Creating 3D models, especially those of humanoid form, is a quite difficult job, particularly if the right tools are not at hand. If you are looking for such a utility that you can use to mold such humanlike representations, a software solution like
could be exactly what you need.
Although the installation can take quite a while because of the numerous textures, plugins and additional elements that you will need in your designs, the interface that will greet you as soon as you open the application is well worth the wait.
Very easy to use, with all the functions neatly organized under their corresponding tabs, MakeHuman should be a nice treat for all those who need to build some models with minimal efforts and loads of customizations available.
The detailing can be done at all levels, starting from more generic features like gender, age, weight or height, up to the tiniest detail like the eyebrow characteristics. There is also a generous library of accessories and faces that can be added onto a model.
Insofar as the clothing is concerned, there are some basic elements that can be added to the design, while the facial expressions can be modified to your liking. As an example of how detailed the options are in MakeHuman, only for the model’s mouth there are over a dozen different poses you can adjust.
The view is also customizable and there are 2 quick buttons to bring the face closer or zoom out to a global view. The formats supported for exporting your work include OBJ, STL, MHX and DAE, which means that they can be loaded in other design software like Collada or Blender.
All in all, MakeHuman is indeed a strong contender and can prove to be a reliable solution for anyone interested in creating three-dimensional models.