This is my entry.

(Youtube version has a slightly different mixing, I tried tweaking it)

A friend told me about this event a few days before so I rushed to pull a cover.

As for the lyrics, I combined NS Asterus and HazelTune’s modifications. I further tweaked the lyrics to be singable in the Vocaloid editor (hopefully they don’t mind). There are just some word combinations that make it difficult for Sonika to sing in the editor and I was running out of options.

Finally, I compared the Japanese TV size version lyrics to the full version accordingly which took me a while to do. The TV size had a lot of cuts and jumps everywhere.

Originally I was a little nervous joining coz I’m a foreigner and I’ll be submitting an English version instead so it might feel weird. I joined anyway coz it looked fun.

Artwork:

I attempted to emulate the show’s art style for this cover and followed a general 2000’s anime aesthetic.

On the day I was gonna make the video and upload this cover, I had to go outside first and when I came back, the laptop I’m using rebooted. I couldn’t find the saved file anywhere on the system but I was very sure I saved it before leaving.

I was panicking because it took me a while to draw the lineart and I won’t have enough time to finish if I were to redraw everything in one sitting. Thankfully I did a colour test the night before despite the lineart being unfinished. So I just worked from there and restored the art in time.

Fun fact: I wrote random crap on the paper sheets. For example: “More pretentious text here” and “My Yaoi fanfic”.

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Funny (and sad) story about this, I immediately started covering this song right after my previous Bruno and Clara video. The very next day, Yamaha announced their plans to terminate the V2 import tool by March 2016.

Would this perhaps be Tonio’s last Christmas? [UGLY SOBBING]

I made a short post about a workaround with the V2 import tool here and some information:

http://chorvaworld.com/2015/12/28/vocaloid2-import-library-tool-will-be-discontinued-on-march-2016/

Originally, I was going for a “cute” approach for this PV but I decided to just draw whatever I feel halfway the production–also threw in some little attempt of humour.

This is not my first time incorporating MMD and 2D animation for a PV, but it’s always good keep trying. I made my own 3d models since I couldn’t be bothered digging through deviantArt’s shitty search engine.

MMD simple flat heart modelMMD Martini Glass model

I’m putting them up on download:

I animated some of the scenes using Clip Studio (each frame was drawn there then compiled in the video editor).

Now that’s done, gotta prepare something for Leon and Lola’s birthday. (Also Prima, I need to use Prima soon)

Happy new year everyone!

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Vocaloid Tonio meme

tfw stuck in V2 hell

 

https://net.vocaloid.com/articles/support_info_v2_import

Basically, YAMAHA will terminate the Library Import tool service making it impossible to import VOCALOID2 library to VOCALOID3 or VOCALOID4 editors after March 2016 through their website.

For the uninitiated, should you wish to import your VOCALOID2 library to the VOCALOID3/4 editor, YAMAHA requires you to use their import tool and input your current VOCALOID2 library serial code on their website to receive an import serial code.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for the Tiny VOCALOID3 editor (default editor that comes with VOCALOID3 libraries if you don’t own the full editor).

But recently there’s a way to do this after YAMAHA released the VOCALOID2 to VOCALOID4 import tool. This is for the people who don’t own the full VOCALOID3 editor like me coz I’m poor or the VOCALOID4 editor. 

(it’s basically a functional VOCALOID3 import tool except without the full VOCALOID3 requirement, VOCALOID4 readily reads VOCALOID3 libraries–including the imported VOCALOID2 libraries for VOCALOID3).

 

So here’s how to do it.

#1 Download the VOCALOID2 library import tool.

http://www.vocaloid.com/en/support/libraryimport/

#2 Just go through the usual process as stated in that page. Please remember to back up your import serial codes.

https://www.vocaloidstore.com/editor/v2tov3import/

#3 …and that’s it. If you open the Tiny VOCALOID3 editor, you’ll see your VOCALOID2 libraries.

Now I have a VOCALOID2 library running on the Tiny VOCALOID3 editor. If I buy the full editor or VOCALOID4 in the future after March 2016, I’ll be able to use my VOCALOID2 products. (assuming I don’t change computers and hopefully the import serial codes will still work on their own if I should change systems)

So in theory…

If you don’t actually own a VOCALOID3 library, you could download a trial version of VOCALOID3  from YAMAHA’s VOCALOID website just to install the Tiny VOCALOID3 editor and import your VOCALOID2 libraries this way.

The Tiny V3 editor will not open if there’s a deactivated library/expired trial and nothing else but in theory if you have an activated VOCALOID2 library imported, it should still work.

 

But what happens after March 2016?

I honestly don’t know. Hopefully VOCALOID2 products wouldn’t be pulled out from stores yet. VOCALOID1 products were taken down from sale after Microsoft announced Windows XP’s support termination. I’m hoping VOCALOID2 products will be still on sale until 2020 (that’s when Microsoft plans to terminate Windows 7 support) or until they run out of serial codes to sell.

If it’s any consolation, I contacted Zero-G regarding the library import service termination and they said they will provide import serial codes if you can prove you legally own their VOCALOID2 products. Note, other companies (ex: PowerFX with Big Al and Sweet Ann) might have a different policy so please contact them accordingly.

 

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Ah yes this song takes me back…

I personally love this UTAU original ever snce I found it on YouTube. It has this DDR-feel which I really love so much.

(If It isn’t obvious by now I love a good amount of DDR songs).

As for the illustration, since this song reminds me of early 2000’s I decided to draw Miriam in a very sharp and shiny style just like those Japanese visual novel games. I hope I did the style some justice lol.