Create epic games with these free 3D characters

Mixamo has released 15 ready-to-use characters and seven animations to the UE4 marketplace for subscribers to download for free.

Free 3D models

A collection of Mixamo's animations and 3D characters are now available for free in Unreal Engine 4.3 Marketplace. Any game developer with a UE 4.3 subscription can download the characters and animations and start using them instantly in the Unreal Engine.

The moves, which include standard walk, run, jump, idle and shoot and sword – weapons animations – are available in FBX, BVH and Collada format.

The deal marks the beginning of a wider collaboration between Mixamo and Epic. "This free content is just the beginning," said epic CEO Tim Sweeney. "Getting started using Mixamo's assets in UE4 is very straightforward."

"We're extremely excited to have our animations included in Epic Games’ growing Marketplace," said Stefano Corazza, CEO of Mixamo. "The Unreal Engine exists to speed the process of game development, and we share a similar philosophy for 3D character creation and animation. Now, with built-in access to ready-made animations, UE4 developers can get their characters moving in minutes, rather than spending hours keyframing animations from scratch."

For more information, visit the Mixamo website.


Kuls is the operations editor of 3D World. She has over a decade’s experience in the CG industry and has written for various technology publications and websites.