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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]] (Version 0.1)
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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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* '''Family Format(s):''' N/A
 
* '''Family Format(s):''' N/A
  
'''Description:'''  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.
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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.
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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.
  
 
The program includes a long list of features:
 
The program includes a long list of features:
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*Scripting - AoI has a flexible scripting language built-in, allowing for user defined scripts and plug-ins
 
*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 [http://www.housepixels.com/aoitiki/tiki-index.php?page=Features the complete list of features].
 
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].
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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].
  
 
'''History:''' Art of Illusion has been maintained by Peter Eastman since 1999 with contributions from users of Art of Illusion.  
 
'''History:''' Art of Illusion has been maintained by Peter Eastman since 1999 with contributions from users of Art of Illusion.  
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::false]]  
 
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::false]]  
 
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::Curves are created using a series of control points, not parameters.]]  
 
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::Curves are created using a series of control points, not parameters.]]  
** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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** '''Contour sets:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''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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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::Contour sets not supported]]  
** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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** '''NURBS:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::NURBS are not supported]]
* '''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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* '''Multi-resolution models:'''  
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::false]]  
** '''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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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::All objects are created with same resolution]]
* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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* '''Dynamics:'''  
** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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** '''Kinematics:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::true]]  
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::Objects can be rotated interactively]]
** '''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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** '''Assembly:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::false]]  
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::Objects can only be assembled interactively]]  
** '''Force(s):''' - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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** '''Force(s):'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::false]]  
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::Can be supported through the use of plugins]]  
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
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* '''Boundary representation'''  
** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]  
*** '''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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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]  
** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]  
*** '''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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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]
** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:'''  
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]  
*** '''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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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::Can be supported through use of plugin/script]]  
* '''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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* '''Material transparency:'''  
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::true]]  
** '''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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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::Handles user-generated textures]]  
  
'''References:''' [[References::]] - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
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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: