Female Body Character Basemesh Staff Pick

  • February 10, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: cgcookie
  • License: CC-BY
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This is a ready to use, female body basemesh with clean topology and accurate proportions. It is a perfect starting point for a higher poly model or as a sculpting basemesh.

The mesh is 100% quads with a total polycount of 1413

Modeled by Jonathan Williamson



  • daren profile picture

    Is this the finished product from the female modelling tutorial series?

    Edited February 10, 2012
  • cgcookie profile picture

    No this is actually a brand new model that I finished over the last couple days.

    Edited February 10, 2012
  • poifox profile picture

    Amazing stuff!

    With this one and the <a href="http://www.blendswap.com/blends/characters/basemeshes-male-head-and-body/" rel="nofollow">male basemesh</a> we're finally complete on the acurate, quad only, human basemeshes :D

    Written February 10, 2012
  • something3d profile picture

    hello you put your models up for people to learn from am I right? @cgcookie

    Written May 04, 2018
  • alecfara profile picture

    ewww put some clothes on that girl ;)

    Edited February 10, 2012
  • stvndysn profile picture

    she looks great jonathan

    Written February 10, 2012
  • cgcookie profile picture

    Thanks! Glad you like it :)

    Written February 10, 2012
  • BhaWin profile picture

    This is cool, another one by All-rounder.

    Written February 11, 2012
  • InsaneXade profile picture

    wow, this is wonderful! Now if you only made a male character of the same style I could start my comic a tiny bit quicker by using and crediting your models. I am having a very tough time with my own model. It's coming along but super slowly with many false starts :P

    Edited February 14, 2012
  • cgcookie profile picture

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it :) I'll see what I can do about making a new male base mesh as well!

    Edited February 14, 2012
  • InsaneXade profile picture

    thank you! This is a wonderful place you have here. If you wish to view my comic see insanityofxade.com

    Written February 14, 2012
  • poifox profile picture

    I linked above to this male basemesh, <a href="http://www.blendswap.com/blends/characters/basemeshes-male-head-and-body/" rel="nofollow">http://www.blendswap.com/blends/characters/basemeshes-male-head-and-body/</a> that's, I think, very compatible style wise, just in case ;)

    Edited February 15, 2012
  • InsaneXade profile picture

    I did notice that poifox, and it really is a nice model but just not what I have in mind for my comic. I need something similar (not exact) to the current models in the old (light purple button) comic http://insanityofxade.com Now, I know they are anime style and this is decidedly non anime, and that's okay, I am very good at modifying a mirrored mesh and already figured out what I need to do in order to make her anime, and even turn her male so the male version is not really needed, but would be icing on the cake. :)

    Written February 16, 2012
  • Lin2010 profile picture

    Good topology indeed. Needs some additional work as a base model - no ears, no nails....no other details...like knee, finger, or elbow joints, I mean. Good work nevertheless...I like the shape of the body. Thanks!

    Written February 16, 2012
  • cgcookie profile picture

    That's because it's a basemesh ;) A basemesh is generally used for sculpting, at which point you would create all those extra details. However the mesh is made in such a way that you could also add in all those details with real topology fairly easil.

    Written February 16, 2012
  • sgpaxman profile picture

    Now need to make a male of the same style and basic count and It'll be set. I don't fully agree with Poifox about the male base mesh, but for not it's a good start.

    Written February 26, 2012
  • InsaneXade profile picture

    I totally agree, the topology of the male is good, but not nearly as good as this one :)

    Written February 27, 2012
  • guiguitos profile picture

    hey, where are the UV textures?

    Written March 17, 2012
  • skanand profile picture

    Thank you. It is very help full for new learners.

    Written April 04, 2012
  • RingOfStorms profile picture

    Hey guys, I took this model and rigged it in Autodesk Maya 2012, (sorry its not blender), I haven't read any major rules on posting links so I wont do a download link unless I get an ok for it.

    Edited April 22, 2012
  • CinematicAshley profile picture

    Hey I love this model!! It's great!

    Written May 07, 2012
  • mr-phillips profile picture


    Written June 25, 2012
  • Ravenman profile picture

    Thx, this will be perfect for starting piont on some characters

    Edited July 09, 2012
  • mahadma profile picture

    Splendid build, not too complex for easy changes, Great work :)

    Written July 22, 2012
  • lester profile picture

    hi there...THANK YOU THANK YOU so much for this one...it eases job for artist...thanks...

    BTW, just a favor, if you time, and if you don't mind, will you please maka a quad basemesh, a MALE one...thanks

    nice one...very nice so much appreciated

    Written August 14, 2012
  • samar profile picture

    THANK YOU so much

    Written January 09, 2013
  • gamesaver1 profile picture

    Thank you for sharing your Model ...looks like a nice mesh!

    Written February 09, 2013
  • contmike profile picture

    Great basemesh. :D I used it to make this model: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?282301-Tiger-skin

    Written February 19, 2013
  • avans3d profile picture

    Downloading to study different character Blending and rigging. Thnx.

    Written March 09, 2013
  • greentree23 profile picture

    Thank you cgcookie for an amazing basemesh. Just one more noob will get a great start.

    Written March 23, 2013
  • AriHarlowCross profile picture

    Thanks for the cool base mesh :)

    Written March 25, 2013
  • vAonom profile picture

    I used this base mesh to create my character called <a href="http://vaonom.deviantart.com/art/YonaSu-363110590?ga_submit_new=10%253A1364923117">YonaSu</a> at dA

    Written April 02, 2013
  • edesdan profile picture

    Hi just a question, I understand that I can use this model in my game for example (after maybe some editing) but I don't understand what is required to me: "You are just required to attribute back to CG Cookie, Inc and Eat Sheep." How can achive this statement when I use this model?

    Thanks to all, Daniele.

    Written April 12, 2013
  • Felinono profile picture

    Thanks for sharing.

    Written May 16, 2013
  • magnesium profile picture

    I used this for my dryad character. http://magnesium-cookie.deviantart.com/art/3D-Dryad-Archer-376587155

    Written June 08, 2013
  • dantem profile picture

    Is this topology considered good? Because I've download it precisely to check the topology, and it's pretty much the same as my meshes. Therefore if this is in a usable state for deformation, then I can stop modeling so many female bodies in search of good topology.

    Written September 02, 2013
  • Tenne profile picture

    I use ur model for a Space Level with a Cobra character (like in the books of Timothy Zahn).

    Very nice Modell

    Written September 11, 2013
  • maffy profile picture

    Looks awesome :) I was thinking of trying out a 3D model as a "poser" to help with rigging & drawing practise. Thanks!! Since I'm not a regular here, I'm going to leave a link/photo on a plane or something so I don't forget to credit you ^^

    Written October 05, 2013
  • cornaciousx profile picture

    Thank you!!!!!! I'm using this model for my life drawing final...surely this will blow everyone's minds when I get the other elements and textures implemented! One thing I would like to ask is where is the rig? I have no problem putting it in myself but just wondering.

    Written November 26, 2013
  • dbuzz profile picture

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Written December 05, 2013
  • isnyet profile picture

    Thank you :D now I can continue my study :D

    Written March 01, 2014
  • Bloomer profile picture

    Lots of talent great staff and thank u :)

    Written October 14, 2014
  • MdNesar1992 profile picture


    Written February 20, 2015
  • turboyoyo profile picture

    Awesome model, great stuff for learning

    Written April 08, 2015
  • chamacon profile picture

    i saw your video on youtube about new BMesh modeling, and you talk there of this fimale mesh for free, thanks Jonathan ...

    Edited December 10, 2015
  • GEHco profile picture

    'Preciate the share Jonathan. It's guys like you that encourages less creatively inclined newbs like myself to get started. Thanks m8 :D

    Written February 16, 2018
  • hotatedon profile picture

    thank you!

    Written October 22, 2018
  • Rogue profile picture

    thank you

    Written July 27, 2019
  • king blender profile picture
    king blender


    Written December 01, 2020
  • ChibiNinja profile picture

    Helpful - it's really hard to find a straightforward free base sometimes. I do wish there were also a male version in the same style, though.

    Written December 27, 2020
  • oanyii profile picture

    Hi, I'm new to Blender and every time I download a model it becomes a .zip and I cannot import that, can anyone help?

    Written January 12, 2022