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Can UE use real photos for character creation?

I am new to UE, and wonder if I can create more photo realistic characters. Here is the high level idea

  1. I take photos from an athlete (from multiple angles/perspectives)

  2. I create characters (like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo-c7t_Fb_0)

  3. Step 2 can create 'normal' robotic-ish characters, but I would like to improve it to be more 'human' by somehow merging information from Step 1 into the characters.

Is there a known existing technique to achieve this?

  • If so, any pointer to the tutorial/starter point?

  • If not, any suggestion toward a solution like that?

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asked Sep 12 '16 at 11:45 PM in Rendering

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If you are asking "Can I take some pictures and put them in the Unreal Engine 4 and it make me a model that is animation ready?" Well... the short answer is this: No. Unreal Engine is not a modeling software.

That being said, if you WANT to simply use iClone's Character Creator for making your models (using pictures to help), and then you want lifelike animations, you may want to start off with a little something called MoCap (Motion Capture) animations.

Here is an introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm-A1lknrxE

Hope this helps!

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answered Sep 13 '16 at 01:43 AM

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