Research on virtual humans spans from body animation to speech generation. In many cases research systems are isolated software pieces and can only be used after a steep learning curve. A novel system is presented which integrates a large repertoire of virtual human research into one piece of user-friendly software, the virtual human director (VHD). This software achieves two important goals without any decrease in real-time performance or graphics quality. One goal is the integration of all the existing real-time virtual human technology from two research laboratories into open software architecture. The other one is to develop an intuitive user interface, which allows artists and directors to work with virtual humans