Documentation:Running MakeHuman from source
There are several reasons why you might want to run MakeHuman from a source snapshot from BitBucket rather than use one of the pre-built packages:
- This makes it easy to update and get the latest features
- You get full access to all assets (in the builds the assets are only available in compiled archives)
- It's possible there is no functional pre-built package for your platform.
In order to run from source, you need the following:
- Get a source snapshot from BitBucket
- Install/setup a python environment with python 2.7 and the following dependencies installed:
- Run the script for downloading assets
- (optionally) run the scripts for compiling assets
Getting the source from Bitbucket
At this point in time it's recommended you run from the "stable" branch. If you're feeling adventurous, you can run "default", but in more cases than not this will crash for you.
The quickest way to get the source is to download is as a zip at https://bitbucket.org/MakeHuman/makehuman/get/stable.zip
However, if you plan to update in the future, you will want to install a mercurial client and check out a source clone. This looks different depending on platform.
Running from source on Windows
Setting up the environment on Windows is normally somewhat cumbersome. However, there is a tutorial video on how to do this: