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    Human Body model set recommendation?

    Can anybody recommend a human body model set (Male, w/Skeleton, intestines, nervous system, etc.) that is LW friendly?

    I would need to rig it for animation (simple movements). It would need to be weight-mapped, I'm sure. I have an existing model set, but it has too many polys and they are triangles. Not very conducive to animating.

    I wish Turbosquid had more LW stuff, especially now with the new shaders, everything would have to be converted.

    Anyway, if anyone has something that they have been happy with for use in LW, I'd like to hear.

    Thanks.

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    We have a license to use Zygote male and female figures (https://www.zygote.com/). Very good quality but expensive. We have used these in so many illustrations and animations that they have paid for themselves many times over. I had to weight map and rig the models myself though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lertola2 View Post
    We have a license to use Zygote male and female figures (https://www.zygote.com/). Very good quality but expensive. We have used these in so many illustrations and animations that they have paid for themselves many times over. I had to weight map and rig the models myself though.
    I've been looking at their stuff on their website. Are the modeled in quads? It says the polygons are triangles (4.8 millions polys) and an "optimized" low-res version is available. Would that be a sub-d version? And did the model come in a T-pose?

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    Just in case, the DAZ Anatomy starter bundle is on sale almost 70% off today.
    https://www.daz3d.com/anatomy-starter-bundle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    Just in case, the DAZ Anatomy starter bundle is on sale almost 70% off today.
    https://www.daz3d.com/anatomy-starter-bundle
    Thanks for the option. Polar opposites in terms of pricing from zygote. I may have to go somewhere in-between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axis3d View Post
    Thanks for the option. Polar opposites in terms of pricing from zygote. I may have to go somewhere in-between.
    Hey Kevin,

    Actually, the Daz option with FBX export into LW is definitely worth investigating now days. Geometry is generally quite clean but it only gives you an FK rig. Everything is wt. mapped & UVed too. Textures are just basic standard but semi-easy to take to PBR. Software is free so you're only purchasing models. In short, most of the tedious work would already be done.


    I recently brought an old Poser asset into Daz, Exported via FBX, then later converted that to a RHiggit2 rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest View Post
    Just in case, the DAZ Anatomy starter bundle is on sale almost 70% off today.
    https://www.daz3d.com/anatomy-starter-bundle
    I've no immediate need but for that price I might just pick it up to toss into the toolbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma3rk View Post
    Hey Kevin,

    Actually, the Daz option with FBX export into LW is definitely worth investigating now days. Geometry is generally quite clean but it only gives you an FK rig. Everything is wt. mapped & UVed too. Textures are just basic standard but semi-easy to take to PBR. Software is free so you're only purchasing models. In short, most of the tedious work would already be done.


    I recently brought an old Poser asset into Daz, Exported via FBX, then later converted that to a RHiggit2 rig.
    Thanks. I'll definitely check it out. Especially since it's weight mapped. I don't need a fancy rig for IK. FK would be fine for the limited movements I would need to do.

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    https://www.plasticboy.co.uk/store/?...QaAkhqEALw_wcB


    These models are also available on Turbosquid, etc. but I think that they are cheaper direct from the source and his site likely has more info available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devin View Post
    https://www.plasticboy.co.uk/store/?...QaAkhqEALw_wcB


    These models are also available on Turbosquid, etc. but I think that they are cheaper direct from the source and his site likely has more info available.
    This is something I was looking at on Turbosquid because the quality and amount of detail looks great. I think it is a little cheaper on the link you provided. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axis3d View Post
    I've been looking at their stuff on their website. Are the modeled in quads? It says the polygons are triangles (4.8 millions polys) and an "optimized" low-res version is available. Would that be a sub-d version? And did the model come in a T-pose?
    Yes the models are quads and subpatch nicely. I am not sure what the optimized low-rez version is. I don't think we have that. The models have high poly counts. They are not in a T-pose. The arms are down at the sides. So they are a bit of a pain if we are working on a pose with the arms up. They don't deform well in extreme poses. You can see a lot of work we have done with them on our website: https://www.bryanchristiedesign.com/projects

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    That's quite a nice body of work, Joe!

    One other note on that anatomy set, the male figure is quite beefy and a bit toon'ish looking. I wish they'd dialed that down and used a more standard anatomy figure.

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