Unreal Engine has officially opened the early access program for its MetaHuman Creator. The much-anticipated cloud-based app allows you to create fully rigged digital humans in a short amount of time and download them to use in Unreal Engine. 

The program works by drawing from a library of human variants, allowing you to fully sculpt the character to your own specifications. As you adjust the digital human, the MetaHuman Creator blends between your input and examples in its extensive library. The app has a number of preset faces to start with that can be tuned with different hairstyles, body types, and clothing.

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Once finished, you can download the assets via Quixel Bridge to use in Unreal Engine. You'll also get a Maya file, including meshes, skeleton, facial rig, animation controls, and materials. Unreal Engine is providing over 50 ready-made MetaHumans to download and use in your Unreal Engine projects through Quixel Bridge. The application is free, and all you'll need to do is click on the MetaHumans section to get started. 

The company is providing over 50 ready-made MetaHumans for you to download and use in your Unreal Engine projects directly from Quixel Bridge. Simply download the free application and click on the MetaHumans section.

To find out more and to register to join the MetaHuman Creator early access program, visit the Unreal Engine support page