Alternatives to MetaHuman
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This post by no means is a comprehensive list but just some character builders which can help you put a character into your next project
Daz3D (daz) is owned by Tafi and it is their production quality character creator software. Their Genesis 8 characters allow advanced morphing to create one-of-a-kind people or creatures with male and female bases. They have an extensive content library and use a technique called "morph projection" to allow clothing to fit many different shapes and sizes. Daz is known for it's large content library that makes it perfect for someone looking for variety. Their characters were not originally optmized for games but they are slowly starting to embrace exporting to game engines.
Character Creator 3, https://www.reallusion.com/character-creator/
Price: $199 USD
Character Creator 3 (CC3) is owned by Reallusion and it's just one in a suite of many applications to help with character creation and animation. The licensing of CC3 is more restrictive than daz and do not have as large of a content library but our more focused on game development. CC3 offers add-ons such a Smart Hair and SkinGen which currently are unmatched with other character creators in terms of quality to ease of use.
Human Generator, https://www.humgen3d.com/
Price: $68 USD ($128 USD Commerial)
Human Generator (humgen) is a new blender plugin created by Oliver J. Post and Alexander Lashko. The plugin has presets and realtime sliders to allow character creation to be done in as little as 15 minutes. Compared to daz and CC3 humgen has the most open license but is also the least mature solution. Humgen is built on community content and allows for creators to make custom packs for use in the plugin. The plugin does not support easy export to game engines at this time but the discord community is very helpful.
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