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3D Character Creation Magic
In many places on the Web I find they are still talking about letters and font after I type in the words character creation. Of course I am more interested in character generation as in modeling and rigging. Here are a few sites that may be of interest to those seeking an easy way to create the person or creature they have bouncing around in their head.
Autodesk Character Generator
This software is said to massively reduce the time you need to create face, hair, clothes that are ready for animation. You can download rigged 3D characters after selecting from around 100 body types, outfits and hairstyles. Although this is billed as a free service, some features can only be accessed with Autodesk Cloud Credits. For example, you can use the service for free but you will need Cloud credits or need to pay to download your creation.
Not that you may need to open a subscription to take full advantage of all that Autodesk has to offer.
The characters you create can be used in the game engine Unity and in other Autodesk packages such as Maya, Maya Lt and 3ds Max as FBX or Maya file formats. You can also blend between two source characters.
Students and Educators can use Autodesk character generator for free.
Here is a 15-minute video by Joe at truebones.com on using Autodesk Character Generator:
This software is open source, which means that it is free to download. If you would like to try it you can go here.
You can make 3D humans for use in illustrations, animations, games Zbrush and Mudbox sculpting. It can also be used with Blender; you may need to download the required software from the Makehuman site.
The Makehuman team was 12 years in researching body typology. Makehuman 1.0 alpha8 is completely written in Python.
If you would like to create your own characters in Daz3D you can purchase a pack to create custom character avatars for US$19.95 with DAZ Studio 4, or you can get a mixed morph resource kit for US$14.95 and a kit for rigging original figures in DS4 for US$19.95. DAZ 3D
Create Custom Character Avatars with DAZ Studio 4 (DS4)
New Makehuman rigging work is in progress, the team states, “The challenge is to use unique bone structure, weights and poses applied to very different characters”.
For an example of what they are talking about go here
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