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Alice

Alice

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming.

It allows students to learn basic computer science while creating animated movies, simple video games, where students control the behavior of 3D objects and characters in a virtual world.

Alice is also used at many colleges and universities in Introduction to Programming courses.

Alice is supported by the Sun Foundation, Oracle, Electronic Arts Foundation, The National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Hearst Foundations, Heinz Endowments, Google, Disney and Hyperion.

 Alice 3.2.5.0.0

Price
Free to download

Size
1.01GB
License

2.0 BSD  2.2 closed source, proprietary

Developer
Originally developed by Carnegie Mellon University

Website
www.alice.org

System Requirements
Java Runtime Enviiroment
OpenGL drivers

Support:
Help, FAQ, Forums, Blog, Facebook, Alice Symposium 2003

Selected Reviews:
Linux Journal, Sneek Peek

Features include:

  • Interface is designed to provide an easy, intuitive interface for novice, experienced, and non-programmers alike
  • Drag and drop environment to create computer animations using 3D models
  • Designed solely to teach programming theory
  • No syntax to learn or remember
  • Add objects to a 3-D world and use each object's built-in methods to create animations, interactive stories, or games

Alice in action

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