Tafi, the avatar company and developer of the Daz 3D character system, has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games for Daz to Unreal.
Daz to Unreal is a plugin offered by Daz 3D that transfers assets from Daz Studio, Daz 3D’s free software, to the Unreal Engine (UE). This makes it possible for artists to use Daz 3D’s customizable assets to build within one of the most powerful creation engines in the industry.
“Daz 3D’s goal is to help creators by offering the most versatile 3D character creation platform available. The Unreal Engine bridge empowers creators using Unreal to create a dynamic cast of characters for interactive or film/TV projects,” stated COO Ty Duperron, .
Alongside Daz to Unreal, Daz 3D will convert about 3,000 of their products and characters to kick-start the storytelling process for Unreal Engine users.
Epic MegaGrants is a $100 million program designed to service and assist game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.