HM3: Long beard and Tapered Tail

I've just uploaded two Contest prize items to HeroMachine 3. First was Jenna's "next prize up on the replacement list" for winning Character Contest 46, which was a "long-ass wizard's beard" like we had in HM2:

And next was a "tapered tail" for PapaKrok's Character Contest 57 win, also a "next item up":

I think it's appropriate PapaKrok ended up with that one, because it turned into something that could be a big tentacle, evil flower frond, wicked tongue, wave form, or some other equally demented thing he would be likely to turn it into. So that's cool.

Be sure to thank both of them if you like the items, for giving up their prizes! And if you had something different in mind for the final shape of these two requests, let me know.

16 Responses to HM3: Long beard and Tapered Tail

  1. Tool says:

    Looks cool, good job

  2. Myro says:

    Long-ass beard is going to be useful on the template builds.

  3. Dionne Jinn says:

    The beard can also double as hair, I think.

  4. Scorpidius says:

    YES!!!!! The long beard!!

    I have been really wanting this item! Well that’s some time over the easter break spent on HM3 for me!!

    Cheers Jeff, looks great”


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  6. Zyp says:

    Great stuff!

    Jeff: I would like to have this hat as the prize ror winning the last character contest.
    I could send the .fla- file of the hat if it would make things easier.

    Also, would it be okey in general to send .fla-files of items I’ve created, so you could just transfer them to heromachine without having to have to draw them again?(Of course if they are cood enough for the hm3)

  7. Jeff Hebert says:

    Wow, Zyp, that would be awesome! FLA files would rock. I might tweak the items a bit to make sure the art styles match up but it would be fantastic to have them as FLA files.

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    By the way, love the hat, really nice job on it.

  9. dblade says:

    More assets! Awesome! The beard looks great and the tail can definitely be put to use for all sorts of diabolical purposes.

  10. dblade says:

    Hey Jeff (7),

    It never occurred to me that you might be able to take FLA art assets to add to HM3. If you are open to contributions I would be willing to send some your way (with no obligations on your part to use them and no future claim of ownership on my part of course). HM3 is essential for visualizing the heroes I have created and I would love to give back in some way. Just a thought.

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    Absolutely, dblade (and anyone else with access to Flash). Source files would be very welcome indeed. No guarantees I could or would use anything submitted, but I’d love to give it a crack.

    Constraints on what I can add are a) I need to make sure the art styles match up and b) time limits on adding the required code and previews for each item might keep me from getting to them for a while.

  12. Panner says:

    Note to self: When looking for horns, also check tail items.

    Cheers Jenna, Papakrok and Jeff!

  13. Me, Myself & I says:

    Cool; some new fire elements too!

  14. dblade says:

    Thanks, guys! My Green Bean Druid is totally a reality now!

  15. Myro says:

    dblade (14): Ha! That’s hilarious.

  16. Tim says:

    Wow! These are great! I can see a few uses for both of those items!

    Yep, that beard can also be used for head hair, with a little repositioning of course.

    @Panner #12: Works for flexible style head-tails too 🙂