Note: This is off topic and has nothing to do with plyGame, plyRPG, plyBlox, etc. but I wanted to share, in case anybody out didn’t get the news:
Mixamo was purchased by Adobe 9 days ago. So… what does that mean?
- All models are now free. (whaaat?)
- When you sign up for a free account, you get 20 Free animations (a $300 value… whaaat?)
Animations include Dog, Wolf, Cat, Horse, Dragon, T-Rex and Human.
Human animations range from Zombie, Rifle, Sword and Shied, Longbow, Gestures, Locomotion, Axe, Melee, Monster, etc.
Choose your first 20 animations wisely, because after they run out, each animation costs $15.
I’m planning on picking up generic animations. such as Sit, Stand, Pick up, Grab, Cast spell, Wave, Shoot Bow, Swing Axe, etc.
When you Buy, or in this case, claim your free gift, the animations all come packed into a single character of your choosing. Don’t worry, you can use Mecanim to retarget these animations to any character in Unity.
(If I download a free sit and stand animation, I can use that animation, (which is inside of the Mixamo character) on any character.)
Just create an Animator Controller, drop in the animations, and make sure your Avatar is from the model you’re trying to play the animations on (not the avatar of the model that the animations came from).
- FUSE… FUSE FUSE FUSE FUSE.
Download Fuse Preview version 1.3 and get 78 body parts, 85 clothing items, 67 accessories, and 61 smart substances.
I’ve never used FUSE, but judging by the description, it lets you build custom characters without having to sculpt in Z-Brush, or mess with vertices and polygons in Blender or 3DS Max. Sounds pretty cool.
Now, I’m assuming when you’re done making you’re character, you need it rigged (put skeleton/BIP/bones inside).
As of 9 days ago, FUSE now auto-rigs your FUSE characters for free. (whaaat?)
You can also drop in your NON-FUSE-Characters, and use the auto-rigger on them, 10 times, for free.
(A $500 value… whaaat?)
More information on the new Mixamo can be found HERE.
I have downloaded free models. They are free, and they work, and they look great.
I have not downloaded any of my 20 free animations yet, but I’m assuming they will retarget just fine, like I mentioned above.
I have never used FUSE. I can’t say for certain that the preview version offers everything it says it does. I’m just sharing the information posted on their website.