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Game developers will be pleased today as Reallusion Inc launch a new software update to assist them with character creation for their games. The Character Creator 2.0 update brings a whole host of features which not only include the ability to create characters but also animate them and export their 3D models to be used in games. The new update has been specially optimised for Unreal UE4 whilst also being Unity Mecanim compatible and capable of exporting Mixamo motions.

I won’t bore you with pages and pages of reading though, instead here is a video that perfectly sums up the new features available:

 

And, if after watching that video you’re wondering if the software update can actually be that fantastic, then why not see what Benjamin Bishop of Caprica Productions thought of it:

“We were using Mixamo, Adobe Fuse for a lot of our character creation needs. When the Unreal Engine 4 rig was removed from their service it completely broke our pipeline and caused us to lose countless hours of work.

We turned to Reallusion for a possible solution and have found a company which was quick to respond, help and integrate everything we needed into their software. We found them vastly superior in every way and couldn’t have imagined a better interaction.

Shortly after, Character Creator 2.0 was released including the feature we requested plus many others that make it an excellent addition to any developers’ tool bag. Reallusion have saved us thousands of dollars and hundreds of development hours. It’s great to find a company that really listens to their customers and does everything they can to help!”

If you want to check out the software even further, maybe download it for yourself or even watch some tutorials, then we have all the links you could ever need below:

  • Download Character Creator Lite HERE
  • Visit the Character Creator website HERE
  • Character Creator PBR is HERE
  • Character Creator Export is HERE

TUTORIALS

  • Optimised for Unreal UE4 is HERE
  • Unity Mecanim Compatible is HERE
  • Mixamo Motions Export is HERE

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