This armor creator tool is mostly meant as a source for inspiration, a visual aid to help you describe or create your own armor sets for whichever project you may be working on. Of course you can save the set you've created (see below) and use it for whatever you wish, at least if it's a non-commercial project. Perhaps you want to practice painting armor or you need a neat avatar for a game, this tool could provide that for you.
The tool is very simple and straight forward, you simply click the sex you wish and then on whatever armor pieces you want to put on, you can even mix plate, leather and cloth pieces if you wish. If you click on the same armor piece icon you've already equipped it will take that piece off again.
You can choose to equip the shoulders individually, even with different pieces, or turn on 'symmetrical shoulders' to automatically equip the same shoulder piece on both shoulders.
If you've equipped a character with armor you can select the opposite sex without a problem, everything you've equipped will automatically convert to the equivalent pieces for that sex.
'Boob plate': In fantasy genres you'll often see women dressed in armor with curves for their boobs, mostly because it looks nice. In real life this was generally not the case, there was no need for it as the armor was big enough on the inside as it is and padding was worn beneath it. If you want to go for realism you can turn off 'boob plates' using the button at the bottom, all chest pieces will be changed to 'boobless' versions. Of course, realistically you could argue armor worn for ceremonial purposes could still have such curves, so it's all up to you.
Speaking of curves, I did keep the waist curve on both types of chest pieces, mostly because I just like the way it looks.
Also note that 'boob plate' can only be toggled for plate armor. Leather, hide and cloth armor does show curves in real life.
Plate, leather, cloth, what's the difference?
Technically you could see all pieces as any material you wish. Color it shiny and metallic and the supposed leather armor will look like metal armor. But the plate armor in this creator is wider, as it would be in real life. Plate armor is worn with padding beneath it so the armor itself is removed further from your skin than leather would be, hence why the later armor is a tighter fit. Cloth armor is created as an even tighter fit and flows much more, but even here you could play around with different materials if you decide to paint them.
Saving and loading
It's possible to save up to 4 armor sets, you can do so by simply clicking the save buttons at the bottom of the creator. This will save the armor sets with all the pieces locally in your browser. This only works if you don't use incognito mode and only if you use a modern browser (so no IE7 for example). You can close your browser after you've clicked save, it'll still be there when you open it again.
When you want to load an armor set, simply click the corresponding load button and it'll put all the pieces you saved back on the body you saved.
Saving the image
If you wish to save the armor set you've created all you have to do is click the 'Turn into image' button and an image will appear below it that looks exactly like what you've created. The only difference being that this is a single image, rather than a whole lot of separate images. Simply right click it, select 'save as' and name it what you wish. That's all there is to it.
As mentioned, this tool is meant mostly as a source of inspiration, but the images can be used for non-commercial projects as well, as long as it isn't another armor creator or other similar piece of work. However, I cannot allow you to use the images for commercial projects, but feel free to contact me if you do want to use it commercially, we can probably work something out.
At the end of the day this site, which I put a lot of time into, is still a means to create an income for myself, so I do have to protect some assets.