Epic Games has announced MetaHuman Creator, a new cloud-based extension of the Unreal Engine which will allow developers to design high-fidelity models faster than ever before.
Think of it like the most advanced RPG character creator you could possibly ever imagine, and you’ll pretty much be on the right track.
The results are remarkable, as demonstrated in the trailer embedded below:
“MetaHuman Creator sets a new benchmark for both the believability of digital humans, and also for the ease of creating them,” reads the blurb on Epic Games’ website. “You can directly manipulate facial features, adjust skin complexion, and select from preset body types, hairstyles, clothing, and more. You can even edit your character’s teeth!”
The technology has been designed for both animated movies and video games, and you can get a little glimpse of its potential in the video below. In the clip, we see a person brought to life, with different skin shaders, nose shapes, and much more.
“MetaHuman Creator is a cloud-streamed app that takes real-time digital human creation from weeks or even months to less than an hour – at an unprecedented standard of quality, fidelity, and realism.” Truly incredible stuff, and hopefully it leads to some huge innovations in video game story-telling over the coming years.