Well sometimes one needs to get "stuff" out of one's system and here is a classic example ...
This all started when I downloaded Redstone222's model of Meiko dressed in the attire from the anime series "Oh My Goddess
". As it turned out, there was also a model of Luka, in a matching costume with a gold on black color scheme (Meiko's color scheme is red/gold). Both are definitely very attractive edits, especially since they were adapted from Kio's superb models of Meiko and Luka.
So I wondered if it was possible to create a usable stage set using a black/gold color scheme. Because of the way the MMD lighting engine works and the fact that there are limitations to the MMD/PMD materials specifications, I've stayed away from using black on my stages. Looking more closely at what Redstone222 had done, however, I wondered if a similar approach would work on a stage model. Well, I think it worked and you can see the results in the screenshots above (which have not been doctored in Photoshop
From a design standpoint, I've pulled together several themes that I've had on the back of my mind for sometime, including elements from work by Leonardo Da Vinci, classic architecture, goth fashion, medieval motifs, oriental lacquer box designs and modern graphic arts - quite a lot of elements that probably really shouldn't be thrown together into a single design, but I wanted the extra challenge. I think it worked out quite well but you'll have to judge for yourselves.
Anyway, the end product is a straight-forward, no nonsense model with some nice elements. It's a very simple set up, and unlike most of my more recent stage sets, there are no special features nor animations as I felt that this design doesn't need them to work.
Link in the sidebar on the right.Demo Video: [link]Detailed credits are in the readme.txt.
Redstone222's Meiko and Luka "Oh My Goddess" set can be downloaded from [link] (Bowlroll.net) - see his notes for the password.
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