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Free DesignDoll Alternatives

The best free alternative to DesignDoll is MakeHuman, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to DesignDoll and nine of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DesignDoll are DAZ 3D, Magic Poser, VRoid Studio and JustSketchMe.

DesignDoll alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DesignDoll.
This page was last updated Jun 22, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. MakeHuman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    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.

    MakeHuman is for creating character models, not posing them.

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    not exactly for posing puppets/dolls

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    only a few poses available on the app

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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.

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    cant pose figures in poses you want

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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.


  3. Magic Poser

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    Almost everyone thinks Magic Poser is a great alternative to DesignDoll.
  4. VRoid Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    VRoid Studio vs DesignDoll opinions
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    Not positionable, few body type changes you can make

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  5. JustSketchMe

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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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    Hard to figure out controls

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    Super simple to use, and free!

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  6. Xnalara

    • 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.

  7. SetPose

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Create 3D reference poses for drawing and art.

  8. MikuMikuMoving

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    MikuMikuMoving is a freeware animation program that lets users animate and create 3D animation movies for the Vocaloid character Hatsune Miku.

  9. Gllara

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    GLLara - Mac OS X program for posing 3d models.

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