Art of Illusion is a free open source 3D modelling, texturing, rendering, and animation studio built in Java. The current version of Art of Illusion is 2.9.1 which we will see how to install under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 via PPA. As the application is written in Java, then you need to install Java 6 or higher on your system to be able to start it.
Art of Illusion Installation (v2.9.1)
Open the terminal and run these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/graphics
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install artofillusion
You can then start Art of Illusion from the Unity Dash:
The home page for Art of Illusion can be checked here.