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MMD City Models and the Rules of Thirds Tutorial by Trackdancer MMD City Models and the Rules of Thirds Tutorial by Trackdancer
This is another simple tutorial and the subject this time (as I'm often asked) is how to set up MMD city models and what and how to use the MME Rule of Thirds tool.

The Rule of Thirds
Is a set of rules used by classical artists and basically its a composition tool. Modern art doesn't put a lot of emphasis on it and many art classes don't even teach it. However, it's a major tool used by professional photographers and to a lesser extent, graphic designers.

Whether you choose to use this method of composition is a decision you need to make for yourself, but the theory and the tool are available should you choose to use it. I use it a lot, and you can see this in the work displayed in my gallery.

Here is the Wikipedia article on the Rule of Thirds, and it puts down the entire theory in a nutshell: [link]

If you want to learn more about this theory, just Google "Rule of Thirds". There are hundreds of excellent articles on its theory and application in both classic and modern arts; especially photography which is specially applicable to what we do with MMD.

CREDITS


Yamine Aku model by Anomaro
Silver Spoon Bay model by Silver Spoon (d/l can be found on mikudance.info)
MME Rule of Thirds tool (d/l can be found on VPVP site)


DO NOT ASK FOR MODEL OR EFFECT LINKS, THANKS
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YoruKazai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH X< Silver Spoon city is gone! NOOOOOO XI
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Is it? If true, it would be a great pity. It's an interesting urban model.
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YoruKazai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is :<
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AsylumAmbush Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MY ART TOLD ME ABOUT THE RULE OF THRIRDS AND MADE US USE IT IN CLASS!!!! It was so annoying to use too...
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Rule of Thirds is so easy to use, why would it be "annoying"?

Almost all art styles have some form of compositional regime, The Rule of Thirds is just one of them and it's been around for centuries. But when you really get down to the mathematics behind it, that's when you really begin to appreciate the genius that underlies the system and a greater appreciation for the classical artist, mathematicians and philosophers who contributed to the system.
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AsylumAmbush Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that it's easy to use, but because I NEVER have to use it for my picture it became annoying because may art teacher made us use it even without needing to.

You're right about it being a good tool by the way, but when you don't have to use it and are forced to use it... just... Grrr, that's all I have to say.
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
That's a part of art training - you get introduced to all sorts of new things, tools, techniques, etc. Keep an open mind. Do as the instructors ask, try them out. See what works for you and what doesn't and move on from there.

Art class isn't so much about making art, it's about how to make art and sometimes you will come across things, projects or techniques that may be annoying. But stick it through as you never know, some of these things may be useful down the line if you take up art or a related discipline as a career.
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AsylumAmbush Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, alright, I get it...
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CronoHero Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Hiya! was wondering, can i have a link for that city map? i wanna use it, it looks awesome!
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Trackdancer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
It's in the description ...
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