HM3: She begins

At long last, I am pleased beyond words to announce that the female template is now available for the HeroMachine 3 Alpha. Included in this initial release are BodyFemaleStandard, HeadFemaleStandard, and HeadFemaleFace. All the standard options from the male template are there, along with a few bonuses (three separate sizes of breasts, along with a breastless torso to place and size them on, and then some surprise complete figures at the end).

Here are a couple of quickie portraits I did:


Without TopsFemaleStandard (next up on the drawing schedule), making a real character is still going to be a bit challenging, but at least now it's easier than it was and we're on our way to complete gender equality. Also, HairFemale is going to have to be a priority. Then probably breaking the face up into its parts (Eyes, Nose, Mouth at least, maybe Eyebrows).

Also, the hands and feet are not positioned or sized properly for use on the figure, so you'll have to do that manually until I can get to female versions of those.

Let me know what you think in the comments, anything you do or don't like, additions or subtractions you'd like to see, or pretty much anything else you think of in relation to the new template.

42 Responses to HM3: She begins

  1. Avatar Hammerknight says:

    Everything looks great, I have already posted one.

  2. Avatar Niall Mor says:

    Wahoo! I’ve been waiting for this since you first announced you were working on an HM3 upgrade. About your portraits: Since you don’t have a tops-female-spandex option yet (that sounds weird! πŸ™‚ ) Did you just color the upper body so it looks like spandex?

  3. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    On the top one, I put in the basic figure then added (using the Multiples setting) a torso on top of it. I colored that with the blues, and added a set of breasts also colored on top of THAT. The big star insignia was Masked onto the basic torso.

    For the bottom one, I used the chevron Top from TopsMaleStandard and masked it onto the body, and colored the body with the two blues and the brown outline. I added a Head and two Ears and made those flesh colored.

  4. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Hope he doesn’t mind, but Hammerknight just put up a couple of first passes at using the new figures:

    I think those are shirts from the Zombie set, yes? There are some female-fitted items in there if I recall correctly.

    Nice work HK!

  5. Avatar Hakoon1 says:

    Wicked job Jeff!

    But, for some reason, the templates are not showing up for me…

  6. Avatar neon_n64 says:

    Cool πŸ™‚

    I love the second to last face (the one with anime/manga style). IMO, those are the best eyes you’ve drawn in that style. Having them as separate items will be cool.

    And is nice to have those extra figures as well.

  7. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    If the new stuff’s not showing up, try hitting CTRL-REFRESH on your browser. If that doesn’t work, then unfortunately the old versions are cached on your ISP’s servers and may take a bit to show up. Check back every hour or so, it shouldn’t take too long.

  8. Avatar Hammerknight says:

    On the picture of the girl by herself the face was made from the parts already there, the second one is a female face template. The shirt had to be made larger and set at an angle. The briefs are smaller, if you make them to big it takes away from the female look, if you know what I mean.

  9. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    I’d like to share my first creation with the new female bodies.

  10. Avatar Tristan says:

    I must be the only person who’s first thought was “they look wierd” but good job and am happy to be able to make females

  11. Avatar Hakoon1 says:

    It works now Jeff, thanks!

  12. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    What looks weird about them, Tristan?

  13. Avatar Hammerknight says:

    Jeff, I really like the new button, it’s cool how you can see the characters back now.

  14. Avatar Tigerguy786 says:

    @Jeff: so what’s next? Female tops and leg wear?

  15. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Yep, as the post says, Tops are next, then probably Hair, then probably breaking up the faces into pieces. Then we’ll see.

    I am trying to reserve tomorrow for any changes people want in the base figure, but so far there hasn’t really been any so …

  16. Avatar Tristan says:

    Does this mean that the male items are finished now??

  17. Avatar Tim says:

    Bravo, Jeff! Fantastic job on the female items!

    Pleasantly surprised to see the HM 2.5 pose in there too πŸ™‚

    Quick Question: Could the cybernetic pose be broken into parts?

  18. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No, the male parts aren’t completely finished, but close enough. It was just time.

    The cybernetic body COULD be broken into parts, but I don’t have any plans to do so any time soon.

  19. Avatar Matt says:

    These are awesome Jeff.

  20. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    Female tops:

    Breastplates (futuristic and ancient)

    The bra guns from Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, used also in the Ursula Andress movie “10”, and one of those cheesy Dean Martin Matt Helm movies.

    A Leather biker vest.

    A chainmail bra.

    A straight jacket.

    A slinky, sexy Elvira-type of dress.

  21. Avatar Paul says:


    Not to get off topic but I love the animal legs you put in. Is there any palns to put in feline and reptilian style?

  22. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I don’t have any objections to feline and reptilian legs, Paul, although I also don’t have any hard and fast plans to do so. But if you win a contest, you can choose that as your prize!

    Still might do it before it’s all over regardless, of course. But a winner guarantees it.

  23. Avatar Worf says:

    New female template. VERY NICE Jeff! and I just couldn’t resit… so here goes…

  24. Avatar The Imp says:

    Good one, Worf! πŸ˜€

  25. Avatar The Imp says:

    Awesome job as usual, Jeff.

  26. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    PhoenixTalion, that is OUTSTANDING! Really nicely done.

  27. Avatar SynnerSaint says:

    My first serious attept with HM3 and females (prior to this I’ve been using a mixture of HM3/2.5 and Photoshop)

    I couldnt quite get her left foot to work so I ‘cunningly’ concealed it behind a rock! Also I librerally borrowed HammerKnights ‘corset mask’ from his recent tutorial!

  28. Avatar kyle says:

    Awesome job
    @Jeff how do you get an up close shot of your character and the wide shot

  29. Avatar SynnerSaint says:

    The button with the stick figure with just head shoulders and arms is for close up

    The button with the whole stick figure in a yellow rectangle is for wide screen

  30. Avatar The Imp says:

    Synner: that’s damn nice.

  31. Avatar kyle says:

    @ SynnerSaint: thanks

  32. Avatar SynnerSaint says:

    @Kyle: No problem m8!

    @Kyle and The Imp: Thanks for the kind words guys πŸ˜€

    I’ve done a couple of variations on the original Valkyrie pic and loaded up some of my older HM stuff, if you’re interested you can find it all here

  33. Avatar Hammerknight says:

    Good job Synner, glad my tutorial did you some good.

  34. Avatar SynnerSaint says:

    Cheers HK πŸ™‚

    Your tutorials are invaluable!

  35. Avatar Jessica says:

    Great job! I have been waiting for this! Now I can take those shirts that are solely for men and make them female! The only suggestions I have is to add spandex tops for women and maybe some more pants. Also, some hair. I know there is a way to make it look female but there’s not much variety. Oh, and you need to find a hand that allows for people to hold polearms. Had a hard time with that one.

  36. Avatar kyle says:

    @Hammerknight or SynnerSaint:
    how do you save an up close shot of your character
    for example

  37. Avatar kyle says:

    i like your Valkyri

  38. Avatar kyle says:

    @Jeff: how do you save an up-close shot of your character