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Poser Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Poser for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative 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 seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Poser are DAZ 3D, VRoid Studio, MB-Lab and ManuelbastioniLAB.

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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    MakeHuman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    it creates 3d humanoid characters

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    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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    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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  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.

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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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    VRoid Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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

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    MB-Lab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender

    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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    ManuelbastioniLAB

    • 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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Art Model - 3D Pose tool

    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    3D human pose tool with full body morphing capabilities.

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  7. Gllara

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    GLLara - Mac OS X program for posing 3d models.

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