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  1. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    Hey guys so some of you might know me or might know me but I am always willing to give advice where I can! so I thought that I would use this thread as a way to give a hand to those who are scratching thier head (I threw it into utau discussion because I don't know where to put this *scratches head*)

    Anyway a brief introduction about myself and what I've done up to this date. I'm bodytemp-P/Hixai-U but for formalities sake feel free to call me Kat as that is what I go by most of the time these days. I started off in the JP Vocaloid fandom a very very long time ago 2007-2008. At that point I was living in Hiiro JP (north Tokyo Shibuya-ka district) studying school (for the record I am fluent). I grew up in a very technology rich family computers were always there I even used to use dial up (google the sound its my childhood haha) I started building my own PC's at 5 years old with the help of my father. To date I have never really had a store bought desktop in my possession. Both my mother and father worked in music, gaming and now have retired to doing government work (rip).

    I knew about UTAU from about 2012 but actually didn't start making my own (used ritsu and defoko and Teto before this) until end of 2012. Since then I have made my own plugins, banks and a couple of things here and there.

    Music wise I have studied my PhD in Musicology and my thesis was about synthesis. My bachelor and masters were studied at AIM in Sydney Australia my PhD was studied at ANU in Canberra Australia. My major was audio engineering. I have tons of experience with music software, microphones and such.

    Art wise I have been drawing for a very long time and have personally worked on AAA games since 2013 as a 3D environmental artist. I did only one year of study in games at AIE in Canberra Australia before I decided to do a summer course with a Canadian school and ended up with a job there. I have about 15 years experience with Adobe software and around 5 years with zbrush Maya and Max.

    (edit: forgot singing exp) I have been singing pretty much my whole life. Not formally trained by others but have dont a couple of lessons here and there I have performed in choirs and opera's before on big stages and have won numerous Karaoke and singing competitions (4 time winner at animanga Im actually not allowed to compete anymore) I have a record contract for my voice and I am currently in the middle of creating an album (try owning a studio and having a contract with another company its pretty much a conflict of interest at this point ^_^'')

    Currently I run a music studio here in Canberra that specialises in recording and software engineering. We are currently working on something special.

    Well guys that is a pretty long thing about me ask me anything. Whether it be how do art or how do music? I'm more than happy to help anyone!
     
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  3. Kiyoteru

    Kiyoteru Local Sensei Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    I'm not sure what prompted this sudden AMA. Should I start one for myself as well?
     
  4. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I just felt like it haha ^^ I thought if people had questions I might be able to pass on information You should do one as well!
     
  5. Sors

    Sors Meiji Master Tutor Defender of Defoko

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    Great AMA trend started :I

    Anyways:
    1) cookies?
    2) have you swen ma lemons? AI WANT MA LEMOOONS
     
  6. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    I wish I could have cookies again T_T gluten free ones taste like crap. I'm pretty sure I saw your lemons on the lemon tree outside lemme go grab them for you XD
     
  7. SparkyPsychc

    SparkyPsychc Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    I wanna learn music someday...
    also
    BE MAH SENPAI PLZ
     
  8. kimchi-tan

    kimchi-tan Your local Mikotard Global Mod Defender of Defoko

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    Moved to the Chit-Chat board since the main focus of the thread isn't UTAU related.

    My question: For how long have you been drawing artwork? :3
     
  9. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    You should definitely pick up an instrument and learn!! I found it much easier to learn music and theory by playing it. pfft Im definitely not a senpai but I'll help out where I can!

    Thank you for moving it to the right section I had no idea which section to move it to rip T_T As for drawing Ive been drawing artwork since I was a wee little one but I didnt start taking it seriously until my late teens never too late to learn I say!!
     
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  10. Soursop the fruit

    Soursop the fruit ✧ Fruity & Happy ✧ Defender of Defoko

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    Aaaaaa! An AMA! *runs in circles*
    I'm having trouble getting into cell-shading because i'm used to realistic-smooth-shading style(like i've been in it for 4 years orz) so when i tried to do cell-shading, my hand itch for blur tool and...yes,you know what happened after that ._.
    Is it just the theory about where to place shadow or more than that?
     
  11. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    With cel shading I tend to think about where the shadow has come from. I have prepared a piece here for you to explain better!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Soursop the fruit

    Soursop the fruit ✧ Fruity & Happy ✧ Defender of Defoko

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    You created this tutorial just to explain cell-shading to this sour tasted fruit QuQ I'm so happy, thank you!!
     
  13. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    aww its okay hopefully it makes sense though. All those bubbles of text are tips
     
  14. SparkyPsychc

    SparkyPsychc Teto's Territory Defender of Defoko

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    Really? Ill try that sometime then! I dont have any instruments for now tho, and they are expensive except for recorders and such
     
  15. HixaiU

    HixaiU Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    My first keyboard was a second hand one. Especially if your learning second hand is always best :smile: you could probably get away with a 50 dollar keyboard
     

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