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.
CAMERA & LIGHT
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.
SCREENSHOTS FOR DIGITAL PAINTERS
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.
SHARING IS CARING
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 …
- UI fix
Ratings and Reviews
5 Stars! Excellent App and Product Support!
This app delivers on promise! It provides rapid pose creation using digital mannequins. This app is intuitive, but excellent tutorials and examples speed the learning process. Screenshots allow the posed mannequins to be exported to other graphic programs for further digital figure development. Other features like animation and adjustable camera lights to help artists are built-in.
The support for the app is tremendous! I contacted Manikin Support when I couldn’t get the app running on my MacBook Pro. They understood the problem and got a new update released through the App Store in record time!
Developer Response ,
Hey Alan ! Thank you very much for your comment and your kind words! Very happy to hear you like the the app and again if there’s anything just let us know!
Best app of this type I was able to find on the web!
This is a great app! Mannequins are much more easier to manipulate than more realistic-looking models and so it is possible to set up a scene very quickly and then use it for reference. And you can build surprisinlgly complex things out of simple cuboids! It would be nice to have a child-/teenager-size mannequins as well, but the app has all the things it advertizes and so is certainly worth the money. It is nice to play with, even if you don’t plan to use it as artistic reference.
Developer Response ,
Children, different headlengths and other models are something we’re working on that will come in the future. We focussed now on accessibility and ease of use together with more adjustable objects to use in scenes. This update took some time because we needed to change alot of things under the hood you can expect the next updates at a steadier tempo. Again thank you very much for taking the time to write this up, it’s great to hear the app is doing for you what we set it out to do!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.