HM3: She begins

At long last, I am pleased beyond words to announce that the female template is now available for the HeroMachine 3 Alpha. Included in this initial release are BodyFemaleStandard, HeadFemaleStandard, and HeadFemaleFace. All the standard options from the male template are there, along with a few bonuses (three separate sizes of breasts, along with a breastless torso to place and size them on, and then some surprise complete figures at the end).

Here are a couple of quickie portraits I did:

female-composite1
female-composite2

Without TopsFemaleStandard (next up on the drawing schedule), making a real character is still going to be a bit challenging, but at least now it's easier than it was and we're on our way to complete gender equality. Also, HairFemale is going to have to be a priority. Then probably breaking the face up into its parts (Eyes, Nose, Mouth at least, maybe Eyebrows).

Also, the hands and feet are not positioned or sized properly for use on the figure, so you'll have to do that manually until I can get to female versions of those.

Let me know what you think in the comments, anything you do or don't like, additions or subtractions you'd like to see, or pretty much anything else you think of in relation to the new template.

42 Responses to HM3: She begins

  1. Everything looks great, I have already posted one.

  2. Wahoo! I’ve been waiting for this since you first announced you were working on an HM3 upgrade. About your portraits: Since you don’t have a tops-female-spandex option yet (that sounds weird! 🙂 ) Did you just color the upper body so it looks like spandex?

  3. On the top one, I put in the basic figure then added (using the Multiples setting) a torso on top of it. I colored that with the blues, and added a set of breasts also colored on top of THAT. The big star insignia was Masked onto the basic torso.

    For the bottom one, I used the chevron Top from TopsMaleStandard and masked it onto the body, and colored the body with the two blues and the brown outline. I added a Head and two Ears and made those flesh colored.

  4. Hope he doesn’t mind, but Hammerknight just put up a couple of first passes at using the new figures:

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63632&d=1257445902

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63633&d=1257447867

    I think those are shirts from the Zombie set, yes? There are some female-fitted items in there if I recall correctly.

    Nice work HK!

  5. Wicked job Jeff!

    But, for some reason, the templates are not showing up for me…

  6. Cool 🙂

    I love the second to last face (the one with anime/manga style). IMO, those are the best eyes you’ve drawn in that style. Having them as separate items will be cool.

    And is nice to have those extra figures as well.

  7. If the new stuff’s not showing up, try hitting CTRL-REFRESH on your browser. If that doesn’t work, then unfortunately the old versions are cached on your ISP’s servers and may take a bit to show up. Check back every hour or so, it shouldn’t take too long.

  8. On the picture of the girl by herself the face was made from the parts already there, the second one is a female face template. The shirt had to be made larger and set at an angle. The briefs are smaller, if you make them to big it takes away from the female look, if you know what I mean.

  9. I’d like to share my first creation with the new female bodies.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/LytheaLaDamor-HM3v3.png

  10. I must be the only person who’s first thought was “they look wierd” but good job and am happy to be able to make females

  11. It works now Jeff, thanks!

  12. What looks weird about them, Tristan?

  13. Jeff, I really like the new button, it’s cool how you can see the characters back now.
    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63662&d=1257467683

  14. @Jeff: so what’s next? Female tops and leg wear?

  15. Yep, as the post says, Tops are next, then probably Hair, then probably breaking up the faces into pieces. Then we’ll see.

    I am trying to reserve tomorrow for any changes people want in the base figure, but so far there hasn’t really been any so …

  16. Does this mean that the male items are finished now??

  17. Bravo, Jeff! Fantastic job on the female items!

    Pleasantly surprised to see the HM 2.5 pose in there too 🙂

    Quick Question: Could the cybernetic pose be broken into parts?

  18. No, the male parts aren’t completely finished, but close enough. It was just time.

    The cybernetic body COULD be broken into parts, but I don’t have any plans to do so any time soon.

  19. These are awesome Jeff.

  20. Female tops:

    Breastplates (futuristic and ancient)

    The bra guns from Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, used also in the Ursula Andress movie “10”, and one of those cheesy Dean Martin Matt Helm movies.

    A Leather biker vest.

    A chainmail bra.

    A straight jacket.

    A slinky, sexy Elvira-type of dress.

  21. Jeff,

    Not to get off topic but I love the animal legs you put in. Is there any palns to put in feline and reptilian style?

  22. I don’t have any objections to feline and reptilian legs, Paul, although I also don’t have any hard and fast plans to do so. But if you win a contest, you can choose that as your prize!

    Still might do it before it’s all over regardless, of course. But a winner guarantees it.

  23. New female template. VERY NICE Jeff! and I just couldn’t resit… so here goes…

    http://picasaweb.google.com/ricardo.m.almeida/Stuff#5401165758204582082

  24. Good one, Worf! 😀

  25. Awesome job as usual, Jeff.

  26. PhoenixTalion, that is OUTSTANDING! Really nicely done.

  27. My first serious attept with HM3 and females (prior to this I’ve been using a mixture of HM3/2.5 and Photoshop)

    http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff31/synnersaint/Roleplay/Valkyrie.jpg

    I couldnt quite get her left foot to work so I ‘cunningly’ concealed it behind a rock! Also I librerally borrowed HammerKnights ‘corset mask’ from his recent tutorial!

  28. Awesome job
    @Jeff how do you get an up close shot of your character and the wide shot

  29. The button with the stick figure with just head shoulders and arms is for close up

    The button with the whole stick figure in a yellow rectangle is for wide screen

  30. Synner: that’s damn nice.

  31. @ SynnerSaint: thanks

  32. @Kyle: No problem m8!

    @Kyle and The Imp: Thanks for the kind words guys 😀

    I’ve done a couple of variations on the original Valkyrie pic and loaded up some of my older HM stuff, if you’re interested you can find it all here

    http://s236.photobucket.com/albums/ff31/synnersaint/Roleplay/

  33. Good job Synner, glad my tutorial did you some good.

  34. Cheers HK 🙂

    Your tutorials are invaluable!

  35. Great job! I have been waiting for this! Now I can take those shirts that are solely for men and make them female! The only suggestions I have is to add spandex tops for women and maybe some more pants. Also, some hair. I know there is a way to make it look female but there’s not much variety. Oh, and you need to find a hand that allows for people to hold polearms. Had a hard time with that one.

  36. @Hammerknight or SynnerSaint:
    how do you save an up close shot of your character
    for example

    http://forums.ugo.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=63840&d=1257894111

  37. @SynnerSaint
    i like your Valkyri

  38. @Jeff: how do you save an up-close shot of your character