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Open Source Poser Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Poser is MakeHuman. 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, ManuelbastioniLAB and Gllara.

Poser alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators or 3D Printing Tools. 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

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    46 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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    Not for custom posing, no perspective viewing of the model

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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.

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    It's extremely rudimentary in comparison.

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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


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    ManuelbastioniLAB

    • FreeOpen Source
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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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  4. Gllara

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    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 https://github.com/cochrane/GLLara/releases

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