HM3: Here's the point

I spent the weekend ironing out a persistent and irritating bug that was preventing me from making item set selection easier. To reward myself for my virtuous persistence, today I am drawing. Specifically, I am following up on Kaldath's suggestion that I draw as many arm positions as possible in the "Body" sets to increase the flexibility of the character's position. To wit:

pointing

The body in the image is made up of seven different items -- torso, left & right upper arms, left & right forearms, and left & right legs. They've been layered, sized, and moved to create the given effect, along with one of the new RightHand items.

As you can see there are a few gaps in the lineart -- the figure's left elbow doesn't quite match up, and the left wrist is a bit choppy, but I don't think that's avoidable given how freely all these items can rotate and the need to account for one being layered on top of another. Luckily the "outline" feature hides a myriad of these sorts of sins.

Next I think I'll be working on more and alternate leg positions as well.

The drawback to all of this, of course, is that not all of the gloves are going to fit on that foreshortened forearm. And if I draw legs in the classic "flying guy" sort of pose (as I plan to), not all the pants or boots will fit either. But given that you can color the various body segments individually, it ought to be possible to make a pretty convincing body suit in any of these configurations regardless.

17 Responses to HM3: Here's the point

  1. The sight of being pointed at by a junkless naked man is bit…ah…unnerving.

  2. One would think it’s a sight you’d be used to after all those mornings looking in the mirror, John …

    I kid, I kid!

  3. LOL! Well played, both of you! Jeff do you have an estimated release date for the beta version of HM 3

  4. Whoops, typos! Jeff, do you have an estimated release date for the beta version of HM 3?

  5. No formal date, no. But if I can get enough done quickly enough, you could see the (very limited item count) early beta go up this week.

  6. Uncle Sam wants you.

  7. Uncle Sam wants his junk back.

  8. …he almost appears to have a camel toe.

  9. Jeff, this is going to be awesome, thank you for making this.

  10. I Want You, TO BE A SUPER-PERSON!!!

  11. Ballin' Boy

    Only you can prevent forest fires

  12. It’s a good thing he can only point his finger at me.

  13. And if I draw legs in the classic “flying guy” sort of pose (as I plan to), not all the pants or boots will fit either. But given that you can color the various body segments individually, it ought to be possible to make a pretty convincing body suit in any of these configurations regardless.

    So, in other words, if I want the character to wear blue pants, but the pose I choose means he can’t wear a particular style of pants, I can color his legs instead and make it look as if he is wearing blue pants, right??

  14. Right. In essence the body parts become skin-tight colorable items.

  15. Oh cool feature!

  16. the hair!!!!!! it looks like you took the hair straight out of hm2’s pose it needs to be re-drawn. ok