Fuse is a standalone 3D character creator that enables you to make unique characters to use in your game. Fuse comes with 60+ body parts, 100+ clothing meshes, 42 dynamic texturing substances, Unlimited free Auto-Rigs* for Fuse characters and a free locomotion pack of Mixamo animations (activated Mixamo account required).
User reviews: Mixed (405 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 6, 2013

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June 1

Mixamo Joins Adobe to Bring 3D to the Creatives of the World

Today we are proud to announce that our company has been acquired by Adobe.
It is an honor to find a home for our technology in a software ecosystem that is pivotal to the evolution of digital media. Joining the Adobe team broadens Mixamo’s ability to create products that democratize 3D art for even more people.

For more details visit Adobe’s blog for the official announcement.

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May 12

UNLIMITED Free Fuse Auto-Rigs

Open the flood gates! Because you can now auto-rig as many Fuse characters as your heart desires!


That's right, the 2 rig limit has been abolished for all Fuse users!

You want your army of SFM characters for your massive sequence? Go forth and conquer! You want your mountain of Gmod ragdolls to bolt rockets to? Fire away!

Facial Flex support has also been added for our Source Filmmaker export!

So smile! Because you can now pose your Fuse characters' faces in SFM!


Am I abusing the h1 markup tag? MAYBE!

But that's because this freaking awesome.

For more information on what to expect in Fuse 1.4, check out the roadmap.

So don't hold back, Fuse on!

\m/

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Reviews

“As more and more people want to create compelling 3D and game content, there is an increasing need for new tools that are easy to use and that enable users to share assets and collaborate on their projects. Fuse is a great example of how to offer all that while also delivering high-quality assets.”
Valve

“Seriously, $99 for the ability to make simple 3D characters that can be exported and used in a wide variety of compatible game engines is a miracle tool.”
Gaming Blend

“At the time of writing (May 30, 2014), more than two million members were online and playing [Steam games], with more than 240 million community content contributions have been logged to date. The Steam community is keen on modding games as well as creating and sharing content in the Steam Workshop. And this is where Fuse shows up.”
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Feature List

  • Packaged content includes 78 unique body parts, 152 pieces of clothing and accessories, and dozens of custom presets, ranging from Modern to Zombie and Fantasy styles. Fuse on Steam also includes 23 additional parts from The Scout, The Sniper, and The Spy from TF2
  • UNLIMITED free Auto-Rigs (activated Mixamo account required) for your characters created and uploaded from Fuse and 12 free pre-selected motions to try out on your character available with all Mixamo accounts.
  • New - Direct download types for Gmod and SFM (Now with Facial Flex support)! Export from Mixamo.com to get a ragdoll for Garry's Mod or a character for Source Filmmaker
  • Massive look improvements with 2K skin texture maps for higher resolution characters, ambient occlusion, and in-app Physically Based Rendering for realistic look and shadows
  • Facial Animation Blendshapes automatically generates 50 embedded facial blendshapes upon upload for rigging at Mixamo.com (FBX format only), or Facial Flexes for Source Filmmaker exports
  • Custom Presets allow you to create unlimited character and clothing presets to customize your library and accelerate your workflow
  • Advanced Skin Substance with 3x number of customization options
  • Advanced Character Customization - Over 280 customization shapes per character
  • Import Custom Content
  • Dynamic character texturing with 61 Smart Texture substances, powered by Allegorithmic’s Substance technology
  • Excellent topology for project-ready characters, previs, or to use as your base models
  • Export characters as OBJ files with diffuse, normal, specular, and gloss maps
  • Download autorigged characters from Mixamo as FBX, FBX for Unity, FBX for Unreal Engine 4, Collada or BVH
  • Animations are provided through paid Mixamo service, with a Basic Locomotion pack available for free for the users of Fuse

Active Development

Fuse is under active development, frequently receiving updates to content and functionality for free!

What is Fuse?

Fuse is a tool for anyone, from the casual hobbyist to the 3D professional, to create high-quality, royalty-free 3D characters in a matter of seconds. Fuse is packaged with over 60 body parts, 90 pieces of clothing, and 42 smart texture substances. New character and clothing meshes will be added for free to the full version of Fuse as they become available.

Fuse was developed in collaboration between Mixamo and Vladlen Koltun’s research group at Stanford University, with Siddhartha Chaudhuri as chief architect and programmer.

Fuse FAQ

Fuse Product Roadmap

New in v1.3!:

  • Reference Image Planes - Import an image to use a reference while you are creating your custom character
  • Asynchronous Substance Loading - Allows you to more quickly construct your character and add clothing while the substances are rendered in the background
  • New Toon, Aged, and Teen character content - No more generational gaps!
  • New Military and Occupational Content - Doctors, Police Officers, Firefighters... build your virtual city from the ground up!
  • Retopologized Characters with higher quality edge loops and face definition
  • Dynamic Cloth Wear - Updated substance parameters allow you to weather raised edges of your character's clothing
  • Better selection visibility - previous bounding boxes are now form-fitting highlights around a selected object
  • 10 New Substances!

Other features coming soon:
A space to share or sell your custom user-made models and clothing


New in v1.2!:
  • Custom Presets - Create character and clothing presets, customize your library! Make a character, hit the Star button at the top, and watch as that character is turned into a Fusible asset!
  • 2k Skin Textures - Hi-res for your pleasure! By default textures are set to 1k for speed, enable 2k in the substance menu
  • Advanced Skin Substance - Increased quality and 3x the number of customization options! Get crazy!
  • Realistic lighting and PBR shading - Just makes stuff look goooooood
  • Facial Animation Blendshapes - When you upload your character to Mixamo to be Autorigged, you can now have 50 facial animation blendshapes generated automatically!
  • 17 New Substances!

New in v1.1:
  • Face and Body customization! Customize your character with over 280 possible adjustment shapes. You can click and drag on UI controllers or use old-school sliders in a new workspace, "Customize"
  • Face and Body customization for imported characters! If you import a character that is based on the Fuse template or has matching UVs, those 280 customization shapes will be generated automatically
  • Now you can search your content library
  • Better scaling options
  • Texture packing options to reduce the total maps created on export and output a 2k or 4k map
  • Instant color picker - now selecting colors gives instant feedback on the character
  • Add a full set of matching body parts with a new right-click menu, or shift+click
  • 30 New pieces of content, including Fantasy items, alpha mustaches, and beards

New in v1.0:
  • Import custom content!
  • Higher quality characters, default 1k resolution, improved topology
  • Female models and textures now have nipples
  • New clothing
  • An additional free autorig per week
  • Memory optimizations
  • Save substance defaults for clothing
  • Dynamic textured thumbnails
  • Global preferences menu for exports

Updated in January:
  • New clothing!
  • Import external Allegorithmic’s Substance technology files (.sbsar)
  • Copy/Paste substances and parameter settings! Crazy fast!
  • Export option to include the occluded character body geometry
  • Substance Expansion pack permanently reduced to $19.99

Updated in December:
  • New heads, hats, glasses, and polygon strip hair
  • Save and Open your character to continue working
  • Export your character as quads or triangles
  • Optimized 1-click Texture workspace
  • Visible poly-count info in the workspace

Tell us what you want to see!
Fill out the Fuse User survey!

About This Software

Fuse is a standalone 3D character creator that enables you to make unique characters to use in your game. Fuse comes with 60+ body parts, 100+ clothing meshes, 42 dynamic texturing substances, Unlimited free Auto-Rigs* for Fuse characters and a free locomotion pack of Mixamo animations (activated Mixamo account required). Additional Mixamo services sold separately and exports for Source Filmmaker with Facial Flexes and Garry's Mod are available from http://mixamo.com after uploading your character!

*What is an Auto-Rig?
The Auto-Rigger is Mixamo's easy online way of getting your 3D character ready to animate. Normally, rigging a character takes a 3D professional days, but one Auto-Rig on Mixamo.com takes just minutes.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 64-bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: 64-bit
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
82 of 92 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
So is Fuse free now? What did I pay for when I bought the base software for 50 Dollars? Just asking, since I really enjoy the program but if its free now does that mean the program was a waste of the money I spent on it?

I still recommend it though since it's basically free, I am just kind of shocked that I spent 50 Dollars on a free product... What did I pay for!?!?
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43 of 60 people (72%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
STAY AWAY IT IS A SCAM

Maxamo recently had a sale for most of may on FUSE. During the sale they promised free rigs and a new 1.4 patch that would be free.
Guess what they do right when the sale ends. They say "Adobe bought us and thus we have no idea what the future holds"

The free rigs
One developer on the forums say they will be there
Another developer says they will be there during the transition period which is the end of the year 9after that who knows)
Yet another developer says they will be there during the transition period but it may be a month or even a year

The 1.4 update to fix issues
One dev says it was removed from the sotre page to save space
Another developer says they have no idea what will happen

So you may wonder what the developers have to say about all this
They say "Well our steam staff did not know"
They say they care about the customer and ask for us to understand the miss communications yet in the same breath tell the customers "We know we lied to you but we are keeping your money"

Companies like MAXAMO are whats wrong with big business. It is getting to the point that publishers feel they have the right to screw the customer over as long as the developer makes money. This practice has to stop and the only way that will happen is if everyone stands up against it

DO NOT SUPPORT MIXAMO. Do not download thier software. If you do you are telling them it is ok to lie and cheat the customers.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Fuse is easy to use and work about the same way as the Sims character creator. It gives you a lot of different bodies and parts to work with in order to create new characters.

The reason so many people review this software as a negative product is the fact that it used to cost money to download your characters after they have been riged. Early 2015 mixamo made rigging free, so it's not a problem anymore :)

The only thing they should improve are more hair, shirts, pants and other miscs.
They also offer a easy way to export models in to sfm or gmod, without using any of the modeling programs like blender or maya, for creators not so familiar with those programs, like myself.
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81 of 131 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Hidden fees after purchasing software.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Great For Making Garry's Mod Models!
11/10!
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