I just created another “unfinished” project. But this time it’s for a noble cause. One of the guys in YouTube had requested a recording of an LCD panel for the Eyes On Me song that I posted sometime ago. So, for that purpose, I thought creating one in PaperVision3D might actually be better. And I was right ^_^. It’s easier to learn with the 3D interaction rather than staring on the striking blue-lit LCD panel.
Here’s a bit of explanation how I did it. For the recording, I recorded the movie, audio, and notes altogether to produce separate files. The movie was recorded as raw AVI and converted into FLV. The audio was recorded as raw WAV and converted into MP3. The piano notes were recorded as MIDI and converted into xMIDI (Xml for MIDI). They were all then parsed into the application and played in sync (well at least it tries to LOL). Hardest part for me was to balance the performance and the details. I ended up tweaking it for average of 15-20 fps on Pentium 4 and was quite happy with it (it’s not a real-time game anyway).
So please enjoy and let me know if you have any feedback. Or at least, enjoy the songs ^_^. And please be patient while downloading, as each song is about 15 megabytes (it’s worth it!!! …. i hope).
Oh, and here are the links to MP3 files if you want to download and keep them. Copyright remains mine, but you can distribute it whatever you want LOL.
Final Fantasy VII – Aerith Theme (3.7Mb)
Final Fantasy VIII – Eyes On Me (3.0Mb)
Uncharted Waters – Mast in the Mist (2.9Mb)
The previous drawing of Mii-chan in bikini attracted some controversy in a number of forums on which I posted the artwork. Some people say they prefer cute mii-chan than a fleshy one. So here is a new drawing to make up for it LOL. (The title “Mii-chan Ohayou!” literally translates to “Good Morning, Mii-chan!”.) I am going to color it in Corel Painter IX later on, currently still trying to play around with the feel, and to be honest, it’s a really neat piece of software. So, please keep visiting. I hope to complete the coloring before end of this week.
Finally, the style guide for Mii-chan in full figure. I put a bikini style so it hides only as little flesh as possible. I spent about 6 hours in total for both, a lot of corrections especially around getting the proportion that I want. This time the anatomy reference book became my close friend . Well, I keep saying it’s a style guide, but in actuality, to be a style guide it needs to have a proportion measurement. But I was just too keen on seeing the end result and so I removed the guides lol. Well, I hope you like this style too. Please comment and any critics are highly welcome ^_^
I just found a new anime titled “Someday’s Dreamers” and the poster art manga style is very impressive. After some thoughts, I realize I’m still not satisfied with the previous styles that I’ve drawn for Michiko-chan. Seriously, at this rate, I’d never start drawing Michiko-chan for real. So I took a step back and restart from scratch to find another more suitable style. So this is sortof a “style guide” for the new style. It’s just for the face though. Hopefully, I can commit to this style this time. I will be posting the full body style guide by this weekend.