Epic’s new MetaHuman tool is pure uncanny valley

Epic’s new MetaHuman tool is pure uncanny valley

February 11, 2021 Off By tracy

Epic Games has unveiled a new tool designed for realistic character creation, and it can all be done in a browser. The MetaHuman Creator is powered by Unreal Engine and allows for scarily realistic human proportions and facial animations (thanks Verge). 

The main aim is to dramatically reduce the time studios spend creating and rigging realistic-looking humans, something which Epic says can take “weeks or even months,” saying on their website: “Bringing compelling real-time digital humans to life is incredibly challenging and time-consuming.