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Epic Games has revealed MetaHuman Creator, a new browser-based app that’s designed to assist in creating 3D digital humans, whether it’s for a game, animation, or other project. And the examples of the faces that users can create look really cool.
“Up until now one of the most arduous tasks in 3D content creation has been constructing truly convincing digital humans,” Epic Games VP of digital humans technology Vladimir Mastilovic said in a press release. “Even the most experienced artists require significant amounts of time, effort, and equipment, just for one character.”
Via MetaHuman Creator, the time it takes to put together a 3D character is supposedly cut from weeks or months down to less than an hour. The app also makes it easier for developers to create a multitude of different characters, which should come in handy when crafting character-driven experiences for the latest generation of consoles, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The app’s creations have currently been tested for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PS4–they run on mobile too, though visual quality isn’t as high as what you get on consoles.