I'm happy to announce that we are starting the creation of a new humanoid avatar!!
Even if we love the one we normally use now, there are some technical aspects of it which makes it non completely suitable for visualizing mocap data.
I would like to introduce @FlonkDonk, one of the earliest Chordata contributors. He is resposable for the current shape of the female model we all use. He's an outstanding 3D artists, particularly skilled on hard-surface modelling, and sci-fi character creation. He will be taking care of the modelling, so we are in good hands 😁
We have been talking about this new model for a while now, and we thought it would be a good idea to open the discussion here, so you people can follow the process, and contribute with ideas or suggestions.
We wanted the general look of the model to be a little more techy than the ones normally used in mocap applications. Something in the middle between a drawing dummy and a sci-fi humanoid. We collected references in this board.
And here's a sketch of the general features:
Can't wait to see what comes out!
PS: I would also like to thank Alexander Lee for sharing his amazing female model at Blendswap