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#1 yannbane   Members   -  Reputation: 113

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:30 AM

Hi all.

I'm starting to make a 3D game in WebGL (using the Three.js engine), and I'd really like to find a place where I can download 3D models for free. I need to basic stuff like human characters, houses (maybe) and other things that a fantasy-themed game might require.

It'd be great if the models were already animated and in the .dae format, as that is what I use the most. Also, all other assets are welcomed, including audio and tutorials!

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#2 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 8691

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 07:50 AM

Turbosquid has some nice free models. Most are crap but there's the occasional pearl. Some will be available in the .dae format, but if they are not you should be able to convert the provided formats to .dae (I think).

The slowsort algorithm is a perfect illustration of the multiply and surrender paradigm, which is perhaps the single most important paradigm in the development of reluctant algorithms. The basic multiply and surrender strategy consists in replacing the problem at hand by two or more subproblems, each slightly simpler than the original, and continue multiplying subproblems and subsubproblems recursively in this fashion as long as possible. At some point the subproblems will all become so simple that their solution can no longer be postponed, and we will have to surrender. Experience shows that, in most cases, by the time this point is reached the total work will be substantially higher than what could have been wasted by a more direct approach.

 

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#3 yannbane   Members   -  Reputation: 113

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

They all seem to be quite pricey.

#4 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 8691

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:58 PM

Limit your search to free models (by typing a price range of $0 to $0), you should get some good free models (hopefully).

But then again it depends on what you are looking for, I used turbosquid mostly to find models of furniture pieces - YMMV.

The slowsort algorithm is a perfect illustration of the multiply and surrender paradigm, which is perhaps the single most important paradigm in the development of reluctant algorithms. The basic multiply and surrender strategy consists in replacing the problem at hand by two or more subproblems, each slightly simpler than the original, and continue multiplying subproblems and subsubproblems recursively in this fashion as long as possible. At some point the subproblems will all become so simple that their solution can no longer be postponed, and we will have to surrender. Experience shows that, in most cases, by the time this point is reached the total work will be substantially higher than what could have been wasted by a more direct approach.

 

- Pessimal Algorithms and Simplexity Analysis


#5 incertia   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 778

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:48 PM

Googling this turns up many sites. Most are crappy, but you do occasionally find a model that works just for you. There are sites such as this one and this one and turbosquid.com, as mentioned above.
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#6 noizex   Members   -  Reputation: 856

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:44 AM

Hi all.

I'm starting to make a 3D game in WebGL (using the Three.js engine), and I'd really like to find a place where I can download 3D models for free. I need to basic stuff like human characters, houses (maybe) and other things that a fantasy-themed game might require.

It'd be great if the models were already animated and in the .dae format, as that is what I use the most. Also, all other assets are welcomed, including audio and tutorials!


I suggest first looking at http://opengameart.org/ - there you can find from quite bad to very good models, some fully rigged with full set of high res textures. You will probably have to export models yourself though, most of the models I checked were .blender, so you will need Blender and export this to format of your choice. But this is extra work you will always have to do when using free models, they will come in many different formats and you have to convert them yourself.




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