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September 17, 2011 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Moymoy Palaboy is a popular Filipino comic and singing duo who upload lip sync videos to YouTube. Someone took their cover of the Backstreet Boys "Everybody" and uh... well... see for yourself. (Via)

MoyMoy Palaboy: Wikipedia.
Official Site.

The video appears to have been created with MikuMikuDance freeware animation software that was originally used to create 3d movies for Japanese popstar Hatsune Miku. Previously on MeFi. Wikipedia.

Music:
* World is Mine.
* Melt
* Sayonara / Goodbye
* Ai Kotoba
* Anata no Utahime

More videos from other virtual singers can be found at SyrenLK's YouTube Channel

Wikipedia about the MMD program.

This is the left half of the original MoyMoyPalaboy MMD vid, and other (anime-only) versions of the Backstreet Boys song in MMD have been posted by other users to YouTube, in what appears to be a new meme.
posted by zarq (25 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
How labor intensive was the "yourself" link to make? Why couldn't, say, LA Noir have done so well?
posted by cmoj at 12:58 PM on September 17, 2011


cmoj, I'm guessing it wasn't that hard to do. The wikipedia page on the software says it can motion capture from a Microsoft Kinect.
posted by zarq at 1:04 PM on September 17, 2011


Forgot a video link, sorry. This is a fourway split screen.
posted by zarq at 1:09 PM on September 17, 2011


Dude on the left already looks like a cartoon.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:21 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Good god, if the Kinect can read facial expressions well enough to animate a cartoony model's face to that level of expression...

...that's just so fucking cool I can barely stand it. We really are living in the cyberpunk future.

Also, if that's happening in real time, then Microsoft needs to hire whoever made that happen, NOW, and build it into the next Xbox update. Creating and animating your own cartoony avatar is a Kinect killer app if ever there was one.

(Also ha ha those kids are pretty funny.)
posted by pts at 1:24 PM on September 17, 2011


those kids are hilarious - awesome!
posted by facetious at 1:31 PM on September 17, 2011


Never have I so much enjoyed the Backstreet Boys than watching the 4-way splitscreen video.
posted by Gordafarin at 1:32 PM on September 17, 2011


Oh my. That is way more fun than it has any right to be.
posted by Mars Saxman at 2:09 PM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would HIGHLY recommend reading the two top-rated comments in this link!
posted by Wyatt at 2:29 PM on September 17, 2011


Why? Everything about them seems pretty standard for YouTube.

i have the weirdest boner right now
goddamnfaggots 1 week ago

I think because of this video... Backstreet may actually be back.
GoochRash 6 days ago
posted by gman at 2:37 PM on September 17, 2011


Maybe my jaded cynicism is slipping, but I enjoyed that way more than I expected to. This is exactly why I need to let my guard down more often. Thanks.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:01 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


PAPA OOM MOW MOW (the SYNC link above) was especially fun.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:02 PM on September 17, 2011


Nightmare fuel
posted by benzenedream at 3:11 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love these guys! Their cover of Volaré - featuring Reimu Hakurei and Rin Kagamine - is a personal favorite of mine. Never fails to cheer me up.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:54 PM on September 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


Backstreet's... back?

*shrug*.

Alright.
posted by mhoye at 4:51 PM on September 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


This one dredges up memories of Wayne's World.

I also saw that someone re-created the Bad Apple animation with this software. Watching them both side by side is pretty.
posted by Kaleidolia at 5:00 PM on September 17, 2011


Marisa Stole the Precious Thing: "Never fails to cheer me up."

Their cover of Girlfriend (sans vocaloids) cracked me up.
posted by zarq at 9:04 PM on September 17, 2011


I like the split-screen video with the Japanese anime, but I don't share the love of Moymoy Palaboy. There is no hell deep enough for these guys, in my opinion. Coke got them to be their celeb endorsers for one campaign, and they had this towering billboard along the highway that scared the shit out of my two year old. Fuck 'em.
posted by micketymoc at 10:26 PM on September 17, 2011


You know, that mocap/facial recognition thing is really neat, but watching those splitscreen videos really drove home how much more expressive the actual human face is than any of the animations.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 4:24 AM on September 18, 2011


This is the best thing in the history of ever! Thanks, zarq!

*waves at V.*
posted by taz at 4:57 AM on September 18, 2011



It's sort of troubling that these kids are probably pushing 30 now.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 12:04 PM on September 18, 2011


If an average person could use a Kinect and MMD to bang out one of these quickly and easily, the addiction factor would be immense. Vocaloids lip-syncing to GWAR? Sign me up.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to drive that goddamned Backstreet Boys song out of my skull.
posted by delfin at 8:17 AM on September 19, 2011


Here is a video of someone using the Kinect with the MMD software. It's pretty amazing.

Also, Carlito is the best MMD music video, period~
posted by ashirys at 8:20 AM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


One more MMD: Smooth Criminal. It's not a perfect sync with the live performance that the music comes from it, but I find it pretty impressive, nonetheless.
posted by ashirys at 8:32 AM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Carlito is the best MMD music video, period~

Smooth Criminal. It's not a perfect sync with the live performance that the music comes from it, but I find it pretty impressive, nonetheless.


It should be noted that none of these characters are Vocaloids, either; they're from the cast of Touhou Project, a series of shooter games. Which I think underlines just how pervasive this fad is getting.

Sometimes I really love the internet.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:23 PM on September 19, 2011


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