Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD ModelsJapanese people have the special affection for human-shaped objects.Japanese Attitudes Toward MMD Models 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.
Editing or Frankensteining?Many Japanese MMD model creators are open to edit their models.Editing or Frankensteining? 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 Command 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."
THOSE RUDE PEOPLE HERE ARE THE REAL RACISTS.
about PasswordDo you understand why he/she wants to distribute for people who understand Japanese language use his/her model?about Password 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!"
the message from rocoI will write the message from roco in this Journal.the message from roco 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
My rules that are written by other peopleI forbid to re-upload and translate my rules.My rules that are written by other people in Personal More Like This
I repeat to write in Journal and readme and here( http://nononop.deviantart.com/#/d5jj1f9 ).
Do I harass people?
Do you say "He/Shewrites so out of kindness." ?
Kindness is grad.
But it is also a mixed blessing.
If someone write or commentate my rules in Kindness.
Who can judge it is true?
Can SOMEONE takes responsibility if it is not true?
If someone says "This model's rules are allowed to redistribute!",
I think People will start to re-distribute.
Sometimes kindness leads to tragedy.
People have produced the tragedy in any mistranslation or misunderstanding before?
I have to say about its dangers.
YOU MUST READ rules in the model's readme if someone writes "These are this model's rules!".
Please you write here( http://nononop.deviantart.com/#/d5jj1f9 ) if you have questions about my rules.
I answer there.
Please hit the punctuation when you send note or comment.
It is hard to read by me if there is no punctua
Well, I never...There are guys who don't still learn.Well, I never... in Personal More Like This
Do you keep be cutting their own throats forever?
Learn from nanami's drama.
Learn from Q_ku's darama.
Learn from Famibun's drama.
Learn from roco's drama.
How many times do guys repeat the same mistake?
YOU SHOULD NOT MISUNDERSTAND WHAT THE KINDNESS MEANS.
Why does no one scolded they?
This state keep producing tragedy.
Thank you that some people understand what thing is wrong and what is rule.
I know some oversea (not only Western) people keep the rules.
(I have stoped distributing for oversea people if I think that all of oversea people don't keep the rules. lol)
at least I distribute my models FOR SUCH PEOPLE WHO KEEP THE RULES.
"guys" that I wrote here are not such people.
You should scold your friend if she/he writes hints of password or breaks the rules.
It is the true KINDNESS.
[和訳 translation to Japanese]
about yaoi contentI worry.about yaoi content in Personal More Like This
Japanese feel that "yaoi content" ("same-sex couple love content"), They see "picture of male kiss or hug to male".
Because Japanese don't kiss or hug with friend.
(only Lovers or family)
But non-Japanese don't feel?
kissing or hugging image is one of Greeting content?
That is different due to culture, isn't that...?
I wonder how they understand our modelers' intention.
Language barrier & culture barrier is so hard.
magic word that Everything are solved is "Make model yourself!".
There are free-software.... For example blender (I use it).
Why I don't translate & The CopyrightSome people ask me "Which models are allowed to use for yaoi?".Why I don't translate & The Copyright in Personal More Like This
I can't do it.
If I tell someone that "A model is allowed. B model is forbidden. C model is allowed", everyone believe my comment.
It put people in an awkward position.
Model's rule may change in depend on situation.
I translate Someone maker's rules.
He changes his rules.
People still believe that I said before changing.
It is NOT GOOD.
Then my comment had not already been a correct.
That is why I don't tell.
I don't want to have a responsibility for the translation of other's rules.
Do I need to translate the rules change each time?
I don't want to do.
I want to make my model or make movies on that time!!
Why rules are changed after distribution?
Maker can't foreshow all of things that will be happened in future.
For example a microwave oven isn't written "Don't put a cat in here!".
It is not written that maker don't suppose.
Maker decide it to forbid after it is happened.
I think models are also same.
MMD TutorialsI will continue to update this collection of tutorials and resources.MMD Tutorials in Personal More Like This
Tutorials here will include everything you need to know in:
0. Setting Up (MMD, MMM, MME, PMD, PMX)
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
- "Missing DLL" Fix by mmdyesbutterfly PMX
1. P M X / P M D E D I T O R
M O D E L I N F O R M A T I O N (モデル情報)
- Model Information Tab by SkinnyMandria
- Error Finder by mmdyesbutterfly PMX
V E R T I C E S (頂点)
- Adding Vertices by SkinnyMandria
- Joining Vertices by dev
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Important newsI stopped destributing all of my models and my costume kits publicly.Important news 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
Who owns MMD models?I was wondering about the reason why Japanese MMD user does not trade MMD models and why oversea MMD user does it.Who owns MMD models? in Personal More Like This
And I found one answer.
When Japanese MMD user writes the MMD model name and modeler's name in his/her work, he/she uses the word "okarishita mono" very often.
"Okarishita mono" means "things what I BORROWED."
This word shows the way of Japanese MMD users thinking very well.
He/she has MMD model data and he/she can use it, but he/she OWNS nothing.
The modeler is the only person who OWNS MMD model.
Model users are only borrowing models from the modeler.
So, trade of MMD models cannot be possible.
Who can trade the things he/she borrows from someone? - No one!
Even if he/she has quite many number of MMD models, they are not his/her own collection.
So, MMD model trade is very strange for Japanese MMD users.
Many readme written by Japanese modelers do not have the word "No trading" but that does not mean you can trade the models.
Because MMD model trade cannot be possible in J
The responsibility for the translation of rules.I think that the translation of models' rules is very important but it is quite difficult.The responsibility for the translation of rules. in Personal More Like This
If someone asks me to translate other modeler's rules to English, I will refuse...
My English is too poor to take a responsibility for translation. lol
Especially, mistranslation of rules is a very big problem.
If I translate a Japanese readme to English, some people will misunderstand that my translation is perfectly correct.
The good example is "No yaoi" rules.
(Just an example, I do not intend to blame anyone.)
Many people in dA did not know about "No yaoi" rules.
There are three different types of problems in this drama.
At first, in some cases, the English readme is different from the Japanese readme.
This is about Nachi Akira's Italia models.
Nachi Akira forbid to use the models in romantic contents (both of maleXmale and maleXfemale) in the Japanese readme, but the English readme does not say anything about romantic use.
So, it cannot be helped.
In MY opinion, no one can blame you as long