Last year we took our first look at VRoid Studio, a 3D anime-style character creator that had recently been translated to English. It works very similarly to Daz3D, Poser, and MakeHuman, but is entirely dedicated to creating characters in the anime style. Using a simple set of sliders, you can quickly customize a character to your liking, much like defining your character in a video game. However, you can also go much deeper, with integrated texture editing tools, hair creation tools, multiple animations, and much more.
Previously, however, VRoid had one major limitation… it could only produce female characters. This has now changed and male characters can be created as well, with their own set of gender-specific animations defined. In the video below we go hands-on with the updated and more capable VRoid Studio.
You can download VRoid Studio here. The page is Japanese, so look for the following buttons and pick the appropriate operating system:
The download is a 0.5GB zip file, simply extract and run the executable within.