I'm a junior developer / web designer / 3d character designer. I'm going to develop a 3d application that allows the interaction between the user and an avatar via some inputs given by external applications (using any kind of protocol, e.g. socket).
The engine i'm looking for essentially does nothing more than animate a hi-def realistic character in real-time (i need neither to design any HUD nor to develop mouse or keyboard input); i nedd it's (very) good in rendering, it's able to communicate with external applications, eventually cross-platform and able to deploy in web formats (not necessary but it could be a good optional), it doesn't need a lot of programming abilities and costs under 2000\\$ (if it's free, better! )..
So, would you suggest me some engine that fits my needs?
I have 3 moths to develop the application, so I think more or less one month and a half for 3d engine learning/integration.
Thanks for your help and sorry for my english!