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Heroes Community > Heroes 3.5 - WoG and Beyond > Thread: Stable Diffusion Portraits for ERA III & HotA
Thread: Stable Diffusion Portraits for ERA III & HotA
VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted December 18, 2022 06:11 AM
Edited by VampMarcie at 01:35, 15 Jul 2023.

Stable Diffusion Portraits for ERA III & HotA


NOTE: Can't link urls here for some reason, bear with the formatting!

Stable Diffusion Portraits by @RonFish (https://pikabu.ru/@RonFish), compiled & edited by Aphra, v0.5.1.

Download here: https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/home/heroes-iii-hd-portraits

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LordCameron
LordCameron


Known Hero
Veteran of the Succession Wars
posted December 27, 2022 12:44 AM

These look really cool. Definitely going to try them in my next game

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Alyx182008
Alyx182008


Adventuring Hero
posted December 27, 2022 03:02 AM

Someone else had a stab at this before, and their work ended up in a mod for VCMI. It features the complete set of official heroes, but it seems to me like the quality is more sloppy, while the ones in this thread look a lot more faithful to the original.

My personal opinion, while I find a few portraits and here there (from both sets of stable diffusion remakes) quite appealing, overall I still prefer the original ones.

But for the people who don't share my views, I'll leave here the links to the reddit thread where the other set I mentioned was made public, and the VCMI mod that includes it.

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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted December 30, 2022 04:49 PM

Alyx182008 said:
Someone else had a stab at this before, and their work ended up in a mod for VCMI. It features the complete set of official heroes, but it seems to me like the quality is more sloppy, while the ones in this thread look a lot more faithful to the original.


The VCMI pack you linked is made of AI portraits that aren't from the source I used, I think they made them all themselves and did much less editing or refining compared to RonFish! They look very much like first iterations of portraits generated from the super low res versions of the original portraits.

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TORIKO94
TORIKO94

Tavern Dweller
posted March 04, 2023 03:52 PM

Hi ! Can you do the same with heroes 2 portraits please ?

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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted March 11, 2023 05:53 PM

Update v0.5.0 is here
+ Rampart Portraits
+ Fixed Castle Portaits BMP compression issues

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Jaynetics
Jaynetics

Tavern Dweller
posted March 11, 2023 09:22 PM
Edited by Jaynetics at 21:23, 11 Mar 2023.

Some portraits look too clean IMHO, stripping them off their personality. Also, Elleshar looks like A Death Knight and Clavius like on ecstasy

Cool and interesting project though, with lots of potential!

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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted March 11, 2023 11:31 PM

Jaynetics said:
Some portraits look too clean IMHO, stripping them off their personality. Also, Elleshar looks like A Death Knight and Clavius like on ecstasy


I feel that cleanliness is what you get with very refined AI art, and since it takes away that stylised look that the original portraits have, I understand where you're coming from. They look infinitely more modern, yet the funky personalities that the originals had is kind of lost.

I look forward to keep updating this every month or two whenever RonFish posts updates to his page! I'll have them ready as soon as I see them posted

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NimoStar
NimoStar


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Legendary Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted March 14, 2023 03:11 AM
Edited by NimoStar at 03:12, 14 Mar 2023.

Only ones I would really replace are the CGI renders such as Roland Ironfist, since they didn't mesh in witht he originals anyways, and the terrible picture of Sir Mullich (even HotA had to change that one)

So, it's too bad CGI Adrienne isn't done yet.
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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted March 16, 2023 01:12 AM
Edited by VampMarcie at 01:13, 16 Mar 2023.

NimoStar said:
So, it's too bad CGI Adrienne isn't done yet.


Here's a couple of my decent attempts so far:







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NimoStar
NimoStar


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Modding the Unmoddable
posted March 16, 2023 08:03 PM

Improves a little, but she still looks a bit waxy
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BettySwollockz
BettySwollockz

Tavern Dweller
posted July 11, 2023 09:16 AM

Packing pictures into a .pac file?

Can custom portraits be packed into something like a .pac file rather than just put into the data folder as a whole load of .pcx files?

I'm a newbie, is there any guide / manual on how to make my own mods somewhere?

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VampMarcie said:


NOTE: Can't link urls here for some reason, bear with the formatting!

Stable Diffusion Portraits by @RonFish (https://pikabu.ru/@RonFish), compiled & edited by Aphra, v0.5.0.

Full HD Preview:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AhilRNofIhnkiGyd-QuxeyPJZ8U5gceh/view
ERA III Edition:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bAyxN4hdu-IQD7f_kfeAsJ5KJRD6XOQd/view
ERA III Edition contains PNGs but BMPs are also included in the PAC file.

HotA Edition:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oY_S_3IuDK4dpTkfPxs92Jb2uLH0LUd1/view
HotA Edition contains BMPs only (until we know how to load PNGs in HotA), packed in a LOD and as loose files.

Update v0.5.0:
+ Rampart Portraits
+ Fixed Castle Portaits BMP compression issues

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MurlocAggroB
MurlocAggroB


Hired Hero
posted July 11, 2023 09:28 PM
Edited by MurlocAggroB at 21:30, 11 Jul 2023.



I'm crying

EDIT: DAMNIT, how do I post images.

Whatever, I'll put a link.

https://imgur.com/a/ctuuz6I

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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted July 15, 2023 01:32 AM
Edited by VampMarcie at 01:33, 15 Jul 2023.

BettySwollockz said:
Can custom portraits be packed into something like a .pac file rather than just put into the data folder as a whole load of .pcx files?

I'm a newbie, is there any guide / manual on how to make my own mods somewhere?


I've removed the pac file since it was irrelevant, I only did that for the sake of it then. Also, minor update available here: https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/home/heroes-iii-hd-portraits

And "making mods" is such a broad term that can range from simple graphical stuff to complete gameplay overhauls! Your best bet is to ask around communities (check the Community Links section on my website) and to look at mods that are already released - download them and explore the files, the code, and the art direction!

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baronus
baronus


Legendary Hero
posted July 15, 2023 09:50 AM

Parcking portraits is little complicated. First color should be transparent so you cant use! Portrait is indexed to 256 colors. All of it you can make using eg. irfanview.

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Bersy
Bersy


Honorable
Supreme Hero
posted July 17, 2023 04:01 AM

Great work, thanks!
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siryus13
siryus13


Adventuring Hero
posted February 01, 2024 08:50 PM
Edited by siryus13 at 20:58, 01 Feb 2024.

Your link:
"https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/home/heroes-iii-hd-portraits" doesn't work (error 404).
I think you need to update it to:
"https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/heroes-iii-stuff/hd-portraits"

Btw I've found these portraits on reddit, and didn't know you also had the bmp files for game, so I've done it as well...

Since then I've had some fun creating some additional ones.
I know these are not enhancements of the originals, rather an alternative; but I hope you won't mind me sharing them.

If you don't want to change your lod file, you can just put them temporarily to the ~Data folder since as I've also converted these to pcx format for that reason.

https://github.com/mmarkus13/fuibax.github.io/raw/main/meme_hero%20portraits.rar

These are for the following heroes:
(https://imgur.com/a/9uam4E6)
HCVC02 HPL002EL HPL003EL HPL003SH HPL017RN HPL019RN HPL021RN HPL027DR HPL029DR HPL041WZ HPL060DM HPL071DK HPL072NC HPL074NC HPL085OV HPL093WL HPL094WL HPL105BM HPL129MK HPL129MKs HPL130KN HPL131DM HPL190 HPL198 HPL198s HPLP07 HPLP07s HPLP09 HPLP09s HPLP15 HPLP15s HPS002EL HPS003EL HPS003SH HPS017RN HPS019RN HPS021RN HPS023RN HPS027DR HPS029DR HPS060DM HPS071DK HPS072NC HPS074NC HPS085OV HPS093WL HPS094WL HPS105BM HPS130KN HPS131DM HPS190
You can lookup the corresponding original heroes here.

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VampMarcie
VampMarcie


Hired Hero
posted February 05, 2024 02:40 AM
Edited by VampMarcie at 02:42, 05 Feb 2024.

Ahh, I've changed some links and I can't edit the original post so the new link is: https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/heroes-iii-stuff/hd-portraits

A couple of new factions have been added since, too

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homohobbitus
homohobbitus

Tavern Dweller
posted April 20, 2024 06:25 AM

VampMarcie said:
Ahh, I've changed some links and I can't edit the original post so the new link is: https://sites.google.com/view/aphrasheroessite/heroes-iii-stuff/hd-portraits

A couple of new factions have been added since, too

Many thanks for updating the download link!
A great mod indeed.


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