I’ve just updated HeroMachine 3 with a new set, “Mouth-Female-Standard” that properly positions and sizes all of the old items to fit on the female figure’s head. This should complete the set of gendered features and make it easier to create your heroines or villainesses. As always, you may need to clear your browser’s cache (but not Flash cookies!) to see the new option appear.
While moving these around I kept thinking “Man, that dblade does some nice work.” So thanks again, sir, for your fine artistic skills and generous spirit!
I’ve just updated HeroMachine 3 with support for three new sets of items, female versions with properly positioned and sized ears, eyebrows, and noses. Mouths and eyes already had such sets published, but until now you had to manually tinker with the others to get them to fit.
Let me know if you see any weirdness. Hopefully this will make it faster and easier to create your female characters.
As usual, you may need to clear your browser cache (note, do NOT clear Flash cookies or you’ll lose your saves!) if the new options aren’t immediately visible in the set selection drop down list.
With sincere apologies for taking so long on what was, at the end of a day, a very easy fix, I have updated HeroMachine 3 so that when you pick the “Standard Female Load” option on the start screen, you actually get a female and not a glowering male warrior. What you now get is this:
Note that while the Standard Male appears in black and white and nude, the female has color and items. That’s because a lot of the female items don’t go in the right place or aren’t positioned properly to fit on the standard female body. In order for the rotation, scaling, and positioning to hold, I have to have an item actually present on the canvas. That way when you change it to one you actually prefer, it’s in the right spot. Also too, colors are nice.
All of this is temporary (for certain very long values of “temporary”, as history has shown to my embarrassment) until I get all the items converted, duped, and/or recreated so they’re in the right spot by default. As time has gone on I’ve realized I will have to abandon my original plan of loading up standard items that are rotated on the fly to be right, and instead will have to just create whole new female sets where everything’s in the proper place without fiddling with it.
I put this little video together to show the power of the Heromachine program and what kind of finished artwork you can turn out with it. Special thanks to the fine people in our forums for the use of the fine artwork you will see in this video!
You Can Do This With HeroMachine 3.0
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.
The following nifty (yes, I said nifty, I’m old) items are now available in FootRight-Male-Standard thanks to the prolific dblade. Enjoy!
These two nifty guns (the “Godeater” and the “Mare’s Leg” from opposite ends of the historical spectrum) are now live in ItemRight-Rifles thanks to the mighty dblade:
Another set of new dblade items has gone live, this time featuring some really cool mouths:
I’ve just added the following dblade-drawn items to HeroMachine 3:
From left to right they can be found in Backplane-Standard, ItemRight-Miscellaneous, Headgear-Glasses, and Headgear-Standard. Enjoy!
*tap tap* Is this thing on? Hello?
Excellent! I’ve just uploaded the following items, created by dblade, to the live HeroMachine 3 server:
If you don’t see them in your previews, clear your browser’s cache. The seal body is in Body-Monster while the gloves are in GloveRight-Standard. I have female versions of them from dblade but not in the program yet, and will upload them at some point as well.
I want to thank dblade for these and for all the other items he’s contributed. You’re a champ, Champ!
I also want to thank Kaldath and Hammerknight for keeping the blog side of things rolling along.
I hope you all have a great New Year’s celebration!