How to Create a Virtual Human Model Online for Free
By Victoria Bailey
Shopping online can be a hit-or-miss proposition. There is no way to try on the clothing, so you have no way of knowing how it will look on your particular body. The online site My Virtual Model aims to correct this. You can Log on to the site and create a virtual copy of yourself. You can then use the model as a mannequin for many online clothing retailers, and you'll have a better idea how a garment will look on you before you buy it.
Navigate to the virtual fitting room on the My Virtual Model site at mvm.com/demovs.html. Fill in a name for your virtual human model.
Look directly below the name box to see a row of six faces. Click the face that most closely resembles the shape and color of yours.
Click the body shape that is the closest to your current figure. Choose among a triangle, an inverted triangle and an hourglass.
Add statistics to the listing, such as your height, your weight and whether your waistline is well- or ill-defined. Every time you add something to the list, your virtual model will change according to the new information.
Click to choose your hair color, then scroll down and click the silhouette with the hairstyle that looks the most like yours.
Scroll down farther and click the tab labeled "My Face." A new window will open. Click "Create User ID" and then fill in the requested information. Upload a full-face picture of yourself. The photo will migrate to your virtual model, turning it into a realistic likeness of yourself online.
Working in sunny Florida, Anne Baley has been writing professionally since 2009. Her home and lifestyle articles have been seen on Coldwell Banker and Gardening Know How. Baley has published a series of books teaching how to live a frugal life with style and panache.