Visualising Characters

If you are like me and prefer to have a visual character aid while you write but can’t really draw very well, then don’t get disheartened. I am lucky enough that I can create basic characters and send images to a close art friend who is taking them to the next level for me. But if you don’t have that option then here are some ways you can get around this.

  1. The Sims 4 – Create A Sim Demo or Game:
    While all The Sims games have fantastic character creation features The Sims 4 goes above and beyond. With digital grab to push and pull options for the body you can create your perfect character in a few clicks and slides. The Demo version is free but you can save your households for later, it is limited in some things, like you can only create young adults, but Origin always has sales on, so keep an eye out if you want to get other features. The only problem I came across here was that my characters are from a fantasy world not the modern one, so I had no way to give them clothing or weapons etc.
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    Picture Credit: Here
  2. Dragon Age – Inquisition:
    Possibly one of the best character creators out at the moment, and the game is pretty great too so worth the money. Dragon age is perfect for fantasy characters, with the options of both male and female – humans, elves, dwarves and qunari. It also has the following classes available – rogue with knives or bow, warrior with sword and shield or two handed weapon, and mage.
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    Photo Credit: Here
  3. HeroMachine 3:
    I liked the idea of this program, it is a very simple click and drag 2D character creator, and I have seen some great work come from people making their characters here, but it is limited in manipulation of the face etc and I need my characters to have a bit more diversity (I have six characters). But for those wanting just one or two characters it would be great!
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    Photo Credit: Here
  4. MakeHuman:
    A free downloadable 3D modelling program, slightly frustrating to use but once you get the hang of it, it has real potential. I didn’t get very far using this program because I wanted something a bit quicker (six characters on here would take days) and easier to make, but for those of you with the time and dedication required this is a pretty great program. Again, for those who only want one or two characters this would be a great program.
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    Photo Credit: Here

 

I am sure there are more options out there! If you’d like me to take a look at any or have recommendations, let me know in a comment or contact me through the form on the contact me page.

This post was meant to be about Races, Peoples, Creatures and Characters, but I have been consumed with visualising my characters so I thought I’d post about that instead. Races, Peoples, Creatures and Characters will come next Tuesday! Stay Tuned.

 

Note: I am not paid to review or write about any of these programs.

 

 

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