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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: René on November 12, 2019, 06:22:58 am

Title: The entire Quixel Megascans library became free for all Unreal Engine uses.
Post by: René on November 12, 2019, 06:22:58 am
https://80.lv/articles/epic-games-acquires-quixel/?fbclid=IwAR2fQ0_4cXRBmczl6C3dh07ZKjq7vcXgAF6ziawamIG12C5FV_xthaac6ro
Title: Re: The entire Quixel Megascans library became free for all Unreal Engine uses.
Post by: cyphyr on November 12, 2019, 11:33:35 am
This is of course great news but I do wonder if I should now cancel my subscription to MegaScans.

Is it going to be a hassle having to download through Unreal, and will I even be able to use the assets outside of Unreal Engine is for now unknown (please chime in if you do know).
Title: Re: The entire Quixel Megascans library became free for all Unreal Engine uses.
Post by: cyphyr on November 12, 2019, 11:37:34 am
And here is the answerunReal_Quixel.JPG
Title: Re: The entire Quixel Megascans library became free for all Unreal Engine uses.
Post by: zaxxon on November 12, 2019, 12:24:13 pm
Thanks for finding the clarification Richard. It was my assumption that was going to be the case.  This certainly puts Unreal in a powerful position as an environment creation tool. Speedtree has a special low-priced subscription with Unreal, VRay has a version for Unreal, Houdini has a growing number of GameDev tools for interaction with Unreal, and the 3D industry seems committed to creating more interactive links with Unreal. I've had an account with Quixel for some time and mainly dl'd assets with obj. or fbx formats. I guess I'll continue my subscription and see what the new pricing will be. For the most part, I can't see the high res. scans working well in Unreal; but with VRay and other 3rd party renderers coming (??) perhaps Unreal becomes a viable platform for higher quality output. It may be that newer high powered CPU's are going to be less important than new high powered GPU's (with lots of RAM), and should be on our shopping lists (of course both would be nice!  :)).
Title: Re: The entire Quixel Megascans library became free for all Unreal Engine uses.
Post by: KlausK on November 13, 2019, 03:56:05 am
Here is some more information:

http://www.cgchannel.com/2019/11/epic-games-acquires-quixel/

http://www.cgchannel.com/2019/01/quixel-releases-mixer-as-free-beta/

https://quixel.com/blog/2019/11/12/quixel-joins-forces-with-epic-games

CHeers, Klaus