The popularity of VTubers across social media and live streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube has seen an incredible boom over the past few years. With the ability to create content under the guise of a personalized virtual avatar while keeping identities private, the VTubing space is beginning to attract more and more up-and-coming creators. There is one major barrier to entry for aspiring VTubers to get started, however, the cost. What is the Typical Cost of a VTuber Model? Before getting into the numbers, it is important to realize that there are many different types of VTuber models. From size and detail to animation style, each aspect will greatly affect the model's market price. The more accessible of the two animation styles is 2D. One example of a 2D VTuber is Gawr Gura who has managed to gain a massive online following while using a 2D model. By using programs such as Live2D, creators are able to transform 2D images into faux 3D-like models with lively and expressive animations similar to traditional 3D models. These models don't actually live in 3D space and are therefore limited in their range of motion, but can still achieve a successful level of expressiveness. As a 2D model is less complicated to create than a 3D one, they are a popular choice for beginning VTubers who don't want to break the bank.
The next factor to take into consideration is the size of the model you would like to have.
Some creators also tend to prefer this animation style over 3D regardless of the cost. One example of a 3D VTuber would be Kizuna Ai. Their character model is built entirely in 3D and is, therefore, able to achieve a great deal of realism and expressiveness due to the use of 3D space. These kinds of models can be controlled with gestures and facial expressions like their 2D counterparts, but can also be rigged to full body tracking suits to mimic real-time body movements for even more realism. These models require a lot of complex work in order to create, so they are on the more expensive side of the spectrum. The next factor to take into consideration is the size of the model you would like to have. The three most common sizes are a bust (upper chest and above), half body, and full body. Just keep in mind that as the amount of work for each size increases, so does the cost. It's also important to take into account the cost of rigging (animation technique used to make characters move) in addition to the models themselves.
Rigging may or may not be included with your purchase, so make sure to keep note of that. The average 2D model can cost anywhere from $200-$2000 depending on the artist and whether or not rigging is included. Professional illustrators will obviously charge on the higher end of this spectrum while novice or amateur illustrators will charge less, but the level of quality will usually correlate with the cost. It is possible to find artists who will create a custom bust-sized model with rigging for around $200-$300. When shopping around, you may find estimates for a 3D model in the ballpark of $3000-$5000. 3D models take a lot more time, skill, and effort to design and create so they will cost quite a bit more. There are some artists that are willing to create 3D models for a fraction of that price on places like Fiverr, but a professional job will certainly require a heavy investment. There are plenty of resources available to those looking to commission their very own VTuber model.
Where to look depends on one major factor; how much are you willing to spend? If you are looking for a 2D model, the Live2D community discord is a fantastic place to start. You can find people advertising their services here and find somebody to work with. Twitter is also a great place to find artists that will take commissions for a wide range of price points for both 2D and 3D. The artists behind popular VTubers are oftentimes on Twitter and willing to take commissions for custom models, albeit for a hefty cost. Another method would be to use a website like Fiverr or Etsy to commission the model. Price ranges can vary by quite a bit on these sites, but they are a safer alternative for those who feel uneasy making purchases directly with an artist. You can also find some fairly good deals with artists who are to charge much less than average. If you are just wanting to dip your foot in the water of VTubing, you may find yourself interested in using a pre-built model as opposed to creating a custom one. Doing so would allow you to find your footing within the space and then eventually work towards a custom model down the line. You can find pre-built 2D VTuber models available through nizima by Live2D.
The site is Japanese so you may have to use a translator to navigate the site, but there are some pre-built models available here for purchase. You may also find users from forums like r/VirtualTubers or r/Live2D who are trying to sell their models for a discounted price. Jumping into the VTubing space can be a daunting and expensive task, but these barriers can be avoided if you know what you want and where to look. In order to get the best bang for your buck, try exploring the Live2D discord or VTubing communities on Twitter in order to find an artist that will work with you to create a 2D model bust with rigging included. This way you can start creating as soon as possible, but always have the option to upgrade or renew your model further down the line. Tony is a Film and Television student turned Twitch streamer from the 'burbs of Chicagoland. He goes by Saturnn on Twitch and has a passion for completing games to the fullest extent. From Pokemon to Dark Souls, he'll accept any challenge.
Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.
Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back.
She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.
39;s birthday was near and planned to celebrate it.
When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.
39;s concern and told her an advice to start believing in herself more and learning to love herself.
When the boys with the worried June except Jay planned to give Jay a strong alcoholic drink, they didn't expect Shelly to drink it, thinking it was juice. They are dumb-founded and later on, a drunk Shelly came closer to Jay and told her how she was hurt by his actions and proceeding to kiss him the second time. They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks. Mia was the one who brought Shelly home, when she was sober enough, Mia asked her if she liked Jay which she answered yes. Mia told her how she envied her for being able to confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Shelly answered that she doesn't understand Mia's concern and told her an advice to start believing in herself more and learning to love herself. This pushed Mia to contact the modeling agency that reached out to her. Before the race, Shelly was being hit on by a member of the Bullet Crew who will be racing against them. The glasses guy kept on hitting on her even when she's denying him. Vinny came to her rescue and punched the guy when he didn't stop.
That led to the glasses guy to take drugs to have a revenge against the Hummingbird Crew. Shelly took the lead until he passes the baton to June. As the race ended, she tried to kiss Jay in his sleep but he moved and she wasn't able to do so. She also took the test with Minu and Dom since, in a sense, she is still a student at Sunny High. When Mia was modeling, a bunch of girls kept on talking about her, gossiping about Mia like dating an old guy or having a sugar daddy to be able to model. Shelly obviously tried to help her. Yuna and Shelly later on went to Mia's house in hopes that they could get her to come to school. On the way riding a bus, a guy came up on her behind and was hitting on her, she shut him down while cursing, very contrasting of her appearance. When Yuna, Mia and Shelly were talking at the park near Mia's house, Shelly started saying something harsh to Mia, although it is a way to actually let Mia see what's happening beyond her room which she choose to lock herself with. Yuna reprimanded Shelly, saying she was too harsh and Mia broke down but then was silent at what Shelly said. After that talk, the three of them came at Heri's bike shop so that Mia can say thank you.