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MakeHuman is described as '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' and is a very popular 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MakeHuman for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MakeHuman are SketchUp, DesignDoll, Bforartists and VRoid Studio.

MakeHuman alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MakeHuman.
This page was last updated Dec 8, 2021
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to...

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  1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    Blender vs MakeHuman opinions
    Some users think Blender is a great alternative to MakeHuman, some don't.
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    stevethompson

    The author of MakeHuman has created a plugin for Blender that allows complete generation and customization of a great range of models. I would go so far as to say that the Blender plugin basically obviates the need for MakeHuman.

    Top positive comment  about 5 years ago
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    GoldPhoenix

    Blender's MB Lab plugin was created by one of Makehuman's development team. The plugin is much more powerful and intuitive when it comes to fine tuning facial features and musculature. It also provides realistic skin textures and subsurface scattering allowing for photo realistic imagery.

    Top positive comment  over 2 years ago
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    Makehuman is for generating human meshes from user set variables, almost always with the intent of importing into another program. Blender is a full 3D modelling/rendering program, but has no human generation features.

    Top negative comment  about 6 years ago
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    because blender is way opposite of makehuman

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    Though Blender is the great professional program you may want to learn next, it's not dedicated to human modeling and possibly too difficult to mere beginners.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    MakeHuman Makes human models, Blender does not.

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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    tvgoing1

    Its a 3d program to create things from scratch.

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  2. SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...



  3. DesignDoll

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Most users think DesignDoll is a great alternative to MakeHuman.
  4. Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.

  5. 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.



  6. MB-Lab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender

    MB-Lab is a Blender addon that creates humanoid characters. It's a community developed and supported project based on the original ManuelbastioniLAB.

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    fully integrated blender addon, fork of discontinued ManuelbastioniLAB project. opensource eqivilant to makehuman with a narrower scope and a set of some fewer but higher quality tools.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  7. ManuelbastioniLAB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The aim of ManuelbastioniLAB is to bring you a set of advanced tools to turn your Blender in a powerful laboratory for realistic humanoid characters creation.

    Discontinued

    ManuelbastioniLAB has been discounted and was forked by MB-Lab.

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    Hype

    ManuelbastioniLAB was made by one of the same developers after their time on MakeHuman. Unlike the external MH, MbL functions as a plugin within blender and might be considered a spiritual successor.

    For a description of the difference by the developer, see this page: http://www.manuelbastioni.com/guide_main_differences_from_makeHuman.php

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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  8. MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.

  9. Poser

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Poser is a 3D rendering software package for the posing, animating and rendering of 3D polymesh human and animal figures.

    Poser vs MakeHuman opinions
    Most users think Poser is a great alternative to MakeHuman.

    Easy to quick modeling and texturing.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  10. 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.

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