The Online tab allows you to access the Megascans online library. You can sign into the online library using your Quixel/Epic Account account and directly download any new scans for your mixes.
1. Exploring Assets
If there is a specific Megascan asset you’re looking for, the left sidebar categorizes many types of assets together. Click on any category to see assets of that type. There is also a search bar and a dropdown to filter through types of assets. The search bar and filter type updates the category list as well.
2. Sorting Assets
You can also sort assets with the dropdown on the top right, under the “Online” tab. This includes options to sort By Hue or By Brightness, helping you find the material you need for your project.
3. Sign In
If you’re not signed in already, use the sign-in button to do so and gain access to the Megascans library. In case you are signed in, you will notice your email address already reflecting in this space instead. You can click here to sign in or out of your account from Mixer.
4. Downloading Assets
Click an asset’s thumbnail to bring up more details about it. The point cost of each asset is listed, alongside the points your Quixel account currently has. Click Download to download and import the asset into your Local Library.
Click Download Settings after selecting an asset to customize the download resolution, material preset, or manually chose which component maps to include.
Resolution: Choose what resolution textures to download.
Material Preset: Select a preset if there is a specific application to use your Mix with.
Close the Download Settings window once you’re satisfied with the settings, and then click Download to download the asset. Once downloaded, your Local Library will refresh to show your newly downloaded assets.
3D assets come up with various Level of Details (LOD). You can select the LOD according to your requirement from the list shown in the above image.
Mesh Format: You can select the file format in which you want to download the asset. Currently, Mixer supports two file formats
5. Resize Icons
Change your library’s view by resizing your asset icons. Select a size option from the drop-down at the top right of the library.
Megascans Assets and Points
To see all free assets (including bonus assets added to your account), search ‘free’ in the search bar. If you are on the Personal, Indie, or Pro subscription plan, you will receive a certain number of points (90) each month that you can spend on Megascans assets. If you are on the Unreal Unlimited plan, you have unlimited points and nothing to worry about. You can also directly purchase points for your account.
For more information on the different subscription types and what they include, see the Pricing page.