HM3: Free rides!

Mustaches and beards in the HeroMachine 3 Facial Hair slot, Standard set, have been updated. I more than doubled the number of items in the set and hopefully added some bits that will help personalize your character even more.

My dilemma is whether I ought to go through and re-draw the original 24 items, which I think I took from the Warrior Mini, with the newer lineart, or if it's good to have some simpler, more cartoony stuff in there.

Here's a sample of the new stuff:


Holler if you have any sideburns, beards or mustaches that are not present, but which you'd like to be.

Next up -- Shoulders. Feel free to post requests for those as well.

38 Responses to HM3: Free rides!

  1. J. Tester says:

    Awesome!I have a dwarf character who really needed an update on his beard!

  2. Anarchangel says:

    As usual great work.
    Hey I know you did a bunch of hair recently but I just thought of one I’d love to have. Is the set all locked up now or will you be adding more in the future?

  3. The Imp says:

    I think you ought to leave the original one you had in there as is. Sometimes it’s good to have simpler bolder looks, and those beards give that effect.

  4. RJ mcd says:

    jeff my friend two words SHoulder cannons πŸ™‚ a remade chain gun and a morter launcher to fit on the shoulders

  5. The Imp says:

    RJ: You can resize the chain gun fairly easy to make it fit on the shoulder – check this out: 1241313506

    (get rid of the space after the second = sign to view)

  6. Kaldath says:

    Bug Report: Hey Jeff I am in the middle of trying to make a character, scaling it up a bit to make it slightly brickish, After scaling up the body, then clicking on the headshot view button to being working on the face it resets the body to default scale.

  7. Loki says:

    Hey Jeff, can you make some fur shoulder parts? like wolf skins maybe?

  8. coyote says:

    mad max spiked like pads would be cool any thing steampunk as all ways lol and a coyote skull. your doing great work jeff

  9. Solander says:

    Some requests for shoulders:

    – Shoulder holster:

    – Shoulder pads:×360/1301002.jpg×360/1301003.jpg

    – Officer ranks and shoulder boards:

    – Shoulder cannon:

    – Over cloak:

    – Cloak pins:

  10. neon_n64 says:

    Shoulders… well…

    Check this. A LOT of fantasy armors.

  11. Niall Mor says:

    My dilemma is whether I ought to go through and re-draw the original 24 items, which I think I took from the Warrior Mini, with the newer lineart, or if it’s good to have some simpler, more cartoony stuff in there.

    If it were me, I wouldn’t redo what I’d already done but keep moving ahead. Remember, you have other slots you want to expand, and you’ve got all the gender-specific stuff for female characters too. Bring on the ladies! πŸ™‚

  12. violodion says:

    Ahh, at last can finally finish that bearded circus lady I’ve been pining to do! πŸ™‚

    Counterpoint to Niall is redrawing to obtain tight cohesive consistency HM2 lacked, as noted in previous blog entries.

    FacialHair look good.

  13. Timespike says:

    Yeah, man. Bring on the female stuff! There’s a female PC in the game I’m in and I’m anxious to take a crack at designing a costume for her…

  14. The Imp says:

    An unrelated question: Any chance of having a second ‘zoom’ view to go with the portrait and full-scale? Specifically, that medium-zoom you had to begin with. I really liked that one…

  15. violodion says:

    Heh, HM3 *is* bringing out the perfectionist in peeps. Ehh, there _are_ all the sub-makers to deal with…

    Magnifying glass would be useful, or moving the zoomed headshot canvas, or zoom β€œzones” (head/body/weapon/etc?), or some other kind of zoomy thing.

  16. The Imp says:

    Yes! Violodion, you’re a genius!

  17. Fabien says:

    Animal headed shoulder pads :
    – Dragons
    – Eagles
    – Snakes
    – Wolfs
    – Lions
    – Sabertooth skulls

    More high tech pads

    Fouragere (military shoulder velvet ribbon)

  18. Kublajkan says:

    The facial hair looks great, cant wait to try it!

    Thanks Jeff!

    About shoulders, i think HM3 shouldnt lack your earlier works.

  19. thejay says:

    about the facial hair.. any chance for a “cheekbones” slot in case you have a head that needs some smoothing for a female version or if you have a skinny character with skinny nearly skeletal cheeks. also horns that portroude out of cheekbones like the “magog” aliens in the andromeda tv show. not to mention horns that portrude out of the chin, tribal cheek scar/tattoo (like the desert warrior guy in “the mummy” movie, half cyborgish terminator cheeks – generally, cheeks has a whole world of their own.

  20. Shinigami76 says:

    hey Jeff , though i imagine you probably have something worked out , i’d like you to slot in an obese body type , or obese limb types i imagine fitting clothes won’t be an issue now with the masking system , and just to make it relevant , you could also make shoulders with settings for an obese person

  21. Timespike says:

    Some miscellaneous part requests:

    Wrappings for the rest of a character’s body, including the face. I want to be able to make mummies and sinister bandaged, hooded entities!

    More present-day and WWII-era firearms. Some western-era ones, too (not just revolvers, but shotguns and rifles).

  22. Timespike says:

    Oh, and an item in each hand slot that looks just like the normal clenched fist, and one that’s just like the trigger-grasping one, but with no thumb for easier layering of things into a “gripped” look.

  23. Tim says:

    Wow a couple days on vacation and I come back and miss so much!

    To start, I noticed the chain link belts and I was curious if you could add a chain link (Under bits and pieces) for the wrist/ankle shakles? Maybe with a slight curve due to gravity.

    At some point are you going to post a “last request” thread before the official HM3 release? A last chance for anyone to submit any other requests that haven’t been included?

  24. Eric says:

    Nice job on the facial hair!

    I’d like tall armor shoulders, please.

  25. RJ mcd says:

    imp i can’t see your example of resizing the chaingun

  26. RJ mcd says:

    and i was talking to jeff πŸ˜‰ before about cannons like prowl and smoke screen from tf had on there sholders

  27. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Tim: Definitely will be a chance for more requests as we go. I don’t think this will ever be “done”, until UGO and I part ways if that ever happens. It’s the kind of thing that is easily expandable and there’s no reason to quit working on it unless there’s close to no demand.

  28. Secret says:

    Firstly may I say, I’m loving Heromachine 3. The power this program offers is awsome. With that being said, and knowing this is completely out of place, and also knowing you already did a call for this, I was wondering if you could put in a Height(police Line-up type) background?
    Rough Example – ranging in 6 inch increments up to the better side of 8 ft

  29. Tim says:

    Well that’s definitely excellent news. I was a little concerned about missing a few request threads.

    Thank you, Jeff. πŸ˜€

  30. Hakoon1 says:

    These are looking Great!

  31. The Dudemeister says:

    For some reason when I open the HM3 Alpha there are no changes in the facial hair slot. The belts are updated, but the facial hair options are the same they’ve been from the beginning. Am I doing something wrong? Is anyone else having this problem?

  32. violodion says:

    @Dudemeister: Force refresh the page with shift+F5 or ctrl+F5 (exact key depend on web browser).

    The full Standard set of 49 are there.

  33. John says:

    Who loves the Jeffrey? Huh? I can’t hear you! Say it loud, say it proud…who loves the Jeff Hebert?

  34. The Imp says:

    Creepy, and yet I echo the sentiment. πŸ˜€

  35. Worf says:

    @The Imp: Not sure creepy exactly describes that… friendly in a wierd sort of way? adoration in a friendlier than friendly way?….

    but I to some extent also echo the sentiment…

    @Jeff: I think you’ve been “promoted”. You’re now “The Jeff”, kinda like “The Bat..dressed dude that kicks ass..Man” πŸ˜‰ or “The Hoff”. You’ve become a cultural icon! HEHEHEHEHE

  36. The Leviathan says:

    I’d like to see a biker/horseshoe mustache,
    the classic Fu Manchu,
    some cool Mutton Chop sideburns,
    and the recurring classic Soul Patch.