Norman DataBase
The only thing I can relatively manage in CG is animation. That's why I've always relied on free rigs you can find on the internet. I discovered the Norman rig that I found excellent. It has been released by the Academy of Art University Pixar classes when it was discontinued. The official release page is here.

Then one day I saw some animations with rigs that looked like Norman but had been customized. I realized you could create some great caracters by modifying the Norman rig. Here are the links to some usefull hints for creating your own Norman:

http://animationbuffet.blogspot.com/2008/03/norman.html
http://animatorwork.blogspot.com/2009/11/norman-modification-workshop-tutorials.html

So inspired by discussions on the 11 second Club forum, I decided to create a Norman database where people could download Norman models that other users uploaded. I have always been very fond of the "open source" attitude in the engeneering world, and I have found that same mentality with free rigs. I hope this database will be usefull.

Just clic on a group to see the available Normans and right clic on the Norman you want to download and choose "save as". Clicking on the creators name will send you to their site (if they included one). You can upload your own Norman in the upload section.

ATTENTION : There's been a recurrent problem for rendering some Normans. The head and some other elements don't seem to render. So here's the solution :
Select the geometry and open up the attribute editor and go to "render stats", if primary visibility isn't checked on check it on.
Male
Q
Created by : Pedro "Qcho" Sanz
John
Created by : Edward Lucas
Ed
Created by : Edward Lucas
NAKLI
Created by : Sathish K
SARJAPPA
Created by : Sathish K
BUSU
Created by : Anonymous
CHEF
Created by : Anonymous
NORMANPLUS
Created by : Anonymous
RED
Created by : F.C Kiral
COOL SPORT
Created by : F.C Kiral
COOL SHIRT
Created by : F.C Kiral
HUNTER
Created by : Harish K
WRESTLER
Created by : Aymeric
NORMANFAT
Created by : MarcusT
NINJA
Created by : Chris Woods
NORMANGEEK
Created by : Hugo
DAVE
Created by : Hugo
NORMANCLAUS
Created by : Matthew
Female
SPINSTER
Created by : F.C Kiral
CATWOMAN
Created by : Harish K
SIMONE
Created by : Hugo
SAMANTHA
Created by : MarcusT
BRIDGET
Created by : MarcusT
GRACE
Created by : MarcusT
NORMA
Created by : Matthew
Kid
BABY
Created by : Anonymous
STEVE
Created by : F.C Kiral
NEWSY BOY
Created by : Matthew
GARY
Created by : Hugo
Senior
OLD PROF
Created by : Taber D.
OLD WOMAN
Created by : Taber D.
NORMA OLD
Created by : Alain
NORMANBOLD
Created by : Serg
Non-Human
LEO
Created by : Peter Nagy, Peter Hostyanszki & Robert Vari
PINOCCHIO
Created by : Leo
GHOST
Created by : F.C Kiral
DEVIL
Created by : Aymeric
Accessories
HUMAN
Created by : Salman H.