MMD Animation: A method to the madness.MMD Animation: A method to the madness.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So as it turned out someone wrote the following message to me:
nah, i gave up on it ages ago... its not only hard but also frustrating and depressing... approx. 1 month for 1 min motion duration = got burned-out before i'd even finish it... so i raise up my hands in the air and just retire... don't have any spare time to make it. still have life and work to do after all... ahahaha...
Now this is not the first time I've seen something like this written and so I felt it would be a nice idea to write down the method that I use to do my animation work.
First off, to save you alot of time, this is not a tutorial on computer animation. There are plenty of excellent tutorials around on this topic all over the Internet. Rather this article gives you a method; specifically mine; on how to approach the process of producing animation. So if you're looking for a "How to" guide, this is not it.
Before anything else, let me categorically sta
Poses by 50 points!Pose study1...girls.Poses by 50 points!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pose study11 by Kate-FoXPose study11...children.
Pose study12 by Kate-FoXPose study12...girls with swords.
Pose study13 by Kate-FoXPose study13...girls.
Pose study14 by Kate-FoXPose study14... anorexic girls... again
Female set by Kate-FoX
How to buy:
Thank you for your attention ^_____~
Mewthree Design Contest (with prizes) (Closed!)The-Mew3-Townside is hosting a design contest for the ultimate Fakemon, the Mewthree. The premise is simple. From August 1st to the end of August 31st we're inviting both members and non-members alike to participate in designing their very own Mewthree. There are a few rules to follow in this contest:Mewthree Design Contest (with prizes) (Closed!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.) Unless it is literally a black and white character, the Mewthree must be in color.
2.) It can be any medium you like!
3.) Drawing/art skills do not count here. It's all about your creative design, not your skill.
4.) The design must be new. No copies, and no old designs that you made from the past and already posted.
5.) The last image you enter will be the only one that counts, but you can enter multiples.
Here is a couple tips to help you win (you can see pre-existing designs by doing a search for 'Mewthree' so you know what not to do):
1.) Avoid certain colors. Black and red mostly. It's very common.
2.) Don't be too simple, like just change the colors of a Mewtwo.
3.) Also do
Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!These are the entries for our Green Cat Cabaret Stock Photo Character Contest!Stock Photo Character Contest - All The Entries!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Visit this Journal entry for complete contest details. And be sure to check out the description text for all the entries below to learn about each character's role at The Green Cat Cabaret.
Regular Patron - Confidence Cat and Illicit 'Nip Dealer
Regular Patron - Bounty Hunter
Minecraft PVP VideoRemember a few weeks back when I asked if anyone wanted to join me in a Minecraft survival PVP game? Well, I recorded some of my gameplay with everyone and made a simple video. It's been uploaded to the Fresh Epic's youtube channel and you can watch it right here:Minecraft PVP Video3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been wanting to try and set up a Minecraft series of videos with other Fresh Epic members like Dayvi and Humon, but setting it all up has proved to be a little more complicated and time consuming than I thought... so I just started recording my own experiences. I'm not very good at PVP, but I enjoyed making the video and hope to make more.
If you've got some suggestions on what either I or other Fresh Epics artists could do/play in Minecraft or whatever, leave them below. Also, thumb up and like the video if you enjoyed it.
DA Ranger Contest Winners of 2013We welcome the New Year and 2014! So, from now on every year, (So long as we remember to! ) we'll be featuring the contest Winners of the last year!! We'd like to congratulate all who entered in all the contests last year and our Winners and Prize Artists!! We hope you will all enjoy the new contests coming and hope you enjoyed those we've had!DA Ranger Contest Winners of 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
For now, let's look at all the wonderful Winners of 2013!!
Contest Winners of 2013:
094: Last Hope by Meriko-chan Prince Baka- the world is just my toy :D by Ocean-Spirits Prince Baka by kmtvm123 :thumb346507702: Overflowing Memories by wingedlight
Contest Spirit albarn by Beg-i Soul Eater-- Don't kill me by MehSehnaRound Star Trek Continues by hope30789 Something So Delicate by little-star14 .: Tamaki in the cherry blossoms :. by ASinglePetal
:thumb366685890: Ouran- The First Day of Spring by Artemis-Day .::Spring Contest::. by WaistDeepInThoughts Keldeo and Dash Decked Out by CDee23 Keldeo mlp style by hope30789
:thumb365374611: That Prince's Reaching Hand by Merilisle To My Princess by DarkSarcasm1 Meeting Mr. Chaplin (FMA fanfiction) by I-AM-JoshuaYong Thanking of her by Joileanna
Kitty Greece by Amy-Oh
Ranger Activity: At The Library ContestContest ended.Ranger Activity: At The Library Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for another contest, everyone!
You know, Vic has played some really fantastic characters who have many fantastic things happen to them. I imagine it must get pretty tiresome, no matter how much fun we have watching them. Sometimes, you need to take a break, and what better way than to curl up in the corner with a good book?
Well, it's time to make it happen.
:iconsokkastyle:- At the Library by sokkastyle
:iconRaccoon97:- Nagato at the Library- Manga Section by Raccoon97
:iconWinryi-chan:- Dark Mousy Reading in the Moonlight by Winryi-chan
Draw or Cospl
FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!FREE CONCEPT ART INSTRUCTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my friends! For a limited time only, if you purchase my ebook( my art book) for only $9.99, I'll give you the entire collection of my concept art and illustration technique videos for FREE!
That's over five hours of video lessons, showing you the techniques I use daily to create my images. The downloads also include the final art, reference material, and photoshop brushes!
You can't beat this deal
If you're interested, visit my blog: http://mindovermachinebook.blogspot.com/ and at the top right, click 'Buy it' or click the 'Mind Over Machine: The Art of Alex Ruiz EBook' image. You can pay safely through paypal or use a credit card.
The ebook can be downloaded immediately and looks great on any PC or Mac, iPad and iPhone!
Once you've downloaded the ebook, forward me your receipt from Tradebit.com to email@example.com so I can send you t
3D AnimeWARNING: YOU MIGHT want to turn your Sound DOWN or OFF before watching any video, that is all .3D Anime3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Click this http://usms.ws/ to go to main page to find the Tex version of this video .
Anime Head Tutorial:
Anime Hair Tutorial:
Anime Eye Texture Tutorial:
More Anime Hair:
Zbrush Anime Sculpt:
Rat Anatomy Compilation.Rats are very fascinating little creatures. They have small hands like humans, minus the thumbs. They are intelligent and social, and each rat has a unique personality. They can also easily stand on their hind legs, making them an easy transition to an anthropomorphic form for stories and art.Rat Anatomy Compilation.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, though, they are damn difficult to draw, and there are precious few resources for those wishing to delve into their anatomical structure (certainly me included). So I will be collecting references, both photos and drawings, that I think might be helpful to someone looking to draw my charming friend Rattus norvegicus (and perhaps some of his closest family members). I will probably add to this from time to time as I find new resources, so please feel free to suggest things that you think might be useful!
Scans from "An Illustrated Dissection Guide to the Rat," by Allen Kurta
Lineart only, these are not gory
Rat Skeleton: http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x254/CJArtist
IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)Other Information Journals:IJ: Pixel Shading (Dithering and Pillow Shading)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- What is Pixel Art? (Pixel Art vs Oekaki Pixel) http://thepixelpalace.deviantart.com/journal/IJ-What-is-Pixel-Art-Pixel-Art-vs-Oekaki-Pixel-329915477
This Information Journal is a brief, short address to the subject stated in the title. Please make sure you make full use of the helpful journals and tutorials mentioned within the journal!
So we know what pixel art is. Great. But now how do you shade pixel art exactly? Can you just swipe your pencil tool over the image like you do with a brush tool in order to create shadows?
As we recall, real pixel art involves the careful and thoughtful placement of most, if not all, of the pixels in the image. So we need to know the correct way to add shadows and highlights to our pixel masterpieces, yes? Well here is one way to shade pixel art:
Dithering is when you pixel two or more colors in a pattern to give them a blended look. You can dither with any two colors and it will
Ranger Activity: Broken Contest [COSPLAY]Contest ended.Ranger Activity: Broken Contest [COSPLAY]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Haha! Bet you Cosplayers thought we forgot about you!
Contest Info COSPLAY:
The theme for this contest is, "Broken" how you chose to interpret that word is up to you, emotionally, physically, or another take on it. Take your picture with that word in mind, heavy or lighthearted, it's up to you, just be sure that it's clear your take on the word comes out in your picture. Make sure you have good lighting! And frame your picture very well, we're very interested to see what you guys have t
Ranger Activity: DA Ranger Logo Contest! [ART]Contest ended.Ranger Activity: DA Ranger Logo Contest! [ART]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hey all you Rangers, time for another Contest. ^^
Some of you members who've been around for a while might remember the first contest we ever had. It was a contest to create a Logo here for the DeviantART Rangers.
You can still see the winner if you press my admin user and return to the original page, our Admin Kristy was the first ever to win a contest here at the DA Rangers.
We thought it'd be fun to re-visit that contest after the years. (Wow, now I feel old. lol) I hope you all have fun. It'd be wonderful if a lot of you Rangers contributed to this, c
Stock Photo Contest - The Winning Entries!!Comrades, I cannot tell you how glad I am that the entire cast of the Green Cat Cabaret was involved in judging this contest, because it was TOUGH. All the entries were fantastic. The votes have been tabulated, though, so without further ado, the winning entries...Stock Photo Contest - The Winning Entries!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS
Darach McLain (Staff)
Temporo-Spatial Engineer "Portal Wrangler"
Regular Patron (Ornithologist)
SECOND PRIZE WINNERS
Robin G. Fuchs
The Resource Roundup #4The Resource Roundup is a regular feature showcasing some of the best resources deviantART members share with the world!The Resource Roundup #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Whether you're a beginning artist or seasoned pro, deviantART's Resources Gallery is an inspirational and beneficial asset for art creation. Take a look at a few of the incredible submissions below – they might help enhance your next artistic creation!
This issue is all about stock photography featuring models. What should the next Resource Roundup theme be? You tell us!
• A different stock photo theme
• Crafts you can make at home
• Marketing yourself: website, logos, and business cards…oh my!
• Awesome application resources (from Photoshop brushes to Gimp scripts)
• Or, suggest another topic!
Cosplay Rules The EarthWe need your coolest COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY for display as part of the deviantART Benefit ART Show at the San Diego Comic-Con!Cosplay Rules The Earth3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Proceeds go to the Shriner Burn Hospital, which routinely invites cosplayers to join in their fundraising events and encourages cosplayers to interact with the hospital’s young burn victims as part of their therapy.
We want to include you in this worthy & fun cause!
All entries must be submitted by June 18th
All entries will need clearance from the photographer and the cosplayer as well as file sizes large enough to produce fine art quality prints.
Don't worry, we will contact you for these after making selections.
You can submit to the "cosplay" folder in the Comic-Con group
Gear up, wig out, have your weapons riot checked and let'
New Pokemon Dungeon game on 3DSFinally a good enough excuse to get a 3DS, I was gonna get it anyway for Pokemon BW2, so I can use my laser gun and shoot some Pokes in my room, however it seems like Pokemon massacre was the only thing fun and unique about getting a 3DS for BW2... Well problem solved! A new Pokemon game has just been announced for the 3DS, and its none other than the popular spinoff series POKEMON DUNGEON! This time the game has a long ass name, its called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth, a total of 14 syllables! Lucky this is just a direct translation to the Japanese game, don't know if they will translate it to something simplier with the western release. The game in the trailer looks dope, with 3D character models instead of the sprite ones from previous games, it also features the Unova Pokes heavily meaning you will have a chance of using Oshawott, Snivvy and Tepig.. I will probably use Pikachu again, no matter how many resets it takes. Umm what else? OhNew Pokemon Dungeon game on 3DS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
LimitlessI am amazing, I have and will continue to do great things, I am the right guy for the job, I am the right guy for her, I can do and be anything. Sounds arrogant doesn't it? But why should it? Why should someone limit how positively they see themselves? So that people don't think that you're a dick or so that you don't big yourself up to be something you're not? But what if you can be that something, what if you already are? People saying things like, "She/he/it is out of my league" implying you can't achieve a certain thing when someone else could, just makes my brain ache. Why can't you achieve something and even go further than what someone else has already achieved? It makes no sense to believe you're inferior to someone else in any way so long as you choose to attain their level of status in anything. Anyone can be with everyone, anyone can be anything, there are no limits as to how far you can go so long as you choose to actually go there. I think a little 'arrogance' from time toLimitless3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Artist WalkthroughThis walkthrough focuses on:Artist Walkthrough3 years ago in Personal More Like This
- guiding you as an artist and improving your artistic skills
So having said that... let's get started!
I have been drawing for a long time. Since I was little I would draw all the time on anything I could find. That passion for drawing and art has always stayed with me. But the problem is talent or potential will only get you so far. If you really want to become a great artist you will have to put in many hours of work. And you would preferably have someone there to guide you. Even now I am learning about basic skills I wish I had learned years ago. That is the problem of being self taught... you have to figure everything out yourself. Of course there are benefits to that too. Self taught artists are generally very motivated and passionate people. I have only come to the point where I am now just because I am passionate and slightly obsessed with drawing. But I want to know more, learn more and improve more. So that is why I am setting up this little drawi
Use HeadSmash!as everyone know I made the Head Smashing Base (also my very first base EVER)Use HeadSmash!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I have to say I did't really expect anyone to use it at all, but I was wrong! XD
So happy that there are some out there who liked it and and decided to use it!
means a lot to me!
Here is everyone I found who used it
:iconmnrART: :iconSoulenite: :iconGabbythedragon: :iconKiytt: :iconApollo924: :iconSnowflake8591: :iconaacrell96: :iconIchikoWindGryphon: :iconIamSKETCHcat: :iconSiryuu: :iconSapphireOctopus: :iconSkipSkid: :iconFourth-Star: :iconCynderheart: :iconDr-Wolves: :iconSpanglersm: :iconhatenadjstar:
Koge-Donbo @ Kintoki-Con | Shop Update!!!NEWS FLASH!!!Koge-Donbo @ Kintoki-Con | Shop Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The famous mangaka and illustrator Koge-Donbo will be a guest at Kintoki-con!
This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and greet the creator of DiGi Charat, Pita-Ten and Kamichama Karin!
In addition, I'll be a guest along with Zeiva Inc. (zeiva +
muhoho-seijin) at Kintoki-Con 2013. The three of us will be
there in person. Hopefully our collaboration game will be ready and
available by then. It'll be my first time back to California in
many, many years.
With lots of love,
New! Gintama totes and Sakura Miku mugs!
Also available are Amaterasu dakimakuras, Okamiden pillows,
Magi and Vocaloid button sets!
ZERO!! It's At ZERO!!So an amazing thing happened this evening!!ZERO!! It's At ZERO!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was on deviantART just about the ENTIRE day. I was responding to my overload of messages that I seem to have a constant ever flowing mass of. (Sorry for not posting anything for a while though, I've had so many papers due.) And then suddenly, the messages in my inbox slowly began to decimate. I refreshed the page and finally!! I got down to the DOUBLE DIGITS!! So I kept on going, responding to messages, leaving others, deleting activity messages, looking at group messages and updates, and then I refreshed again. I WAS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS!! Down to my last few messages, I replied and commented and read journals. Then I refreshed.
And to mine eyes lighted by the glow of my laptop screen, I saw it. ZERO MESSAGES. *le gasp*
I hadn't seen such a thing in a long time. I almost forgot it existed. But there is was: ZERO. That little "0" at the top of my screen. It was so... strange, out-of-place, and an oddity in my life on dA. But it was there.
Continue? 10...9...8...Ever heard of the saying 'life is a game'? I think there's more wisdom and truth to that statement than what it implies. Like the beginning of most games, you start of with minimal information of your story, you have basic skills and experience and you're given a handful of 'extra lives'. Similar to RPG's your story is shaped through your decisions during the game, will you choose to be the warrior or mage? Hero or villian? How will gain your EXP and how you improve your character's skills?Continue? 10...9...8...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As we journey through our RPG, we gain levels and with it, our character grows. Becoming stronger, more intelligent, more able. And bit by bit, we find out a little more about who we are, our story and our purpose.
Like any game, we also have to face our rivals, our 'bosses'. They don't need to take the form of a person per se, your boss can be anything, a phobia, obstacle, challenge. Sometimes we lose against our bosses and expend an extra life to have another shot at our story. What did we do wron
BIG NEWS!!!! x3YOU GUYSBIG NEWS!!!! x32 years ago in Personal More Like This
OH MY GOD
I HAVE GIANT NEWS
I AM NOW THE NEW CO-PRESIDENT OF MY SCHOOL'S ANIME CLUB
Unfortunatley the other president doesn't have a DA account, BUT BELIEVE YOU-ME, SHE IS AWESOME
I am SOSOSOSOSOSOSOOOOO EXCITED!!!
I haven't gotten all of the members' DA accounts yet, but when I do, I'm going to put a box on my page with their accounts ((That's really mostly for me, but feel free to look if you want ))
BUT MORE AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED
ONE OF THE MEMBERS
(Laura if you're here please tell me ;w; I love you so much xDDD )
RECOGNIZED MY USERNAME FROM HERE
SHE KNEW ME FROM MY DEVIANTART ACCOUNT
I HAVE ALMOST LITERALLY NEVER BEEN HAPPIER
Anyway, I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE GREAT NEWS WITH YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!! :iconchuuplz:
LOVELOVE TO ALL!! :iconhappyskipplz: