HM3: Back in black

I've uploaded the "BackplaneStandard" set of items to the HeroMachine 3 Alpha for your enjoyment. It includes new backpacks, wings, capes, and a few other tidbits. Here are three sample items from the new collection:


I'll be adding "BackplaneWings" and "BackplaneTails" sets in the next few days, that's what I'll be working on next. I think it's important to get those fleshed out.

As always, if you see any Backplane items you want but which aren't already in HM2.x or 3.0 Alpha, let me know in the comments.

38 Responses to HM3: Back in black

  1. RJ mcd says:

    wow jeff i just checked them out there great πŸ™‚

  2. the topaz says:

    add swords, more wings,and more body types

  3. Merrick says:

    hey jeff i had an idea, i was looking at your lists and stuff for the HM3, i am not sure exactly how this would work or whats all needed but i noticed that more or less all your facial features are just “there” and i can see that its all organized alphabetically. the idea i had was take the head/hair/eye/eyebrow/nose/mouth/ears/facialHair and like group them if you could where you select “Head/Face” as the slot so to speak then in the second drop down menu click the items you want “Ears” Eyes” and such …. just an idea of “Location grouping” for the final product maybe.

  4. JR says:

    uh Merrick no offence but how’d you get “Merrick”? I mean mine is part of my name but I’m seeing that so many more people have “unique” names and only a few have names like mine, Jason’s, RJ mcd(?), John, and some other bloggers/ posters.

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Merrick, the idea of a nested menu structure has been suggested before. In general I don’t like them, but it’s something I’ll think about going forward.

  6. Mr. Q says:

    The new backs look impressive. Got a few complaints though. The “Doc Ock” inspired mechanical arms are hard to work with. Trying to bring them forward but the back portions come up too. Also could you put in a matching cape for the high collar cape shoulder please? Thanks and keep up the great work.

    Mr. Q

  7. RJ mcd says:

    Jr MY full first name is Ryan-James no idea why you think its weird i use my intials

  8. Merrick says:

    Not that it really matters much, i apologize for going off topic here, my version of “Merrick” is a play off an old name i used for an RP character. It just stuck.

    Again i apologize for going off topic.

    As far as the menu’s go i just figured it would be easier to navigate and use less room in the long run considering how many variants of items and such that will eventually be in HM3.

    Side note: If you did do menu’s like that you could have an entire category titled simply “Prize Item’s” if you do intend to put user inspired items from the caption prizes in HM3

  9. Pyrate Hyena says:

    the “high collar cape shoulder”, as mentioned before, looks great (like all the other stuff and like usual. keep yourself motivated this is great), but im not sure ho to use it properly. i mean that the head and the neck is showing above the collar but below the shoulder stuff. could you make 2 items out of it or is there another solution for this?

    greez PyHy

  10. JR says:

    @ RJ mcd i don’t think your initials are weird just the MCD part and mine is Jeremiah ray. i was just asking why there are so few bloggers who have names of ther own and so many who take names from insperation, intrests, previous game aliases, Etc. i meant no offonce to ANYbody

  11. RJ mcd says:

    Mcd is short for my last name that only very few know πŸ™‚ it pays to be paranoid

  12. Nate says:

    people like anonymity i guess

  13. Danny Beaty says:

    mcd stands for…Mechanical Crime Deterrent! RJ’s a robot! RUN FOR YOUR MUTHERHUNCHIN’ LIVES!

  14. RJ mcd says:

    Danny come with me if you want to live

  15. neon_n64 says:

    As usual… good work Jeff πŸ™‚

    1) These wings:
    but without the spots, like these:

    2) I’ve already said this, but…
    Doomsday style bones/spikes.
    And that guy has bones/spikes everywhere: Eyes, chin, forehead, fists, elbows, knees,
    chest and back. I don’t know if it would be better to have everything in the “bits and
    pieces” category, or each item in a specific category.

  16. Nate says:


  17. RJ mcd says:

    jeff is always wondering why i request so many cybernetic parts in the upgrades its so i can buld a new body for myself and take over the interwebs

  18. JR says:

    llooolll! only on HM,man,only on hm. What HAPPENS at HM Stays AT HM! LOL! =)

  19. JR says:


  20. RJ mcd says:

    guys think jeff will miss us ? if jeff is dethroned i nominate Willy pete as the new king of HM

  21. JR says:

    ok i guess i’d go with that BUT NOT till, Obvious ly JEFF IS DE throned. no offence

  22. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Pyrate Hyena & Mr. Q: Yeah, that high collar thing didn’t really work out. I’ve uploaded new BackStandard and TopsMaleStandard sets with just the back part of the collar in the former and the front part in the latter. Hopefully that combo will work better now.

    As for the mechanical arms … a little disappointing, yes, I’ll have to think about the best way to do that one set that’s supposed to curl around the body.

  23. JR says:

    @ now that we’re on the subject of TopsMaleStandard could you get to my list of Napoleonic stuff from the “What I’m Working on” post?

  24. kryptkal says:

    Jeff, I was thinking it would be cool to have a mask with no eye or mouth holes, and a mask that only covers the face region, not the head itself. (think Iron Man faceplate or something)

    Built-up armor gloves and boots too that are big on the arm/legs like what was in the 2.5 version. And big armor shoulders, again like in 2.5 and the like. More boots that reach the knee too.

    As a side note: I hope that you’ll still have large and small body types not just one size. (m1, m2, m3, etc.)

  25. Danny Beaty says:

    We can make RJ mcd better than he was before. Better…faster…stronger.

  26. JR says:

    @ Danny bhoy(can i call you that?)-lol πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  27. JR says:

    hey wasn’t that a TV commercial motto- “BETTER…FASTER…STRONGER!!!!!!!!!!!” ? πŸ™‚

  28. RJ mcd says:

    aims his dessert eagles at Danny and Jr run now or you will be pixalated

  29. Fabien says:

    No turtle or scarab shell.
    You can add pipes in tech set.
    The mechanical tentacles are awesome but you could add normal tentacles and a more thin model of metallic tentacles.

  30. coyote ytmn says:

    ok jeff lofing it all man . id like to see some shoulder mounted wepons ((sorry bad speller)) some beast like claws and more vampire/pirate stuff.

    off topic befor any one asks the ytmn stands for yes thats my name

  31. Kaldath says:

    @kryptkal : The Plan is to have just one male and one Female body type. The reason for this is 1) Its less drawing Jeff has to do, and 2) with the transformation tools built into HM3 you can on your own change the body types to whatever you want. here is an Example of a “Brick” character I made using said transformation tools –

  32. Jeff Hebert says:

    @JR: I’m not really back on TopMaleStandard again, that was a minor tweak. A whole set of Napoleonic stuff like you requested won’t happen until the other Standard sets are done. That’s a whole lot of very specific stuff.

    @kryptkal: For sizing boots and gloves and shoulder pads, can’t you just use the Scaling feature for the existing items?

    @Fabien: I didn’t like the turtle or scarab shell ideas.

  33. Joshua says:

    Hey Jeff, I’m really digging the Dave Steven’s rocket-pack there; it’s good to see the man’s legacy being honored.

    Kudos, sir!

  34. Eric says:

    Well, i believe i’ve already suggested the Hussar wings to you, so…nothing else i’d really like to see. (Also, the Tech wings can make a cool collar.)

  35. Jeff Hebert says:

    Eric, can you refresh my memory on “Hussar wings”? I can’t find that reference anywhere.

  36. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks Eric, they’re in now.