Art of Illusion Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modeling and rendering studio. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Art of Illusion from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Art of Illusion Silently

Art of Illusion Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.artofillusion.org/downloads#windows
  2. Download the Windows Art of Illusion Installer to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Download the Java JRE 8 Update 271 (32-bit) Installer
  4. Download the jre-8u271-windows-i586.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  6. Add the following lines:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<AutomatedInstallation langpack="eng">
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.htmlhello.HTMLHelloPanel id="splash"/>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.htmlinfo.HTMLInfoPanel id="info"/>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.licence.LicencePanel id="licence"/>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.target.TargetPanel id="TargetPanel_3">
<installpath>C:\Program Files\ArtOfIllusion</installpath>
</com.izforge.izpack.panels.target.TargetPanel>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.packs.PacksPanel id="PacksPanel_4">
<pack index="0" name="AoI Base" selected="true"/>
<pack index="1" name="Jogamp JOGL 2.3.2" selected="true"/>
</com.izforge.izpack.panels.packs.PacksPanel>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.install.InstallPanel id="InstallPanel_5"/>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.shortcut.ShortcutPanel id="ShortcutPanel_6">
<createMenuShortcuts>true</createMenuShortcuts>
<programGroup>Art of Illusion</programGroup>
<createDesktopShortcuts>true</createDesktopShortcuts>
<createStartupShortcuts>false</createStartupShortcuts>
<shortcutType>all</shortcutType>
</com.izforge.izpack.panels.shortcut.ShortcutPanel>
<com.izforge.izpack.panels.finish.FinishPanel id="FinishPanel_7"/>
</AutomatedInstallation>
  • Save the file to C:\Downloads and name it: auto-install.xml
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  3. Enter the following command: jre-8u271-windows-i586.exe /s
  4. Press Enter
  5. Enter the following command: ArtOfIllusionXXX-Windows.exe auto-install.xml
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Art of Illusion Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Art of Illusion
Vendor:Peter Eastman
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)jre-8u271-windows-i586.exe /s
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)ArtOfIllusionXXX-Windows.exe auto-install.xml
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Java\jre1.8.0_271\bin\java.exe" -jar "%ProgramFiles%\ArtOfIllusion\Uninstaller\uninstaller.jar" -c -f
Download Link:http://www.artofillusion.org/downloads#windows

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create Custom Art of Illusion Install

  • Manually launch Art of Illusion installer
  • Select your preferred options
  • Click “Generate an automatic installation script” on last page of installation wizard
  • Name the file auto-install.xml
  • Save the auto-install.xml to C:\Downloads
  • Uninstall Art of Illusion
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  3. Enter the following command: jre-8u271-windows-i586.exe /s
  4. Press Enter
  5. Enter the following command: ArtOfIllusionXXX-Windows.exe auto-install.xml
  6. Press Enter

How to Uninstall Art of Illusion Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Art of Illusion Silent Uninstall

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"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Java\jre1.8.0_271\bin\java.exe" -jar "%ProgramFiles%\ArtOfIllusion\Uninstaller\uninstaller.jar" -c -f

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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