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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, DesignDoll, VRoid Studio and MB-Lab.

Poser alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Poser.
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Poser is a 3D rendering software package for the posing, animating and rendering of 3D polymesh human and animal figures.

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  1. MakeHuman icon

    MakeHuman

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to MakeHuman 

    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.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakeHuman can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  3D SculptingMakeHuman offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    it creates 3d humanoid characters

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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.

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    Guest

    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.

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    No posing or perspective view. It's just for generating human models quickly for use in other software.

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    Guest

    Not for custom posing, no perspective viewing of the model

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    Guest

    You can't actually POSE in this program. It only has a few built-in poses, which you can't edit.

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    It's extremely rudimentary in comparison.

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  2. DAZ 3D icon

    DAZ 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    24 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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    Most users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to Poser.
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    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

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    DesignDoll

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    11 alternatives to DesignDoll 

    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.
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    It allows you to create and pose a character. It's really easy to use.

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  4. VRoid Studio icon

    VRoid Studio

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    • Windows
    • 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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    nothing like poser... its literally just make human but anime

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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


  6. Xnalara icon

    Xnalara

    10 alternatives to Xnalara 

    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.

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    Guest

    It does the job very well and you have many other options for custom skybox, lightsource and more

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    ManuelbastioniLAB

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux
    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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    Discontinued

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

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  8. Magic Poser icon

    Magic Poser

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    6 alternatives to Magic Poser 

    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.
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    Mixamo

    • Online
    6 alternatives to Mixamo 

    Animated 3D characters. No 3D knowledge required. Rapidly create, rig and animate unique characters for design projects.

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    1.  Animation RiggingMixamo supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
  10. 3D Faceworx icon

    3D Faceworx

    33 alternatives to 3D Faceworx 

    Created a 3D model from photos with two standard front and side view of a head, the user has to various reference points and contours for the face, nose, ears, etc.

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