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This article in a nutshell states: Tells of common art sites frequented by MMDers

An art website is a site focused on bringing talent from various artists across the world and allow them to share their work. The artists' portfolios will vary depending on their specialized skill, ranging from traditional works to digital, photography to photomanipulation, fan arts to original concepts, basic crafts to scultpure, and 2D animation to 3D rendering. Most art sites allow artists of all skill levels to showcase their work and improve their abilities.

Model makers and editors will often post images of their model on an art website and provide download links in the description. While most model makers have their own website, others prefer to have an account on an art site.

Notable Western Sites Edit

As MikuMikuDance is not known outside of the western fans, models and accessories are rare outside of the site listed below.

DeviantARTEdit

Main article: DeviantART

deviantART is one of the first art websites launched and is the most prominent in western MMD activity. Many model editors come and display their work. The key feature is that model editors can host and directly upload compressed files (.ZIP, .RAR) containing their model data to the site, provided with a preview image. MMD activity is not limited to model distribution. Often, custom accessories and stages are provided as well. Some Japanese model makers have made accounts on this site, especially M2gzb and Mamama.

The URL for this site is deviantART.com

Notable Japanese SitesEdit

PixivEdit

pixiv is a popular art site in Japan. Like deviantART, it has its own categorization. While it is rare for a model creator to own an account, it is not uncommon for them to use Vocaloid concept work as a reference for creating the clothes on a model. Unlike deviantART, the site cannot host compressed files. Instead, the creators host their downloads on another site, such as Loda.jp and BowlRoll, and provide the link in their description or in the image itself. Some western users began to make accounts on the site, but had to look up various resources in order to register and navigate through the site. Recently, the layout changed to make the site friendlier to non-Japanese members.

The URL for this site is pixiv.net

PIAPROEdit

PIAPRO is a Vocaloid community created by Crypton Future Media where famous producers gather and share their work. The site hosts PV illustrations, fan art, and audio files. Like Pixiv users, model creators commonly provide links to their models in the image description while the data is hosted on another site. However, the site is entirely in Japanese, though there are resources available to help western users register and navigate through the site. A notable member of PIAPRO who is a model creator is C mell.

The URL for this site is PIAPRO.jp

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