Development news

Proxy tutorial

16 November 2017

As requested by many users, here is the updated tutorial about how to create and use proxies in lab 1.6.0. [Read more..]

Shapekeys mapping 1.5 -> 1.6

08 November 2017

Since there are various animation systems based on the lab 1.5 that need to migrate to lab 1.6, here is the conversion table that maps the shapekeys 1.5 to 1.6. [Read more..]

Roadmap update for 1.7.0!

05 November 2017

Roadmap update with detailed tasks for lab 1.6.1 and 1.7.0 [Read more..]

Version 1.6.0!

26 October 2017

The new version 1.6.0 is available! [See the release notes]

Improvements of teeth and eyes

10 October 2017

Better teeth shader and shape, improved eye shader [See the image...]

High quality expression system 1.6: animation

05 October 2017

1.6 WIP: See the high quality results of the new expression system! [See the video]

Preview-tutorial proxy system 1.6

23 September 2017

Tutorial-preview about the new proxy system that will be included in ManuelbastioniLAB 1.6.0 with two long waited new features to handle skin intersections: offset and auto-mask. [See the video]

New preview of IK and muscles

09 September 2017

Development and integration of IK and basic muscle system completed: see how they work in the new preview. [See the video]

Improvements of anatomy

02 September 2017

Better 3D feet, toes, nails. Also improvements of 3d tongue for professional phonemes animation. [See the image...]

Hair shader and physics

24 August 2017

Testing the hair shader and the best way to use physics with polygonal hair [Read more...]

Archive

Since Jan 2016

See the full development history. [Visit the archive]

Proxy tutorial

16 November 2017

As requested by many users, here is the updated tutorial about how to create and use proxies in lab 1.6.0. [Read more..]

Shapekeys mapping 1.5 -> 1.6

08 November 2017

Since there are various animation systems based on the ManuelbastioniLAB 1.5 that need to migrate to lab 1.6, here is the conversion table that maps the shapekeys 1.5 to 1.6. [Read more..]

Roadmap update for 1.7.0!

05 November 2017

Roadmap update with detailed tasks for lab 1.6.1 and 1.7.0 [Read more..]

Version 1.6.0!

26 October 2017

The new version 1.6.0 is available! [See the release notes]

Improvements of teeth and eyes

10 October 2017

Better teeth shader and shape, improved eye shader [See the image...]

High quality expression system 1.6: animation

05 October 2017

1.6 WIP: See the high quality results of the new expression system! [See the video]

Preview-tutorial proxy system 1.6

23 September 2017

Tutorial-preview about the new proxy system that will be included in ManuelbastioniLAB 1.6.0 with two long waited new features to handle skin intersections: offset and auto-mask. [See the video]

New preview of IK and muscles

09 September 2017

Development and integration of IK and basic muscle system completed: see how they work in the new preview. [See the video]

Improvements of anatomy

02 September 2017

Better 3D feet, toes, nails. Also improvements of 3d tongue for professional phonemes animation. [See the image...]

Hair shader and physics

24 August 2017

Testing the hair shader and the best way to use physics with polygonal hair [Read more...]

Testing the lab in Blender 2.79

10 August 2017

Awesome results with Filmic color management and denoising filter [Read more...]

New video preview for the muscle system

04 August 2017

See the preview of the muscle system GUI and how it works for all types of characters. [Read more...]

Preview of the base muscle system for 1.6.0

22 July 2017

A cool video + article to show the prototype of the base muscle system for 1.6.0 [Read more...]

New advanced rigging for 1.6.0

11 July 2017

Two new images showing the new advanced rigging system with basic muscles masses. [Read more...]

1.6.0 W.I.P. Hair test

01 July 2017

Dev progress and hair test [Read more..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. Hair library

22 June 2017

High quality 3D hair library and improvements of the proxy system [Read more..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. New expression system

07 June 2017

Article + video preview of the new expression system [Read more..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. New animation correction tool

01 June 2017

A short article + one video to show this new feature under development for lab 1.6.0 [Read more..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. New philosophy in production pipeline

27 May 2017

The lab will be more usable and productive. The article illustrates the main changes in GUI and philosophy. [Read more..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. male improvement

17 May 2017

Increasing the correctness of the male anatomy. [See the image..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. IK prototype

11 May 2017

Testing the prototype of IK rigging for characters in vers. 1.6.0. [See the video]

1.6.0 W.I.P. Hands improvement

05 May 2017

Increasing the correctness of the hand anatomy and the realism of hand poses. [See the image..]

1.6.0 W.I.P. Skeleton improvements

02 May 2017

These improvements will greatly improve realism of animations. [See the image..]

1.6.0 tasks progress page

25 April 2017

The detailed tasks progress page for 1.6.0 is ready and updated very often! [Read more..]

Version 1.5.0 !

14 April 2017

The new version 1.5.0 is available! [See the release notes]

Motion retarget system: video preview

28 March 2017

A preview of the retarget system that will be included in expressions of 1.5.0 [See the video]

Completion of asian female prototype

18 March 2017

Manuelbastionilab 1.5.0 W.I.P: Asian female prototype completed. [See the image...]

Micro movements in the expressions

11 March 2017

A preview of the muscle micro movements that will be included in expressions of 1.5.0 [See the video]

1.5.0 dev progress

03 March 2017

A clear outline of 1.5.0 development [Read more...]

Gallery update

21 February 2017

The new female elf prototype. [Read more...]

Gallery update

9 February 2017

The new caucasian male prototype. [Read more...]

Gallery update

2 February 2017

Teeth and tongue shader and textures. [Read more...]

Gallery update

22 January 2017

A new character to test the lab technology. [Read more...]

Gallery update

16 January 2017

Improvement of Asian female prototype. [Read more...]

Gallery update

9 January 2017

Improvement of caucasian female prototype. [Read more...]

Gallery update

31 December 2016

Improvement of caucasian male prototype. [Read more...]

Gallery update

24 December 2016

More details, more realism for base templates. [Read more...]

Testing the retarget feature for 1.5

10 December 2016

A short video with the results of the new retargeting system. [See the video]

Gallery for 1.5 WIP

18 November 2016

New room in the gallery: The work in progress for vers. 1.5. The new skin shader. [Read more...]

Roadmap update!

13 November 2016

Published the estimated roadmap from vers. 1.5 to 1.8 [Read more...]

Version 1.4.0a

10 November 2016

Just released the 1.4.0a to fix the compatibility with Blender 2.77. [Download]

Version 1.4.0 !

03 November 2016

The new version 1.4.0 is available! [See the release notes]

W.I.P. new proxy system for lab 1.4

14 October 2016

A video preview of the new proxy system for clothes and hair fitting. [See the youtube video]

07 October 2016

Update for 1.4 W.I.P. The female elf. [Visit the gallery...]

Gallery update

24 September 2016

Update for 1.4 W.I.P. Improvements in pose system. [Visit the gallery...]

Gallery update

19 September 2016

Update for 1.4 W.I.P. New UV layout and new textures in action! [Visit the gallery...]

Gallery update

10 August 2016

New gallery for 1.4.0 Work In Progress! [Visit the gallery...]

Video introduction to 1.3.0 !

30 July 2016

A quick video introduction to the new features of vers. 1.3... [See the video]

Version 1.3.0 !

25 July 2016

The new version 1.3.0 is available! [See the release notes]

Gallery update

20 July 2016

Improving the skin shader 1.3 and working on male textures [Visit the gallery...]

W.I.P. new expressions for lab 1.3

09 July 2016

A video preview of the new expression library and shaders for inner mouth. [See the youtube video]

W.I.P. skin editor for lab 1.3

01 July 2016

A video preview of the skin editor tool that will be included in lab 1.3 [See the youtube video]

Gallery update

27 June 2016

New test for the skin shader 1.3 [Visit the gallery...]

Gallery update

22 June 2016

Testing the skin shader for lab 1.3 [Visit the gallery...]

Gallery update

14 Jume 2016

Added new images with work in progress for lab 1.3 [Visit the gallery...]

W.I.P. 3 for lab 1.3

28 May 2016

A video preview of the age tool that will be included in lab 1.3 [See the youtube video]

Gallery update

23 May 2016

Added images with work in progress for lab 1.3 [Visit the gallery...]

W.I.P. for lab 1.3

19 May 2016

Towards perfect 3d humans: improvements in 3d women and 3d men for ManuelbastioniLAB 1.3 [Read more...]

New tutorial

12 May 2016

Videotutorial: how to quickly create a 3D human character from 2D references. [ Learn more...]

W.I.P. for lab 1.3

05 May 2016

Working on male prototype topology and morphings for next version of the lab. [ Read more...]

Manuel Bastioni Lab 1.2.0

23 April 2016

ManuelBastioniLAB 1.2.0 ready for download! [ Read more...]

Official Youtube channel

20 April 2016

This channel collects videos about the development of my open source projects related to 3d humanoids, computer graphic and Blender [ Visit the channel...]

Measure system

14 April 2016

The measure system is a new feature in ManuelbastioniLAB to easily create a realistic 3d human giving the body dimensions. [ Read more...]

Work In Progress 1.2.0.001: a revolutionary approach to the artist-machine interface

31 March 2016

I'm proud to present a revolutionary approach to the artist-machine interface. Click

here to see a short introductive video on youtube.

Manuel Bastioni Lab 1.1.0

07 March 2016

ManuelBastioniLAB 1.1.0 ready for download! [ Read more...]

New anime style WIP

23 Feb 2016

[...] I will add a completely new style: the "modern shojo". The image shows the main differences between the classic and the modern template. [Read more...]

Facebook official page

21 Feb 2016

To know more about the development progress Manuel Bastioni Lab, please visit the official page on Facebook. [ Visit it]

Anime male model WIP

21 Feb 2016

The base 3d model for the male anime is almost ready. [ Read more...]

Anime model WIP

13 Feb 2016

My intention is to reach the perfect balance between details, topology complexity and optimization. [ Read more...]

New gallery

09 Feb 2016

Just added the "Infographics gallery", a set of illustrations to show the main features of Manuel Lab. [ Read more...]

Manuel Bastioni Lab 1.0.0

28 Jan 2016

I'm proud to release the first version of Manuel Bastioni Laboratory, a tool to turn your Blender in a powerful laboratory for 3d humanoids creation. [ Read more...]

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