How to make Portals in Hero Machine 3… by Mashlagoo

(Mashlagoo was kind enough to put together this nifty guide for how to make a portal effect in HeroMachine 3. It’s great stuff, I hope you enjoy it! — Jeff.) The intended purpose of this guide is to show how multiple backgrounds can be combined to create the illusion of a portal. I assume the… [ Read more … ]

Framed Background recipe

Inspired by Lime’s contest-winning entry, I wanted to figure out how to create an illustration where the figure and its items would break the bounds of a frame surrounding the background elements. I am sure you all can think of twenty easier ways to do it than this one, but it’s what I came up… [ Read more … ]

Recipe: Captain Morgan

Many thanks to Imp for putting together this most excellent guide to posing a character in HM3 with the classic “one leg propped up” pose. Be sure to let him know in the comments if you find this helpful! (Click to embiggen.)

Hammerknight’s Elven Recipes

My apologies for how long it took me to post these, but some time ago Hammerknight put out two recipe cards for making good elves in HM3, and I thought it was long past time to share them. Thanks HK!

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… [ Read more … ]

Dwarf recipes

Hammerknight has graciously put together a set of recipes for how to make a more convincing dwarf in HeroMachine 3. Thanks HK!

HM3 Basics: Heroines

Hammerknight had a nifty idea of putting together “basic” character archetypes that can be built in HeroMachine 3 without using any of the “advanced” features at all, just basic pointing and clicking like with HeroMachine 2. His first installment is “Heroines”, with hopefully many more to come. Thanks HK!

Female flying pose

A hearty thank-you goes to Hammerknight for putting together the female version of his head-on flying pose in HeroMachine 3. Thanks big guy!

How to make your own volcano in HM3

Everyone was impressed with Me, Myself, and I’s fantastic volcano in the last character contest, and you can see why: Now for the first time anywhere, he reveals just how he did it! I like these “how to” kinds of guides because even if you don’t want to make your own volcano without the prospect… [ Read more … ]

HM3 Animation Recipe

(If you’ve ever wondered if you can use HeroMachine to create an animation, you can! Thanks to frequent commenter Nite Rider and an assist from a movie making program, that is. Take it away, Nite Rider!) With HeroMachine 3, you can create animations of your favorite heroes and villains and post them on sites such… [ Read more … ]