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 (Freemium), ManuelbastioniLAB (Free, Open Source), VRoid Studio (Free) and MB-Lab (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 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

      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  almost 2 years ago

      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  over 5 years ago

      because blender is way opposite of makehuman
      Negative comment 10 days ago

      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

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

      tvgoing1 Its a 3d program to create things from scratch.
      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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      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:
      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.
    3. 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 over 1 year ago


    4. 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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    5. 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.
    6. 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.
      Easy to quick modeling and texturing.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    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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      TopoGun is a stand-alone resurfacing, and maps baking application. The resurfacing functions in TopoGun will help you modify and/or recreate the edgeflow of your digital 3D models.
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