The user interface:
The UI is intuituve and, for a 3D-modelling program, very easy to grasp. Your options are neatly organized in branches. Once you understand what the different tags means, it all seems pretty transparent. There is sliders for parameters, like height, weight, gender, ethnicity, muscularity etc. You also have the option of using a GUI with elements from your native operating system.
Tutorials / Instructions:
useful / helpful : 4
clear : 3
quick and easy to understand : 3
What notable things do other users say about this tool? (either good or bad!)
Testing the tool (learning by doing – trial and error)
What would/could a designer use this tool for?
Because of the freedom of the license, Makehuman software is widely used by researchers for scientific purposes:
In industrial design, to verify the anthropometry of a project
In virtual reality research, to quickly produce avatars from measures or camera views.
In biomechanics and biomedical engineering, to simulate the behaviour of the human body under certain conditions or treatments
For visuo-haptic surgical training system development
Full-body 3D virtual reconstructions
3D analysis of early christian burials (archaeothanatology).
To create characters to perform Sign Language movements.
Depending on what kind of free this tool is, how “free” is this tool really?
MakeHuman is Open Source, with the source code and database released under the GNU License Affero GPL. It is also a free (beer) download which is the full program with no restrictions. No advertising.
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*As an official reviewer for the Great Free Graphic Software Review I confirm I have filled in the above review at the best of my abilities, with care, patience and without prior prejudice, so help me Tux.*
Marius Tetlie, 16/09/2017