As the subject line states, I’m looking for tips to good (I assume
online) resources/repositories for meshes/models and basic animation
sets. I assume they would be editable.
Thanks for any tips…
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Google 3d warehouse is probably the biggest. If you look at the upload
disclaimer, they pretty much give away all rights when they upload. I
could be wrong about that, though. Some of the models are high poly, and
some don’t export well. There’s also Blend Swap, but you’ll need
Blender, a free modeler, to save in another format. There are reasonably
priced models advertised in the personal announcement section of this
forum, and some commercial repositories like TurboSquid. The company
that often advertises here, Arteria3d, are all game models, so would
need no changes.
Arteria sells game-ready textured 3D models
fairly cheaply. Archive3D has a lot of free
models, many of which are textured. For characters, there’s Arteria and
also MakeHuman, a free tool for generating
nude human meshes. There is a motion capture human animation database
Check out Daz3D. They offer some free models
(dragons, humans, animals), but you can’t redistribute their works. It’s
great if you want to perform some tests or build sprites for a 2D game.
Their models are fully rigged and textured. They often come with default
poses and animations, so you may be able to get away without doing any
real work. While I’m not fond of their Daz Studio, their pose and
animation system is fairly easy to use.
FYI the animation database at CMU is also a great resource, but does
require some cleanup work. Their BVH files are huge and should be
downsized. They also don’t cover animations for hands/fingers and feet
very well. It can look a bit odd without some additional work.
Hey, sorry I’m late in replying here. Been on and off here. I wanted to
say thanks for the great tips above…definitely more than I had
bargained for! Thanks so much all!