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Now you can create meta-humans using Epic Games’ new tool

Today the company announced that it is giving users early access to this tool.

MetaHuman Creator
MetaHuman Creator (Epic Games)

These are not human faces. These are faces of meta-humans that have been created using Epic Games’ new tool.

Epic Games had first introduced the MetaHuman Creator back in February this year. Today the company announced that it is giving users early access to this tool. This means that starting today, users will be able to create their own unique MetaHumans and download them for direct use in Unreal Engine. They will also be able to refine these meta-humans further using a DCC application like Autodesk Maya.

Alternatively, users will also be able to pick from over 50 ready-made MetaHumans and use them in their projects directly from Quixel Bridge.

For those of you, who aren’t sure, MetaHuman Creator is a cloud-streamed app that is designed to take real-time digital human creation from weeks or months to less than an hour, without compromising on quality.

Epic Games explains that it works by drawing from an ever-growing library of variants of human appearance and motion, and enabling you to create convincing new characters through intuitive workflows that let you sculpt and craft the result users want. Users can choose a starting point by selecting a number of preset faces to contribute to your human from the diverse range in the database. They can select from around 30 hairstyles that use Unreal Engine’s strand-based hair, or hair cards for lower-end platforms. There’s also a set of example clothing to choose from, as well as 18 differently proportioned body types. The final meta-human can be downloaded from Quixel Bridge.

You can try your hands at making a meta-human by requesting early access here.

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