FAQ:How can I run MakeHuman from a BitBucket source clone?

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MH 1.1 (stable)

Contrary to popular opinion it is not all that difficult to run MakeHuman directly from source. Doing so has the following benefits:

  • You get full access to all assets (i.e. you are not restricted to only compiled/processed/compressed versions)
  • You can "update" the MakeHuman directory and thereby download only the latest changes instead of having to download and unzip a big binary each time a change has been made. (This requires the usage of Mercurial)

MakeHuman code is pure Python based. To run MakeHuman from source you need to install the following dependencies: Python 2.7, NumPy, PyOpenGl and PyQt for Qt4. The link to the source code is in the download section. You can either get the code as a zip-file or download it with the version control tool Mercurial.

The full procedure with platform specific notes is documented in Running MakeHuman from Source.

MH 1.2 (unstable)

If you're looking for the source code of the upcoming MakeHuman 1.2.0 go to https://github.com/makehumancommunity/makehuman. You'll also find basic instructions on how to get started on this page.