"Blender gets the lion's share of press among free 3-D modeling
applications, but it is not the only player in the field. Art of
Illusion (AOI) is a mature, GPL-licensed 3-D modeler with robust
editing, animation, and rendering features, and it's a lot easier
to use than Blender. If you haven't tried it, it's time you took a
look at this recent SourceForge.net Product of the Month.
"AOI requires a Java 1.4 (or newer) runtime environment, and the
project recommends that you install Sun's Java Media Framework for
optional support of additional animation formats. It can also use
OpenGL rendering if your system supports it. The download page
links to Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows builds, plus a
platform-neutral package that should run on other flavors of
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