Scary HM3 Halloween Cemetery

With profound thanks to Me Myself and I (meaning the frequent contest entrant and commenter, not literally me, Jeff Hebert) for putting this together, I am happy to present what may be the most ambitious Recipe to date -- MMI's Super Creepy Halloween Cemetery. I thought it would be the perfect fit for the Halloween week.

Next week we'll have another installment of Hammerknight's great "character archetypes" series, but this one was too perfectly timed to wait.

Thanks again MMI!

Note that if anyone else has recipes or how-to visual guides they'd like posted here, by all means send 'em on.

Click on an image to see it at the larger, more legible size. They go in order left to right, top to bottom. Mousing over an image should give you the pop-up text with the title that includes the order if you get confused.

17 Responses to Scary HM3 Halloween Cemetery

  1. abominal401 says:

    That’s really useful for the beginners!Even though i already knew how to do that!Really awesome tutorial!
    I think i speak in the name of every heromachinist when i thank Me,Myself and I!

  2. Watson Bradshaw says:

    wow, great tutorial MMI.

  3. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: What is the next update for HM3 going to be?

  4. Hammerknight says:

    Great job MMI.Everyone loves a good Cemetery.

  5. Myro says:

    MMI, the first time I saw that face in the moon (back when you originally posted it on the prize voting), I freaked out. Didn’t quite notice it on my first pass.

  6. Krimzon says:

    Awesome! I love the guy in the background with the wings, very nice detail and perfect pose. Great job!

  7. Brad says:

    @Jeff: Off-topic question: Is there going to be another Halloween character contest? I was really psyched for it this year.

  8. Me, Myself & I says:

    Thank you for the feedback everybody.

    I was hoping this might be useful to anyone who wanted the cemetery to win out in the HM3 Reprizing Results. Not quite as simple but may help.

    You know, they say we are our worst critique’s and this is no exception. I’m already finding things I would change.

  9. Nick Hentschel says:

    You know, I used to HATE the new program, until i started seeing detailed instructions like these, to make simple things look cool. Now, I’m almost embarrassed at not being better at HM3!

    I’ll see what i can learn from this; thanks!

  10. spidercow2010 says:

    Thanks to Me Myself & I (all three) for this tutorial. I’ve been idly thinking lately about taking a stab at backlighting (amongst other lighting & shadow FX), and this is a major help, and incentive, toward that.
    VERY nice work.

  11. Awwweeeeeeeesooooooooooommmmmmmmmeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    Brad (7): I had planned on it, then changed my mind on Monday, partly because we’ve been doing so many character design contests in a row, partly because Friday Night Fights is coming up with its demand for six designs, and partly because my internet connection has left me very frustrated with anything involving downloading or uploading files. Hopefully that last gets resolved tomorrow, but we’ll see.

    I might do another Pop Quiz or something for it though, depending on how things go.

  13. Me, Myself & I says:

    Glad I could help spidercow2010.

  14. Brad says:

    Appreciate the feedback. Oh well. I was hoping for an easy win 😀

  15. Xavier Kain says:

    This is off topic but i am searching for a specific HM3 image of a character someone made, unfortunately i can remember who made her or the characters name. She is young girl/ possibly in her preteens/teens who has a monster that is like a friend who helped her when she was bullied, who ever made was also writing a book or novel about her the artist pulled off the younger then adult effect well in that image i think the artist also posted a hand drawn sketch of her or something i really don’t wanna have to check everyones’ thread all the way through. does this character concept ring any bells, any help anyone could give would be helpful, thanx.

  16. Thom says:

    Hey MM&I this is brilliant – thanks for taking the time to write all the individual steps down. That’s a real pain, and your work is very much appreciated. Nice one!