Motion Capture and free Animated 3D Characters from Mixamo for Adobe Creative Cloud Users


What is Mixamo? contains thousands of animated 3D characters, fully skinned and with weighted skeletons. Mixamo was acquired by Adobe. They promote it in a way that says there is no 3D knowledge required. With their models, you can “rapidly create, rig and animate unique characters for design projects.” Current download types of files from Mixamo include FBX, BVH and DAE.

Sam Welker of Think Particle has put together a new tutorial on Motion Capture, targeted to Creative Cloud users and 3D artists alike. Sam says, “The best part is that it’s all included in your Creative Cloud membership! Go ahead and check out the tools at Mixamo and watch what we did with some of our first tests at Think Particle!”

Get Adobe Creative Cloud to use Mixamo

Mixamo models work in Adobe Fuse among other tools. Adobe Fuse is still in preview, but it allows users to make custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects. If you have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, you have access to Mixamo characters.

  • Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses – All Apps – With Creative Cloud for teams, you get all of Adobe’s creative apps, along with robust tools that make setting up and managing up to 150 licenses fast, easy, and flexible.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud for Education – Volume Licensing for Schools and Nonprofits. Adobe Creative Cloud gives your organization access to the very latest versions of all the Adobe professional creative desktop applications like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro and more – plus new features and upgrades as soon as they’re available.

You’ll need to sign up at to download characters.

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