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I'm creating a first person boxing game in Opengl as a school project and I want textures and models to apply to it. A look like Wii Sport's Boxing is what I'm aiming for.

Something like this (but, you know, free)

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    \$\begingroup\$ That's awfully specific, but it's also super simple to make something like that. gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/3270/… \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Dec 15 '10 at 15:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ As a school project, wouldn't you get more credit if you designed everything yourself? (Not meant to be rhetorical). \$\endgroup\$ – The Communist Duck Dec 15 '10 at 16:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @C. Duck: No, I wouldn't get more credit. The emphasis on the course is OpenGL, 3D model design is not covered. I'm a CS student. We're being encouraged to look into loading cool 3D models as an 'extra' for the project. \$\endgroup\$ – andandandand Dec 15 '10 at 16:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ Don't get too caught up in trying to get that cool 3D model in and fail to complete the required portion of the project ;^) \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Holt Dec 15 '10 at 17:22
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The problem with free is, as the saying goes, you often get what you paid for :)

A good place to find 3D models (from the good to the unbelievably ugly) is the Google 3D Warehouse. It's a huge collection of free models that can be loaded with Google's Sketchup program plus be loaded in to Google Earth if geo-referenced.

From the site, here is a model of a boxing ring that can be downloaded in Collada format as well as for Google Sketchup. You ought to be able to find a way to convert Collada to OBJ.

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http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1579926f4237c91137494d2d6fb60eef&prevstart=0

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    \$\begingroup\$ And to answer the perhaps followup question, here's the top search result for "dae to obj", DAE being a collada 3d model file extension... social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vemapcontroldev/thread/… \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Holt Dec 15 '10 at 17:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Great, thanks :) Any recommendations for the character models? \$\endgroup\$ – andandandand Dec 17 '10 at 1:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hmm no suggestions for characters at least on the free front. You might check out mixamo.com, which has a fair number of boxing animations. \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Holt Dec 18 '10 at 18:25
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I like to to use TurboSquid for my models. They've got a lot of variety of free models, in a lot of different formats (md2 and obj included). The free ones are probably not the best ones to look at, but until you find yourself an artist, they're pretty good :)

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    \$\begingroup\$ ...or become an artist! \$\endgroup\$ – Tim Holt Dec 16 '10 at 2:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ Amen to that, Tim! \$\endgroup\$ – Ray Dey Dec 16 '10 at 2:22
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There's a huge collection of Quake 2 (.md2) models over at Planet Quake

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