Digital humans are no longer figments of imagination. Digital sophistication has brought that to fruition.
The developers of the popular battle royale title Fortnite; Epic Games recently announced a unique tool that can help users create life-like human faces with ultra-realistic movements and facial expressions right within their web browsers.
“MetaHuman Creator” is essentially an advanced tool that can render life-like human faces, and lets users manipulate various features of the faces to use them with modern motion capture and animation techniques.
As per the company, users could generate the MetaHumans right in their web browsers in a matter of minutes. They come with exclusive hairstyles and clothing, and the tool lets users adjust various other factors to help them create a perfect digital being for their projects.
“Up until now one of the most arduous tasks in 3D content creation has been constructing truly convincing digital humans. Even the most experienced artists require significant amounts of time, effort, and equipment, just for one character. After decades of research and development, and thanks to bringing companies like 3Lateral, Cubic Motion, and Quixel into the Epic family, that barrier is being erased through Unreal Engine, and we’re thrilled to introduce MetaHuman Creator,” said the VP of Epic Games’ Digital Humans Technology Vladimir Mastilovic in a release.
Epic has shown off how users can use the tool’s advanced options to craft high-fidelity digital humans easily.
A version of the MetaHuman Creator which features two digital humans is currently available for free on the company’s Games Store.