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I'll start with some background on what brought up this idea; As some users may know, I've been working on a large mod for TDM, which aims to introduce cyberpunk assets for futuristic worlds... it's called The Dark Module and is currently being discussed in this thread. One of the many types of assets I'll need in order to complete this project are new player models; I've already ported the character set from Xonotic, but will be needing more models in order to create civilians. I've thought of the most efficient way to achieve this: MakeHuman! For those who haven't heard of it, MakeHuman is a tool that can be used to easily create human characters; You choose from a selection of geometries / materials / rigs, adjust several parameters defining the shape and size of your character, then export to one of many formats. Its default assets are also licensed under CC0 / Public Domain. http://www.makehuman.org So why I am bringing this up here? Well I've already used Makehuman to create characters for Blender animations. Likewise I've also exported many characters from Blender to TheDarkMod so far, and know how the skeleton and mesh need to be defined. The problem is that setting up a TDM character in Blender is very time consuming, especially the rigging part... Makehuman on the other hand can automate the process if given the right data to work with; You may create plugins for custom rigs, as well as custom exporters for a multitude of formats! Since I'll want to create a lot of civilian characters for my mod, I could definitely use the convenience of having MakeHuman export the final md5mesh instead of me having to go through Blender with each one. What I'm basically looking for is two things: A md5 exporter for MakeHuman. It needs to be capable of exporting to md5mesh format, have proper material definitions, as well as generate the low-poly shadow mesh. A custom rig compatible with TheDarkMod's animations. The rig simply needs to contain the bones and vertex weights used by TDM so the model animates properly out-of-the-box.Apparently there were people working on such, however I can't find anything up to date let alone a download. I was only able to find this video as far as an exporter goes: If both of those things can be made, it would be a huge advantage for many mod and mission creators; People will have the ability to create custom characters for TDM in a matter of minutes, something that normally takes days to do! However I have zero idea how to build a md5 exporter, and also don't know if I can use Blender to create a custom MakeHuman rig preset. Would anyone be willing to help at least on a MakeHuman rig for the TDM joints?
I recently discovered that the website mixamo.com has an autorigger that is free for low poly models. The final result may not be perfect but with a few clicks you have a working rig and your model correctly weighted! that's at the very least a fantastic starting point, saving hours of work. However, it has its own system of bones, that 3ds max translates to helper objects (not bones). I was wondering if it's possible to create md5 animated file using this rig, that works in TDM. Anyone ever tried that?