||AL is a environment for procedural computer
animation which provides a
powerful modeling language, a language interpreter, and a set of
interactive animation tools.
|In addition, AL provides a complete
interface to RenderMan compliant renderers including PhotoRealistic
RenderMan (tm) and BMRT.
The AL software is free and is available on Silicon Graphics
workstations and PCs running the Linux operating system.
- As of 3/19/2002, a version of AL is available -- version 5.2a. This version
is linked against BMRT 2.6 which solves the problem of ox crashing
when querying BMRT 2.6 shaders.
- Version 5.2 has been compiled with Red Hat 7.1 which should solve
the problems folks have experienced running AL 5.1 on newer linux
- The OpenGL libraries are no longer statically linked which should
allow local graphics hardware to be better utilized.
|Download AL 5.2a Now
AL was developed by Steve May as a faculty/staff member at
the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) which is
a part of The Ohio State University. Steve is currently employed at
Pixar Animation Studios and maintains AL in his spare time.
AL: The Animation Language is Copyright © 1992-2000, Stephen F. May