HM3: Heavy Weapons update

Mark has recently sent me an update to the ItemRight-HeavyWeapons set. The numbering of the items has changed, so if you have a saved character using something from this set the odds are that when you load it, he or she won't be holding what they used to be holding. Such is life with an alpha product, I'm afraid, though I do apologize for the inconvenience. The items are all still there, they just have different "names" now.

Thanks for putting all this together, Mark, your hard work is much appreciated!

17 Responses to HM3: Heavy Weapons update

  1. Avatar Mark says:

    Sorry for the delay. These are harder to find reference art for. That and I’m trying to sell my house and move, so this section is taking me much longer than the Rifles did.

    There’s definitely more to come. There was a long list of requests for the Heavy Weapons section. I sent this update along so I can see how the shoulder-fired weapons work in the wild. I may need to revisit the way that I design them, and I wanted to start with just a couple before I had to re-do them all.

  2. ams ams says:

    The items look great and the 3/4 turn is awesome! The only snag I see is that there is no proper hand item to hold them. (not that I can see). Like a 3/4 turned hand. Better put out the dblade signal, na na na na na DBLADE!!

  3. Avatar The Imp says:

    Yeah, the 3/4 turn is a little problematic, but the items themselves look fantastic. Thanks for all your hard work, Mark!

  4. Avatar Tool says:

    Those look cool, hey Jeff how goes the gun/guns from the contest I won a while back?

  5. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Uh oh, my record-keeping skills have failed me. What guns were you wanting, Tool, I didn’t note in my “winners” file what the prize request was. My apologies.

  6. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Tool, ok, I found it — sorry about the confusion. I don’t have a time line on when it’ll get done but it’s “On the list”. I’ll go with the gun sword, I think it’ll be more widely applicable for more folks.

  7. Avatar dblade says:

    Did anyone put out the dblade signal?

    Testing out a hand built as three pieces that can be used for holding weapons and such.
    Needs some refining but hopefully this will give you an idea on how it might work.

    Note: This hand is based on an existing hand in HM3 so I do not take full credit for its design.

  8. Avatar Me, Myself & I says:

    dblade (7) that absolutely rocks! That’s got to go in. I have made hands do a great many poses not initially available by masking items but this would offer a lot of flexibility and save a lot of work.

    I whole heartedly encourage any additional hand positions you have a hankerin to produce.

  9. Avatar Mark says:

    @dblade – AWESOME! I would use a hand like that so often it ain’t funny.

    Ok, I’ve had a chance to experiment. I definitely need to scale things down just a wee bit. And I think I like what ams calls the 3/4 turn on the shoulder fired items. Problem is that they look bad in the default position.

    Jeff, can we make an exception to the rule for these items? I’ve put together a proof of concept here –

    #A shows how the items should be positioned according to default HM policy.

    #B is my proposed default position for the shoulder-held items.

    #C shows that by adding an existing arm and a hand, the character can very easily be made to look like he is using the item in question. The only thing I had to rotate/move was the hand to achieve the picks in #C.

    So, whadaya think Jeff?

  10. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I say go for it. You are the man with the vision, if you want it to lay out that way it’s more than cool with me.

  11. Avatar CKnap says:

    Love the new weapons, i think they will make a great addition, and if your making a list for some good heavy weapons i think a good howitzer like cannon, i know it its supposed to be ground based but if someone comes up with a “big” character then that could work, or even a machine character.

  12. Avatar Myro says:

    dblade (7): As much as I’m confident with my masking skills, that new hand set is a long time coming. You’re seriously my new hero.

    Mark (9): Thanks for the new weaps man.

  13. Avatar Tool says:

    Thanks Jeff, I didn’t want to bother you about it but I kept seeing other stuff being added so I thought I would wait for an opportunity to say something. When I saw the post on big weapons I figured I would give you a hollar. I noticed the other day that there is a sort of gun blade in the pistols already but Im sure you can make something cooler for me. Maybe even a rifle instead of a pistol or whatever. I use to love the final fantasy games. Well catch you later.

  14. ams ams says:

    Thanks, dblade! The 3 item separated hand looks like it would work very well. I’ll turn off the “Dblade signal” now so its cooled off for the next Heromachiner to use when they have an emergency.

  15. Avatar Mark says:

    @dblade – Love the new three part hand. I don’t suppose you’d be able to do four more of those from four different angles would you? Back-side, thumb-side, pinky-side and Knuckle-side?

  16. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Yes, the new hand looks great, dblade! Lay it one me when you get it done and we’ll run it up the flagpole.

  17. Avatar dblade says:

    @ Jeff Hebert (16): Once I refine it a bit I will send it your way.