Sketch fast with MANIKIN a 3D posing tool containing a collection of models and tools aimed to help professional artists and amateurs alike in drawing anatomically correct figures with respect to light & perspective.

Create scenes with multiple characters or manipulate simple 3D shapes to quickly visualize the outlines of your sketches, generate storyboards with screenshots or frame your comic book illustrations and mangas.

The mannequin was born out of the need for an interactive human anatomy reference to tackle problems like foreshortening, proportion and depth.

We expand upon the wooden mannequin for figure drawing with various 3D models and tools to help you with shape recognition, shading, perspective and stance.

Moving things in 3D often involves a lot of interaction for even the simplest of goals. This is why we wanted posing to be as intuitive and simple as possible with a bare minimum in menu diving and without losing complexity.

A straightforward and intuitive design keeps all functionality close without drowning you in options.

Our goal is to let you spend more time drawing and less time preparing.

Even for the most hardened artists it’s not easy to imagine how the body moves. In MANIKIN all animations can be viewed in detail. Use them to get faster to your desired stance or as use them as a figure study for motion.

We also give full control over camera & light. Use 360 mode to work and use "point of view mode" to get the exact camera angle you had in mind.

To ease your shading needs you have up to 4 fully adjustable lights at your disposal to create dynamic drop shadows and realistic depth.

MANIKIN also features cutout screenshots so you can immediately use them in Photoshop, Coreldraw, Procreate, Paper or whatever digital drawing software you use. No more hassle with editing screenshots.

Save your files for later access, or export your pose as text and import it on any other device so you can easily move from one working area to another and at the same time quickly share your creations with other users.

* View character animations in detail.
* A straightforward and intuitive design.
* Various tools and effects such as outline, cut-out, grid, ...
* Dynamic light with up to 4 fully adjustable lights
* Freelook camera
* Screenshots without background.
* Share your creations on any platform and much more …

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

Scale manikins to create different sizes
Reorganised slider menu
You now activate a models options by selecting any limb
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

RCHoehn ,

Just the right level of complexity for given ease of use!

The title pretty much says it all. After a very few hours of practice, setting up poses and then developing derivative poses becomes quick and straight forward. The scant instructions provide just enough of an introduction to allow the first time user to start experimenting. And experimenting is key to Manikin user happiness. There are some slight glitches during viewpoint changes, or I have not yet discovered how to place my ft thumbs appropriately, but that is at worst a slight annoyance, more of a challenge to work carefully. (Implementing on an iPhone 8+... so far.)

Avonette ,

So much fun buuuut....

I got this app thinking I could do short movies with it because it showed on the video that you can take pictures and make it into a moving picture. But sadly when I downloaded it I never saw any button or anything showing you can make an animation. So I did some research and from what I understood it says you can’t. I got very confused because the video said you could! But overall this is a very useful app! The introduction is very simple and short which I really like because some apps have super long intros that are hard to understand and remember! It’s so fun making poses and very useful for artists who need reference poses. But for me I don’t need that so it gets boring after a while and I would keep this app for maybe even years and years if you could make a short movie!

The whole reason I got it was for that so it would be a more amazing app if you could maybe make animals or buildings for free and all these things would be so useful if you could make a movie. But I know it’s very hard to add these things and I don’t expect the developers to add any of these things but I really do think this app could be on another level of good if you could make a movie. It could be a game that all ages would get and have a blast!

Please I really have not found a free game that can make a movie easily! I have had this app for literally for about 20 minutes so I’m not sure if these things are even available. I love this app though it’s so much fun!

Developer Response ,

Hi Avonette, sorry for the late reply I was sure I answered but apparently I never posted. So first off thank you very much for writing up this review. We had others who had the same idea so maybe we need to change up our introduction video. It’s hard though because the usage of the app combined with the animations intrinsically gives the impression that you can create your own animations. Also animation is something we want to do in the future but right now we have enough on our plate delivering purely posing. We are very happy to hear you like the app and specifally the introduction, we worked/are working very hard on it 😊

bruhbruhbruh18 ,

Love it, but a little limited.

I love this app so much. It gives you so many controls and ways to modify the manikin! However I would like a couple things.

I would like to scale the limbs in order to make different body type models. Lets say I wanted to scale the head to make a cartoonish character. Maybe I want to modify the chest as well! I think allowing people to customize the models would be great! As long as you can find a way to do it. Also, I would like to add some sort of animal model, like a horse or a dog or something. I wanna see unlimited possibilities with the models of this app, and I'm sure other artists do too.

Anyways, this app is overall really good! I hope to see further updates in the near future! If you guys are reading this, thank you so much for creating this app, it helps a lot of artists like me develop their art skills.

Developer Response ,

We worked very long and hard on it so it’s truly great to hear the app is helping you with your drawing skills, thank you very much for letting us know! Also you’ll be happy to hear all of these are on our todo list, though we cannot say when some of them will be included. We’re a small team with limited resources so things tend to take a bit more time, though first up will be objects and hands followed by models with variations in body type


98.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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