Example of a blue body visualizer render.

This article explains the website and its popularity on TikTok

Body Visualizer

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Updated Jul 12, 2020 at 08:03AM EDT by Y F.

Added Mar 13, 2020 at 11:45AM EDT by Matt.

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Body Visualizer, also known as BodyVisualizer.com, is a website that generates three-dimensional models of human beings. Users move a series of sliders that correspond to areas of the body and the model's shape changes depending on those settings. Online, people share videos of bizarre and uncanny models made with the generator.


On June 1st, 2011, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems released the "Body Shape Visualizer."[1] They describe the program:

This web-based tool lets users enter information about body measurements (height, waist, inseam, etc) and visualize a 3D body shape that corresponds to these measurements.


The website offers eight options for users to operate. These options include height, weight, chest, waist, hips, inseam, exercise and color. Moving each of the sliders changes the model, making the model taller or shorter, wider or thinner and more.


Videos of people using the Body Visualizer began appearing online in 2015. On March 5th, 2015,

On March 5th, 2015, YouTuber penguinz0 published the earliest available footage of people making mock models with the video "Ideal Body" (shown below, left). The post received more than 2.8 million views as of April 2020.

Later that week, YouTuber CorruptedMuse published another video that received more than 3,000 views (shown below, right).

Over the next five years, people continued to share videos of people using the visualizer. For example, on July 12th, 2019, YouTuber ParagonHex posted a version that received more than 6,100 views in less than one year (shown below).

In 2020, the site became a popular subject for videos on the social media application TikTok (examples below). As of March 2020, the #bodyvisualizer tag has collected more than 17.4 million views on TikTok.[2]


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External References

[1] Perceiving Systems – Body Shape Visualizer

[2] TikTok – #bodyvisulizer

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