Free MakeHuman Alternatives

    The best free alternative to MakeHuman is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to MakeHuman and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MakeHuman are SketchUp (Freemium), Bforartists (Free, Open Source), DesignDoll (Freemium) and ManuelbastioniLAB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 20, 2021

    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.
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      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  over 4 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 1 year 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 5 years ago

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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 almost 2 years ago

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      MakeHuman Makes human models, Blender does not.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      tvgoing1 Its a 3d program to create things from scratch.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Blender is a broad superset, very good program, but it's not going to replace makehuman for anyone that wanted makehuman like functionality. The plugin that is available to Blender that is similar should be listed separately, anything else would be misleading.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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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...
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    3. 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.
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    4. 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.
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      Most users think DesignDoll is a great alternative to MakeHuman.
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      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.
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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 almost 3 years ago

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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.
    5. 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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      MB-Lab vs MakeHuman opinions
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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 1 year ago

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    6. 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.
    7. Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with Java 5 or later.
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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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