Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New UTAU Preview

Hey! This kinda came out of the blue. Last weekend I was sort of stuck with not much to do and so I began experimenting with recording. I tried some voice acting and pitching, and before I knew it, I had recorded and oto'd a brand new UTAU. So I've taken some time to design and name him: please say hello to Kame Beach.

As you can see I've gone in a totally different direction than I did with Jaku and Kei, which will also be extremely evident in his voice. But I won't post a sample yet~ My plan is to officially debut him this Friday or Saturday, mostly because I still have to fix a few things and also because I wanted his birthday to be in June. xD

But yeah. :3 Hopefully he'll be well-recieved, and after I debut him, I'll probably release him as well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jaku VCV release!

Yup, about time I released Jaku's VCV bank! Well, I did say I was going to wait until her birthday. Her birthday is actually the 28th, but with me moving and stuff, I don't know if I'd be able to make some by then if I waited after today. xD So here, it is now.

Voicebank download:

My first time releasing a VCV bank! So if there are any problems, let me know. xD; I'm excited to finally have this out here, even if no one really pays it any mind.

So yeah! Happy early birthday, Jaku! You're two years old!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Kei English CV VC Beta

I think I might start putting up Kei's English voicebank for beta download. I'm not entirely happy with it yet, but I want to start getting other people's opinions on it. I've re-recorded a lot of samples and I'm just not satisfied enough to release it into the wild.

So uh... I'll make a more official announcement someday, and actually contact people about it, but right now I just had the random idea so I thought I'd throw it out there. If by chance you are interested in beta-ing his English voicebank, contact me or just drop a comment. I'll give a link and password to the download.

In other news, I've been surprisingly busy. Moving on Monday. A bunch of extra shit to do for class, despite the semester is over. Ahhh bullshit. I will be getting back to modeling soon hopefully.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ah, nearly there

Arago's model is almost done! Facials and physics are now added, and now I just need to fix some of the rigging in the shoulders and legs, and I want to fix up some of the facials and textures as well. But THEN. Then he'll be finished and I'll move on to a new one, his sister, Aragi Pipa. :D

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Arago Textures and Rig

Progressed further with this guy, he is now unwrapped and textured, and rigged! Last two steps are physics and facials. I'm going to experiment a little with facials, going to try something new, so hopefully they will turn out better than what I've done before.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Arago Model WIP

Put more work into the model today, and ta-da! The actual modeling is now done. Next step of course is unwrapping and texturing. The picture below doesn't have hands because like Kei's model I won't make them myself. xD I need practice making hands, it's true, but since I'm making a model for someone I want them to look nice and be presentable still.

I took some liberties with the hair, and tried a new technique with it, but I think it turned out pretty nice! And of course the model will look less plain once it has textures on it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New models? Finally!

Yup, I'm going to model more stuff this summer! I stopped briefly during the spring semester because, well, obvious reasons, mostly being I had to model for class instead, but now I'm free to make models at my leisure. However, I have the problem that I don't really know what to model. I might redo Jaku's at some point, and my girlfriend's UTAU Hasuko, but I decided to go out on a limb and do some trades, meaning I'd trade models for art. Not money, since I really just want more to practice with, but I'm willing to exchange my own effort with others'.

So the first model I'm working on is Arago Pipu, an UTAU by
I'm fairly thrilled to be modeling a guy, but there's some girls on the list too. xD Well, I need to practice modeling more women characters anyways, especially.

So here's what I have so far.

Well, not too recognizable yet, but I have one of the hardest parts done, the face. xD The hair will take some playing with to decide how to do, but I'll probably finish up everything else first. The eyes are only textures because I get a little creeped out when the model's eyes are blank, even while I'm just working on them. I don't know if I mentioned that before, but yeah. xD

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Well, been working on this UST for the last month or so, and I'm deeming it read for release. this is Coldplay's Paradise. I don't have much more to say... today wasn't a great day so I'm just throwing this up here for now.

UST Download:

The character art was done by
I love it, it's adorable. I'm starting to put some more art on the fanart page. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Torinoko City

Oooh man. The last few weeks have been crazy with finals. But you know what? The semester is over now. Everything has been turned in, and so begins my week long break until summer class starts. Hurr. Actually less than a week now from when I'm posting this, I'm taking only one class this summer, once a week on Mondays. xD So I won't be too busy. Buuuut I do hope to be getting a job.

Anyways, aside from that, I redid one of Kei's old covers/videos. It's Torinoko city, which I did a while ago with his old voicebank and model. (such a hideous model) Here is the new one:

I'm happy, he sounds pretty nice here! Ah, Kei, such a diva, so finicky about what songs you'll sound nice on. And I guess for shits and gigs, here's the old cover, which I am ashamed of:

So much vast improvement. You've really come a long way, Kei. This older video was posted in September of 2011, so it's really not that old. Ok, never mind, that's like half a year right? Ha. Still though. So glad I've been working harder to get him to sound better.

Anyways, I should be updating more. I want to start working on some other personal projects of mine so UTAU may not be the first thing on my list, but I will work on it here and there. Ah, and one of these days, hopefully release Kei's English.