MorphoMaker download:

Mac OS X 64-bit

Linux 64-bit

- Mac: OS X 10.6 or later.
- Linux: Ubuntu 14.04 or later. Some models require 32bit binary support (e.g. ia32-libs or lib32z1).
- All platforms: OpenGL 3.0 or higher.


The program opens with default parameters set for each model. General RD is a classical Gierer-Meinhardt reaction-diffusion simulation, FungiHexa a simulation of fungiform papillae patterning in mouse tongue and Triconodont/Tribosphenic simulations of simple tooth shapes (see references below).

Model parameters for generating the complex patterns in the EED 2014 poster can be downloaded from here.


Q: The program crashes in Mac OS X with "You can't open the application "MorphoMaker X" because it may be damaged or incomplete.".

A: Make sure the program bundle is named exactly "MorphoMaker" with no extra numbers, whitespaces or so.

Q: In OS X error message says "Program is damaged" or similar.

A: Go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General. Set "Allow apps downloaded from" to "Anywhere".


Triconodont: Salazar-Ciudad, I. & Jernvall, J. A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature 464, 583-586 (2010).

FungiHexa: Prochazkova, M., et al. FGF signaling refines Wnt gradients to regulate patterning of taste papillae. Development 2017 : doi: 10.1242/dev.148080.

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