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Offline Ben J

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Character Pic Generator(s)
« on: August 30, 2010, 03:19:01 AM »
I've recently used Hero Machine 2.5, the Superhero Generator, to create a character portrait for my next mod (see the preview here).

Do you know any other similar programs? Maybe just for portraits? Maybe fantasy-themed?
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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 03:24:03 PM »
I've found another program, which makes portraits for use as avatar pictures on forums: Portrait Illustration Maker.

The drawing style may be a bit on the simple side, but the resolution fits the FRUA smallpic format exactly, and there are many possibilities for different facial expressions.

Most of the clothes and accessories are from modern times, though, so its uses for a fantasy mod could be somewhat limited.

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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 04:21:31 PM »
Awesome!

Already a great and powerful advantage to using something like this:  constancy!  Having art that is consistent to itself can be a huge deal if you are a designer and you worry about such things (er, *ahem*)... from a play-perspective, it just provides lubrication to lucubration's luculence  (an even louder *ahem*).

Seriously though, if consistency is important to you and you'd rather have your portraits support that, using these kinds of generators is a definite plus.  Thanks Ben.  You are always hitting up the best spots on the FRUA design beast!

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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 06:17:20 PM »
Neat!

If we asked nicely, maybe they'd make one for monsters...
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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 05:38:00 AM »
I thought the internet would be full of portrait generators like these, since there is a constant need for Avatar pictures in discussion forums, and there are also many games that use character portraits, like NWN.

But google searches always bring me back to Hero Machine and the Portrait Illustration Maker (and a third page thatīgenerates Identikit pictures, which are of little use to FRUA designers).
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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 05:46:01 AM »
If we asked nicely, maybe they'd make one for monsters...

You can generate Monsters with Hero Machine, but only humanoid ones.

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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 03:42:42 PM »
Check this out -
http://marvel.com/create_your_own_superhero

It's really just Hero Morph, but the Marvel Super Hero edition. :D

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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 08:00:23 AM »
Check this out -
http://marvel.com/create_your_own_superhero

It's really just Hero Morph, but the Marvel Super Hero edition. :D

Thanks!  :)

Very useful for SHUA mods. I'm not planning one, but you never know.
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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 04:22:34 PM »
I played around with https://www.heroforge.com/ custom miniature designer online for a few minutes and thought that it could at least be used as references for some nice character pics as well.

Edit: oh damn! Corrected the img tag to url, now the link is also visible
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Re: Character Pic Generator(s)
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