Compiling MakeHuman from source (Linux/Ubuntu Gutsy)

Note! You can find .deb-files for older version from here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=150931&package_id=211091

Lets's start with installing development environment:

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Install dependencies

You need (at least) following packages:

sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev

sudo apt-get install xorg-dev

sudo apt-get install libpng12-dev

Get source code

Download following files (or newer ones): http://www.dedalo-3d.com/download.php

  • animorph-0.3.tar.gz
  • makehuman-0.9.1-rc1a.tar.gz
  • mhgui-0.2.tar.gz

and extract them:

tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

Compiling

cd animorph-0.3

./configure

If there are no errors then continue:

make

sudo make install

Now we have compiled and installed Animorph -library.

Then we must compile and install mhgui-0.2

./configure

make

sudo make install

And finally we can compile and install makehuman itself.

./configure

make

sudo make install

Executing

In first time we must run ldconfig so that MakeHuman can find animorph and mhgui libraries::

sudo ldconfig

No we can start MakeHuman:

makehuman

Hope you find this tutorial useful!