Looking for Custom 3D Models?

Looking to try the new Custom Character feature, but don’t have custom 3D characters to upload? We are partnering with a variety of 3D model platforms to seamlessly bring you more options. As we explore a more direct integration for easier access within Animate 3D, check out these links below to get started:




If you have any questions or are looking for recommendations as to what characters work, what to look out for, just post here and we can help you!

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  • Hi! First, animations works gorgeous, thank you! Now I'd like to know how I can upload custom T pose model from my PC or Sketchfab. Thanks!

    • Adel Kh Thank you for testing Animate 3D.  You can first download the .FBX file of your 3D model from Sketchfab or other sources and then follow the following steps to upload it and use it to create animations:

      1. Login to portal.deepmotion.com
      2. Choose Animate 3D Cloud
      3. Select the "Custom" Character Type
      4. Select the tab said "New Character"
      5. Read the custom model guidelines and make sure your .FBX is conforming with the requirements. Most importantly it need to be rigged with skinning information and the default pose  of the .FBX should be a "T" pose.  If the default pose is not a T pose you can fix it to T pose in Maya or Max (both arms lifted in horizontal position and legs are straight down). 
      6. Drag and drop your FBX to the "Select File" button
      7. Press "Upload" button to confirm uploading
      8. Upload your video file and proceed as usual.
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  • I've download a lot of free .FBX 3d character models from turbosquid, cgtrader, sketchfab. I just did free as I wanted to try this awesome feature. However, none of the .fbx files I downloaded work. Are there any example .fbx's that adhere to Animate 3D's guidelines? I really really want to try this feature. 

    • VoiceOver Mocap You can try if the models from https://www.mixamo.com/ works better. In general the model need have a T-pose in binding and it must be skinned/rigged following the guideline documented here:

    • GongfuTiger Mixamo really worked! Thank you! Very easy for beginners like me to use. I downloaded a lot of free models (fbx, rigged) from turbosquid, cgtrader, etc, but none seemed to be all set for the requirements needed. Mixamo worked great! Thank you 

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    • VoiceOver Mocap Glad it works for you ! We are working on making our FBX importer to handle more variety of FBX formats and rig speciality and in the future it should handle a broader scope of models.  

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