A jewelry job is one made by the people of Epic Gamesto transform Slovenian Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić into a MetaHuman.
The virtual Dončić was built using Epic’s Unreal Engine 5 MetaHuman technology and “augmented with neural network technologies trained with real-world facial animations from Luka’s performance capture,” according to a press release.
The alter ego, dubbed Luk.AI, will take over Dončić’s TikTok, where he’ll do things like duets with other creators and, the press release actually says, develop “his own personality.”
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MetaHuman Creator which can create highly realistic human faces and help drive more realistic body movements and facial animations, can be used in conjunction with modern motion capture and animation techniques to create realistic movements and constructed human interaction scenes for video games, film, television and other formats.
Epic says that these photorealistic humans can be generated in a matter of minutes and outfitted with unique hairstyles and clothing, and then further tailored to suit the needs of a production. And these “metahumans” can be manipulated in real time within the tool itself and simply by using a web browser.