Free Poser Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Poser is MakeHuman, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Poser and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Poser are DAZ 3D (Freemium), DesignDoll (Freemium), VRoid Studio (Free) and MB-Lab (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 20, 2021

    1. 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 Poser opinions
      Some users think MakeHuman is a great alternative to Poser, some don't.
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      grynnan Have some issues with some posing. However, open source makes it possible to customize some features. Open source also makes it possible to contribute to the code, to make it better. It has a small size compared to #2 DAZ, and doesn't require a supercomputer to render your scene. I use MakeHuman and DAZ 3D alot, but going from DAZ to makehuman, because makehuman works flawlessly on Linux as well.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      it creates 3d humanoid characters
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      You can't actually POSE in this program. It only has a few built-in poses, which you can't edit.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

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      No posing or perspective view. It's just for generating human models quickly for use in other software.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Not for custom posing, no perspective viewing of the model
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Not intended for figure, manipulation, or scene setup and rendering. Only for figure creation and rigging, this is more similar to Blender than Poser, but Blender is perhaps the most powerful free 3D "creation" software.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      It's extremely rudimentary in comparison.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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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.
      DAZ 3D vs Poser opinions
      Most users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to Poser.
      A much more modern interface that is customizable so you can assign keyboard shortcuts and mouse buttons to match those of other programs in your pipeline
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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 Poser.
      It allows you to create and pose a character. It's really easy to use.
      Positive comment over 2 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.
    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • FreeProprietary
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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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      Most users think Magic Poser is a great alternative to Poser.
    5. Animated 3D characters. No 3D knowledge required. Rapidly create, rig and animate unique characters for design projects.
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      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. -- DeviantArt hub with tutorials and gallery ...
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      It does the job very well and you have many other options for custom skybox, lightsource and more
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Free 3D Search Engine. Explore & download 3d models for free. Rig & Animate static models easily.
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