Make a 3-D character online using sites such as Clara.io, SitePal and Autodesk Character Generator. These sites allow users to create 3-D character models without the need to download software.
Clara.io is an online rendering tool that allows users to create character models using a Web browser. Compatible with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, the program offers a powerful tool set for creating models and animation, including a photorealistic materials library and a range of editing functions. The site uses cloud-based storage, and multiple users can collaborate on character models. Clara.io also offers export and import options in a large range of file formats.
SitePal allows users to create animated avatars for use on websites or other presentations. The site’s simple interface allows users to create a 3-D model from scratch or upload a photograph and digitize it. Users can choose from a range of stock options to customize their avatars, and the site allows for pre-recorded voice messages as well.
AutoDesk Character Generator allows users to create 3-D characters primarily for use in digital animations. Using the site’s interface, users can select from hundreds of pre-rendered outfits, body types, facial features and hair styles. The site offers both free and paid versions of the toolkit, and students and educators have free access to the paid version.