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The Daz-friendly BVH release of CMU's motion capture database

MotionBuilder users: you probably want this page instead.
3dsMax users: you probably want this page instead.

July 2010: This page has the download links to a Daz-friendly .BVH release 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 were previously available only in Motionbuilder-friendly and Poser-friendly versions.

This "Daz-friendly release" is designed for use with the 3rd-generation and 4th-generation prerigged characters from Daz3d.com, including but not limited to:
   3rd gen: Aiko 3, Victoria 3, Hiro 3, SP3, Michael 3, David 3
   4th gen: Aiko 4, Victoria 4, SP4

TUTORIAL VIDEOS:
   - Tutorial part 1
   - Tutorial part 2


DOWNLOAD LINKS AND RELATED FILES:

(Download problems?  MediaFire can be flaky or overloaded sometimes, since this is "free download space, I get what I pay for."  If MediaFire refuses to start a file download, try waiting 24 hours and then try again.)

("Missing directories"?  Actually, the CMU dataset does not include a full set of directories numbered 1 through 144.  There are some gaps in the numbering.  For example, there are no motion directories numbered 95-101 or 129-130.  So if it looks like you're "missing some directories", actually you aren't, as long as you download all of the ZIP files below.)

PRIMARY RELEASE: Daz-friendly hip-corrected BVH files release.

Zip file for BVH directories 01-09 (45 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 10-14 (89 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 15-19 (91
MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 20-29 (
117 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 30-34
(115 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 35-39 (69 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 40-45 (49 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 46-56 (111 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 60-75 (122 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 76-80 (93 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 81-85 (44 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 86-94 (124 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 102-111 (105 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 113-128 (133 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 131-135 (74 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 136-140 (86 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 141-144 (91 MB)


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SECONDARY RELEASE: Daz-friendly hip-UNCORRECTED BVH files release.

Use these files selectively, only if you observe some foot-slippage problems in one or more primary release files above.  In general, you'll normally want to use the (hip-corrected) primary release.  See the READMEFIRST file that accompanies the primary release ZIP files for a more detailed discussion of the hip-corrected vs. hip-uncorrected releases.  The tutorial video also has some content, towards the end of the video, about the primary Daz-friendly vs. the hip-uncorrected Daz-friendly releases.

Zip file for BVH directories 01-09 (45 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 10-14 (90 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 15-19 (
92 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 20-29 (119
MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 30-34
(117 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 35-39 (70 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 40-45 (50 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 46-56 (113 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 60-75 (124 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 76-80 (94 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 81-85 (45 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 86-94 (125 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 102-111 (107 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 113-128 (134 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 131-135 (75 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 136-140 (87 MB)
Zip file for BVH directories 141-144 (92 MB)

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OTHER FILES:

- READMEFIRST file from the primary release
- READMEFIRST file from the secondary, hip-uncorrected release.
- Here's the full motions list (word processor version), also included with each of the above .zip files

- 60-second experimental video created using BVH 94_5 from the primary Daz-friendly release.