Are You Ready for the MetaHuman?
Unreal Engine 5, developed by Epic Games, has recently introduced a new tool called MetaHuman Creator that is set to revolutionize the way human models are created in the 3D world.
As a standalone application, the potential for this software goes far beyond the limitations of the Unreal Engine, but given the fact that Unreal is evolving so fast and so impressively, it’s a great place to start.
What is the MetaHuman Creator?
The MetaHuman Creator is essentially a new tool that allows users to quickly and easily create high-detail, photorealistic human characters for use in video games, film and all kinds of 3D and digital interactive media.
Think of The Sims or any other video game character creator, and then think 100x more detailed, creative and editable. The tool also offers a wide range of customization options, allowing users to adjust everything from the shape of the face and body to the style of hair and clothing.
What’s getting the creative world excited however is one of the more notable features of MetaHuman Creator; its user interface.
Mimicking the character creator screens of video games today, it is specifically designed to be intuitive and easy to use, even for users with little experience creating 3D characters. No doubt then, that in addition to the models already included, it can also utilize the new Quixel Megascan technology that allows for even higher quality texturing of human characters without the need for extensive manual editing and creation that have been traditionally the main method until this point.
This technology therefore allows for the creation of an almost unlimited library of photorealistic human faces, each with their own skin and blemishes, hair and beards, imperfections and beauty spots, body shapes, fingers, toes, clothing and everything in between, making it easy to create characters that look and feel realistic.
Another important aspect of MetaHuman Creator is its attention to detail, where developers have made sure that each character created with this tool has a wide range of subtle facial expressions, which make the characters look more realistic and expressive. The tool also allows for the easy creation of different age, gender, and ethnicity options, which opens the door to creating more diverse characters.
How This Helps the Production World
The MetaHuman Creator allows for the characters to be easily exported and used in different engines, such as Unity and Unreal Engine, as well as other 3D software like Maya and 3ds Max, which makes it a versatile tool for use in various industries, such as production.
Paired with our digital studio in Bangkok, MOONJI Production can create a wealth of scenes, characters and interactions that exist in the digital world without hesitation. Any scene or scenario you could think of, we can create – and it’s now made easier, quicker and more affordable thanks to the MetaHuman Creator and Quixel Megascan technology.
There is no doubt in our mind that Unreal Engine’s MetaHuman Creator is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that allows users to create highly detailed, photorealistic human characters quickly and easily. This tool is especially useful for our clients, allowing greater production value at lower costs and greater scope. With its wide range of customization options, support for different export options, and easy-to-use interface, MetaHuman Creator is definitely a tool that we love, and we can show you how it works – just give us the brief and we’ll start playing God…