MakeHuman is a free, open source tool designed to simplify the creation of virtual humans using a Graphical User Interface, also commonly referred to as a GUI. This is a specialized branch of the more general subject of 3D modelling. The MakeHuman Team is focused on this specific branch of the broader subject in order to achieve the best possible level of quality and ease of use in that area. The ultimate goal is to be able to quickly produce a wide array of realistic virtual humans with only a few clicks of the mouse and be able to render or export them for use in other projects. The latest release MakeHuman 1.0.2 is completely written in python.
MakeHuman Key Tools
- Tools not yet created or are in the early stages of development like poses, animation cycles, managing facial expressions, hair and clothes
- Users preview and load poses, animation cycles, facial expressions, hair, shoes and clothes onto their character
- Tools for exporting virtual humans to other software (such as the Blender 3D modeling suite) where further refinements can be made
Install MakeHuman 1.0.2 on Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10
wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install makehuman