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A topic by AR14 created Jun 30, 2016 Views: 2,661 Replies: 102
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You can post suggestions/requests regarding Mannequin here, or as a new topic if you feel the need for it.

Request for components is also open (i.e. 'please add a maid costume') as long as it doesn't make me breach any copyrights (i.e. 'please add X character costume from game Y').

P.S. You might be interested in our Public Trello Board, where we keep track of our development status and targets.

I would like to request some components :

1. Bigger lip sizes like :

2. Baggy gym pants


Bigger lip sizes are already planned (will be available from thin -> medium -> thick).

My hands are currently full preparing for 0.1.1 release, but let's see if we can add this at 0.1.2



Thick lips is now available in 0.1.2

Let me know what you think about these :D (maybe if it's not thick enough I can add even thicker alternatives and ditch medium lips instead)


[Before I give more suggestion, can I request that you post more links to this suggestion forum? I feel kinda awkward/selfish since I have only seen my suggestions! XD ]

1.Anyway, can you make a list of upcoming features page (that shows what you already have planned for the next year or so?) so that way no one waste your time by recommending things that you already have planned? For instance, something like this :

2. A some point will you add different body types? Like abs/bigger hips/stronger-looking arms? Also, while this is in the far future , will you add different ages (like child, 25-year-old, old person?)?

3. And lastly, I have posted a couple pictures of outfits I would really like to see :



I'm currently setting up a Trello board for the milestones of this app. Should be done next week (can't finish this fast because I'm going to visit my parents until the end of this week).

I'll update this thread and the store page with the link when the board is done.

As for different body types, it is something that I'm currently experimenting with. Something like child -> teenager -> adult proportion is already in my mind, but I can't promise anything since, well, it is still experimental (originally planned for releases after 1.0). Might change if the experiments turned out to be satisfying though.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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The trello board is now available for public, you can view it here:

Been meaning to post here but kept forgetting >_>

Stuff I'd like to see in the near future (but ain't urgent):

  • Androgynous/Flat-Chested Model
  • Earrings Accessory
  • Glasses Accessory
  • Crew Socks Accessory
  • High Heels Footwear
  • Drill Pigtails (example, but probably not as long lmao)

The planned components on the Trello board sound like a good direction, thanks so much for your good work!


Noted. Let's see if we can add those in a short time :)


Just FYI, several glasses has been added in the accessory section :) hopefully it will be a good start!

Made two models with glasses to test them out. They look great, but the sides of the glasses have some sort of blue tinting? I don't know if it's supposed to be that way but jsyk

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GAH, looks like they changed colors alongside the frames. Also, that folded arms pose is very wrong, I just checked it out and apparently they looks fine in the editor but misaligned when exporting; I should release a hotfix build for that.

EDIT: The hotfix build is now live, should've fixed it.
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Hello Can I Use some stuff that i generate in this Wonderfull software in my youtube channel that i am planning for opening sequence??

so can i do that?

And will you add more variations like shocked faces , and the Kitty smile faces ?
The kind of faces that can look more like what is this expression supposed to mean Kind of face(dont have example at hand)
I think you will figure it out

Main question : may i use it in youtube video?


To answer all of your questions: Yes, yes, and yes :)

ill give credits to your software when you complete it

make it flippin amazing and go till it gets to version 100.00

(still havent even extract the soft yet but i hope it to be amazing)

make millions of variations it will be great

Would be nice to be able to adjust the placements of the templates, like, make eyes wide apart or very close to each other. Or, even better but way too much work, add transformers into everything and make everything adjustable.

Other than that I'd like to see:

  • Different body types including height/weight
  • Different face shapes, you know, this kind of stuff
  • Different noses
  • Fantasy themed stuff: ears, wings, accessories, clothes
  • Sci-Fi themed stuff
  • Gangster/Mafia/Film Noir themed stuff

Well, that's a lot! :)

  • Fantasy and sci-fi themed stuff are already planned (you can see it on the Trello board)
  • Face shapes are in progress, will be available either in the next update (0.1.6) or the one after that (0.1.7)
  • Noir stuff... It hasn't crossed my mind before, but is definitely interesting. I'll add that to our plans.
  • As for body types and fine-tuning on the template placements, it's something that I also really want to have, but I won't promise anything because it's gonna take a very very long time until I can start working on it.

Thank you very much for your suggestions!

Oh, I haven't seen the Trello board. Also, yeah, I understand that the fine tuning would be too difficult to make.

Thanks for answering. You're doing a good job with this app

Also, is it possible to make the contour more dark and distinct when the item is turned white?

For exaple the glasses, bowtie, and shoes look really weird without better, darker lines.


I'm currently working on a new coloring method that hopefully will improve clothing colors whether when you're using light or dark color as the base. It requires a lot of redraws though, so I'm not even sure if I can release the update next weekend. But it's definitely on the way.

Thanks for your suggestion!


Hello! Thank you for this software! I am using it for my new small project (I'm learning to make a visual novel).

I have a few suggestion - some face details: freckles, scars, moles.

Also, is it possible to make an option with more high-contrasted hair? With more lighter highlights and darker shadows.

And last thing - an option to choose nothing instead of blushed cheeks.


Thanks for your suggestions! As for freckles, scars, and moles: Noted :)

For high contrast hair, I'm currently working on it. If everything works out, next time you can manually choose base, shadow and highlight color for hairs.

Disabling expression shades will be added in the next update (which hopefully will be out this weekend).


Sounds great! Thanks!

I have two suggestions for right now:

  1. An expansion on the Art Style tab. It seems rather limited as of right now and the three choices don't offer much of a change. Being able to adjust the thickness of the outlines through more than just presets would be able to create more unique looks. Also, being able to choose between dynamic color outlines and uniform color would be nice. What I mean by that is dynamic color is what you have now in which the outline color is based off the color of what it is outlining. Having the ability to choose a uniform would be nice, as in outlining everything in black.
  2. Custom files. As of right now, I don't see that it's possible to make your own assets to import into the software. Adding something like that would be amazing. It would also open up a modding and asset creation community which is good for any piece of software.
Noted. Thanks for the suggestions!

Can I suggest curly/kinky hairstyles?


Those requires a large amount of work (because of the details) so it might arrive later than simpler hairstyles, but it was always planned to be in the library :)


I bought and downloaded this app today but I couldn't select gender to male. when it will be able. Did I done something wrong.


Hello, you've done nothing wrong, as male template is currently still not available in the current version. We're working around the clock to add it as fast as possible in the forthcoming updates!

Thank you so much :)

1. Color presets. The color picker is a blessing and a curse. I feel like it gives me a little too much control. It can be difficult to get colors to match on a hue/saturation/value level. If at all possible I'd really appreciate a second color picker where it has pre set colors.

2. Sections collapsed by default. It makes navigation a bit more annoying to have them all expanded by default.

3. More hairstyles, pants, and longer skirts! Maybe a slider to edit the length of the skirt, that would be cool if possible so you don't have to have additional entries in the clothing section clutter up the space.

4. The right hand on the hand on hip pose doesn't really look like its on the hip, I think it needs to be a bit higher and needs a subtle shadow underneath.

This software is seriously great, and the art isn't half bad for being vector. I used to use it more often when I went through a VN dev phase however now I just use it cuz its a fun tool to help break my artist block once in a while. Looking forward to what this app has to offer in the future!

Hey guys, brand new to the site!

For AR14 I have a question. I just bought the Mannequin software and agree with others its great. Only problem I see is the male options are unavailable, which is important for my project. i see the last mention of an update was about 3 months ago, are you still working on it?


Hey there!

Yes, we're still working on it, and it *has* been a long time indeed since the last update, but a new one is coming. You can read about what's coming up in our devlog or our Twitter.

Thanks for such a quick reply! I look forward to the updates

I have some other clothing suggestions, next to the ones I stated in the review.

short trenchcoat
bustier/cropped bustier
leather jacket
bomber jacket
casual jacket


Some of requests if possible

1. Lab Coat

2. Pants for Female

3. Trench Coat

4. Regular coat scuffed up

hope these are possible thank you


Of course those are possible :)

Idea don't know how hard it is for you implement

I have used a program in the past called design doll

This allow you to modify aspect of the body with set ranges which is great ability and very useful.  To a great level this could be extremely useful if possible.

This would allow people the have widely different character builds to be a one stop shop for everything. I don't know how hard it be to work in to some level. 

Keep up the good work and thank you for you time


We are definitely working with some degree of variable proportions, but maybe not as detailed as one used in Design Doll (or Poser) because those are 3d-based apps. Let's see how it's turning out though.

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After using the 0.2 nightly build (version 72, Windows 7) for a few hours, here are some suggestions that came to mind. Small things, hope you don't mind, work mode switched on automatically the moment I faced a brand new UI to play with. :)


  • When zooming in, either maintain the current central point, or center in the middle of the drawing area by default (one now ends up in top left corner, which is far away from any content especially with large zoom-in levels).
  • Consider placing the zoom control in more central position in the top toolbar. Now its position at far right is not in line with the natural work flow. Alternatively, add shortcut for zoom (e.g., Ctrl + Mouse scroll).


  • It might be worth it to separate bangs from the rest of the hair into separate entities, so that a complete hairstyle would be a combination of a separately selected basic hairstyle and separately selected (optional?) bangs style, bangs being placed "on top" of the basic hairstyle in the picture. This way there would not be need to create a separate complete hairstyle entity for each basic style + bangs combination.
    • --> So instead of having, for example, hair styles "Long (Straight Bangs B)", "Long (Side Parted Bangs)", "Long (Three-Parted Bangs)", "Long (Straight Bangs A)", "Pigtails (Straight Bangs B)", "Pigtails (Side Parted Bangs)", "Pigtails (Three-Parted Bangs)", and "Pigtails (Straight Bangs A)", you would only have basic hair styles "Long" and "Pigtails", and then separate bangs styles "(Straight Bangs B)", "(Side Parted Bangs)", "(Three-Parted Bangs)", and "(Straight Bangs A)", any of which could be combined with any of the basic hair styles. The more basic hair styles and bangs styles there will be, the more efficient this combination method becomes. 
  • Please do add braids (single & double):



There are less outfits by far in 0.2 than there were in 0.1.7b demo version. Is this because of the new Advanced color option for clothing? If the advanced color option makes creating clothing much more complicated, consider making the Advanced color clothing available only for a few special items where it really makes a difference (in my opinion it may not be terribly needful for many basic clothes, default shadows and highlights usually suffice fine). Large selection of vastly different clothes is essential for this kind of software, so it should be as easy as possible for you to create more. :)

Keep up the great work!


Hi, thanks for the suggestions!

  • Zooming: Maintaining central point is already in our plans, but we totally forgot about ctrl/command+scroll thing. Thanks for reminding us that!
  • Hairstyle construction: We'll be adding an 'advanced' option with exactly that kind of functionality. Expect it to land after 0.2.x.
  • Library catch-up: Advanced color is the main reason we are redrawing everything, but we also seizing this moment to re-adjust body proportions and the like; that's why it's taking a longer time. Currently we're not really satisfied with the overall art style produced in the stable version, and we have been taking references from our favorite digital artists (i.e. @rosuuri, @sayori_nw, and @Tony_T2ARTWORKS to name a few) for 0.2.x.

Glad to catch your interest and hopefully we'll be able to implement these as soon as possible :)

Is there plans on having some kind of pose editor. Currently making a pose is a little to fidgety since you need to add all the angles manually so it would be great if one could maybe be implemented.


There is, but it's still far in the future. Our focus now is still getting 0.2.x properly released and then populate content.

Sounds good. Well ill most likely end up making my own tool for it then and release it back here when it's done.


 I have a suggestion "MIKO Costume".

thank you.

Hello! I'm a new person, here, watching this project. :)

I love the concept or idea, implementation, execution, etc. I mean, what's not to love? It all looks especially promising for artists wanting something quick illustrated.

I was wondering how the character expressions, poses, costume settings and so forth are coming along.

Kudos again to your efforts. I wish you well and look forward to project updates on this. Be well!



Our drawing speed are pretty slow so I should say that there are not really a lot of differences between the nightly builds and the demo version (we always tried to push finalized changes to the stable/demo builds as frequent as possible).

That is, unless we're doing a big redraw to our currently available components, in which case you can always see our devlog to get more information about it (it's located in the bottom area of the store page).

Thank you very much for your interest!

Turtlenecks, Like this one


A plain one looks easy, but with prominent textures like this, well, let's see if we can make one that looks nice :)


 I was wondering if it would be possible to export the items alone in a future update. I wanted to mix and match some hair, but it's a bit difficult since the body template gets in the way.


I think we can add some advanced options to the export preferences sidebar, which contains a checklist of the currently available layers; so people can simple check and uncheck what they want to see in the exported image. Should be useful too for people who want to split the face layer to a different file (seen those in a lot of Japanese visual novels).

Thanks for your suggestion!

Hello! I just purchased this and am already well on the way to making a game with the characters I've been able to make with it. That said, there are some things I'd love to see added if possible:

  • When making new presets (especially faces), it would help to have an option for the current face of the character to carry over. It's something of a pain to go back and forth copying every single thing exactly just to be able to start changing expressions.
  • Being able to adjust eyebrow height at some point would be a nice feature, as some of the current eyebrows actually go through the eyes right now.
  • More options for the guys (and pants for the girls!). It seems like I can't put shoes or socks on male characters yet, which is a shame.

Those are the main ones for now, I think. I'm looking forward to seeing more out of this, it's an absolutely amazing tool!


Thanks for your suggestions! Those are really good points that we admit we've missed. Will be working on it immediately!

Hello! Love this tool so much.

Is it possible to add nail options for the females? To add colors to it.

And maybe some eyeshadow options? :)


Both are possible, but we're still considering the best way to implement those without being too complicated. This also applies to scars, moles, etc.

Thanks for your feedback! We'll keep this in mind.

Is it possible to make it so you can turn them a bit? So they face each other for instance?


Well, as stated in the description, it's a 2D character generator, so there's no way to 'turn' it like what you might find in 3D apps; but we have plans for adding poses in the 30-45 degree angle (assuming zero degree is straight from the front) since those kind of poses are often used in many existing visual novels.

Hello again! So I've been loving this tool, and am already making a game with it as we speak. However, I do think some sort of contrast options or alternative/enhanced skin options for darker skin characters would be welcome, as while what is available now does work more or less for lighter skinned characters, it can appear awkward (or worse) in other cases.

Anyway, keep it up!


Hello! I'm sorry for asking this, but have you tried the 'Advanced' coloring mode for the skin? If so, is using that option still produces unsatisfactory results? Or maybe you're looking for better results while only using 'Automatic' coloring mode?

Thanks for your suggestions and continued interest!

Hello again! Sorry for the belated response. I wanted to keep messing with the character before I replied.

With that said, now I've gotten something that I think works for the time being, what we've still found is that the settings seem to be tuned more for lighter skinned characters if that makes sense? And that the same shading for darker skin can come off as somewhat awkward. It's doable, and the advanced settings make a whole lot of difference though! I have gotten something I can use now, but I think it could use some more fine tuning is all.

Hey, I love your program!


By any chance, could you consider adding a hoodie/hooded jacket to the outerwear selection?

Keep up the great work!


Hooded jackets with the hood down will be quite easy, but we'll have to do some trial and error first with the hood up/worn. 

Thank you very much for your interest!

I would like to see animal related things like animal ears or tails


Noted. I think we can add it as a clothing piece, maybe in the accessory section.

Thanks for your suggestion!

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If possible, some options like these would be pretty cool:

  • Unique pupil types: Stars, flowers, hearts, squares, slits (for reptiles), etc.
  • Different ear types. Ear shape is an option, but there's only "Ear Shape A" right now. What if in there there were options for elf ears, wing-ears, no ears, as well as options there to add cat ears, dog ears, and so on on top of the head?
  • On that note, maybe you could add options for other body additions like horns, antenna, tail, or whatever in the body menu as well.
  • Multiple accessory slots. I don't know if this is a bug, but I've found that you can't put on glasses and a ribbon at the same time.
  • Speaking of clothes, a hat option would be really cool to see. Baseball caps, baseball caps on backwards, caps, swimcaps, goggles, goggles on hats, all kinds of hats and head accessories!
  • The option to color segments of hair individually. We've all seen Yu-Gi-Oh characters, right? Imagine being able to color specific streaks of hair like that and make some really unique characters that way!
  • Pants for girls. For some reason putting them into the pants they have just... gives them the belt and nothing else.
  • More options in general for male characters.

That all said, I've gotten a lot of use out of this tool already and am well into development of a game thanks to it, so whatever can be added would be great really. Keep up the great work!

"For some reason putting them into the pants they have just... gives them the belt and nothing else."

I think that's just the waist/belt-holding portion, but yeah—point still stands.

For a start: more pants! Jeans and shorts and cargo shorts for all.


Roger that! Thanks for your support :)

  • The ability to duplicate face presets (duplicating the same face for different facial expressions)
  • Exporting for Ren'Py (about 3/4 of the full body, less than the usual SVG/PNG output)

Hello, thanks for the suggestions! We have been thinking of making the newly created face preset (will be called 'expression' in newer versions) identical to the one which is active when the 'Add New...' menu is selected. For your second suggestion, I think we'll try adding options for cropping the result canvas by X percent or pixels from top, bottom, left, and right.

Didn't you guys say something about a Patreon? I haven't found it.


Not yet; we are still in discussion with dev about the Patreon connectivity mechanism. The actual Patreon page is already live though, but we marked it as NSFW so it's not showing up on search results :)

We'll make sure to let people know when it's ready!

Different kind of request: can anyone please check out this video where I use a character created with Mannequin in a Ren'Py game?

I would like the ability to add props to a character's hand. Like a microphone or a phone. This could help add those who want to make games have a lot more customisation items. More poses for males would also be appreciated.


Thanks for your suggestion! Additional male poses is already planned from the start, but we are still a little bit unsure about props. But if it's implemented in the future, then it will most likely done via specific poses, which means not all poses available will be compatible with props.

Hi, just bought it and LOVE it so far so thank you for that.

Has there ever been a deciding on things like a bust slider for females for smaller or bigger busts? I know that might involve changing clothing though. :(


Haha, we understand that it's one of the most requested feature :)

Unfortunately, implementing that on a 2D-based generator like this is quite problematic. The solution that we'll be using in the future is providing a set of pre-defined sizes, such as small, medium, large and so on.

A bit clunkier than a slider, perhaps, but it'll be a start until we can implement something better.

Thanks for your support!

Hey, that helps as well XD Goodluck  and you are very welcome for the support :) Thank you for making something so nice and fun to use with great art :)

I am very excited to use this, for I just purchased it. However, I would like a bit more variety with hair styles. Perhaps different layers for back, front, and additional things like sideburns. Also, I'd love to see more ear and teeth shapes. 

Dude below has some of the things I like. I really appreciate you opening ideas up for discussion. 


Hello there, thank you very much for your support! We're currently working on retouching hairstyles, and will add some new ones in the process. If you're interested in more frequent updates on this, you can follow us on Twitter.

Custom hairstyles with manual selection for each part (front/bangs, sideburns, and back) is also planned. We'll write it up on the devlog and our Twitter account when it becomes available!

As for teeth/fangs, let's see if we can work something out. Currently we're still on the fence whether this should be a different parameter (can be toggled) or we'll just make a set of templates for it.

Again, thank you very much for your support!

Thank you so much for such a fast response! Oh wow, checked out and watched you on Twitter. I will keep an eye out for updates (seems like they are coming out really fast!) Thank you for creating a nice character creator! 

This is sooo much better than when I bought it but I still wish it had the ability to bring in our own poses or modify the existing ones and also the ability to add our own clothes.  There is so much potential and such good work done on this already and I am hopeful that it will take another leap soon and be the truly awesome tool it deserves to be.

Keep up the great work :)


Thanks fro your suggestion, and we definitely are working hard towards accomplishing those features you mentioned! Let's see if we can bring something special just before NaNoRenO 2019 starts... ;)

As always, thank you very much for your support!


Any chance we could get an adjust glasses pose? Something akin to the picture below.

Again I really appreciate all the hard work you've put into this and I can't wait to see what it'll become!


Request noted. Looks simple enough, we don't see any problem with that. Will work on it as soon as possible!

For Sci-Fi purposes: A flightsuit/plugsuit type thing, basically a bodysuit but with some extra decorations/slightly more futuristic looking


Noted. This should be simple enough since it doesn't need many redraws. Maybe we'll use it for our first downloadable extra contents (which is free of course, it's just that we want to separate specific themes like fantasy and/or sci-fi so the default library is kept compact in size).

Thanks for your suggestion!

Awesome, thanks :D

Hello AR14. I'm using Mannequin to create Alesia's Story Portcast High. However the default models aren't enough for the After Story.

Could you add the following features:

  • Models for different body frames (pregnant, skinny, large, ect for females)
  • Different heights for character

These two are needed for the final release of Alesia's Story, but if you can't add them, I'll keep looking for artists. Your software is still my best option.


Different body frames and height is already on the plan, but unfortunately pregnancy is out of the list. Sorry about that.

Hey! Thanks for getting back to me. Guess I’m gonna have to go back to looking. I’ll see if someone can replicate the quality

want to ask... its just show front view? its no side view, quarter view, side view and back view?


Yes, for now it's front view only.

Hi, thanks for this amazing software, (only played around with the demo (can't buy anything at the moment) but it looks promising!)

I was wondering if you planned on a way for a more customisable haircut (possibility to choose the back of the hair (ponytail, pigtail,long, short...) the front, the side and dome hornemets (braids, additional hairs sticking out...) separatly to form unique and diverse haircuts  (kind of what charat have done for it's generators)

And something that I'm sure would be REALLY hard to do but would be awesome: a way of resizing the features and the shape of the face (I'm just tossing ideas that I find cool (but I'm sure you already thought to implement that))


More customizable haircut is something that we've been thinking on for quite a while. We have some plans going for that.

Face shape though, is quite a bit harder. We're still seeking whether we can really implement this nicely or maybe just let it go and manually provide a lot more shape templates to compensate for that. We'll be sure to give some updates when some big changes are implemented.

Thanks for the idea, glad you're interested in the app!

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Nice, Thank you for making this app!

Hello! I have just tried the demo version and there's something that is preventing me from wanting to buy it. There are no skirts for boys. Would it be possible to allow both genders to wear the same kind of clothing?


Every clothing is drawn to fit each body template, so in order to make all clothes universal, we'll have to redraw everything for every available templates. We... don't have any plans to draw skirts for male body templates for now, but I'll let you know if we can find something as a solution for that.

Thanks for your interest!

Still keepin an eye out for more haircuts. :3


Noted. Just let us know if you have something specific in mind :)