[X3D-Public] Ayam - free 3D modelling environment for the RenderMan interface

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed Mar 2 22:22:01 PST 2011

Wondering if anyone has experience with Ayam?  Summary details welcome.


Ayam is a free 3D modelling environment for the RenderMan interface, distributed under the <http://ayam.sourceforge.net/License.txt>BSD licence <http://ayam.sourceforge.net/License.txt>

Ayam features at a glance:

    * RIB (RenderMan Interface Bytestream) export and *import*.
    * Support for NURBS curves and (trimmed) NURBS surfaces, Boxes, Quadrics (Sphere, Disk, Cylinder, Cone, Hyperboloid, Paraboloid, and Torus), CSG, MetaBalls, Patch Meshes, Polygonal Meshes, and Subdivision Surfaces.
    * NURBS modelling includes approximating and interpolating curves as well as extrude, revolve, sweep, birail, skin and gordon objects with caps, holes, and bevels.
    * First modelling environment to support Subdivision NURBS.
    * Custom objects that may freely implement their representations (using OpenGL and RIB) and even small GUIs to edit their type specific parameters may be written by the user and dynamically loaded at runtime.
    * Scripting interfaces: Tcl, JavaScript; Script objects.
    * Misc: instancing, arbitrary number of modeling views, object clipboard, independent property clipboard, console, n-level undo.
    * File formats (r/w): RIB, DXF, 3DM, 3DMF, OBJ, X3D.


all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br      brutzman at nps.edu
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