HM3: A hairy situation

I am happy to announce the release of the Female Standard set of items for the "Hair" slot in HeroMachine 3! With 79 items, 2/3 of which are brand new and the rest properly sized and positioned conversions from the Male Standard set (pony tails, bangs, that sort of thing), this is one of the larger sets to date. Hopefully you'll be able to find just the right combination to make your character come to life.

Many thanks to the folks who posted requests and suggestions in the last thread, they were very helpful. I wasn't able to use them all, but you should recognize quite a few from that list. Here are a couple of previews:


As you can see, some of these items are complete unto themselves, so you can just plop them right on her head, while others are pieces meant to be used together via the "Multiples" toggle. I tried to get a good cross section of styles and lengths, including some inspired by Anime.

Here's a quickie sample I did showing two different hair items layered one on top of the head, and the other behind both the head and the body, to give you a multi-dimensional look:


Note that I also put the ears on different layers, so her left ear on top to make it look like her hair is tucked behind it, while her right ear is covered. Layering can give you some really nice effects.

Hope you like the new stuff! Let me know in the comments if you see any particularly egregious omissions or errors.

22 Responses to HM3: A hairy situation

  1. Jigglypuff says:

    Thanks for including my hair request!

  2. Bill Serkoff says:

    Sweet, thanks for all this hair stuffs.

  3. Niall Mor says:

    Two words: Awe. Some. Thanks, Jeff. We’ve go hair there and everywhere. One of my quibbles with HM 2.5 was that I thought the female hairstyles were rather limited. You’ve solved that problem and then some in 3.0.

  4. NEON_N64 says:

    AWESOME !!!

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    [calms down and takes a few deep breaths]

    I think this is my favorite update so far.

    The variety is really outstanding, I love it.

    Seriously, you did a really good job Jeff.

    Thanks !! 🙂

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks Niall, glad you like ’em!

  6. Alais_Servius says:

    I’ve just got to say, using a scale from 1 to 20, I’d easily give this update a 21. It OOZES quality! Fantastic job, Jeff!

  7. Tigerguy786 says:

    so what’s next on the agenda Jeff?

  8. haydnc95 says:

    They are amazing Jeff!
    I think one of mine is in there?
    But they are really great 😀

  9. Collex says:

    Wow. You put Rob Liefeld to shame Jeff. (Okay, that’s not hard. Let’s say you put Alex Ross to shame instead)

    Keep up the good. Now I want some dress to go with that please.

    Oh, and Jeff, did you know it is possible to do a sexy nude with HeroMachine? I tried (won’t post it there, don,t worry) and it worked.

  10. HomicidalClown says:

    Quite the jump from Rob Liefeld to Alex Ross.

    Great selection of hair, though. Gotta love the variety.

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone, it’s great to hear!

    I’m not sure what’s next … I spent the evening letting Texas give me a heart attack on their last-second field goal. Tomorrow will be a heart attack waiting to happen as I sweat out a possibly clenching game for my NFL Fantasy Football team.

    But when I get back to the drawing tablet on Monday, it’ll be either dresses and such, or footwear, in all likelihood. Those are the big things I see standing in the way of a fully-realized female character at this point.

  12. De|sT says:

    Very nice set Jeff!! Pretty darn good job as always…
    Now I just can’t wait for a female character contest of sorts!

  13. Tim says:


    (Turns off caps lock :P)

    I’ll put my vote to bustiers (or even to Female Tech tops) then dresses.

    Once again, Amazing job on the hair Jeff!!

  14. Tim says:

    Also noticed the “sticky item” bug when using multiple hair items and masking one to the head. It’s a little difficult to recreate, but it happens often enough to be mildly annoying.

    Hope this helps.

  15. D says:

    I’m not sure why, but I went to Hair – Standard, and they’re not there. I tried refreshing the page and they still didn’t come up.

  16. Jeff Hebert says:

    @D: It’s not Hair Standard, it’s Hair FEMALE Standard. Different set on the list.

  17. Jake says:

    Great job Jeff. I wasn’t even worried about getting more hair, but I’m blown away by the results. As for what to do next, I’m really hoping from some shoes.

  18. Connor S. says:

    Gawsh! I told you guys he was gonna do Medusa hair!

  19. Solander says:

    Awesome job you did there Jeff. Love all the different female hair options.

    I’d vote for dresses next.

  20. Collex says:

    Either dress of high heels for me please!

  21. SongBird says:

    YAY! My asymetrical bangs suggestion made it through! 😀