As of version 7, Ai has the ability to create complex screen layouts using our model merge feature and vary how the texture is applied to them using our unique canvas editor . For previous versions of Ai, it is best to use an external modelling application.
The safest formats to use are 3ds Max ( .3ds ) or Wavefront ( .obj ) files. We also support Collada ( .dae ), Blender 3D ( .blend ), Stanford Polygon Library ( .ply ), LightWave ( .lwo )
Currently Ai can play back stereo audio in WAV format. Also, if your video clips contain audio, we recommend re-encoding them with the AiM codec. The best settings are 16-bit stereo at 44.1kHz uncompressed. If encoding in Quicktime it is necessary to untick the ‘Big Endian’ option. Files rendered with different rates may not perform as expected. We are looking into the permissibility of incorporating other audio formats.
For the best results, we recommend using our own AiM codec with audio embedded. Alternatively, WAV files can be added to the timeline along with videos and then the result exported as a single timeline cue.