BVH Retargeter - the add-on formerly known as MakeWalk

Updated June 26, 2020:

New location of the BVH Retargeter:
Repository: https://bitbucket.org/Diffeomorphic/retarget_bvh/
Development version as a zip file: https://bitbucket.org/Diffeomorphic/retarget_bvh/downloads/
Bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/Diffeomorphic/retarget_bvh/issues?status=new&status=open


The BVH Retargeter is an add-on for Blender 2.80 and later. Its purpose is loading animations from BVH files to a given armature, and editing these animations in various useful ways. It is an updated and improved version of the MakeWalk add-on which I developed as part of the MakeHuman team.

The BVH Retargeter can be downloaded from the following locations:

Stable version 2.0: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmkwymwu7obrh8q/retarget-bvh-v2.0-20200329.zip

Git repository: https://bitbucket.org/Diffeomorphic/retarget-bvh/src/master/

Documentation: http://diffeomorphic.blogspot.com/p/bvh-retargeter.html

Retargeting a BVH animation to an existing character consists of three easy steps:

  1. With the armature selected, press Load And Retarget.
  2. Select the BVH file in the file selector.
  3. The animation is loaded.

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  1. With the armature selected, press Load And Retarget.

load bvh
2. Select the BVH file in the file selector.

animation loaded
3. The animation is loaded.

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Hi, ThomasL!
Did it compatible with your daz-importer? What steps do I need to complete?
It would be great if you recorded the video.

This is great, thanks! Makewalk used to work like charm. My only problem was that it was hard to configure and the lack of fingers. I can see from the docs that these have been fixed.
I’ll try this out soon.
Any plan to allow fbx retargeting?

Thank you so much for the improved update, missed it for so long! Can confirm its running much more stable and faster.

Hi @ThomasL,

I have created a Mixamo source .json to be able to transfer Mixamo animations to Rigify. Your Addon successfully loads the preset, identifying the imported Mixamo rig. But when I click “Retarget Selected To Active” nothing happens. Both, target and source rigs are in t-pose. I am on 2.91.

What a am I missing?
Thank you.