2. Modeling design
VII (Color picture of Sunnie)
Libra, age 18, fond of African and Latin
dance and also loves HIP HOP, straight forward, afraid of
fish, wants to be a stewardess.
Image VIII (Color picture of Windie)
Gemini, age 16, fond of signing, student of high talents
majored in dance, has very good posture of a model, good
temperament but is a bit dazed,
Image IX (Color picture of Cloudie)
Scorpio, age 19, loves computer and street dance, wishes
to be a detective, graceful, quiet and moderate, afraid
of very soft animal
mage X (Color picture of Rainie)
Gemini, age 16, loves singing, wishes to become a dance
teacher, fond of Japanese, brisk and cute, has participated
BMG requires a very high standard in modeling, because this is
exact the same as the commercial planning of a real singer. The
four young ladies are only at the age of 17 ~ 18. The characters
of the four persons are also reflecting the current young people's
characteristics such as liveliness, modern pursuit, fond of risk.
For this portion, BMG originally has designed the modeling by
their particular cartoonist. But it has to be reviewed and modified
by 3D animator to the style in order to suit 3D production. However,
BMG further expects the hairstyles and costumes of the four persons
can be different, and they should rather not to come off with
the real life. That means this is not a scientific fiction, but
a story happening in real life. Therefore, it has both Japanese
style and the taste of HIP HOP. The biggest headache among them
is hairstyle. All 3D animators wish four of them had short hair
and tight clothes. Only then their hair and clothes/skirts will
not generate large extend of swaying that causes difficulty in
production. Especially the long pigtail, that would be the nightmare
of a 3D animator when they are dancing.
At the beginning, BMG also cooperated not to consider pigtail
in order to let them appear in short hairstyles. But this would
be impossible to set off the significant personality of each young
lady. Therefore, at the final critical moment, BMG still determined
to let one of them in two long pigtails but with promised not
wear long skirt or clothes with large extend of swaying. Then,
the costumes modeling for the four persons is finalized in early
July. In the aspect of modeling design, here are some points that
we would like to share with you :
a. The frame structure ratio of the modeling must be uniform.
For instance, this piece of work adapted 6 pairs of head-and-body
as basic design.
b. There must be a height comparison diagram with all figures
to stand together.
c. Everyone must have the posture, emotions or loved motions that
are different from other people.
d. The specialty of personality of a person must be visible from
its outer appearance, then the first step is successful.