Gotta SING… Gotta DANCE!
LearnMMD’s Video Dojo Expo-3!
We are looking for a
“Live… On-Stage” Song and Dance performance…
… featuring a Lead-Singer/Dancer and a Back-up Group of dancers… with the Lead having a different motion than the Back-up Group. She needs to STAND-OUT from the Back-up group and be…
“The Star of the Show!”
Gotta SING… Gotta DANCE!
Downloaded motion files are OK to use for this event… but remember to CUSTOMIZE the Lead Singers motion to make her be the featured character on-stage.
Get the idea? … Have some FUN with your project!
Maybe use just PARTS of downloaded motions…
Consider using segments or portions of your downloaded motion files. … You might find a segment you can paste/duplicate to generate the background Group dancers and then find another segemnt of that same motion file that might serve as the Lead-Singer/Dancer motion.
LearnMMD.com references several fun motion files you might use chunks-of for this Expo…
- Feel the Sound by Mahlazer
- Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal motion
- The Dream Fighter motions by wasabi P
- The Bo Beep Bo animation motion
Be sure to “Keep the Faith-MMD” and leave credits for whatever elements you download and use in your animations.
- I want to “Enjoy the Show! The “Song and Dance Routine” puts your “Star” model front and center!
- Make it look “Live and On-stage!” … could be a big-time Broadway Extravaganza!… or a high-school drama-club performance… or anything in-between!
- You don’t need to “do” the entire song. Start it where you wish and cut it when you wish.
- Length of the video is not important… but, often, viewers do not “last long enough” to watch a long video. We find that about 90-seconds is often a proper length.
- Use EFFECTS… Knock us OUT with this “show-Biz” experience!
- The strength of the actual animation is the key in this exposition. “Wow, that’s Wonderful, check it OUT!”
- LIST your Credits for everything you use in your animation… Keep the Faith-MMD!
- Include Video Dojo Expo 3 in the Video’s title on YouTube.
- Announce your entry by EMAIL to [email protected] with the link to your video.
Entries are due on MARCH 29th, 2020…
Your video entry must be posted to YouTube before the stroke of midnight (Pacific Time) on the night of March 29, 2020.
JUDGING will be by “Viewer’s Choice” in which the viewers will be asked to vote for their favorite video. VOTING will take place between March 30th and April 5th, 2020… with winner announced on April 7th.
SIX WINNERS will be announced…
FIVE winners will be selected by the “Viewer’s Choice” and a SIXTH winner will be selected by the LearnMMD Team.
This is an Exposition…
No one entry will be “the winner”… our goal is to pick the top six entries which will then be entered into our HALL of CHAMPIONS!
Each of the six winners will be awarded a listing on our HALL of CHAMPIONS page with a link to their video and a link to their YouTube Channel… links that will be online, on display, there, for all eternity (or, for at least as long as LearnMMD.com is able to stay online)… and each winner will get a “The making of…” article on LearnMMD.com so they can describe their video and how they “made it happen!”
The “Usual Rules” apply:
Please do not embarrass Reggie with your content… remember that this is a FAMILY show! No advertising or commercial entries. Reggie Dentmore will be “the final word” on an entry’s suitability for this event. He will contact you if he determines an issue exists.
As always… BE CAREFUL with your Music Selection!
Once you decide upon a piece of music, search YouTube to see if OTHER videos are online with your music. SOME music artists do not allow their pieces to be heard on YouTube and if you USE one of those, your video may become BLOCKED on YouTube… so… as a safety: check that the music you wish to use is already showing in YouTube videos. … if you cannot find an example of your song on YouTube… it’s probably not safe for you to use it.
The Legal bits…
Know that each entry stands on its own merit. LearnMMD.com is not responsible for the content of any of the entry videos. To the best of our ability, entries with content deemed inappropriate will be disqualified from entry in this competition. Contestants retain full ownership of their creative submissions. Entrants, by entering this competition, acknowledge that they give permission for LearnMMD to use still image-captures from their submitted entry for promotion of this and any future competitions (LearnMMD will endeavor to credit any such images). The “prizes” offered are write-ups and links published “permanently” on LearnMMD.com as noted in the rules, above… and that “permanence” will be in effect for as long as LearnMMD.com is able to maintain its published pages.
READY… SET… GO!
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Comments on “Gotta SING… Gotta DANCE! LearnMMD’s Video Dojo Expo-3!”
Hey guys, can someone who is not a programmer learn how to create textures im Blender?
I can’t find that article where I asked which version of Ray-cast should I use? I read so many that I don’t remember which one it was where I asked. Can anyone please point me to it? I would like to see if there is a reply waiting for me there.
Ray-MMD 1.5.0 or Ray-MMS 1.5.2 – Which is better?
Good morning, I have 2 very important questions.
I changed the location of my MMD workshop and now I can’t seem to load any saved project. MMD asks for the location of files and I point it to them correctly but after that when everything should be loaded it is just a white MMD Screen and the red dot. All the components seem loaded and in the lists and menus but nothing visible.
Aside from that, I would really love if there is a way to make SpotLight cast self shadows for any model not just faces. Just like the sun does. Is it possible?
Thanks in advance. These two questions are really important to me…
Just in case anyone is thinking what happened, I opened a new channel and deleted my old one…
Here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcpJt6Uf2E
Here is what I achieved with my night setup
Cheers and see you tomorow. Going to sleep now… At 5 AM … hehe.
Tirpitz Black. To bring her to life I combined the clear coat black fx file and the prettiest leather normal map by Gurumi.
This is gonna be a hard one, because I want to find a moiton (two of them) that fit with the other moiton, any tips?
Gotta Sing… Gotta Dance… Consider using parts of motions; you don’t have to use an entire motion file… see if you can select portions of a motion for your use… Like that fun “Feel the Sound” motion file is actually a collection of repetitive motion segments… For that animated GIF in this page’s header, I used one portion copied for the Group and a different portion for the Lead-Singer.
Oh yes, I just now remembered my thoughts on: Viewers who do not last long enough to watch a video to the end – should alse be reminded to Keep the Faith-MMD just as much as people who make a video. I often think: “You are not here to browse through my credits, you are here to watch my video.”…
Oh, come on… … I see so many MMD videos using a canned motion with Miku (or whoever) simply hopping-about while unrelated music rattles-on in the background against a brightly-colored lolly-pop stage and the camera’s view is frozen in a single position… sometimes for over four minutes! If you see the first 20-seconds of one of those… you have seen it all. … “Keep the Faith-MMD” has nothing to do with requiring me to watch an MMD video, good or bad, all the way to the end. The world will little note, nor long remember whether or not I clicked away form an MMD video after only the first fifteen seconds.
Listing your credits and sources only in the video means that anyone searching for an example of a particular model or a particular stage or effect, will not find YOUR video. You need to write those credits and attributes in the description of your video so as to allow MMDers to search and find what you are offering, there. It’s better for the whole Community if you make your animations more available to search results.
Of course, I am always with full descriptions of all components I use. But now I remembered to ask something I couldn’t find a trustworthy answer on google. So, I learned all about saving models in blender and making them compatibile with MMD, but I can’t use that knowledge because another important part is this: I want to rip Prinz Eugen from War Thunder. How, what ripping program do you remember can do that? Pls…
Well, the most promising route would be to google “war thunder blender” and see if there’s a way to export those models into Blender format. Once that’s possible, the rest is well-explored.
Did you notice… The even have Prinz Eugen on the Forums main image! So cool!
Prinz Eugen is 60 euro… So cool! That’s like a AAA RPG full price.
Did you know Trackdancer never writes those in description but rather at the end of the video?
I would like to join this event!!
Can I join? :D
Absolutely! It’s free-for-all event, no entrance fee required.
And the winner is: EmberAce216 !
~_^ Huh? We haven’t had any contestants for this one yet.