MakeHuman - Open Source Human Modeler
Allow me to introduce the software that will change graphics on the Linux desktop forever. the Linux graphics toolkit has been missing one crucial tool: a way to quickly render human models, similar to the commercial, proprietary Poser. Well, we've got that now.
MakeHuman is this fantastic work of software magic. I ran into it over on Eric's Binary World. So that's a big one that Eric scooped me on, and he's reviewed and commented on it as well.
Now, Eric, if you visited that link, is happy to render naked bald women over there. That's "to each his own" - I kinda got my fill of those after Lieutenant Ilia in the first Star Trek movie. Now, me, when I sit down with a human model renderer, the first thing I think of is drawing an alien freak: