HM3: No longer shirtless

I've just added the "TopsMaleStandard" set to the HeroMachine 3 Alpha so you can get your characters a bit more dressed.

This is not the sum total of all the Tops there will be in the final version!

I will start adding a TopsMaleSpandex set tomorrow, and eventually (just like in HM2) there will be other sets of related items as well, like FantasyArmor, ModernCasual, etc. But for now I want to get the basic set and the spandex and then move on.

Most of the items in this set are either redrawn from HM2 or from your suggestions over the past few months, particularly the comments to that last post. So thank you very much, there are some great items I'd never have thought of because of your input.

By all means, please look through the current set and let me know any items I left out, or that came out differently than you hoped, or any other bugs you find.

Here's a side-by-side of the new Roman Centurion armor versus the old, 2.x one.


19 Responses to HM3: No longer shirtless

  1. kryptkal says:

    I suggest that you add fighter-jet type wings. Not like the mechanical bird type (nice one though) but mechanical flat wings like the kind on a jet.

    Also add a plain mask with no eye or mouth holes just a plain mask that completely covers the face.

    Add more plates or armor for shoulders, modern armor, big ones. (new ones so far look good too)

    I hope all the same stuff from 2.5 and such will be there too.

    I hope you still plan to have individual slots for the eyes, nose, etc. and not pre-made faces for everything.

  2. Worf says:

    Hey Jeff, I was playing with the new stuff and it suddenly hit me…. in 2.x you had a button to duplicate the item we choose on the other side (feet/hands) I think that would still be relevant here. It would save the trouble to select the boots and the gloves twice. just a thought.

    Otherwise great items. Keep them coming.

  3. Worf says:

    I think someone else said this before but….some way to flip color 1 and color 2 and to copy it from one to the other.

  4. MegaGoober says:

    Um, are you sure you added that new slot, because I can’t access it. I don’t know if i’m the only one, but could you please see if something went wrong? I can access Tops – Male Tech, but thats the only style I can get to in Tops. Other than that, everything so far is really friggin AWESOME!!

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    “Keep pairs matched” is possible.

    I’ve said numerous times before, most everything from 2.x will eventually be in the program. My goal is to get a “standard” set of items in each slot, then I’ll backfill. Just like in 2.x, not everything is in one set of items. There are sub-sets. Those will have to wait.

    Flipping colors has been suggested multiple times. I do not know if it will make it in or not, it’s a lot more complicated with three colors and with the tab structure.

  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    And yes, there will be multiple face slots. I’ve also said that multiple times. In fact, that’s next up on the docket after Tops-Spandex.

    Maybe I should start saying it in multiple languages. Most everything from 2.x will be in 3.0. THAT INCLUDES SLOTS! I’m not going to go to all this trouble and take away all the facial item slots, that would be stupid. I just haven’t gotten to them yet. I had a bunch of faces already done for the Warrior and Zombie minis, so I threw them in there to get you started.

    The thing that makes this an alpha is that most of the slots aren’t filled yet.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Hit “refresh” on your browser while on the page, MegaGoober. You’re running an old cached version of the file. If that doesn’t do it, try holding down the CTRL key and hitting Refresh to force the browser to reload everything fresh.

  8. Kaldath says:

    As Jeff Said this is not even a Beta version it is a Early “ALPHA” release The thing isn’t even Half Finished at least not in regards to the art stuff, I “Think” that except for Debugging and possible changes due to requests, that all the functions and other bells and whistles are done but there is a lot of drawing ahead of Jeff yet.

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    I hate it when I get pissy. Sorry about that, Kryptcal, not everyone keeps up with the comments of every post, I shouldn’t have snapped at you like that.

  10. Timespike says:

    Hey, we’re all human. You make a great product and run a great community. I think Kryptical will probably forgive ya. πŸ˜‰

  11. Timespike says:

    It’s pretty cool to see these all updated, Jeff. I can’t wait to start updating some of my old designs once you’ve got the rest of the pieces up!

  12. Worf says:

    Ok.. one other “functionality” thing… I was trying to type values for some stuff like the “alpha” in the color palette or the scale value boxes, and I JUST figured out what the little arrows to the right of those value boxes are… little “execute” buttons… maybe they need some explaining or such. I’ve been looking for that since the first version of the alpha. WOW.. Am I the only one????

  13. Fabien says:

    Think to add the kevlar sleeveless shirt like that of the 2.5.

  14. Scorpidius says:

    Jeff I have to say these are really looking fantastic!!

    The difference in your art was noticable from the release of the original HM2 and the 2.5 update.

    You have just moved it up another notch with these, they look amazing.

    I feel a week off work coming on when this is finally released!

    full credit to you sir.


  15. Jeff Hebert says:

    Fabien, I don’t think I understand what you mean by the Kevlar sleeveless. I have a big ol’ SWAT team type bulletproof vest with dangling crotch guard in the TopsTech set, if you mean something different please send me an image or link or something.

  16. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Fabien: Thanks for the link and reminder. I’ve now added that item and posted the new file, it’s the last one in the preview set.

  17. Joshua says:

    Jeff, I would like to sincerely thank you for adding the Parson’s jacket; I know these WW2 items aren’t in demand, so for you to take time to add them is truly appreciated.


  18. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks Joshua, glad you like it.