Sharing Day

Trying out a new format today. It’s up to you guys if you want me to continue or not. Hopefully these will get better in the future, this one is pretty much just a test run, to see if you like the idea or not. Sorry about my voice, I know I sound awful.

Anyway, todays question: What inspires you to create on Heromachine?

Leave your answers in the comments below and if you have any questions that you’d like me to use in a future video feel free to leave them in the comments too.

Kaldath's Caption Contest #26

Once again it is time for a new caption contest! This week I want you to come up with your best dialogue  for this image:

SW1

The usual rules apply, You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 12 noon Eastern Time on Tuesday April 29th.  Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse then PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

HM3: Cubes, Circles, and Lines, Oh My! (Prize for CDC#65:Free For All)

Here is the prize for DiCicatriz’s win for the Character Design Contest #65: Free For All. A Metatron cubey thingy. You can find this in Background/Shape.

MetaTron

 

HM3: Look Out Behind You!

Whiz Bang brings you energy auras for all occasions. Just for the heck of it! You can find these in Backplane/Auras.

EnergyAuras

Character Design Contest ♯70- Fantasy

So guys, this week I want you to create a character from a fantasy setting. So I want warriors and wizards, elves and ogres, dwarves and dragons, goblins, gremlins mages and alchemists. Basically, if it’s in Dungeons and Dragons or a J.R.R Tolkien book it is applicable here. I know a few people on here to whom this sort of stuff is their bread and butter, so this should be good.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). The winner gets to claim a custom made item from dblade to be put into heromachine, so long as the item conforms to his prize rules, which you can find here: http://www.heromachine.com/forum/the-heromachine-art-gallery/dblades-whiz-bang-item-dispenser/. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

File Export in Chrome Workaround

UPDATE 04/29/2014: Ignore this post, the core issue has been fixed and exporting from Chrome is now working again.

I’ve found a workaround so you can get the Image Exporter in HeroMachine 3 working again. The steps are outlined in this article but I’m reproducing them here. I tried it on my Mac install of Chrome and it worked great, taking no more than thirty seconds.

To disable the new PepperFlash:

  1. Open the Chrome Plugins page by typing this URL into the address bar: chrome://plugins
    chrome-plugins1
  2. Find the “[+] Details” button in the upper right to show the details of each installed plugin and click this button.
    chrome-plugins2
  3. Find the Flash Plugin Section in the list of Plugins.  There may be (1 file), (2 files) or (3 files) in this section.
    chrome-plugins3
  4. In the Flash section there should be 2 or 3 different versions of Flash listed.  If the Flash section only has one Flash file listed, Click Here to go to the Adobe website and download and install the Adobe Flash Plugin for Non-Internet Explorer browsers. 
  5. The first Plugin listed in the Flash section is the PepperFlash implementation.  You can tell that the first one is PepperFlash by looking for “PepperFlash” in the Location string.  See yellow highlight below.
  6. Find the “Disable” link and click that link.
    chrome-plugins4
  7. Now Close all open Chrome windows and tabs and restart Chrome and MySpeed should work as before.

Note: If no video will play or the website says that Flash is not installed after disabling PepperFlash, go back and Read Step 4 again more carefully.

Character Design Contest ♯69 (Non-Humanoid) Poll

Character Design Contest ♯68 (Angels & Demons) Winner

I have to say, whilst the Costume Design Contest we did for CDC 41 is still my favourite contest I’ve hosted, this weeks poll has got to have had the highest quality of entrants we’ve ever had for any poll, it was outstanding. And in the end it came down to 3 votes that decided who won this clash of titans. And I’m happy to announce that this weeks winner is ExtremelyEPIC for his piece War. Congrats EE, go speak to dblade about your prize, and well done to everyone who entered.

68 ExtremelyEPIC- War

I Laughed Out Loud…

 

META: Server changes

Overnight tonight we’ll be switching to a new host for HeroMachine.com. Hopefully this will drastically increase speed and reliability for the entire site and all the apps. You shouldn’t notice any change in saved characters or your account, but I wanted to give you a heads up just in case.

I’ll update you when the changeover is finished. Thank you for your patience as I continue to try and make the site as easy to use as possible!