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MakeHuman Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to MakeHuman for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative 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 16 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MakeHuman are SketchUp, VRoid Studio, MODO and Poser.

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.
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  1. Blender icon

    Blender

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    • PortableApps.com
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    • Steam
    149 alternatives to Blender 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
    Blender Cycles renderer features Unidirectional path tracing with multiple importance sampling, Multi-core CPU rendering with SIMD acceleration, GPU rendering with NVidia CUDA & AMD OpenCL, Multi-GPU support and Unified rendering kernel for CPU and GPU.
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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.

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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.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    because blender is way opposite of makehuman

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    MakeHuman Makes human models, Blender does not.

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    tvgoing1

    Its a 3d program to create things from scratch.

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  2. SketchUp icon

    SketchUp

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    161 alternatives to SketchUp 

    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. VRoid Studio icon

    VRoid Studio

    • Mac
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Steam
    43 alternatives to VRoid Studio 

    VRoid Studio is a 3D character creation software developed for you to freely express yourself, even without 3D modeling expertise. The software is easy-to-use. Even first-time users can fully enjoy the software by picking preset items and playing around with the parameters’...

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  4. MODO icon

    MODO

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    105 alternatives to MODO 

    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.

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    1.  3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  5. Poser icon

    Poser

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    17 alternatives to Poser 

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

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

    Easy to quick modeling and texturing.

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    MB-Lab

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    • Blender
    5 alternatives to MB-Lab 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingMB-Lab offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Node BasedMB-Lab supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    Facial expressions
    Advanced shaders
    Anthropological phenotypes library
    MB-Lab vs MakeHuman opinions
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    Guest

    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.

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    ManuelbastioniLAB

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    5 alternatives to ManuelbastioniLAB 

    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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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
    Discontinued

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

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    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

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    DAZ 3D

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    25 alternatives to DAZ 3D 

    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. It is aimed at users who are interested in posing human figures for illustrations and animation, but who...

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DAZ 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Swift 3D

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    51 alternatives to Swift 3D 

    Swift 3D software is a easy-to-use 3D modeling and animation tool that converts 3D into vector files in Flash swf, WPF, and Silverlight XAML. The software works with Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Expression Blend, 3ds Max, and PowerPoint to silverlight converter.

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    Discontinued

    Erain.com the developer of Swift 3D is no longer in business.

    Scene Editor
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    Art of Illusion

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    33 alternatives to Art of Illusion 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Art of Illusion, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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