HM3: Belts fitted to the Female body

I’ve just updated the main HeroMachine 3 application with support for a new set of items, “BeltStandardFemale”. It is a duplicate of the “BeltStandard” set, but with all of the items redrawn and/or repositioned to fit the Standard female body (the first one in Body-Female-Standard). The hip lines are different and the overall position of the belts lower than on the male, so now you don’t have to move and size them manually (and still have weird angles that you have to mask to the body to get rid of).

Still to come in the great male-female conversion are all of the facial features, Neckwear, and Pants. And all of the alternate bodies. Ugh.

If you don’t see the new set appear on the drop down list, clear your browser’s cache (and only the cache, not cookies or other saved data!) and reload the page. If you see it on the list but it won’t load, do the same thing.

31 Responses to HM3: Belts fitted to the Female body

  1. SWEET!

  2. Oh YEAH! Great news!

  3. Nick Hentschel

    Thank you. To date, I’ve been able to re-size the belts to women reasonably well, but I’ll have a look, nonetheless.

  4. Cool. Keep ‘em comin’. (whenever you can, no pressure) ;)

  5. Thanks Jeff.

  6. Nick Hentschel

    I realize that this has to be appallingly tedious: it can be hard enough, just perfecting the pictures *I* make with your drawings! Trying to draw and re-draw them, over and over, in different sizes, must be a recipe for headaches and hand-cramps.

    Trust us: we appreciate everything you do. The only way you could ever let us down is if you weren’t trying.

  7. Thanks muchly!

  8. Nick said it better than I ever could. Thank you very much.

  9. That is very kind of you to say, Nick, thank you.

  10. Yay :)

    Great job Jeff, thanks.

    Oh, also, you didn’t mention the Gloves, those also need conversion to female.

  11. Right, sorry, that wasn’t intended to be the exhaustive list. But according to my working spreadsheet, this IS! If you see something in need of copying that’s not here, let me know.

    BodyMaleAlternate
    BodyMaleMilitary
    BodyMaleToon
    EarsStandard
    EyebrowsStandard
    GloveLeftStandard
    GloveRightStandard
    MouthStandard
    NeckwearStandard
    NoseStandard
    TopsMaleTech

  12. Backpane Standard
    Headgear Masks ( most of the other headgear seem to fit reasonably well but the masks are all drawn for the standard male head )

    that’s all I see missing from your list except maybe:

    Backpane Wings (Don’t need to be redrawn but could use a bit of replacment but not really great necessary and should be the absolute last thing to worry about if at all )

  13. Thanks Kaldath, those are good suggestions.

  14. Professor Anthrax

    Three huzzahs for Jeff!

  15. Thank you, thank you, thank you for working on the female conversions! As most of my characters are female I can’t express just how highly appreciated your work here is. If I might make a suggestion on next on the list I’d go with Glove right. Almost everything else can just be repositioned but the glove right just doesn’t fit right short of Masking, which still doesn’t look quite right to my eye..

  16. Nick Hentschel

    Jeff Hebert:
    That is very kind of you to say, Nick, thank you.

    I use this program FAR too much not be grateful!

  17. WOOOOOOHOO-Hoo-Hooooooo!

  18. Hooray! Thanks Jeff!

  19. Nick Hentschel

    By the way, I’d just like to make an observation for everyone: it seems that the “Female” belts are generally meant to be worn lower on the hips than the “Male” ones: not only does the program invariably place them there at first, but that’s what the shapes seem to accommodate.

  20. Nick Hentschel:
    By the way, I’d just like to make an observation for everyone: it seems that the “Female” belts are generally meant to be worn lower on the hips than the “Male” ones: not only does the program invariably place them there at first, but that’s what the shapes seem to accommodate.

    That’s correct. That’s the belt line used in all the shirts and pants, so that’s where I put the belts as well. There was a lot of debate in HM2 about the two different areas where women typically wear belts, and I ended up drawing an awful lot of duplicates to accommodate both. In HM3 you should be able to move them where you like, though as you say the outer edge lines will be problematic if they’re in the higher spot.

  21. Nick Hentschel

    Jeff Hebert: That’s correct. That’s the belt line used in all the shirts and pants, so that’s where I put the belts as well. There was a lot of debate in HM2 about the two different areas where women typically wear belts, and I ended up drawing an awful lot of duplicates to accommodate both. In HM3 you should be able to move them where you like, though as you say the outer edge lines will be problematic if they’re in the higher spot.

    In revising the drawings of several female characters, following this update, I’ve had to pick and choose which effect I preferred: using the new belts, or adapting the “male” ones. It hasn’t always gone the same way every time.

  22. power_surger

    I’m trying to build a military female.. and the belts help a lot! But I have a question: Why aren’t any of the military vests or boots in Hero Machine 3? They were in the Modern Warrior Edition… unless I am being idiotic and can’t find them in the ‘Tops’ tab… I actually haven’t seen them for men either.

  23. Nick Hentschel

    By the way, Jeff: do you know of anyone who actually *makes* that chain-of-skulls belt, or something like it? You see, a drew a gag picture of a friend with HM, and gave her that belt, and she loves it. ;-)

  24. @Nick: the easiest way to duplicate that belt would be to kill several chimpanzees (or children), boil the skin of the skulls, carefully attach them to a leather belt, and voila!

  25. Most of the items from the Warrior Edition are present in one set or another. The Tops are in Tops-Male-Tech and the belts are in Belt-Military.

  26. The Imp:
    @Nick: the easiest way to duplicate that belt would be to kill several chimpanzees (or children), boil the skin of the skulls, carefully attach them to a leather belt, and voila!

    Failling that I’d say try in the Cosplay* Arena~ it will probably be made out of plastic or resin, but I don’t think you would mind so much!
    * Costume play

  27. Out of curosity, I decided to Google “belt of skulls” to see what I could find. There are a lot of belts with skulls printed on them and a plethora of skull belt buckles. Although this one is not quite like the one in the Hero Machine, it is pretty cool.

    Skull Belt

  28. Nick Hentschel

    Keith_Kanin:
    Out of curosity, I decided to Google “belt of skulls” to see what I could find. There are a lot of belts with skulls printed on them and a plethora of skull belt buckles. Although this one is not quite like the one in the Hero Machine, it is pretty cool.

    Skull Belt

    Thanks, guys. I figured that I’d be out of luck, but I decided to ask, on the off chance that there WAS a specific inspiration. After all, if I complain that I couldn’t find anything, when it was there all along, don’t I make a bit of a fool of myself? :-P

  29. First, I’d like to thank you for going through this tedious mess for our sakes. If I knew how and had the programs I’d volunteer to help you do at least some of the basic “resizing” scut work. In fact, tell me how and what to get and I’d see what I could do.

    And while it is probably one of the more obnoxious bits of effort related, I’d really like to encourage you to put the alternate bodies on the short list. they’re one of the few bits that are very very hard to get around the limitations of using masking and resizing.

  30. Noses and Mouths could have a female standard, shoulders