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THIS IS HUGE! Everyone can do HIGH QUALITY Face Motion Capture now!
Prepare to be amazed as we dive into the exciting world of the new Metahuman update from Unreal Engine. Get ready to give your digital characters jaw-droppingly realistic facial expressions and bring them to life like never before! In the tutorial of today, we’ll walk you through the process of using the Metahuman plugin and some nifty tracking techniques to achieve stunning results. So, strap in, because it’s about to get facially animated!
Everything starts with installing the Metahuman plugin in Unreal Engine from the Epic Games launcher. This plugin is your key to unlocking the magic of realistic facial expressions on your Metahuman. And how do you create such a Metahuman? Well you just have to watch our step by step tutorial to find out.
Now, let’s bring your digital characters to life! For this we need an iPhone (with Lidar functionality) and the Live Link Face app to capture facial movements. Remember to maintain stability by using a tripod or a specialized rig. One think that is super important are the reference frames Unreal Engine needs for the tracking. Start with a neutral face, then execute smooth turns to the right and left. Finally, showcase a confident smile. These poses lay the foundation for impeccable tracking and animation quality.
Transfer the face-tracking data from your iPhone to your desktop for seamless integration with Unreal Engine. Now, armed with the Metahuman animator tools, it’s time to inject life into your characters. Unreal Engine’s Metahuman update is a game-changer for creating realistic facial expressions. From neutral poses to captivating smiles, you have the power to breathe life into your digital characters. So, what are you waiting for? Step into the world of Metahuman and let your imagination soar! Embrace the possibilities and unleash your creativity!
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