Wingin' it

With many and profound thanks to dblade for drawing them, I am happy to announce that I have just uploaded the following set of items to the Backplane-Wings set for HeroMachine 3. As you can see, they're outstanding:

I realize segmented spider legs aren't exactly "wings" but I had the file open anyway and couldn't think of a more logical place. So nyah.


36 Responses to Wingin' it

  1. gene says:

    Holy crap Batman! Those are really cool. Thanks Dblade!

    *Looks over shoulder for boss, then shuffles over to HM to check them out….*

  2. dblade says:

    Thanks, gene! And thanks, Jeff, for uploading them.

    Side note: I just noticed (for the first time) the set of wings right before the spider legs on the menu selection. Are these new? Very cool and stylish.

  3. Moognation says:

    Huzzah! They look great, dblade! And, thanks Jeff for adding them to HM3!

  4. ams says:

    These items are AMAZING!! But the nitpicker I am has to ask if this can be fixed….

    This is with the pattern shading items. It happens on most of the background items too. Cheers!

  5. Blue Blazer says:


  6. Jeff Hebert says:

    ams, that’s because the integrated patterns are only as wide as the basic screen, while these wing items are much, much longer. If I increase the size of the patterns, they really bog down the speed of the program.

    The long-term fix is to take all the grayscale patterns and include them in the “Patterns” set of items so they can be scaled to as big as you like.

  7. ams says:

    I see. Thanks!

  8. Trekkie says:

    Awesome! They look fantastic. Thanks Dblade and Jeff for drawing and uploading them.

  9. Myro says:

    Thanks dblade and Jeff.

  10. Vampyrist says:

    Dblade, amazing job.

    On a side note, Jeff how is the unbuttoned suit jacket that I got for the FNF consolation round going? I don’t mean to be begging for it, I’m just wondering if anything has progressed.

  11. Jeff Hebert says:

    I haven’t worked on it yet, Vampyrist. I’m hoping that this next week or so becomes “Item BLITZ!” as I knock out a bunch of long-standing items that needed to get done.

  12. Nick Hentschel says:

    HOT WINGS!!!

  13. Kaldath says:

    Ok, I need to start redoing all my characters that have Wings STAT!!!! Thanks dblade and Jeff!!!!!!

  14. Papkrok says:

    DB! Beautiful!!!

  15. Quark says:

    Thanks. They will be put into good use soon.

  16. Lordgrimm01 says:

    more please 😀 finally an item blitz after a drought of items
    good job guys

  17. Erez says:

    WOW, like…WOW, really WOW.

    dblade these are awesome!

    thank you dblade and thank you Jeff.

  18. NEON says:

    Cool items !!!

    Thanks dblade 🙂

  19. MasterBeaty1385 says:

    Dang dblade! These wings are great!Sorry to ask again but that way cool Rocketeer helmet, did you ever ask Jeff to incorporate it into the program?

  20. dblade says:

    @MasterBeaty1385 (20): I will get the helmet sent eventually. I have a series of helmets I need to get ready and it will go with the lot of them.

  21. Niall Mor says:

    Nifty! If I may ask a question that’s slightly off topic: I notice that I can access this blog via Facebook but not directly from the Heromachine site. Jeff, do the web elves at have any idea when that will be fixed? Thanks!

  22. The Imp says:

    Oh wow. Those are… AWESOME. Thank ya, JH/DB.

  23. Jeff Hebert says:

    Niall, I don’t think I understand, since your comment is here on the blog and not on Facebook. There was a problem over the weekend with the domain not resolving but they fixed that. I am not aware of anything else still awry.

  24. @dblade: Love love love the butterfly wings! Love love love love love even more the baroque / steampunk angel wings. *Virtual-hand-cover-over-the-lips-fey-kiss-muack!*

    Deus ex dblade!

  25. dblade says:

    Why thanks for your kind words. They make me blush.

  26. Arioch says:

    Absolutely awesome, and very kind.

    Many, many thanks to you, DBlade. That’s a nice christmas present 😀 😀 😀

  27. Hammerknight says:

    Sweet wings.

  28. TOOL says:

    Amazing wings, but what happened with the items I saw put up during the critique? Are they not being added as well?

  29. MasterBeaty1385 says:

    @dblade(21) Alright cool, thanks for the feedback, great work again!

  30. Kytana says:

    I like it very nice. Thanks for that.

  31. dblade says:

    @TOOL(29): These will be submitted soon. I plan on sending the armor (the heavy torso and arm piece, the stealth torso), the cybernetic arm, and cybernetic eye next.

  32. dblade says:

    And just in case anyone is wondering why I just don’t send them immediately after I’m done…when I create these they aren’t immediately HM3 ready. I wait until I am 100% ready to call them final and then make adjustments to the file so the HM3 three layers (Line Art, Color 2, Color 1)function correctly in the program. For instance the Color 1 layer/shape is where things are masked to so if I don’t trim the shape properly the masked item will cover the linework. Awkward!

  33. Jeff Hebert says:

    Actually, so long as the mask area (color1) doesn’t extend outside the line art layer, you’re fine — the line layer is on top of the color1/mask layer, so even if the mask would cover the artwork, it won’t since it’s lying beneath it.

    Does that make any kind of sense?

  34. TOOL says:

    Thanks dblade, I love your work

  35. dblade says:

    @Jeff(34): Perfect sense. Thanks, Jeff.