This rigged human base mesh is the framework upon which my formerly entitled “Perpetual Multipurpose Personal Person Project” is based. The P.M.P.P.P. was made to alleviate the burden of rigging, weight painting, retopologising, UV unwrapping and generally having to reinvent the wheel for every new humanoid character. By distilling the shared features of the human race into a single form, it provides a neutral, reusable human-shaped canvas for sculpting, texturing, posing and animating.
Due to popular demand, I’ve decided to make the base mesh and rig available for general consumption, and have thereby redubbed it the more easily pronounceable “Universal Human” project. So now you can have your very own personal person too! Use it to mind the kids, ward off ghosts, or even to taste-test your auntie Ethel’s scone mix! Also works as a handy insect repellent or inflatable life preserver.*
Other useful uses include:
A basis for sculpting and texturing new characters
Posing for art reference and paint-overs
Pulling it apart to see what makes it tick
Here is a work in progress demonstration of the rig from April 2019. Improvements have been made in the interim (including disabling Bendy Bones to improve torso deformation), so the final product differs slightly in appearance.