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!
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!
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 of baking soda blowing up in a high school science fair, the techniques used are applicable to all kinds of things you might want to try.
Many thanks to MMI for putting this together.
(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 as YouTube. But, I must caution you not to violate any copyrights in the process.
You will need programs like Windows Movie Maker and Sound Recorder, a little patience, and a huge imagination.
First, create and copy multiple images of your character in each position of your animation sequence from HM3 to your pic file. Note the sample pics below:
Hammerknight has put together a nice set of recipe cards showing the settings you need to scale your HeroMachine 3 illustrations for various purposes. Thanks again, HK!
Click on an image to see it at a larger, more legible size.
Thanks again to Hammerknight for putting together this massive beginner’s guide to HeroMachine 3! See also Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Thanks again to Hammerknight for putting together this massive beginner’s guide to HeroMachine 3! See also Part 1 and Part 2.
Thanks again to Hammerknight for putting together this great beginners’ guide. This is part 2, you can find part 1 here.
Hammerknight did a ton of work, putting together a “basics” guide on how to use HeroMachine 3 for the beginner. I’m going to break this up into several weeks, starting with a brief tour of the controls.
I’m working my way through a fantastic set of “HeroMachine 101″ lessons Hammerknight sent in, which I’ll probably start next week. But meanwhile, frequent commenter “Me, Myself, and I” put together this really cool recipe for how to do a “Living Dragon Tattoo”, a neat effect I don’t think I’ve seen before:
His secret how-to guide after the jump!