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    where to find 3D characters

    Hello,

    I'm trying to find a website where I can find 3D character to use in animation. Preferably they should be rigged to put them in the right position.

    Someone can help me?

    I found CGriver but they don't have lightwave format.
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    Yes I know this website they got good stuff, but I'm searching for Lightwave 3D models. I need 2 kids and 1 adult in a running look.
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    Deleted because totally irrelevent :/ Sorry - I don't know any pre-rigged characters.
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    I think itīs very hard to come by lightwave pre rigged.
    One question, are you intending to use the characters for commercial use, or just for personal study and reel?
    Tf3dm has a lot of interesting characters, many pre-rigged but there is some cons..

    1.You can not use them commercially, only for study and personal use (or contact the author and check)
    2. They are mostly not in lwo or lws format, they mostly in fbx and collada (dae) format, they can however be imported to lightwave, especially if it is fbx format...if it is collada I have to recommend to load them in to the free blender and export out back to fbx, then import to lightwave.
    Ive used a few characters for personal studies, like the hulk and some other figures, so you can get them rigged, with textures without you rigging yourself, but as said..no commercial use.

    But...I would foremost recommend install daz 3d studio which is free and export out a child and grown ups where you need them, you do that with the fbx export, you can even just do a walk or run cycle in daz and export out animation either full animated lenght and predefined path, or to walk or run in place and then align it to a lightwave path.
    Downside with daz...a little thin on clothes, so you may have to purchase clothes or make your own.

    http://tf3dm.com/3d-model/stan-lee-26825.html


    those are some free alternatives...but it will be very tricky to say what fitīs your need since we do not now what type of realism, what clothes etc the characters should have.

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    Why simply not google it?

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=rigged+3d+characters

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelT View Post
    He probably wanted a shortcut to land as close and as fast as possible to a site with lightwave rigged characters, thus the question in these forums.
    A google search gives you a lot of sites to cover..It may not specificly saying lightwave characters directly in the search result.

    The question wether or not he already have done searches but landed in nowhere land?..or if he just have been lazy? that is unknown
    We can help out a bit more by actually adding "lightwave" to the search string ...

    https://www.google.se/search?q=rigge...ters+lightwave

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    Look @ Ryan's stuff on Liberty3d.com

    He shows you to how to bring in a whole pethora of DAZ characters

    straight into LW & Mo-cap them too!. He's good it's a good tutorial to buy there.

    http://www.liberty3d.com/2016/07/the...pture-utility/

    Also the 'Guvnor's' take on DAZ 2 LW from Mr. Kelly 'Kat' Myers

    http://www.liberty3d.com/2017/01/pra...smoke-monster/

    Both are top quality LW resourcers and 'know their Onions' & eat their Peas too! Enjoy!

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    Have forgotten, there is also the free make human, which offers more clothing in default than daz I would say, and you have age parameters that might be better than daz...
    Though I would probably prefer daz because itīs easier to export the rig properly.

    MAKEHUMAN...
    http://www.makehuman.org/

    make human also had a developer that went off to do his own plugin for blender, those can also be exported with rig in fbx format to work in lightwave..but you may need to correct some items/parenting in the rig and maybe scale...
    MANUEL BASTIONI...
    http://www.manuelbastioni.com/manuellab.php

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    I agree with Prometheus, I would start with Makehuman if you want a quick way to rig thoes characters I would use Rhiggit. http://rebelhill.net/html/rhiggit.html
    There is also a free version that might do what you need. However if you are serious and this is for a real business I would suggest using Adobe Fuse CC with the full version of Rhiggit and add the weights plugin from the guys at http://www.3rdpowers.com/index_store.html
    This way you could have good characters with the best auto rigger for Lightwave and have the ability to auto weight map your characters.
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    Pre-rigged in lightwave object format .lwo ... ?

    That's not possible..

    LW stores rigging in scene file .lws..

    In .lwo you could have just skeleton.. But you can make it in a few minutes..
    Last edited by Sensei; 01-31-2017 at 01:49 PM.

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    Anime Studio and Aurora 3D Animation Maker are the best animation software for windows user. I tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Pre-rigged in lightwave object format .lwo ... ?

    That's not possible..

    LW stores rigging in scene file .lws..

    In .lwo you could have just skeleton.. But you can make it in a few minutes..
    Did anyone mention pre-rigged lwo format here? You and I are the only one mentioning lwo, However I didnīt specificly connect that lwo to be pre-rigged, just that tf3dm has little to choose from..wether or not it would be lwo characters or lws character file format, just in case he would bother to rig with genoma or skelegons, lwo as non rigged goes without saying, except, they may be sort of rigged if the lwo contains the skelegons, they are however not ik rigged, which is a difference, and requires additional convert to bones in layout of course, genoma is also pre-pre rigged when saved as lwo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Did anyone mention pre-rigged lwo format here?
    Well, OP said it "Preferably they should be rigged to put them in the right position" and #3 "Yes I know this website they got good stuff, but I'm searching for Lightwave 3D models."..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Well, OP said it "Preferably they should be rigged to put them in the right position" and #3 "Yes I know this website they got good stuff, but I'm searching for Lightwave 3D models."..

    No one mentioned pre-rigged lwoīs...as I said,
    then comes the question If we should give suggestions that may not lay exactly in the range of what the OP asked for, but may be a solution anyway.
    It Doesnt restrict anyone to mention a few other things along the line does it? I gave tf3dm site as an options and declared what it contains, One doesnīt always need to restrict oneself so narrow to Exactly what the OP is asking for, Especially since Lightwave models isnīt as abundant, neither as rigs, or just as lwo object for that matter.

    Again, tf3dm has a lot of characters, and if it is fbx, it often loads quite nicely into lightwave with a rig, if it is collada, import it to blender and export out to fbx and open in lightwave, One may need to re-order some parent bones.

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