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Rondha Dover
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Thousands of free animations

There is a website THE TRAILERS' PARK that hosts more than 4000 animation files in seven different formats .bvh included in its DOWNLOADS page.

There are different types of animation (dances, sports, dogs, pantomimes, walks, ...). There is a list on the website. They work great in Poser and Daz. The animation come from differents free animation databases that published them in not so common formats (ie .c3d).

Has anyone given it a try in Second Life?

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Fender Strangelove
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Re: Thousands of free animations

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From what I can tell, these look like the Carnegie-Mellon motion-capture files that have been around for awhile.  If that is what they are, they cannot be used directly in Second Life and require manipulation in a program like BVHacker to rename the joints and make the skeleton compatible with SL BVH files.  Also, most of the files have extremely high frame counts and have to be "decimated" to make a reasonable file size.  However, if you do all the work, you can end up with a very nice animation.

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Rondha Dover
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Yes half of them are the CMU motion capture. The animation was transfered to a skeleton with joints that has standard naming. It seems to work in Blender, and another virtual community uses them with 3d max.