Interview: Affect3D (July 19th, 2011)

Ayako - Sex Addiction (Affect3D02)
Title Ayako - Sex Addiction (Affect3D02)
Circle Affect3D
Categories X-rated SoftwareCG Collection HTML+Image
Price : 1,260 JPY
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This time our interview features Affect3D, a brand new star of DLsite.com!
The users told us how much they enjoyed the Ayako series, and we decided to address the artist for this interview
on the occasion of the release of "Ayako - Sex Addiction (Affect3D02)", which he accepted willingly.
Enjoy the reading!

1. Please introduce your Circle.

Thank you for the opportunity! Affect3D is a a new circle, it started out as an experiment and turned into a passion.
I had been creating 3D art for about 5-6 years prior to this as a hobby and had never thought about selling my work.
Then came a long dlsite, I decided to take the plunge and the rest is history =)
I didn't expect much from my first title and although it was not a huge hit, I got a really great response from a select few fans. They really encouraged and kept me going and that was the best experience about creating my new title 'Ayako - Sex Addiction' for me.

So about the concept of Affect3D, I try to involve the viewer as much as possible, after each title I put the continuation of the story to a vote and essentially I don't know how the story continues until my viewers decide!
The second thing I focus on is realism and immersion. Firstly I try to use First Person View as much as possible to get the viewer involved in the story and secondly I try to give the character Ayako as much detail as possible, her face, her tits, her hips, butt, pussy and even her feet.
My goal is to make her look like she's real and feel like you can touch her. Of course this level of realism is a work in progress and will take many years to create and perfect.

The lead character is of course Ayako, there's a lot of Asian and Western influences in her. Her distinctive traits are her purple hair, blue eyes and big tits, which I like =) The whole story revolves around Ayako and her first sexual encounters with her boy friend. Check out "Ayako - Sex Addiction" to find out exactly what they get up to!
So far Affect3D has released 2 CG Collections and after the trilogy is complete my next goals is to create animation and flash games.

2. How long has your Circle being active?

Only about 8 months, but it's been a great experience so far and I plan on adding many more years to this! Even though I had been doing erotic art for some time I had never thought of it as a career, because its socially not acceptable, but I always came back to it and I just really enjoy it too much. I guess the release of my first product was the final straw. I just had so much fun creating it, after that I decided this is what I want to do!

3. How did you name your Circle, "Affect3D"?

Well I wanted to have 3D in the name, because that is what I do. Then I brain stormed some names and came up with "3D effect", but once I had found the name I wanted to get the domain to go with it. Of course 3Deffect was taken and so was effect3D, then I thought of "3D affect", Affect 3D was available and I claimed the name =) The fact that affect means "cause emotion" was a huge bonus for me, because this happens to be what I aim to achieve with my products and so in the end I was glad that "effect 3d" hadn't been available!

4. What kind of tool / software do you use to make your product?

My primary tools tools right now are Poser, Zbrush, 3DS Max, Photoshop and Flash. In Poser I pose the character and do basic morphs. I then take the model in to Zbrush to really develop the character and details and make her unique. I do some rendering in Poser and some in 3DS Max. Photoshop I use for retouching, some color correction and collation. I've also now started to use flash as a presentation tool.

5. Do you have any hobby you are into right now?

I play computer games or watch movies when I need to wind down. But my real hobby is 3DX creation (you call it 3D CG or 3D Hentai) this is where I spend most of my time and it's what I love absolutely the most. The whole day I think about Ayako the character, how to evolve her, chatting with my viewers about her and the next project. My dream is to make Affect3D my full-time job. I can't think of anything better than making your hobby (what you truly love doing) your job, can you? So every day I'm working towards that goal!

6. Is there any production or creator you respect? If so, who?

My absolute favorite creators are Umemaro, Double Cream Soft, Illusion and Pureprism, they basically inspired me to start this journey and they're work is absolutely amazing! And it so happens that their taste very much co-insides with mine, which is beautiful girls with big tits =) I also like a lot of Western artists like inversekinematics, masat (actually he's also Japanese), raj darge and many more.

7. Please let us know about your country and appeal points of it.

I come from Sydney, Australia and what can I say, it's a great country! It's a very open society, you're pretty much free to do as you please in terms of a career or business and the economy is good at the moment. Australia is a very big country with few people, we have some weird sports like cricket, rugby and aussie rules even weirder animals like Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingos, Wombats and Platypus, we have big Hollywood actors like Russel Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Naomi Watts and Sam Worthington, and it's a very touristy country with lots of sights to see, landscapes, great whether, etc, but NO, we don't have kangaroos and koalas hanging out in our backyards!
Unfortunately what's not so free is Porn. X-18 Porn is essentially illegal for purchase in most of Australia, yet it's still widely available in specialty shops and over the Internet. It's a bit of an awkward situation.

8. What kind of impression do you have toward Japan?

I don't know enough about Japan but I would love to learn more about it. I understand you have a real industry around hentai and anime, with proper companies and jobs, etc. That's really amazing, I couldn't see that happening here in Australia.
I wish Japan wouldn't have censorship, every time I have to watch a Pureprism or Double Cream Soft movie that is censored there's a little part of me that dies inside =( , but I understand it's a legal requirement of your government. What I really love is the amount of effort that goes into your productions, the quality, the fact that intensity levels of the sex scenes are so high and that the characters don't hold back and really cut lose!
And I love sushi =)

9. How did you find about DLsite.com, and what motivated you to register your product with DLsite.com?

This was easy, my favorite artists are available on dlsite and when I found out that there was an English branch to the site I had to register. In fact dlsite played a pivotal role in me creating Affect3D in the first place, see what you have done =)

In general I think it makes Japanese hentai more accessible to Westeners and vice versa. I also like the concept of having the option to pick and chose individual products rather than committing to a subscription as in a pay site, the format commonly used in the West for Porn.

10. Would you like to take a work offer from Japan if there is an opportunity?

Yes! No question. I suppose I have a good job right now but I would give it up in a heart beat for a job in erotic 3DX and the right offer. I've decided this is what I want to do, so in terms of a job I couldn't think of anything better. This would literally be my dream job. So if there's a Japanese company looking - hire me!
If I can a job in the industry I'd be incredibly excited, but if I can't I will keep going with Affect3D until it becomes established!

11. When you are working on your product, what type of things do you put your most thoughts into?

One of the great things about 3DX is that it is only limited by your imagination, there are thousands of things you can do to improve and develop your style.
I know that my first few products are going to be a big learning experience, but I try to do the best I can at my current skill level. The most important thing for me is that there's a significant improvement in terms of the quality with each title.
Right now this quality for me is all about realism in terms of the character model Ayako. For my future titles this will be animation.
Animation will open me up to many other tools to create viewer immersion such as the story line, atmosphere, sound, voice and so on. So these are just some of the things I think about!
Outside of product creation I also think a lot about related things, such as my site http://affect3d.com, communicating with my viewers, collaborating with other artists as well marketing my products and the 3DX scene as a whole. I'm a strong believer that 3DX will have a big influence on porn, because of it's ability to imitate reality without any of the restrictions of reality.

12. Please let us know about your upcoming product.

My initial goal is to complete the trilogy of my CG Collection sets. After that and this is my big goal, I will create my first animated title. Animation is probably the request I get the most and one that I'm working on feverishly! And as always I will get a lot of feedback from my viewers along the way and involve them as much as possible to ensure the animation will be the right quality!

13. If you have any advice to those new creators who might be interested in producing work, let us know.

I am still very new to this industry myself so take my advise with a grain of salt. However since you asked I will try to go over some of the things that I think will help you.
You have to be unique, there needs to be something about your product that fans will immediately associate with your product/circle and will remember about you. Is it a specific character, a specific genre, a new type of game, incredible animation? Find out how you can stand out from the crowd and constantly promote that to your fans.
Think backwards. That means start with your goal in mind, picture the type of product you will create, (maybe a cg collection if you're just starting out), when you want to release, what the art direction will be, then work out how you will get there, what tools you will acquire, who's help you may need and don't forget about the marketing that has to happen.
Which leads me on to my next point as an artist, it's easy to forget about the business side, but unless you're born a genius like Umemaro with talent that immediately connects with the audience you will need to compliment your artistic talent with a strategy for how you will promote and market your product. If you're not comfortable with this find someone to help you.
And finally passion. If you have the right amount of passion you can compensate for a lot of things I just talked about, because work will seem like leisure and you'll instinctively think about all the things you need to do, without anybody needing to tell you. I would go as far as to say only enter this business if this is your true passion, because it's going to be hard work, very hard work, but if this is what you really want then start today and don't let anybody stop you!

14. Please give a message to the audience of DLsite.com.

I'm a great fan of Japanese hentai. The intensity and creativity amazes me every time and has inspired me to enter this field.
I hope I can use these Japanese influences, combine them with my Western back ground and create a unique erotic experience for you.
Please check out my latest work 'Ayako - Sex Addiction' vote on how the story continues and tell me personally what you thought. I reply as much as possible.
I wish I could speak Japanese so that I could communicate with my Japanese viewers more. If you're Japanese and can speak English, email me miro@affect3d.com!
So thank you for your interest, visit my site http://affect3d.com and please follow my future work =)

Thank you!

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