Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Download Blender Studio’s free Human Base Meshes

One unexpected bonus from the release of Blender 3.6 earlier this week was the Human Base Meshes bundle: an accompanying set of 17 character meshes created by the Blender Studio.

The files, which are intended to give Blender artists a base from which to sculpt their own custom characters, include stylised and photorealistic male and female figures, plus a range of body parts.

The assets are provided as a .blend file, but can be exported from Blender for use in other DCC apps.

Photorealistic and stylised 3D characters to use as a base for sculpting, rigging and animation
Created by the team behind the Blender open movies, with contributions from the Blender community, the new asset bundle provides a useful base from which to create custom 3D characters.

It includes 17 separate meshes, including complete male and female figures, plus individual body parts like feet, hands, heads, jaws and eyeballs.

There are versions for both photorealistic and stylised characters, making them suitable for a range of uses, including animation, motion graphics, game art and VFX.

All are closed volumes with clean quad topology – the realistic assets have multi-resolution details – and come with UV maps, with support for the UDIM UV layout format.

Can be added to an asset library in Blender, then exported to other DCC applications
The asset bundle is provided as a .blend file. To use it, you will need to open the file in Blender and add the bundle to an Asset Library, from where assets can be added to a scene.

There are instructions on-screen when you open the file, or you can see the process in the video above.

Anyone interested in using the assets in other DCC apps could then export them in any of the file formats that Blender supports, including Alembic, FBX, OBJ and USD.

Licence and system requirements
The Human Base Meshes bundle is available free under a Creative Commons CC0 licence. The assets are provided as a .blend file and are compatible with Blender 3.2+.

Download the free Human Base Meshes bundle from the Blender website