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Epic creates human faces for Unreal Engine

by on11 February 2021


MetaHuman Creator could be the next big thing

Epic Games has announced a new, browser-based software tool powered by its Unreal Engine called the MetaHuman Creator that can craft highly realistic human faces and help power more realistic body movements and facial animations

According to The Verge, the MetaHuman Creator can be used in conjunction with modern motion capture and animation techniques for creating lifelike movements and human interactions scenes built for video games, film, TV, and other formats.

Photorealistic humans can be generated in a matter of minutes and equipped with unique hairstyles and clothing, and then they can be tailored further to meet the needs of a production.

"Metahumans" can be manipulated in real time within the tool itself and just using a web browser, Epic says.

It's not clear when Epic intends to release MetaHuman Creator outside a broad 2021 release window, but interested developers and artists can sign up for updates on the Unreal Engine website.You can examples of creations built using the MetaHuman Creator below.

Last modified on 11 February 2021
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