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  04 April 2014
Where to find quality human models?

Hello all,

I am in a pickle… I am not an organic modeler, yet I have been asked to create an animation for a medical / cosmetic procedure. This animation requires a female 3D model. I have tried playing around with the Lisa model from the presets, but trying to master the intricacies of the Hair module, and figuring out how to clothe her in a sports bra / shorts, texture her eyes, fingernails, and lips... it's just more than the timeframe for this project compared with my relative unfamiliarity with hair and this application of cloth will realistically allow.

So, I set out trying to find a model for purchase, starting first at Turbosquid, and am extremely underwhelmed with the quality of the models I have seen… There has to be somewhere in which I can purchase a useable model.

Does anyone have any suggestions for where I can look?

Thank you
- Will
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  04 April 2014
You may have already thought of this, but if you can get past the lord of the rings porn style of marketing on the Daz3d site, there are actually some good models and high res texture maps (and believe it or not, clothing thats not a string bikini) you can purchase and use either with poser, or better yet Daz Studio which is free. I go this route very often using the different morph packages to add more realism, ethnicity, and age to the models. The morph packages are also good for adding imperfections to the often idealized bodies as well (more weight, less muscular, stuff like that).
 
  04 April 2014
here ya go...already textured as well.

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  04 April 2014
The open source tool MakeHuman, has made great progress and is available with version 1.0 now. The models are nearly ready for animation purposes and come with uv-coordinates and texture.

Cheers Cube
 
  04 April 2014
For Hair: you can use a preset from the library with the poly selection the hair is connected to and shrinkwrap it onto a new char
 
  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by cyartist: here ya go...already textured as well.

Link


Can't get this link to work. Does it work for anyone else?
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  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by Troyan: Can't get this link to work. Does it work for anyone else?



Interesting - yeah it worked for me.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.. it turns out that for what I need to show, the default Lisa model will do, as I can stay zoomed in on her bare mid section. I will bookmark this post though and reference it again in the likely event I find myself in need of such a model.

Cheers
- Will
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  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by zeden: For Hair: you can use a preset from the library with the poly selection the hair is connected to and shrinkwrap it onto a new char



That's interestiing… there are precious few presets, but its good to have them… I was struggling with transferring it to the model, but since I ended up not needing to show her head, I moved on… such is the way of things when juggling 3 projects with tight deadlines.
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  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by GruvDOne: Interesting - yeah it worked for me.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.. it turns out that for what I need to show, the default Lisa model will do, as I can stay zoomed in on her bare mid section. I will bookmark this post though and reference it again in the likely event I find myself in need of such a model.

Cheers
- Will


Weird. Been trying all night and it just won't work. Strange.
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  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by Troyan: Weird. Been trying all night and it just won't work. Strange.



I just tried it again, and it didn't work for me… so perhaps something went wonky between the last time I went there and the first time you attempted to do so.
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  04 April 2014
Check out Ten 24

they have very very high quality scanned and retopo'ed humans for great prices.

http://www.3dscanstore.com/

cheers
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  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by slouchcorp: Check out Ten 24

they have very very high quality scanned and retopo'ed humans for great prices.

http://www.3dscanstore.com/

cheers
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Yeah, Ten 24's site has been working but for the last 2 days 3dscanstore.com has not. This is the first time it's worked since that link was posted.
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  04 April 2014
I agree with JoelD that DAZ3D does have also some very high quality humans with very detailed skintextures (you have to skip a lot of garbage first). Very flexible to use on different models and with Morphs to adjust from skinny to very fat persons. Facemorphs can be adjusted according to your needs. Like I said, very flexible solution and very affordable too.

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  04 April 2014
Been eying ten24 for awhile. Models are great and affordable as Mike says, but do not look to be very flexible if you need to rig or edit. Client comes back and says, change it to a 64 year old overweight asian woman holding a pill and swallowing it, and you're stuck.
 
  04 April 2014
Originally Posted by JoelOtron: Been eying ten24 for awhile. Models are great and affordable as Mike says, but do not look to be very flexible if you need to rig or edit. Client comes back and says, change it to a 64 year old overweight asian woman holding a pill and swallowing it, and you're stuck.


Yep, plus there is some issue with shooting them in a t-pose making it even harder for rigging.

The only drawback using Daz models is even the high res skin textures aren't very high, so if you have to zoom in close like for an orthopedic procedure the skin starts to get blurry, not to mention no detailed normal or bump mapping. But it is great quality for next to no cost.
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