contour sets:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::Contour sets not supported]]
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** '''NURBS:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::NURBS are not supported]]
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* '''Multi-resolution models:'''
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::false]]
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::All objects are created with same resolution]]
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* '''Dynamics:'''
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** '''Kinematics:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::true]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::Objects can be rotated interactively]]
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** '''Assembly:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::Objects can only be assembled interactively]]
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** '''Force(s):'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::Can be supported through the use of plugins]]
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* '''Boundary representation'''
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:'''
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]
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* '''Material transparency:'''
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::true]]
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::Handles user-generated textures]]
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'''References:'''
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* http://www.artofillusion.org/index
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_of_Illusion
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* http://www.housepixels.com/aoitiki/tiki-index.php
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Eastman
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* http://www.telefish.net/Public/aoibench/aoibench.html
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* http://www.friendlyskies.net/aoiforum/

Latest revision as of 10:15, 13 May 2009

Title(s): Art of Illusion

Version ID: 2.7.2

Date released: 2009-04-19

Date: 1999-10-29 (Version 0.1)

Creator(s): Peter Eastman

Contributor(s): Peter Eastman

Relationships: N/A

  • Previous Version(s): N/A
  • Contains: N/A
  • Syntax Format(s): N/A
  • Family Format(s): N/A

Description: The AOI file format is used by a program called Art of Illusion. Editing and modification of the file cannot be accomplished outside of Art of Illusion.

Art of Illusion (AoI) is an open-source software package that can be used for 3D modeling and rendering written entirely in Java. The program combines a simple user interface with powerful features usually found in high-end graphics software.

The program includes a long list of features:

  • Modeling - AoI contains several modeling primitives including: cube, sphere, cone, tube, curve, triangle mesh, and spline mesh. The program allows the user to: use Boolean modeling operations; lathe, sweep, extrude along a curve; and use a complete mesh editor.
  • Animation - AoI lets the user create animations through poses and gestures, skeletal animation, distortion tracks for bending/twisting effects, linear and discontinuous tracks, and scripted objects.
  • Textures - Uniform or image-mapped texture editors allow for quick texture creation. 2D and 3D procedural textures can be based on many parameters, can be animated, can be mapped to objects in several ways (projection, spherical, etc.), and can be layered.
  • Materials - Procedural and uniform materials can be created with an adjustable index of refraction, scattering, eccentricity, along with other material traits. The materials also allow for single scattering and photon scattering during rendering.
  • Rendering - AoI include full global illumination, including caustics, for rendering. Various methods can be used, such as Monte Carlo and Photon Mapping. Features such as point lights, spotlights, directional lights, soft shadows, depth of field, and motion blur add to the realism of the rendering.
  • Post-processing - AoI allows the post processing of images to add a camera filter or for noise reduction for global illumination.
  • Scripting - AoI has a flexible scripting language built-in, allowing for user defined scripts and plug-ins

For a more complete list of AoI's features, see the complete list of features.

The below list of features of AoI is based off of the program without any plugins. Some features may have been realized through a user-created plugin or script, which can be found here.

History: Art of Illusion has been maintained by Peter Eastman since 1999 with contributions from users of Art of Illusion.

Example(s): AOI Example 1 - You must download Art of Illusion to be able open the file.

Identifier: N/A

Documentation: AOI Documentation - Information in general about the engineering format.

File Extensions: AOI

Applications:

  • Interoperable applications: N/A

Magic numbers: N/A

Format(s): Unknown

Rights: GPLv2

Sustainability Factors:

  • Standardization: None
    • Licensing and patent claims: None
  • Self-documentation: None
  • External dependencies: None
  • Technical protection considerations: None

Typical use: Creating and rendering 3D scenes.

File classification:

References: