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Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby bmhahne » 22 Jul 2008, 05:00

ANNOUNCEMENT: Over 2500 free human motion BVH files now available at cgspeed.com

July 22, 2008

I'm happy to announce the free release of an enhanced BVH conversion of the entire set of 2548 human motions from the Carnegie-Mellon Graphics Lab Motion Capture Database. This is a large set of professionally-captured human motions of a wide variety of types, suitable for use in animation software, which has not previously been available in BVH format. The emphasis on this release is to produce BVH files that can rapidly be used in MotionBuilder for motion retargetting. The files are free to use worldwide for any purpose.

Advantages of this BVH release over the original Carnegie-Mellon data:

- This release has the motions in the more commonly used BVH format rather than the original ASF/AMC format.

- T-poses: Every BVH file has a T-pose added as its new first frame. The T-pose faces the positive Z axis and therefore is MotionBuilder compatible.

- Joint renaming: As many joints as possible have been renamed to be compatible with MotionBuilder's joint naming conventions. This renaming makes it much easier (faster) to use the BVH files in MotionBuilder.

- Index/information files: The release includes consolidated indexes that list the motion filenames and their descriptions. Both spreadsheet and word processor friendly index files are available. This means that you don't just get a pile of 2548 .bvh files where you don't know anything about the motions. Almost every .bvh file has a text description, and those descriptions are all in a single reference file that you can print or sort.

- MotionBuilder-friendly: the joint renaming and the addition of the T-pose make it possible to use these motions for animation retargetting within MotionBuilder in seconds rather than minutes.

WHERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BVH FILES:
1. Go to www.cgspeed.com and click on the "Motion Capture" navigation link.
2. Or, go to the announcement page at http://tinyurl.com/6l8fae

LIST OF ALL 2548 MOTIONS:
http://sites.google.com/a/cgspeed.com/c ... tions-list

The original Carnegie-Mellon motion database (no BVH):
http://mocap.cs.cmu.edu


Contact information:
Bruce Hahne, site editor, cgspeed.com
Email: hahne at io dot com

(Disclaimer: I don't work for AutoDesk, nor am I affiliated with Carnegie-Mellon University. The BVH conversion release is provided as-is, without support or guarantees.)
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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 21 Jun 2010, 21:40

Also visit http://www.truebones.com to get even more free BVH files :jumpsmile

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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby ebi_dante » 29 Jun 2010, 05:34

i need training of motion builder where find it?
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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 12 Jul 2010, 22:55

http://www.mocapclub.com/Pages/Tutorials.htm

Is a real good start for Motion Builder Tutorials.

Thanks and Cheers

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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 16 Jul 2010, 03:46

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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 08 Dec 2010, 16:53

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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 28 Jan 2011, 00:45

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Re: Free release of 2500 human motion BVH files

Postby mrbones » 01 May 2011, 23:57

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