Tutorial: Customizing MetaHuman Using Unreal Engine 5, Blender & Substance 3D Painter

You can bring Darth Maul to life thanks to Bad Decisions Studio and UE's Live Link.

Nowadays, you can become anyone in digital space, but creating a high-quality avatar might be an impossible task for some. Thankfully, there are plenty of tutorials on how to make great character art, and here is another one.

Bad Decisions Studio has released an hour-long guide explaining how you can customize your MetaHuman using Unreal Engine 5, Blender, and Substance 3D Painter. The video will show you every step of the process, and you'll get an awesome Darth Maul face at the end, which you can then run through UE's Live Link if you want to "wear" it.

From the tutorial, you'll learn:

  1. How to customize MetaHuman mesh
  2. How to customize MetaHuman skin texture
  3. How to customize MetaHuman eyes
  4. How to customize MetaHuman teeth
  5. How to attach items to MetaHumans in the Blueprint e.g. lightsaber, horns, hats, glasses, etc.
  6. How to import hair/groom assets to MetaHuman
  7. Basic texturing in Substance 3D Painter
  8. Baking high-poly details onto low-poly models with normal maps

Image credit: Bad Decisions Studio

Bad Decisions Studio is good not only at tutorials. Our readers definitely remember its curious experiment where it turned popular movies like The Shining, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Prince of Persia, and The Matrix into 3D scenes using Gaussian Splatting and Unreal Engine 5.

If you want to learn the art of realistic 3D art with photogrammetry, check out this video. And if MetaHuman Animator is more your thing, Bad Decisions Studio has a guide on it, too.

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