DesignDoll Alternatives

    DesignDoll is described as 'Create a personalized sketch doll and make it pose. Design Doll allows the manipulation of sketch doll 3D models and the use of custom models and props imported from other programs or bought from its own marketplace'. There are more than 10 alternatives to DesignDoll for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is MakeHuman, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DesignDoll are DAZ 3D (Freemium), Magic Poser (Free), VRoid Studio (Free) and JustSketchMe (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 31, 2021

    1. MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to several computer graphics and animation platforms including Blender, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, OpenSim and Second Life.
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      MakeHuman vs DesignDoll opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MakeHuman is still a legitimate alternative to DesignDoll, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      not exactly for posing puppets/dolls
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      MakeHuman is for creating character models, not posing them.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      only a few poses available on the app
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Very complex interface, and I really just need something to pose puppets in so I can use them as references for drawing.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      cant pose figures in poses you want
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Unlike most 3D software, where 3D objects are usually created from scratch, DAZ Studio is designed to allow users to manipulate "ready to use" models and figures.
      Some users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to DesignDoll, some don't.


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      Magic Poser is a ground-breaking app that allows you to easily pose ANY number of 3D human art models with props in any way you want! A must-have app for drawing, manga, comics, storyboarding, character design, etc.
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      Almost everyone thinks Magic Poser is a great alternative to DesignDoll.
      • FreeProprietary
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      pixiv has released "VRoid Studio", a character maker that allows users to create, in easy steps, 3D model characters which can be used in various VR\AR platforms as well as the production 3DCG animation and games.
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      Not positionable, few body type changes you can make
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    3. JustSketchMe is an intuitive online tool for artists to configure pose-able mannequins for figure drawing. It's a simple, straightforward tool that can be used effectively for figure sketching, fashion design and comic illustration.
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      Super simple to use, and free!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Hard to figure out controls
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    4. Pose and morph two models simultaneously in the scene! Art Model is fastest pose and morph creation tool for artists on the market. Just drag a target limb with your finger to the desired position.
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      It's mostly a mobile tool, whilst the other is a PC tool.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    5. Create a character online.
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      Autodesk Character Generator vs DesignDoll opinions
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      i tried to use it and either its $50 a year or i have to be in school to use it
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      XnaPosingStudio is a "XNA Model Viewer" and 3D posing software based on (and compatible to) XNALara, for any 3D character. With a rather rudimentary way to make a keyframe animation. Free of charge. -- DeviantArt hub with tutorials and gallery ...
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    6. MikuMikuMoving is a freeware animation program that lets users animate and create 3D animation movies for the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku. MikuMikuMoving is an upgraded version of MikuMikuDance.
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    7. GLLara - Mac OS X program for posing 3d models. A streamlined and open-source 3D model posing software solution that also includes the ability to render high-quality images on the Mac. Download app or source code from .
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