How to start getting exposure and notice on DA.Hello there curious Deviant! :iconmeowfaceplz:How to start getting exposure and notice on DA.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So you are reading this now because you are either suffering from very few notice or exposure and feedback, or you are curious to increase your popularity, and get more viewers. Or maybe you just came here from your inbox, and you are real pissed, then don't be, this Journal will help You more than it would help me.
Being a known Artist here on Da is a challenge, but once you accomplish that you are rewarded with quite a great things. The success of getting yourself or work noticed is dependable on many factors, and I will list those briefly so you can have a general Idea:
One of the major factors of being known here is the Deviations themselves, nobody wants to watch a person who does nothing but commenting for example, upload some deviations, if you can't draw upload photographs, if that's even hard then submit a story or Poem. And keep your submissions organized and steady, never go out in regular inacti
Make your own anime day!Why hang posters of someone else's anime/work when you can make your own! That's what I do!Make your own anime day!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways I decided to render out a 4000x7000 pixel image out of mmd then photoshop it a little and have it printed by bannerbuzz.com http://www.bannerbuzz.com/
The background surprisingly was made in maya and is actually 3d squares!
It was only about $45 for my 3x5 foot vinyl banner with rings. They have plenty of options and work very quickly!!
Sorry about my phone pix. For some reason they don't come out well in this room...
PS: BGS figma was released and my preorder is on its way, so excited
Miku Hatsune Model - ReadMe_ENGLISH.txtモデルデータ付属のものと同じです。Miku Hatsune Model - ReadMe_ENGLISH.txt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MikuMikuDance model data "Miku Hatsune Ver.1.0" 2012/09/03
created by Nanami Watabe
MMD In defense of rip artists ...MMD In defense of rip artists ...2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DeviantArts (DA) is probably unique in several ways, but the thing that I've found strangest and have had the most difficulty with grappling with is their tolerance(?) of "rips". Which is why I think this could be an interesting discussion.
"Rips" are models taken from commercial computer and video games and used for "something else". Make no mistakes about it, probably 99.99% of rips are illegal in the sense that they were "stolen" from something else. Which, given the existence of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), makes it kind of strange that DA tolerates any rips on their servers at all. May be they really do deserve the kind of reputation that they receive on other forums on the Internet, or they just aren't making enough money to be worth the bother to sue. Who knows? The fact remains is that at the moment DA seems to be a safe haven for rippers and nowhere are they perhaps more visible than in the MMD field.
Then again, there's ano
Miku Started, or should I say Start Your Engines?!I couldn't get a lot done because I started kinda late and I don't have the energy to stay up like a vampire today because I had to get up so early to return the rental truck and other things.. Anyways, I started on the head and quickly painted up some eye, eyebrow and eye lash textures. As you know its a first pass so they will probably be improved later when I really texture her.Miku Started, or should I say Start Your Engines?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Not too much to say. Her face felt wide to me because of how far apart her eyes are. I guess its just the artists style for 2013. Also I'm trying to bring all the illustrations together to do the model. So the highlights are off the illustration in my miku announcement journal post while the eyes are inspired by the little nendroid and image behind the 3d model in the screen shot.
Col. Hindenburger's Polka!This took FOREVER but worth it in the end! huge thanks to Blaine Selkirk for composing this fantastic tune!Col. Hindenburger's Polka!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
here are the lyrics:
Eins! Zwei! Drei! Vier! Time to Make Burgers!
Salt! Meat! Drink! beer! Time to Make Burgers!
Press! Fry! Grease! Splat! And grind it till it's course!
Don't throw any fat away, cause we love grease fried HORSE!
Auf Wiedersehen Little Pony
You Technicolor swine!
Your magic friends can't save you now!
It's time for us to dine!
You're faces may be everywhere,
But we don't really mind!
We think we'll get along with you
in an 80/20 grind!
Pack! Ice! Taste! Nice! Time to Make Burgers!
Stab! Slice! Chop! Dice! Time to Make Burgers!
Eins! Zwei! Then we fry! Until it's golden brown!
Top it off, with saurkraut, Than fork the whole thing down!
Auf Wiedersehen Little Pony
Now you know your fate!
You'll be covered in ketchup!
With your head on a plate!
Though you Bronies may get mad,
Don't cause a furor!
Cause as a horse they tasted gross
But they make a good burger!
WARNING! This is real!...and I know this is real because they tried to do it to me some minutes ago!WARNING! This is real!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you find a message saying "Join this link to get 100 free Da points FREE!!! just wait a few hours and then you will get them for FREE!!!!!!!" DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK! It will bring you on a fake DA page that will ask your Login and your Password!!!!!
Regarding Matt. (WHY ARE YOU STILL COMMENTING OMG)It's probably really obvious by now that Matt deleted pretty much all his accounts anywhere.Regarding Matt. (WHY ARE YOU STILL COMMENTING OMG)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now you're probably wondering why. Uhm, I'll get to that in one second.
Matt has not disappeared off the face of the earth. He'll probably be back at some point, but I can't say when because I don't know. I can't say for sure that he'll be back everywhere, because I'm not him and I don't know what he plans to do.
Here's what happened, if you're interested (and I'm pretty sure you are):
Matt and I had a little bit of a fight, so to speak. (It wasn't a verbal or physical fight, but we were both rather upset with each other.) Some of it stemmed from his recent video deletion, but most of it was from a few other issues. I was very upset and would not tell him why because I didn't want him to be sad, so he had no clue. A caring friend of mine noticed that I was upset (I'm NOT going to say who, because I don't want them harassed) and realized that I wouldn't jeopardize Matt's happiness for my
Sailor Moon: New Anime in 2013 (now w/video)This is not a rumor!Sailor Moon: New Anime in 2013 (now w/video)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was officially announced that there will be a BRAND NEW Sailormoon Anime in Summer 2013! The original Japanese VAs for Moon and Tuxy seem to be reprising their roles (based on the conversation in the event). We don't have much more detail, a letter from Naoko said she hopes we like the new series and she's happy to be making it. She said she's overwhelmed at the support the series still has and it makes her happy. She didn't think she could do something new but now she's happy she can bring them back!
They said the audience is intended to be the original fans of the show. It will be like a "powered up" of the original story, aimed at the good girls (and boys!) who grew up with the show. TOEI is doing it.
There was something in the announcement about it being released worldwide but we don't know the details. We do not know what this means as far as a possible English dub/sub. We don't yet know when/how this will reach a US market.
The new theme song is bein
3-Differences contest 1 month left!!That's right! EDIT - got some new entries up already! Wow! keep them coming guys/gals!3-Differences contest 1 month left!!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT 2 - DAZ, poser, etc entries count too!!
Date running: Oct 21st - Dec 21st 11:59 pm EST
This contest is for 3D artists, or even beginners looking to try out. Some free software you can use for this contest are as follows: Blender, Wings 3D, Rhino, Lightwave, etc if you do not presently have a 3D modeling software.
Your theme 3D artists: the contest has to do with what the differences of the 3 digital 3D categories are and you must create a piece of 3D art, can be anything at all, as long as it fits within the 3 categories "restrictions". These categories reflect the DA categories here and I will outline them below.
You are free to enter as many entries as you want but they must be submitted to the contest gallery here -> http://www.deviantart.com/contests/2013/3differences/ you can also find it under Contest - 2013 - 3Differences
TDA Hagane Miku Nearing CompletionHello fellow deviants and people who stalk me like it's their day job.TDA Hagane Miku Nearing Completion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just want you all to know that my Hagane model is in her final update stages and only requires some tweaks and cleaning up before she is done!
As far as distribution of her goes, well let's just say she won't be 'public'. Only those individuals who have proven themselves as responsible and respectful members of the Hagane Vocaloid or MMD community will be receiving her. So don't be too disappointed about not getting her.
Ive already come up with a rather small list of who will be getting her.
Anyways, expect her to be done within a few days or a week at the most.
General Rules1. ForewordGeneral Rules3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The order to follow is: Creative Commons < General Rules < Special rules on the deviation page < Written permission.
Which means that these rules override certain items of the Creative Commons license, and in turn, the rules stated in the deviation's description may override certain items of this document.
Lack of lingual skills (i.e. not speaking English) is not an excuse. You must fully understand the rules. If you do not understand something, have somebody else who is better at English translate it to you. Do NOT use Google Translate.
MMD: in this case, it also includes MMM.
Third-party application: any application that is not MMD, MMM, or one of their utilities.
Model: a complete character with body, face, hair, and optionally clothes.
Part: an item made specifically to be used as part of a model. Also includes accessories that are attached to the model in MMD.
Stage: a 3D scenery or backdrop.
MMD Model Edit DistributionSo this past few months I saw a lot of MMD community members getting banned from DA.MMD Model Edit Distribution1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Even Xoriu was banned `-` I already know whats going on with that. Hope it gets fixed soon.
Good luck to ya Xoriu.
Of course I saw some people who distributes illegal models and edits getting banned here, which is a good thing I guess.
I know, I'm an MMD Model Editor myself. `-` But as I said before as much as possible I will only edit/distribute models which the original author allows.(bad english in that part lol)
Still there is a person in DA who kinda explained stuff how Editing and Distribution really works. He stated that just because editing and distribution is allowed doesn't mean we can chop it up and then distribute. Basically frankensteining... .- .
With that I will delete most of my downloadable models of mine here in DA.(Specially the early ones since I didnt event gave proper readme file on those >_<) And will no longer distribute edited models. . -. Was origi
thoughtsIf you think about it, we are a wonderful lump of flesh being piloted by some kind of consciousness, floating about on a little rock, merrily spinning around a nice glowy thing of fire and gas (im not sciencey). Each one of us is a minute little moment on the grand time scale and that makes a lot of people think they are insignificant, THEY COULDN’T BE MORE WRONG. Every one of us is important in our own way, from a cleaner who keeps things tidy to a world leader, to quote the lion king “we are all part of the great circle of life” if you think about it, without cleaners at NASA a tiny bit of something could get inside the space shuttle and cause a horrific accident BOOM.thoughts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There is no reason to ever not be happy, you are an awesome bundle of sparkly stardust, you’re atoms have existed since the beginning of time and they coalesced in the right way to become you, SO NEVER EVER EVER THINK THAT YOU AREN’T SPECIAL BECAUSE I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU ARE
:Free Linking Icon Raffle(closed):Yay 8D! Winners of this raffle with grab a pixel linking icon from me. Somthing like this (the style)for the first place:Free Linking Icon Raffle(closed):2 years ago in Personal More Like This
and for the second 8D
The second place looks more awesome
Why? Cos I feel that I'm starting to lose my skills in pixelling. So this will be a practice I guess before I continue finishing the pixel commissions I owe.
What you have to do:
1. You must be watching me.
2. Fave this journal
3. Advertise this journal in your journal XD
4. Post the link of the journal where you advertise this and two characters(can be yours and your friend's) you want to be linked.
*Participants: (will be placed here)
1. :icondragonvampriss: 2:iconRainist: 3. :iconCassMutt: 4. :iconSunSetRainbows: 5. :iconTaserwulf: 6. :iconsexygingerbear: 7. :iconDoodle-Kat: 8. :iconC-o-c-r-a: 9. :icongoldfiishes: 10. :iconMeli-chan3: 11
IBRS Comic x StuffI gota run out of town for bit so I'll be out of my office till about the 26th. I'll be taking a travel tower to work so I'm just spending tonight trying to gather stuff because I don't want to forget anything important. I've had to do a little work on Project G2 so no brs update yet! But when I do expect details and fixes. I don't want to rush it too much and ruin a potentially epic model. After that it needs to be uv'ed for textures.IBRS Comic x Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Speaking of BRS I've spent a little time working on the story behind the reason for ibrs's new face. xD
Why I never tagBecause it's always bad when you forget someone.Why I never tag2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like now, for me... for some people that tagged their watchers wishing them a happy new year... but they forgot to tag me...
Illegal actions in MMD communityThe problem of illegal edits and redistributes will always be there. People will edit and redistribute models they shouldn't, we can't change that. But there are always people who want to inform others not to do that. Sometimes it helps, but sometimes both sides start to argue.. So..Illegal actions in MMD community4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Easy steps how to react to illegal actions in MMD Community:
If you won't be able to handle negative and completely troll-ish replies from the person who is doing something illegal- do not comment. It will lead to something we do not want- drama.
If you are not sure if the person edited something he shouldn't:
Do not comment with hate. Ask nicely at first, e.g: The face of your model, looks like Kio's Lily, did you use her or i am mistaken it? The answer might not always be true, but if the person reacts very harshly you can either suspect something and continue being calm with the questions or leave him alone to avoid drama
NEW MODEL RULES *PLEASE READ*hey guys i did some thinking about the rules on my models and made some changes~NEW MODEL RULES *PLEASE READ*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-DO NOT change the character of the model, you may change the outfit, no changing the bangs of the hair, editing of the back hair is okay (yes pigtails count as back hair).
-DO NOT just take the head(and hair) off my model and put it on another base.
-DO NOT make my models into "mature models" this means no making my models look like prostitutes... seriously..
-DO NOT TAKE PARTS FROM MY MODELS AND USE THEM ON OTHER MODELS!!
-DO NOT open my models in other programs like META, blender, etc. Only open my models in PMDe (if editing with permission) and MMD!
EDITING IS ONLY ALLOWED IF YOU MESSAGE ME ASKING FOR PERMISSION PLEASE TELL ME THE IDEA FOR THE EDIT BEFORE I DECIDE IF YOU MAY EDIT THE MODEL (through DA or email((email address at bottom)))
-DO NOT redistribute any edits you make of my models!
-if you really RE
BRS Cannon FinishedSo while I wait for ppl to get back to me I'll do some BRS stuff. Today I started with UVing and then just said what the heck lets just finish it. So did the UV's then baked AO. Then did a exploded view of the model and baked a normal map using Maya's transfer maps. The result was ok but I had some problems with the arms. Sp I put it in mudbox and subdivided it to get a high rez version and baked a normal map out of there and combined the two normal maps. The reason for the normal map is next!BRS Cannon Finished2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once I have a normal map and AO I can then use Ndo2 by Quixel to generate Detail AO and a specular map. I then take all these textures and put them into Ddo which is probably the most powerful grunge filtering plugin ever made for 3d models. It takes data from all these maps and makes really nice stuff. For mmd I'm only using a diffuse for the weapon. But you can see in the preview window how it could look on the xbox or something.
Next is a quick stop in 3d max to fix vertex normals and sort sub
Album DownloadsPlaylist | Hagane Wiki | HMVerses 6.9 | Album Downloads | Other Admin-MadeAlbum Downloads4 years ago in Personal More Like This
(~) UtsuP (`) Yuyoyuppe (*) Yoshihi (!) Other/ with Other Composers or Collaboration Album
(#) Broken Link, Note veuko for DL
BRS Coat pt1Typing without my index finger because its on fire from clicking my left mouse button today. I did the top half of the coat today pretty much. The bottom half should come tomorrow-ish. Currently there is skin under her sleeves which is not normal for me. Usually i cut the skin off around the chest but since we are trying new things here it made making the coat just a little harder.BRS Coat pt12 years ago in Personal More Like This
I also decided to mess with her hips. They seemed kinda to bowed out to me while they should be a little more strait. I think it looks more brs like now.
All the graphics and lines currently are shaders in maya. Its pretty much place holder stuff so I can see the model with basic textures that could effect the shape of things. Just so there's not surprises later.
Deviant Art Giveaway from the Monostache!GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who participated! This was a lot of fun, I really liked being able to get such direct feedback and comments from all you lovely Deviants! I will definitely be hosting more DA giveaways in the future~Deviant Art Giveaway from the Monostache!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
This has been a long time coming (I largely just had trouble figuring out exactly how to do it since I usually use rafflecopter for giveaways, but that's only useful for Facebook), but I am excited to announce my very first Deviant Art Giveaway!
The rules for this giveaway are super easy~
*Watch me on Deviant Art: http://monostache.deviantart.com/
*Comment on this journal entry and tell me: 1) What's your favorite item from the Monostache? or 2) What would you like to see the Monost
Commission: N7 Fleece Blanket (Open!)As it's been a while since I originally opened commissions for N7 blankets I wanted to repost the journal so it's not lost to the annals of history.Commission: N7 Fleece Blanket (Open!)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this is just to let everyone know that yes, commissions are still open!
If you're interested in commissioning a blanket please send me a note!
The blanket will be approximately 60 X 50 inches.
Ships pretty much anywhere, restrictions may apply.
(Please note me for details if you live outside the U.S./Canada)
Price is $25.00 + shipping.
Payment with Paypal ONLY.
Discount/combined shipping available for orders of 2 or more, note me for details
Custom colors available on request with an extra charge
(Generally +3 for a custom background, +2 for a custom stripe, or +5 for a completely custom job)
Feel free to message me with any questions you might have! Asking a question doesn't mean you have to buy one!
(Not paid/work not started)