FAQ:I downloaded a third party skin. How do I install it?

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Like other third party assets (e.g., clothes, body parts, or targets), skins are installed in the appropriate data-folder in the home directory. FAQ:Where are my MakeHuman files found (where is my HOME directory)?.

Example paths to the skin parent folder would be:

  • Windows: "Documents\makehuman\v1\data\skins" on Windows Vista/7/8/10" or MY DOCUMENTS\makehuman\v1\data\skins" on earlier Windows
  • Linux: ~/makehuman/v1/data/skins

Best practice is to create a new subfolder within the skins folder. The name of this folder should be the same as the skin to be installed. Then copy the relevant files, e.g. for example skin_name.jpg, skin_name.mhmat and skin_name.thumb, to the newly created subfolder. (Note that there might be more files, for example a normal map etc)

If downloading from the web rather than using the asset downloader plugin, also see FAQ: I can't download from the user repos, all files are saved as HTML.