Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD ModelsJapanese people have the special affection for human-shaped objects.Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD Models3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With the influence of Shinto culture, they often regard human-shaped objects as resting or residing room for souls, spirits or gods/deities. Though this custom is becoming obsolete, some Japanese take old dolls to shrines or temples to pray for the repose of souls. Priests or monks recite a sutra and the dolls are cremated. These might be the reason why some people in Japan often talk as if Vocaloid characters were real human beings.
It seems some MMD model creators take their works as the very expression of their souls with this cultural and religious belief. This strong affection for human-shaped objects may lead to the reason why they strongly reject editing or redistributing their models. They don't mean to be selfish at all; we should respect their feelings.
about PasswordDo you understand why he/she wants to distribute for people who understand Japanese language use his/her model?about Password3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is same as drive a car.
A man who don't understand road signs must not drive a car in public road.
It is a same.
A man who doesn't understand the rule has no rights to do.
Don't tell me you think that police forgive you by the poor excuse "I don't understand road signs!" ??
In this car's example, Japanese language password is a driver's license test.
"You have enough knowledge to drive a car or not." = "You understand Japanese language or not."
It is a test.
Cheating on the examination is equal that you tell the answer of password to someone.
Does your school permit to cheat or help to cheat on the examination???
There is a lot of people who use "I can't read Japanese." for excuse.
It is not an indulgence.
It is not a magical sentence that someone permit telling you a password or hint.
Are not you guilty if you kill a man and you say "I can't read this country's language!"
Editing or Frankensteining?Many Japanese MMD model creators are open to edit their models.Editing or Frankensteining?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Still this never means you can do whatever you want to the models.
I have to say most modelers are negative to frankenstein models.
Editing means you yourself make new clothes, hair, or other parts from scratch for the models you want to edit.
Swapping heads or other parts is not editing. It is rather called frankensteining.
Think about this example. You collect many famous pictures. Michelangelo, Gogh, Millet, Picasso and other artists.
You cut their works and make a new patchwork picture.
Is this an art? Can you claim you edited the picture?
Or it can be compared to cutting dolls into parts to create a "new doll of your own".
Can you say you treat the dolls with love?
Definitely not! You just destroy original pictures or dolls.
Making frankenstein models is like this. You just destroy original models.
Modelers were tolerant to editing because they had the slightest idea that people would make frankensteins. They hoped pe
Do NOT Edit Models Without Full Japanese CommandWell, you can edit and distribute editable MMD models, but modelers usually set additional conditions for editing and/or redistributing (and of course, trading) their models.Do NOT Edit Models Without Full Japanese Command3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DO NOT EDIT AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE (and trade) MODELS UNLESS YOU HAVE THE FULL COMMAND OF JAPANESE TO READ THE ATTACHED TOS.
Full command means you can read Japanese newspapers or academic papers. Basic conversation skill is not enough. You should also refrain from distributing your translation unless you have the full command of Japanese. If you spread a grave mistranslation, you would be involved in a copyright trouble.
In addition machine translators are not reliable. Japanese language has tons of homophones, conjugations and particles. A slightest misreading leads to the total nullifying a sentence.
Here is an example.
"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
MMD TutorialsI will continue to update this collection of tutorials and resources.MMD Tutorials1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tutorials here will include everything you need to know in:
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1. PMX/PMD Editor Tutorials
2. Model Texture Downloads
3. MMD (MikuMikuDance) Tutorials
0. S E T T I N G U P
- Set Up Guide (MMD, MMM, MME, PMD, PMX) by mmdyesbutterfly
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M O D E L I N F O R M A T I O N (モデル情報)
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the message from rocoI will write the message from roco in this Journal.the message from roco3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first, roco doesn't read English.
She can read English only by using a web translator.
The following is roco's message translated by me.
Some people ask me the hint of the password, how to download, "Give me your model! Mail me!"
I tell no one (regardless of whether he/she is Japanese or not) more hints to download my models than I've already given.
I tell no one (regardless of whether he/she is Japanese or not) how to download my models.
I send my models to no one(regardless of whether he/she is Japanese or not) individually.
Because it bother me and it is very troublesome.
I wrote readme in only Japanese.
Because I didn't suppose that oversea people use them when I started to distribute my models.
Hetalia is a Japanese manga.
MMD is a Japanese tool.
My MMD models are not for business use.
It's NATURAL that I distribute my models to Japanese users, isn't it?
Even Now I intend that my distribution of m
Information from rocoHello, I am roco.Information from roco2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you understand the reason why I set Japanese password?
It came from my fear that unexpected happenings can occur in oversea communities unlike in Japan.
For example, in oversea communities, my models can be edited to zombies, killed, and redistributed.
Needless to say, each of above-mentioned behavior is enough to my anger.
Still now, I cannot see an improvement of this situation, even though NononoP kindly conveyed my message to you. http://nononop.deviantart.com/journal/the-message-from-roco-319791387
I set Japanese password, but I do not intend at all to discriminate against non-Japanese users.
I know what happened in oversea communities until now. It is horrible. Just for example.. http://q-ku-mmd.deviantart.com/journal/No-kidding-323908895 http://fuwarimofumofu.deviantart.com/journal/jirai-tasinamu-teido-niha-318303828
Only fear makes me set Japanese password!!
Models that have Japanese password are treated as rare models, like models whose distribu
No kidding!!http://fav.me/d5ct6ndNo kidding!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am angry.My model has forbidden reconstruction.I am angry.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My model is forbidden from using a part for other models.
My model has forbidden the change to other characters.
My model is carrying out redistribution (trade is also included) prohibition.
Why doesn't it follow a rule?
Why doesn't it read "Read me"?
There were people who do not follow a rule.
I do not want to distribute a MMD model from now on.
I do not want to also distribute the model manufactured newly.
Important newsI stopped destributing all of my models and my costume kits publicly.Important news3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because disappointedly I found a picture using my model is on SALE in dA Prints Shop!
I wanted to believe in other people.
But I cannot believe now.
When it come to MONEY, I cannot forgive the violator.
Only I want is to keep my rules...
As far as I know, all Japanese modeler in Hetalia forbid using their models for commercial use.
You cannot use Hetalia MMD models for getting some money in ANY WAY!!
However, too many hetalia MMD pictures are sold in dA.
I am very angry and sad.....
I am ONE of the modelers who stopped(/are thinking about stopping) public destribution.
I hope there will NOT be stupid people who will redestribute/trade/give/sell my data.
Finally, I want to thank all the people who understand modelers' rules and act to protect them, please continue it.
That might be the only one way to make us happy.
written by Q
Maybe as some of you have heard, FamibunP stopped public destribution of S