i was going to do a journal all about where the hell ive been for the last few weeks but this is more improtant.
its things like this that piss me off .
i should start by saying that this is directed at no one in particular. just the collective ignorance iv had to put up with.
ive herd this thrown around practically since i started in mmd over 2 years ago but now it seems to really be picking up momentum
as you may imagine i have several problems with this.
ill start at the top.
who the f%ck died and made you king queen or lord almighty of what is or isnt art?
mmd isnt art . thats a load of bull.
so youre basically saying that me expressing my self in an artistic way isnt art? but photo manipulations and screen cap comics are totally fine?
so let me guess? this isnt art?
what about this?
cuz to me it seems like you sir or madam are full of shit.
i will freely admit not every mmd art is up to this high quality.
my first ever mmd art. its a piece of crap obviously ; its blurry,stiff and i left in the coordination grid but it was the best i could do at the time.
because thats how art works.
you suck at it at first
then you get better the more you practice.
its all well and fine to NOT LIKE mmd. im okay with that
but dare say that it isn't art disgusts me.
is a pencil drawing done in five minutes art?
is a digital portrait that took 60 painstaking ours to perfect art?
if its not done with a pencil or brush is it not art?
are sculptures not art then?
so why the hell isn't mmd? because we use the models from the games? is that it?
this brings me on to my second point
"mmd violates copyright law"
we are well aware of this
i don't need to be told and you don't need to wield it like the sword Excalibur against mmd
i bet none of you give two shits about downloading movies or ripping music from cds or youtube.
thats definatly illegal.
does anyone care?
mmd CAN be used under the fair use law
i do creative media as my a-level subject in school which focuses on animation and digital art , so i use mmd to hone my Photoshop and animation skills to get better grades. i want to be an animator when im older so i use mmd to get rigging and model making experience.
as long as you aren't making any money and credit the company that made them (ie don't claim ownership) its ok
secondly parts for mmd can be made from scratch in google sketch up , 3dcg or blender . brand new from the start the mmd modeler owns it. not some company
they can do what ever they want with it.
why should company mind?
its basically free advertising.
im sure you've all seen this? it appeared on the official kh3 website everyone thought it was official art straight from square themselves. the girl that made this clearly put a hell-load of effort into to it.
"mmd is lazy"
well clearly you know fuck all about the effort that goes into this.
i'm tempted to call you lazy for failing to investigate this art form properly.
would you call the guy that invented stick page lazy because he only drew stick men?
3 and a half million views.
catch yourself on.
how about i show you some of the work
here is a screen cap from the newest version of mmd only released a few weeks ago .(please not that most of these buttons and commands were not translated to English until the last 2-3 versions of mmd.)
you called us lazy. lazy implies we don't do much in the way of learning or anything really. lazyness also implies the person looks for the easiest way to do something.
well go on then. launch right in and create something.
you have the average time you think we spend on art.
oh you cant?
heres another problem
you complain about ocs being unoriginal or models of cannon characters looking bad
heres how we make them
this seem lazy to you?
did i mention its only barely translated?
i had to learn some of another language to figure this beast out.
but thats fine since we only spend 5 minutes on out pictures anyway. lots of free time for learning japanese...
im not even sure what about these peoples moronic statement pisses me off the most.
honestly this thing takes months of work to use properly and even then models can take days if not weeks to rip , rig and perfect . and this ladies and gentlemen is the BASIC package.
you wana talk making your own models rigging and physics from scratch ?
yeah me neither. i dont fancy the 6 months it would take to learn how to use blender.
i value my albeit fragile grip on sanity.
im an amateur , it brings me no shame to admit this. this was the most complex model ive ever made and she took 3 days solid work just to get the bones in the right place and even then im pretty sure i had to ask a better modeler for some help.
id like to see some of you have this patient when you do a line art drawing and you cant get sora's hair in the right shape
as i mentioned above i'm not directing this at anyone in particular , just the collective sense of ignorance towards something i have spend weeks if not months of my very short life on. it disgusts me that some people think they can tell some one else that what they do isn't art.
if it takes time , effort and creativity its art
end of discussion.
you know what?
glad i got that out of my system
for those of you who agree with me i thank you and for those who have read all the way to the bottom ,well done you.
now if youll excuse me ive got to go take my art out of the sight of people who have silently hated it for apparently years...
to the artists whose fantastic work ive featured here: if you wish me to remove your art from this journal ill be more than happy to. just send me a comment or a note and ill do it right away
one last point.
dear groups and group members.
if you hate mmd then why do mmd pictures always seem to come in the top 3 of contests?
think about it.