Open Source Poser Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Poser is MakeHuman, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Poser and four of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Poser are MB-Lab (Free, Open Source), ManuelbastioniLAB (Free, Open Source) and Gllara (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.
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      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  almost 3 years ago

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

      You can't actually POSE in this program. It only has a few built-in poses, which you can't edit.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      No posing or perspective view. It's just for generating human models quickly for use in other software.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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

      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

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

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    2. 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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    3. GLLara - Mac OS X program for posing 3d models. A streamlined and open-source 3D model posing software solution that also includes the ability to render high-quality images on the Mac. Download app or source code from .
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