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3D Human Models by Zygote

Formerly, this domain hosted two downloadable 3D human model assets provided under an Open Source license. Although they were not available for a while, links to them still existed on the Internet. So, I have decided to post them back up. These polygon models are a bit old and may not possess the topological layout required by you, but they are a fairly good reference of human anatomy. Hopefully you will find them useful.

Note: The originally provided download files could not be located, so OBJ versions of each model have been packaged with a copy of the content license.

These models were originally donated by Zygote. Please read and abide by the content license below.

Open3DProject - OPEN SOURCE 3D CONTENT LICENSE (last edit June 2005)

The following text refers to the intellectual property contributed by various contributors for 3D content available by the Open3DProject. The design of this license is to give the licensee as much freedom as possible to modify and distribute derivatives for Open Source 3D Content without infringing upon the intellectual rights, trade marking, and product identity of contributors of the Open3DProject. This license is not limited specifically to models, UV maps, and 3D content for Open3DProject Models. In addition, the wording and conditions of this license are Copyrighted 2005 by e-Frontier (, Zygote Media Group (, Sixus 1 Media ( and other contributors. All Rights Reserved.

You should read all of the conditions of this license before you install for personal use or edit the Open Source 3D Content in any way.

  1. Definitions:
    1. "Contributors" means the copyright, intellectual property and/or trademark owners who have contributed open source 3D content, including original content as well as Derivative Material;
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