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Good afternoon everyone. I need help. I'm trying to make a visual novel with RPG Maker MV, but I don't know how to make characters and busts for them.
Could anyone help me with any generator, pages, plugins, resources, links, tips, tutorials, anything? I am new, but I want to do this little personal project.

Gracias por vuestra atención ^_^
 

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You mistakenly posted in MZ but I guess the mods will move it anyways.
I could link you to some visual novel related plugins:
A great message system: http://www.yanfly.moe/wiki/Message_Core_(YEP)
Also check out Extended message pack 1 and 2. There's also a few more message related plugins. Consider buying them if you can.
Message backlog plugin: http://www.yanfly.moe/wiki/Message_Backlog_(YEP)
Visual novel style choices: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1614
Message bust plugin: https://galvs-scripts.com/2015/11/01/mv-message-busts/
Another one: https://atelieririna.itch.io/visual-novel-busts
Message style changing plugins: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1642
Message background plugin: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1399
Message window hide plugin: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/MessageWindowHidden.js
NVL window: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/NobleMushroom.js
Animated busts plugin (phoenix Wright style): https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/animated-busts-and-picture-based-animations.79700/
Plugin for voice acting: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/SimpleVoice.js
Live2D plugin: https://github.com/MrSlip777/plugins_talk_live2d_cubism4

That's all for now. I'll add some more if I remember any.

As for visual resources:
Great backgrounds! https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17302

Tools:
Live2D: https://www.live2d.com/en/
If you can make just 1 psd file with all the parts (face, body, hair etc.) for your character, you can create LOTS of different animations/ expressions and it looks cool too ^^ You can use the plugin I linked above to use these animations.
AI based lineart colouring tool: https://github.com/lllyasviel/style2paints
If you're bad at colouring I guess.
 
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As for the character design you're asking, you'll probably: a) recruit/hire someone to help you; b) practice drawing yourself.

As for A, check the project recruitment forum:
Or the classifieds:

As for B, this might be tricky since I don't what you vision for the characters, but in general:
- Make some paper sketches to have a general idea of the poses and looks of the characters
- Translate those sketches to any software of your like (If you need suggestions, either Paint Tool Sai or MediBang Paint pro are both free drawing software)
- For documentation or post editing paint.net or photoshop (if you have it)

Again, I don't what you're looking for regard on style, ambience or story wise stuff, so I can't give much of an advice like this. Feel free ask.

Also don't know if might help but here you have a thread about generator parts:

Ojalá te ayude de algo :)
 

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You mistakenly posted in MZ but I guess the mods will move it anyways.
I could link you to some visual novel related plugins:
A great message system: http://www.yanfly.moe/wiki/Message_Core_(YEP)
Also check out Extended message pack 1 and 2. There's also a few more message related plugins. Consider buying them if you can.
Message backlog plugin: http://www.yanfly.moe/wiki/Message_Backlog_(YEP)
Visual novel style choices: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1614
Message bust plugin: https://galvs-scripts.com/2015/11/01/mv-message-busts/
Another one: https://atelieririna.itch.io/visual-novel-busts
Message style changing plugins: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1642
Message background plugin: https://galvs-scripts.com/category/rmmv-plugins/mv-audiovisual-effects/#post-1399
Message window hide plugin: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/MessageWindowHidden.js
NVL window: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/NobleMushroom.js
Animated busts plugin (phoenix Wright style): https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?threads/animated-busts-and-picture-based-animations.79700/
Plugin for voice acting: https://github.com/triacontane/RPGMakerMV/blob/master/SimpleVoice.js
Live2D plugin: https://github.com/MrSlip777/plugins_talk_live2d_cubism4

That's all for now. I'll add some more if I remember any.

As for visual resources:
Great backgrounds! https://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17302

Tools:
Live2D: https://www.live2d.com/en/
If you can make just 1 psd file with all the parts (face, body, hair etc.) for your character, you can create LOTS of different animations/ expressions and it looks cool too ^^ You can use the plugin I linked above to use these animations.
AI based lineart colouring tool: https://github.com/lllyasviel/style2paints
If you're bad at colouring I guess.
Thank You so Much!!! This help is very. very nice! Thank You ^_^
Well, I guess I'll suffer doing this. I don't know anything about photoshop, hehehe.
But still, thank you very much.
With all that, I think I can do something else besides that ^ _ ^

Oh and, sorry for my bad English. I'm from Venezuela, and I'm still practicing it, and I use the translator most of the time xD
 

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You mistakenly posted in MZ but I guess the mods will move it anyways.

Actually, no they didn't. I had originally moved it thinking it should be elsewhere, then changed my mind and moved it back, but mistakenly sent it to MZ instead of MV.

@Asthyax The problem with this post is it really is a bunch of questions belonging in several forums. I highly recommend working on some basic MV tutorials and getting a grasp of general game making with MV. Then you can have a better understanding of how to adapt things to a visual novel style.
 

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