Community news

MakeHuman 1.1.1 released!

03/06/2017

MakeHuman 1.1.1 is now available in download section!

MakeHuman 1.1.0 released!

05/15/2016

The stable release of MakeHuman 1.1.0 is now available in the download section!

The MakeHuman mission is to promote digital art and digital artists by providing a free, open source, high quality tool for every artist on the planet.

Makehuman is one of the easiest ways to create a base human model without much human effort. Makehuman uses simple sliders to alter parameters with which you can create many different types of people. Generated models are completely free, released under the most liberal license available in the world.

Here there are 5 reasons why you should dedicate some of your time (or your entire life, as you prefer) to MakeHuman:

Organization Details

MakeHuman is developed by a community of programmers, artists, academics and enthusiasts who care about MakeHuman and its future. They are volunteers that work for free upon a complex platform comprising of a site, a forum, a bitbucket repository, irc meetings, tuxfamily service and more.

There is no complex hierarchy in the team.

Founders and members that have been part of the team for more than 2 years (with continuous activity) are considered "natural" leaders. Their dedication and experience entitles them to special respect and consideration when controversial team decision-making processes occur.

Members that are mostly inactive for more than one year, are gradually considered as "past contributors".

The community is organized into different areas:

Choose your Area!

Choose one area in which you want to contribute. The skills required are listed below.

Programming Area

Make contributions to the core development of MakeHuman. It is completely coded in Python, and is composed of some core modules, some shared libraries, and many plugins.

Useful prerequisite skills:

3D Area

Make contributions to high quality models of characters, hair, clothes, accessories.

Useful prerequisite skills:

2D Area

Make contributions to our collection of human skin textures, clothes textures, hair textures, or to our infographics, design of special characters, high quality renderings.

Useful prerequisite skills:

Documentation Area

Make contributions to our user manual and API documentation so that it keeps pace with the projects evolution. Programming and API documentation are essentially for efficient addition of new features and capabilities.

Useful prerequisite skills:

Public Relations & Community Support Area

Make contributions to the project’s visibility so that MakeHuman is well known to every artist on the planet. Help create new opportunities for MakeHuman to be present on the major web sites and traditional media. Provide interviews with devs, on-line events, and others to increase the popularity of MakeHuman.

Useful prerequisite skills:

Starting to contribute

If you are interested in joining the effort you can post art or suggestions on the forum, submit a patch via a pull request on bitbucket or report, comment or fix a bug on the bugtracker.

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