Seeking Dream Web App That Shows 3D Human Figure for Drawing Reference
March 21, 2012 12:20 AM   Subscribe

3d human figure models...is thng I'm asking for exist? Long complicated details inside.

Ok, so there is an iphone app called Mara 3D. There is a female version and a male version, and what it basically is: 3D figures that you can rotate and use for figure drawing reference. the human figures are pretty detailed, with muscles, and are nude (this isn't one of those faceless art dolls you use only for proportion and perspective.)

I'm hoping that there is something out there similar, with these requirements:

essential: 3D human figure that is easily rotated
awesome: many more positions.
even awesomer: you could tell/manipulate the figure somehow so the arms would go one way, the legs another, etc.
even awesomer: you could put some basic clothes on it.
awesomeest: you could even have the figure's face doing different expressions.

Basically, the more customizable the figure, the better.

I've looked at some 3d programs (like poser) but they are either pricey or a little too sophisticated for my purposes/my old laptop. The human models don't have to be THAT detailed, but they should have fingers, eyebrows, etc.

Does this dream website/app exist?

Thanks!
posted by The ____ of Justice to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
You might take a look at Garry's Mod. It's based off the Half-Life 2 engine, and looks like it fulfills pretty much all your requirements... although I don't know the stats on your laptop.

This video shows some of the detail you can go into in terms of posing a figure.

I've never used it myself, so I have no idea how technical the setup and getting things running is.
posted by mikurski at 12:49 AM on March 21, 2012


http://www.daz3d.com/ is giving away Daz Studio Pro 4 for free this month, you may want to check it out. It does exactly what you need.

Also, Poser is another alternative.
posted by TrinsicWS at 2:37 AM on March 21, 2012


What you're asking for sounds exactly like Poser.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:49 AM on March 21, 2012


Hey guys, I appreciate the input but:

I've looked at some 3d programs (like poser) but they are either pricey or a little too sophisticated for my purposes/my old laptop.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 11:28 AM on March 21, 2012


Have a look at http://www.posemaniacs.com/ or http://d-anatomystore.com.
posted by Mr. Merkin at 8:00 PM on March 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


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