As there aren't a lot of good free minifigure models online, I thought I would release my high-poly minifig model. This is a modified version of the minifig in my previous blends; this one includes a number of new features. For the impatient, here are the features in this model:
<li>__Clean Geometry:__ This is an all-quads, clean mesh with simple yet powerful geometry. Everything is logically ordered and edge loops are well-placed.</li> <li>__Fully Poseable:__ The model has bend points located on arms, legs, hands, and feet, as well as a fully bendable torso. Deformation of the mesh is clean and attractive.</li> <li>__Attractive!:__ The figure is cute and cartoony, but still has smooth, sleek edges and perfectly curved surfaces. In addition, a facial texture completes the overall awesomeness.</li>
<li>__Well-Rigged:__ The figure comes with a fully weighted rig; rig handles are simple and intuitive.</li> <li>__Detailed:__ The model is realistically detailed, with a signature three-pronged piece in the head hole, stud holes in the legs, and grippable hands.</li> <li>__LDRAW-compatible:__ The LDRAW digital-brick parts library works well with the model; simply importing the .3ds file and scaling up by 1.25 allows LDRAW props to be imported and used by the figure with ease.</li>
For more clarity, here are some views showing features of the model not really visible in the main photo.
Top 3/4ths View:
<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/5742389521_96e421f25b.jpg" alt="More Bendy!" width="500" height="500" />
<img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/5742389971_22a84c405e.jpg" alt="Wireframe 3/4ths" width="500" height="500" />
If you're still not sure if this little guy is "the one" for your project, I have a quick video demonstrating two minifigs working together to carry a heavy load:
Well, that's about all there is to it! I hope this little guy makes it big in the Blender community; if you've created anything especially memorable or interesting with this be sure and let me know.