Thursday, April 28, 2022

New Skin Products Launch

Universal Human Skin Shader and Face Textures are now available:

Most of the rigs and base meshes have also received a big update, the details of which can be found on the overhauled Universal Human website, along with instructions for making your own textures and baking displacements, amongst other things.

I now await a flood of cosmetics and skin care spam in the comments.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Friday, September 24, 2021

Friday, July 16, 2021

The Perfect Face...?

Here's what 18 models and celebrities look like blended together (in Blender, not in a blender).  More info here.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Plica Semilunaris

For the uninitiated, the plica semilunaris is the vestigial nictitating bulbar conjunctiva adjacent to the lacrimal caruncle at the medial canthus (obviously...), and is the main focus of today's video.  More info here.

Friday, March 19, 2021


Retextured the face to better withstand close-ups, but I overshot the mark a bit... now it goes all the way to macro!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Universal Human Website

The other day I added a proper front page and gallery to the place where the Universal Human documentation resides, and then didn't bother to tell anybody.  I should probably do that.

Friday, December 4, 2020

8 New Releases

My Gumroad store just received a massive influx of new items!  But first, here's the obligatory demo video for the long awaited Face Rig:

Rather than disrupt my site's aesthetics with a cascade of Gumroad buttons, I've added some pictures to click on for instead for details.  The fourth one just goes to the storefront, so here are direct links to the Head Base Meshes: Male, Female, African, Asian, European.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Version 2.0 Out Now!

Finally! I cobbled a video together mostly from pertinent bits of the full video, and revamped a music sketch I found in my archives.

Here's that product page button again, in all its conspicuous glory.

Buy Human

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Snag

I've slightly bungled my self-imposed deadline by possibly not being clear enough about the actual week of release (it's this week), plus I realised at the last minute that the launch video could really do with a soundtrack on it… so let's give it another day or two to be safe.   In the mean time I've *secretly* updated the file on Gumroad, so customers don't have to wait… ;)

Stand by for the PROPER release!!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Version 2.0

The showcase video I'm making to coincide with the Base Version update is taking too long, so instead of making everybody wait around for that to materialise, I've decided to cut to the chase and release the goods already.  Not right now though, since I said I'd put out a last call before the price goes up.  So let's say Tuesday or Wednesday next week (East Australian time), barring any snags.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Is It Too Soon For A Version 2.0...?

In case you haven't been paying attention, a new feature is on the way: Customisable Skeletal Proportions!

This feature will represent a significant upgrade in functionality for the Universal Human Base Version that not only allows easy, non-destructive editing of the rig for customising humans, but expands the scope into the realms of humanoid creatures and stylised characters as well.  Here's a demo of the hand being tortured with it (see previous posts for full-body examples).

Since this functionality can't easily be split out into an add-on-able component, it will have to be integrated into the feature set of the Base Version.  The price will be getting a bit of a bump up to reflect this (I'm thinking in the order of +$15 to $20 or so).

Before that happens though, I have to make a relaunch video as well as update the documentation and all that fun stuff, so if you get onboard before then, you'll get it for the original price and receive the update for free when it's ready (along with the current users).

I'll forewarn again when the time is nigh.  Meanwhile, here's that big ugly product page button again to tempt you:

Buy Human