Do I own the rights to custom characters made with Metahuman Creator? (UE5)

Hello,

I’m looking at using the Metahuman creator to generate branded characters for my game. If we make a Metahuman with the creator and then modify the mesh in Maya or Blender to add a unique signature to the mesh that can’t be created with the Metahuman Creator (maybe a scar on the face or unique hairstyle and unique clothing as well, those sort of things). So, the character is given a unique name, hair style, some unique adjustments to the mesh, and custom clothing. Do I still fully own the character we created or does Epic claim rights over something like this?

Biggest thing is that I don’t want to use the tool to create a unique character that I have no ownership over. I’d like full rights and ownership over the creation for any future revenue opportunites (3d printed characters, other merchandise, Advertising rights, linear media, etc.).

Thanks to any who can answer!

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Like other stuff on Quixel, they are free to use with Unreal Engine projects, to use them outside of it you might need a license

Thanks for the input…So, to confirm, if I use the metahuman mesh as a base and then adjust that mesh in Maya to where it is unique from the base and add custom and unique clothing, I may still need a license from epic to sell a toy character or other 2d art and experiences outside of epic that are based on that character? Kind of stinks to use an engine and it’s features and lose IP if that’s the case, but definitely want to make sure I understand it all before I build with it, otherwise will need to use something different.

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The license you need to pay depends on the funding you earn from it yearly (if you don’t use it with the engine)

If you don’t earn more than $100K from it I guess you can just buy the the personal license and get 22 3D models for 19$ (But you have to check if metahumans are included)

A post from the last year says that metahuman assets are currently licensed only for use with Unreal Engine, so you might want to read the complete license for more details:

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