HM3: Kneeded additions

I've just added the "Legwear-Kneepads" set to the HeroMachine 3 Alpha. Here's a screen grab of some of the new items:


Let me know any problems you run into, items you wanted to see but don't, what you think of the items that are there, etc.

Next up ... I have no idea. What do you want to see me work on next? More Tops like coats, jackets, etc.? Something else?

35 Responses to HM3: Kneeded additions

  1. Whit says:

    If you do Tops, could you include a coat back for the long trench coat to add on, like HM2 had? It seems a lot of people use the trench coat without a back, and it always looks a bit silly to me, with this gaping hole in the back. I know you can just use insignia for it (that’s what I do), but perhaps that’s not intuitive enough.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    Whit, there is already an item specifically intended as a coat back in BackplaneStandard. Second page, second row, second item. It even has seams!

  3. silentbilbo says:

    Possibly Blunt weapons? So I can get my hammer? Or whenever you get around to it;)

  4. marx says:

    What sleeve parts? Upper-arm and lower-arm sleeves separate from the coat so that arms can be put in different poses? I suppose these could be sets of the Shoulder and Glove slots. Same thing for pants legs, with separate upper and lower-leg parts.

  5. tigerguy786 says:

    i second sleeves

  6. Hammerknight says:

    Knee’s are great Jeff. Sleeves would be cool.

  7. Tim says:

    The kneepads are sweet Jeff. Sleeves sound like a good direction to go, although I wouldn’t mind seeing firearms or tattoos coming up soon πŸ˜‰

    Lol I’m sorry I know I’m pushing those two quite often whenever I post.

  8. Niall Mor says:

    I’d like to see a female body template and accompanying clothing. I know there’s a basic template in the zombie set, but whenever I use it, the figures come out looking stupid or ugly or both. Jeff, didn’t you say another artist would be working on the female body and accompanying items? Thanks for the updates and all your hard work.

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    The female body template and items will come after all the male items (or darn near close to it) are done. The major hassle in having two (or more) separate templates to keep in sync is not work it. Better to have the main one nailed down, then just convert whatever needs converting.

    Yes, another artist is working on the basic female template. The one in Zombies is just sort of a fun freebie that will probably be going away once the real one comes in.

  10. Hakoon1 says:

    They look fantastic!

  11. Hammerknight says:

    But I like that one Jeff she is fun to use don’t take her away.(no Joke I do like it)

  12. MCTales says:

    I would love to see more guns!

  13. haydnc95 says:

    Can i suggest a jacket? it for females thou… OH! and also we need sleeves!!

    Jacket …

    and also i think we need more female Temps or atleast make the one now thinner, but i know your busy with all the male things right now…

  14. J says:

    The knees look great. Sleeves would be cool as well. One thing I thought about is musical instruments. You could have a few basic guitars. Then you could have a guitar neck, pick guard,knobs, strings, etc. We could use other items such as an axe head to make unique bodies (yes i kinda got this idea from Guitar Hero). Then just a mic, drum set, etc.

  15. MartianBlue says:

    Great job on the knees Jeffy boy. I’ve noticed some would work good with the gloves, for the extra umph. Now I’m thinking about resurrecting Whisper and slappin on some kneepads

  16. MartianBlue says:

    Everyone remembers Whisper right? The comic cover, the image nineties contest, the clown like mercenary with the and I quote “best fog I’ve seen in HM3 so far”. Bet’cha can’t guess his day job.
    If you said hairstylist, you’d be 100% wrong! He was a cab driver. What better way of getting to know the ins-and outs of the city and her inhabitants?

  17. Oquies says:

    How about dresses? Every man needs one…well maybe that should wait till the female templet is out.

  18. The Doomed Pixel says:

    Jackets and sleeves! Oh, good God yes!

  19. Circle Girl says:

    The knees and sky stuff look great so far, Jeff! Can you make some leather jackets like the one in HM2, something a biker gang member would wear?

    Also, are you planning on doing monster bodies, like the ones in the HM2 Pants section?

  20. Blue Blazer says:

    You ought to do coats, specifically a sport coat or suit jacket. But also many others.

  21. Jeff Hebert says:

    OK, it’s sounding like we have a slight majority in favor of coat type tops, along with sleeves. So I’ll get on that starting tomorrow.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    Oh, and yes, the goal is to convert every existing 2.5 set of items into HM3 items in one form or another. And what I mean by that is, some 2.5 items might be broken up and put into 3.0 as pieces instead of one big item, like for instance satyr legs.

  22. Danny Beaty says:

    Blunt weapons. Auras would be nice also.

  23. creator says:

    a logical addition to to fur lined cloak: a fur lined hood and shoulder piece

  24. Anarchangel says:

    Are you going to be converting the coats from hm2.5? There were some pretty cool ones over there.
    I always like this one

    And this one

  25. Mr. Q says:

    Since you have someone else working on the female counterpart of HM3, I would like to see more of the following:

    1) More coat choices (with sleeves) such as a pin strip suit like in HM2.5

    2) We could use more weapons. Blunt weapons and spears for example. Plus the addition of auras as mentioned in Danny Beaty’s message.

    3) Plus having misc items as well like those in 2.5 would be nice.

    4) One more option I’d like to offer is monster parts like from 2.5 (the spider body, the lower half of the snake monster, etc). Maybe toss in some stretched out limbs for folks who was working on elastic heroes.

    Mr. Q

  26. Jack Mckee says:

    I would like to see a gimp like mask, like The Comedian, and a diffrent army jacket.

  27. Danny Beaty says:

    @Mr. Q: I like your ideas, especially the stretchy limbs.

  28. LoneWolf6155 says:

    I forgot could you maybe add these.,169,9.htm

    I think that sleeves would be a great place to start, after that more guns and maybe more variations with the hands.

  29. Jake says:

    Here are a few things that I would really like to see done rather soon.

    1. Hands! I can’t do hardly anything with the hands that are here right now. They are the most annoying things as of now, IMO. I would love to get a better variety of hands.

    2. Clothing options are quite limited. I think knees are a great step, but we could use more of that. Sleeves will help.

    3. I realize this one is going to take forever, but large and small bodies would be great. People don’t look right stretched and shrunk.

    4. I would use 3 a lot more if I had the monster parts.

    5. Just more of everything, especially items/weapons.

  30. Paul says:


    Great Knee pads! Can you also make animal legs that are Reptilian?

  31. Reid says:

    Scuba Diving equipment PLEASE
    Thanks Reid

  32. Fabien says:

    On the new tops :
    Ancient military jacket (Napoleonic, Prussians etc)

  33. Solander says:

    Some suggestions for sleeves:

    – Tattoos:


    – Full glove:

    – Sleeve armour:

    – Sleeve knife:

    – Sleeve pistol:

    – Sleeve skull:

    – Elbow pads:



    – Hawk on arm:

    – Watches:



    – Computer arm:

    – Bracelet:







    – Cufflinks:





    – Shirt sleeves:









    – Ace up your sleeve:

  34. The Imp says:

    Definitely sleeves. That’s the hardest part about making alternate poses right now, trying to find something to do with the arms.

  35. haydnc95 says:

    I have an idea! BODY WEIGHTS! thin, fat, etc. all the bodies are far to muscular, including the female …