Trying to make an articulated human skeleton

I feel as if this should be really obvious, but I cannot figure it out. I want to make a human skeleton figure, or prop. I mean one that can be manipulated, or articulated. I have found multiple skeleton models on the 'net, either in SKP or OBJ or DAE formats, but usually the figure does not appear in DAZ Studio 4 after import, and otherwise I cannot figure out how to make it an articulable figure.
Here are Dropbox links to some of the models that I DL'd and/or converted.


Edited to remove links

Post edited by Richard Haseltine on

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  • JimmyC_2009JimmyC_2009 Posts: 8,256
    edited June 2012

    It really doesn't matter if you are using a figure which 'looks' like a skeleton, or a figure which looks like a human or a toon, they all need to be 'rigged' inside DAZ Studio to work inside that application.

    Rigging is generally application specific, that means that the rigging only works in the application it was designed for. Figures of any kind which are rigged in 3DS Max or Maya or Blender, will not work inside DAZ Studio.

    One of the PAs here at DAZ, Blondie9999, has produced a PDF document with a free model of a gingerbread man included, and it goes through all of the necessary steps to rig a figure inside DAZ Studio. I will see if I can find the link to the Product Page for you.

    I hope that information helps a bit.

    The name of the item is Rigging Original Figures in DS4 Pro, but I cannot find a link to it for now.

    Post edited by JimmyC_2009 on
  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,409
    edited December 1969

    Please don't upload files to which you don't have the rights - unless a model has a readme that explicitly allows conversion and redistribution then you cannot convert and redistribute it.

  • PhoneyBaloneyPhoneyBaloney Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Thanks, JimmyC_2009. I found the rigging tutorial here: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/rigging-original-figures-in-ds4-pro/

    Richard: Regarding the posting of the sketchup derivatives, they are licensed. There was no reason to remove them. See Google's terms of service for Sketchup Warehouse:

    Google's 3D Warehouse

    The Terms of Service for Google's 3D Warehouse (see especially section 4, under the heading "Your Rights") give Google and its end-users (that's us) a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual license to exercise the rights in the Content, as stated below:

    1. to reproduce the Content;
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    ...

    Notwithstanding the above, end users may not aggregate the Content obtained from the 3D Warehouse for redistribution, and may not use or distribute Content obtained from the 3D Warehouse in a mapping or geographic application or service without Google's prior authorization.

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/sketchup/3dwh/tos.html

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 19,409
    edited December 1969

    It wasn't clear that they were Sketchup warehouse items - you merely characterised them as being found on the net.

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,170
    edited December 1969

    Check post #13 ... it'll be a little while before I've got the rigging part done [can't run the computer in the heat waves] ... hopefully I'll have mine grouped this week ... rigged the following ... hopefully.

    http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/2174/#31140

  • PhoneyBaloneyPhoneyBaloney Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    I dl'd part one of the tutorial. Looking forward to the rest.

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,170
    edited December 1969

    I dl'd part one of the tutorial. Looking forward to the rest.

    Okay. The rest is a WIP.

    I have the images created for Part 2 ... have to edit them and all that. Covers more tips for grouping and uvmapping.

    Part 3 will be rigging in D/S.

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,170
    edited December 1969

    Part 2 is uploaded ... same one both places.

    http://www.ShareCG.com/v/63424/view/3/PDF-Tutorial/Making_It_Work-Part_02

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/?h15tls9p6ymfse6 Making it work part 2

    Also sending you a PM.

  • PhoneyBaloneyPhoneyBaloney Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    This is a beautiful tutorial. I particularly like that it is briskly paced and not boring. I have to say, though: I had no idea what I was getting into.

  • patience55patience55 Posts: 6,170
    edited July 2012

    This is a beautiful tutorial. I particularly like that it is briskly paced and not boring. I have to say, though: I had no idea what I was getting into.

    Thank you :-) I rather doubt anybody does ... but it feeds the creativity of our beings to make stuff.

    Post edited by patience55 on
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