Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: Epic Games’ 2023 MetaHuman sizzle reel

Epic Games just released the new sizzle reel for its MetaHuman framework for creating next-generation real-time 3D characters at GDC 2023.

It’s short but sweet, showcasing 12 beautiful projects in a little over 30 seconds, and focuses on the growing use of MetaHumans for offline animation rather than as in-game characters.

The work on show ranges from Sony Pictures Imageworks’ episode of Netflix series Love, Death + Robots (find a making-of here) to Astro Project’s animated promo for Snoop Dogg’s Crip Ya Enthusiasm.

There are also some great non-commercial projects, including concept art studio Aaron Sims Creative’s animated short The Eye: Calathek, the workflow for which is revealed in this Gnomon Workshop tutorial.

Other highlights include Beckoning, director Savka Zivokic’s proof-of-concept film (the link also includes a making-of), and Jingu, virtual production artist Rodrigo Castro Castillo’s cinematic trailer (making-of here).

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