This was an idea spawned by Agamemnon using the VDML as a template to create units. I've taken it one step further.
I extracted the template bitmap files from Ultima Online. There are both male and female unit animation frames. See the attached readme.txt file for known minor problems.
By default this will extract to the My Doccuments folder on your hard drive, it will create a subfolder called templates, this folder is divided by male and female, these folders are split by individual actions.