House Sparrow - rigged - animated

House Sparrow - rigged - animated 3D model


House Sparrow

Rigged and Animated for Lightwave 8.5 and up
Rigged and Animated for 3DS MAx 8 and up
MAX 2017 generated FBX
MAX 2009 generated FBX
Lightwave 2015 generated FBX
OBJ - includes base object and all morph target objs

Both models come with several pre-animated scenes to get you started.

The wings are animated using the 3 bones within each. The wings are folded using one of several morph targets.

You can also make adjustments, like spreading the wing tip feathers and spreading the tail using morph targets.


The main controlling object is the ROOT bone

I have provided several scene files to get you started:
A Base Scene (no animation base pose)
Fly loop
Land and Take Off

The feet and legs are controlled by LT-Foot and RT-Foot respectively. (Lightwave)
The feet and legs are controlled by LT-FootControl and RT-FootControl respectively. (Max)

There are 2 'neck' bones, a 'head' bone and a 'lower beak' bone.

There are 20 Morph targets. (Lightwave)
There are 16 Morph targets. (Max)

The 'Mouth' phonemes are controlled by 8 Morph targets:
located when you select the Blue Jay mesh and go to Object => Properties => Deform (Lightwave)
located when you select the Blue Jay mesh and go to Modify => Morpher (Max)

But the mouth can be opened and closed with a bone as well.

The wings are controlled by 3 bones each
and have the following Morph positions

Fold-01, Fold-Complete, Fold-Complete1, Fold-flatToSides, WingTipsSpread-01, WingTipsSpread-02 (Lightwave)
FoldedWing, WingtipSpread01, WingtipSpread02 (Max)

The Tail spread is controlled via Morph target TailSpread, the Tail bone controls position and rotation.

The toes are controlled by 12 bones on each foot.

To fold the wings use the morphs noted above.

The eyelids and eyebrows can be manipulated via:

EyebrowsDN, EyebrowsUP, EyelidClosed (Both)

But if you have positioned the wings by moving the bones, AND you try to use morph targets to fold them, you WILL have some pretty weird distortions that will freak you out.

Don't panic, the solution is to 'zero' out your wing bone positions, as or just before you apply the 'Morph' targets.


The model is made hi resolution by using Sub-Patching of Turbosmooth, so the actual geometry is much less than the rendered geometry.

Real Geometry:
13.394 verticies
9,630 polygons

Sub patched Geometry:
162.705 verticies
144,600 polygons


Real Geometry:
13,394 verticies
9,630 polygons

Turbosmothed Geometry:
45,471 verticies
72,603 polygons

The feathers are geometry so no plugins are required. This also allows the model to render very quickly, espcially when copmared to hair type plugins.

are RGB or greyscale, 200dpi, 2666px X 2666px

Additional Youtube previews:

HSparrow Anim Color HI SM

HSparrow Anim2 Grey HI

HSparrow TT Grey HI

HSparrow TT Grey LO

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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Lightwave 8 (.lwo, .lw, .lws)7.3 MBVersion: 8Renderer: Default
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx) (3 files)71.8 MBVersion: 2018Version: 2017Version: 2009
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)10.3 MB
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 8.5 (.max)19.5 MBVersion: 8.5Renderer: Mental Ray

3D Model details

  • Publish date2019-05-04
  • Model ID#1970875
  • Animated approved
  • Rigged approved
  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 9,630
  • Vertices 13,394
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs Overlapping
  • Plugins used
  • Ready for 3D Printing