I'm pleased to announce the most recent BVH conversion of the Carnegie-Mellon (CMU) motion capture library. The new conversion is for the Daz (daz3d.com) 3rd-generation and 4th-generation characters such as Aiko3, Aiko4, Victoria3, Victoria4, Michael3, Michael4, and so on. Over 2500 separate BVH files are available, with an index. You can get the files right here at cgspeed.
Other people have previously done releases of the CMU motion dataset for the Daz characters or "for Poser", however sometimes there are significant problems using these earlier releases. This new "official cgspeed.com" release was created via a full retargeting in Motionbuilder, and is designed to import seamlessly into programs like Daz Studio when you use any of the Daz gen3 or gen4 characters.
Two training videos are available (in HD):
Part 1: www.vimeo.com/13777740
Part 2: www.vimeo.com/13777422
This Daz-friendly release is actually two separate releases: a "primary" and a "secondary" release. The difference between these two releases is explained in the second training video, and in the full READMEFIRST file of the primary release. Generally you should start with the primary release, and only get the secondary release if you think you need it -- see the second training video for an example.
Thanks to John Lukasiewicz for doing the initial heavy lifting on the Motionbuilder Python script that enabled this release. No thanks to Autodesk for having bugs in their BVH export code, which I had to correct around. :-O
AFFILIATION AND DISCLAIMER: I (Bruce) am not affiliated with and don't speak for Carnegie-Mellon University, Daz Productions, Autodesk, or Smith Micro, and they don't speak for me. :-)