Text Insignia

Did you know you can type in your own letters in a variety of fonts to use as a logo for your HeroMachine character? After picking the body style you want, choose the “Insignia” component, then the “Text” genre of items. By default they all say “ABC”, but if you click on the actual item on the character, your cursor turns into a text-selection i-beam. Delete the default ABC and type in whatever you like, from numbers to letters.

On the UGO HeroMachine forums, for example, “monkeykid12″ has chosen a text font from the “Expansion1″ genre and created “High Five“, who probably won’t be a guest on an anti-drug “After School Special” any time soon, but who does look pretty neat:

High Five

It helps to choose a non-white color for the Insignia before selecting the font item to make it easier to see. Now get out there and make some heroes!

5 Responses to Text Insignia

  1. The Doomed Pixel

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s not using the Text insignia. That’s using the “5” insignia under “Expansion1″

  2. The Expansion 1 “5” insignia is actually a text font item. You can click in it and change it to any number, it’s not just a five.

  3. Would not have known that was a text insignia. Have noticed the text insignias are “limited” to numbers and capital letters. Having the full range of alphanumerics, punctuation, expanded characters could make that component genre more popular. Though, do realize most “fancy” fonts do not specify the full range of characters.

  4. The Doomed Pixel

    Huh. I didn’t know you could do that with the 5. Cool. I gotta go check that out now!

  5. Yeah, most special fonts lack characters it would be good to have. Plus, I was worried about the save strings getting broken, since they rely on certain punctuation at certain points to parse out the correct parameters. If I were a better programmer it wouldn’t be a problem, but I’m not :-/

    I figured most people weren’t getting that the 5 was a text font, I should have made it clearer in the main post.