Free 3D model data to download today

Digital Human League has some incredible data for you, and it's free for noncommercial purposes.

The Wikihuman project is a collaborative project to advance the study of digital humans. Members of the Digital Human League have been working hard to cross the Uncanny Valley with the promise that any movement they make will be shared the entire CG community.

They've now released the first batch of data for Digital Emily 2, a human representation that was unveiled at FMX 2015 by Christopher Nichols of Chaos Group Labs.

This includes:

  • the model (in Alembic format)
  • the textures (in EXR format)
  • the shader (in OSL format)

Digital Human League have also included a Maya scene with the shaders set up in VRay. The shader is broken up into individual nodes so that it is clear how it was built.

Any artist that wants to access this data can do so for free, as long as it's only used for non-commercial purposes.

The data continue to be refined so artists should pay attention to the Wikihuman and ICT websites. Chaos Group Labs' Twitter feed will be a good place for updates too. Download the data here.

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Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.