MB-Lab is a character creation tool for Blender 2.80, based off of ManuelBastioniLAB
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MB-Lab is an attempt to keep the ManuelBastioniLAB Blender addon alive through community efforts.

Blender 2.8 Support

MB-Lab has been ported to work with blender 2.80

Contributors wanted! Python programmers needed!


Manuel Bastioni was active in open source projects since 1999.

Member of Blender Artist community since 2002.

He was one of the authors of "The Official Blender 2.3 guide, the open 3D creation suite", writing the chapter "From Blender to YafRay Using YableX"

In 2000 he started Makehuman Project, a free and open source software for the modelling of 3d photo-realistic characters, winner of "Suzanne Award" as the best python script for Blender 3D in 2004. He left the MakeHuman project in 2016.

He is the author of Manuel Bastioni Laboratory, a free and open source add-on for Blender to create 3d humanoids. It includes the results of years of prototyping and studies realized by him during the development of his 3d graphics projects.

This fork is an attempt to keep this addon going towards the next generation of Blender as the original author is no longer developing ManuelBastioniLAB

MB-Lab 1.7.1 Notes

New Facial Rig connected to shapekey expressions
EEVEE and CYCLES specific shading networks and outputs
New collection of Clothing

ManuelBastioniLAB 1.6.1a

We are including this for historical purposes as the website, videos and social media accounts are offline.

The version 1.6.1a of ManuelbastioniLAB, the free and open source character editor for Blender, is still available for download at http://www.manuelbastioni.com Direct download: manuelbastionilab_161a.zip