HM3: Plan 9

I've just published the Heads-Aliens set of items for the HeroMachine 3 alpha. It includes many of the items you suggested in that last thread, so thank you! Solander in particular put up some electron microscope close-ups of real-life critters that worked out great, they're towards the end.

The set is a mix of completely finished heads (like in Heads-Animals) and pieces that you can assemble with the "multiples" setting enabled for your own custom creation. I've also imported some alien-like items from Ears, Noses, and Mouths, along with some of the non-proprietary Lordi items you've not had til now. All in all this release has 58 items in it, out of which maybe 15 or so are repeats. I thought it was worth it to have similar items all in together.

Here's a quick sneak preview of twelve of the new items at the top, and at the bottom are similar items from HeroMachine 2 for comparison's sake:


Finally, in the course of basic testing I ended up putting together an entire character, which I hardly ever do any more. But since it does have one of the new Alien Head pieces (the lion-like snout), and since people for some reason (or hundreds of millions of reasons) want to build cat-like aliens, I decided to include it. Apologies to all the people who do waaaaay better putting these together than I do!


Let me know anything you'd like to see but don't, bugs, or things you like in the comments.

And no, I haven't 100% decided what to do next, so by all means feel free to lobby.

26 Responses to HM3: Plan 9

  1. superfan1 says:

    Great set of items. I personally would like to see the non-human limbs done next.

  2. Tim says:

    Rockin Jeff!

  3. Gene says:

    Very cool stuff!

    Non human limbs, and torsos (Spider, horse, fish, etc) would be cool.

  4. Tim says:

    Agreed. Non-human limbs sound perfect next.

  5. JR says:

    bustiers or non-human limbs next

  6. Legatus says:

    Great! Love it!

    But just to remind you, all those cat-aliens need catlike feet (paws and claws). Hooves don’t work that well with cats.

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Oh yeah, what about centaur cats, hunh hunh hunh?!

    Kidding. So far non-human limbs seem to be way out in front for Next status.

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks Kyle, I think you already posted those in the New thread. I wasn’t able to use them, but I did see them, thank you.

  9. Jake says:

    Looks good. Hoping for non-human limbs next. Seems like things are moving pretty quickly lately. Great job.

  10. Danny Beaty says:

    Good work on the alien heads, Mr. Hebert! As for what to do next, I vote for Tops Female Tech. The chicks need body armor!

  11. Solander says:

    Thanks for adding those close-up critters Jeff. They look really cool!

    As for the next thing, my vote is non-human limbs as well.

  12. Tim says:

    Would mechanical limbs fall under the non-human limbs category as well?

    Just curious.

  13. MartianBlue says:

    Very nice job Jeff, I like the one you did for me, looks great. I would like to request one more head type, the basic alien, I may have missed it, but if not, would it be too much trouble?

    This type head

  14. Worf says:

    @Jeff: Great set. Love it.

    And don’t sell yourself short, that is a very good character.

  15. MartianBlue says:

    I found a problem with the set.
    Page 3
    Last Item
    Ear Left, is not an Ear, it’s the fin hawk, like avage dragon.

    Also, the reason I requested the alien head in the post above is so I can remake myt martian blue character, so if it’s possible to get it in, I’d really appreciate it.

  16. Demented The Clown says:

    @tim I Hope So

    I’d Like Sumthin Along These Lines.

  17. Jeff Hebert says:

    @MartianBlue: Thanks for catching the problem with the ear! That has been corrected and the head fin moved to the last item. Good catch!

    As your reward for being a bug catcher par excellence, check the file — your martian head is now the second to last item. It’s a pretty expected thing to have in a set named “Aliens” I reckon.

  18. MartianBlue says:

    Thanks alot, Looks great, as do all the items. Oh what fun I can have now. Your the man, Jeff!

  19. Kalkin says:

    Hey, I just realized, that cat fellow in the picture is a villain from Thundercats. He had a bit different color scheme, spiked mace and one fang.

  20. Joshua says:

    At last! This has been my most anticipated item list since Jeff announced it last year. Thank you, Jeff. Everyone looks as they should: ugly and misshapen (…*LOL*– believe me, Jeff, that is the HIGHEST compliment. I’ve love what you come out with. Good job, sir!).


  21. Fabien says:

    You forgot hadrosaur like crests.
    The heads are awesome. Particulary the Vance’s Chash and Wankh like. Great. I’m a Vance fan. The Dirdir is easy to make (i made a one with hippo streched whic i’ve add crest and fangs and it looks absolutely awesome). The Pnume miss.

    For the next you could creat a Body- Alien with chitinous and reptilian torsoes.

  22. Jeff Hebert says:

    Fabien: I didn’t so much miss it as decided not to include it 🙂 And I have no idea what a Vance, Dirdir, or Pnume is.