Let’s not beat around the bush. I was as fond of Hero Forge’s facial customization update in August as I would be a centipede infestation. The learning curve was steep enough to throw Spider-Man off balance. The results often made the expressions of the Sims look subtle. And the whole thing just gave me another reason to finally get back into learning Blender.
…Then Hero Forge released another update on November 1st. And while it’s far from a replacement for actual 3D model altering software…it’s actually pretty solid. (But again, you really should consider booting up that Udemy course you bought a few years back.)
So, what’s changed? Why, more sliders, of course! In a similar turn to the original face customizer, you now have the option of adding little bits of pre-determined expressions into the mix.
The options to alter the little bits of facial expression are still very much a thing (and very much refined as well), but there’s another twist. There’s a slider on the bottom of the main screen to allow you to slide between the predetermined expressions and the one that you’re making with the facial part sliders.
Honestly, this is one of those things that’s easier to see than have described to you. But yeah, huge improvement, Hero Forge!