Okay, since the instructions to this are in Japanese, and most of you out there aren't fluent in the language (Hell, I've been studying it for almost four years now and I don't have it down right. I think that unless you're a native speaker, you'll never get it completely right.) Anyway, I wanted to describe how the generator works in English so more people can use it. Note that this guide is for up to service pack four. If you have an earlier version, you may not have a lot of what I'm talking about in your program, so upgrade it!
Be warned that if at any time you switch to another program while using 3D girl generator in full screen mode, it changes the screen of the generator to black, and you'll have to close the program and restart it. You will lose all progress made and it will revert to your last save or exit.
When the program first comes up, it shows a screen telling you who made it and that it is rated NC-18. Then the screen will go back briefly to what it was before you opened the program. This is normal although I have no idea why TechArts did this. The virtual girl will greet you (it's a default girl with brown hair and a futuristic sailor fukuish outfit the first time you do it; after that, it's based on your last creation.) Then four icons will appear: the first is someone bending over and holding a skirt; the second is a guy looking through binoculars; the third is a question mark. The final one shows a guy going through a door. The top one pulls up the main menu, where you can choose clothing, or strip your girl down. The guy with the binoculars randomly changes the view of her. The question mark is help (of course.) Since it's in Japanese, you'll have a hard time reading it unless you're fluent in the language. The final icon exits the program. It will bring up a box with a circle and an x on it. Click on the circle to exit the program, or click X to stay in it. At any time, you can hide these buttons by pushing the home key. Pushing the home key again makes them reappear.
The menu options
The first menu is divided into 39 rows. Each row has several entries, and many of them have arrows at the end of the rows. Push these to go left or right in that row. Also at the bottom of the list every time is a separate row that has color choices on it. I'll start with them as they come up by default.
Row 1 Skin tone lets you choose her skin tone. You can go from light to black.
Row 2 Eyes Lets you choose the eye style and color of the eyes. It also lets you set her eyes as different colors (This is how Sammi has different colored eyes.)
Row 3 Base hair Lets you choose the hair color on her scalp.
Row 4 Hair front lets you choose how the front of her hair will look.
Row 5 Hair back lets you choose how the back of her hair will look.
Row 6 Extra hair if the character you want has hair sticking out (like Naru Narusegawa's bug hair or Mahoro's hair that sticks out the sides) this will let you add them.
Row 7 Bras Lets you choose a bra, from modest to lacy. Some options have several colors available.
Row 8 Panties/ bikini bottoms lets you choose her panties. Some options have several colors available here as well.
Row 9 Panty hose/Stockings lets you put stockings on her. The left one is basic panty hose, the middle is torn panty hose, and the right one has a garter belt on it.
Row 10 Socks lets you put socks of various colors and sizes on her. Some have lace endings on them. The lengths of the socks range from thigh to below the calf.
Row 11 Blouses and T-Shirts Lets you put various blouses on her. Most of these are school uniforms, but there are a few others. This is also where you will find the gym shirts.
Row 12 skirts and shorts Lets you put various shirts and shorts on her. Most of these again are school uniform skirts, but it also has gym shorts as well.
Row 13 One-piece dresses lets you put a one-piece dress for your character. This is where you will find the sexy nurse outfit, Santa's sexy helper outfit, a ninja dress and a latex-looking Chinese inspired dress. Others are available as well.
Row 14 Aprons and armor this lets you put various aprons and sci-fi looking armor on your girl.
Row 15 Shoes puts various shows on your girl. This ranges from tennis shoes to thigh-high boots.
Row 16 Glasses lets you put glasses on your character. This varies from granny-style to the kind worn by Mune-Mune from Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.
Row 17 Eye patches & coverings Lets you put various eye patches on the girl. If you're trying to recreate the injured Rei from Evangelion, they've got bandages that go over the eye as well.
Row 18 Hair accessories These are mostly bows that you can put in your girl's hair.
Row 19 Hats and ears Lets you put various things that go on the head on your girl. This includes the halo for an angel babe, cat ears for the catgirl, bunny ears, Nurses hats, maid headbands, etc.
Row 20 - Tails lets you put a cat or bunny tail on your girl.
Row 21 Earrings & headset lets you put earrings on your girl. The selection is limited here. Also lets you put a headset on your girl as well, for Vocaloid characters and the like.
Row 22 Neck pieces These are articles that go around the neck. It varies from cat collar with a bell on it to a scarf for the Sexy Santa's helper outfit.
Row 23 Gloves- Various gloves. The lengths vary from short to up past the elbow. A few sets have lace on them as well. Another option is mittens for Santa's sexy helper.
Row 24 Arm bands these are things that go on the arms, including wristbands.
Row 25 wings want an angel or devil babe? They've got her wings here.
Row 26 Eyebrows these come in two varieties: small black or thick and colored.
Row 27 Moles/facial marks Lets you put this on your character if you want that.
Row 28 Teeth Let's you put a tooth sticking out for your catgirl or vampire teeth on your girl.
Row 29 Platter/glass Lets you put a platter that is empty or has a cake that reads "Merry Christmas" with a bottle of TechArts Champagne and two glasses on it. Also has glasses filled with something that looks alcoholic. You can put this in her left hand, her right one, or one in each hand.
Row 30 This is where we get to the bars. The first one is arm thickness bar. This is a sliding bar that will make your girl's arms thicker or thinner.
Row 31 Leg size bar same as above, but for legs.
Row 32 Waist size same as above, but for her waist.
Row 33 Breast flexibility If you like your girl to have breasts that bounce around a lot, this is where you can adjust that.
Row 34 Breast size lets you adjust her breast size. Go from lolli to doomboobs.
Row 35 Height lets you change her height. Go from little girl to full-grown amazon.
Row 36 Eye style Some anime girls have pointy eyes. (Signum from Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is one of them.) This lets you adjust how pointy her eyes are.
Row 37 The places to put her. They are:
A. The School room
B. The subway car (one setting only)
C. The pool
D. The bedroom (one setting only)
E. A forest scene at night only
F. The beach
G. The dojo (day and night only)
H. The bathroom (bath only, two settings)
I. The kitchen/dining area
J. The school rooftop
K. The winter wonderland
These places have settings for the time of day unless otherwise noted. Choose from broad daylight, the evening or night in most cases. The bathroom seems to have only two settings though, although there are four pictures at the bottom. They are bright colored tiles and dark tiles. The dining area has six pictures at the bottom, but only three settings.
Row 38 Position This lets you set the position of the character. Note that there are positions that are sexual in nature; you can have your girl virtually have sex with a male. The male's opaqueness can be adjusted using the left and right arrow keys; his color can change with the up and down arrow keys. Hold the left arrow key down all together and he'll vanish, although you can still have him have sex with her. To stick it inside her, you should hover the mouse over her lower genitalia and push the mouse button or push the A button. Pushing the mouse button rapidly and repeatedly will make her orgasm, and him shoot his load onto her. Once that happens, the only buttons that will work are help and exit, which takes you back to the main screen with the background that you selected earlier.
In service packs 2 and later, there is a selection in this row that lets you adjust the position of the character. This is noted by the icon with a circle around the figure. You can also save the changed positions. To change a character's position, click on a point on her body and a sphere will come up. Use the mouse to rotate the sphere. Hit space to make the lines disappear, then space again to bring up an arrow over her head. This will allow you to adjust the light source on her. Hitting space one more time will make the arrow vanish so that you have a clear picture. Also in this mode, you can bring up the regular menu. holding control plus clicking on a pre-saved character will allow you to have two characters (or more) in the same picture. As far as I know, the number of characters you can have in a picture is unlimited. I've seen some that have seventeen characters in them. If you want the character to be male, press F1. Pushing the tab key cycles between characters.To add a female character, press ctrl and click on a save. The number of people is unlimited, but the more you add, the slower the program runs.
If you're having trouble clicking on a point (this is especially true of the face and hands,) in the lower left corner you will see some icons of her body parts. Click on the part you need and then on the left side a picture will come up with that body part that has points on it. Click on the points to get the point you want.
Finally, there is a picture of her bending forward at the end of the line. Click on this and you will see her pose in various positions. (Hereafter this will be referred to as pose mode.) Some have her sticking her arms, legs, feet and hands into various things. One position almost invariably has her sticking her arms through her breasts, especially if her breasts are big. If you've made various poses, this is where they will show up. Placement of the character is random. However, you can push scroll lock to stop the turning of the camera. Once it's stopped, you can use the left mouse button to rotate the picture, the right mouse button to zoom in and out, and the wheel mouse button to change the position of the camera, making the figure more centered if wanted. You will also see TechArts' logo in the lower right corner. Press the home key to make it appear and disappear. If you make it disappear and then exit the posing, the buttons will not be available until you press the home key again. To stop this mode, press the escape key.
Row 39 has preset characters in it, and is a place where you can find your previously saved characters.
Once you're done creating the character, hit the exit key to get the main screen. The character will twirl around and then go into a pose of her hands folded across her stomach. Sometimes, the character will fall down. She falls flat on her butt and then feels her butt. She'll eventually stand up and go into the hands folded pose. More on that later.
In this screen, you can do various things to her. Clicking on the top of her head makes it look like you're pulling her hair. She will have her eyes closed for a bit. This is what I used for Shizune Nekonome. She doesn't seem to like this at first. Clicking on her forehead makes her react as if you've thumped her there. She doesn't like this either. You can make her wink by clicking on her right eye, but she reacts as if you just poked her in the eye, and doesn't like it. Clicking on her lips makes her react like you're kissing her. Do this a second time while she's in kiss mode and you'll get tongue action. She seems to like this the most. Clicking on her shoulder makes her react like you want to touch her armpit. Apparently this is some kind of fetish with some guys. She'll let you touch her armpit, but looks uneasy about it. This is what I used in the Motoko Aoyama "pervert chop" maid pic.
Clicking on the area between her neck and breasts will cause her to cringe a bit. She'll make some weird vocal sound and jump back slightly. The same goes for clicking around her waist.
Clicking on her breasts causes her to panic a bit and change position. She'll look shocked, gasp, and then put her hands on top of her breasts. Holding down the left mouse button and running the mouse across her breasts will cause her to react as if you are groping her breasts.
Clicking on her labia will cause her to cover it up. She'll then spread her legs and look uneasy. Holding the left mouse button down and running the mouse over her labia makes her react as if she's being fondled down there. The same thing goes for the back, except when you touch her buttocks. She will put her hands behind her. Holding the left mouse button down and running your mouse over her buttocks is like having your hands on her buttocks.
Clicking on her right leg makes her react like she's having her leg caressed. She'll lift her leg slightly. This is the pose I used in the Kirie Koijima nude pic. Holding the left mouse button down and move the mouse back and forth across her leg makes her act like her leg is being caressed.
Screen Effect Hotkeys:
You can actually add some effects to your picture by pushing various letters. In order, they are:
A while having sex, sticks it in at five different speeds, depending on how many times you push the a button. You'll see an icon in the lower left side that reads "Auto" and a number on it. The number is the speed it will go.
B Bumps the camera. Not really useful IMO.
E Changes the color scheme of the picture. You can go from sepia tones to inversion and more.
F In window mode, switches from window to full screen (according to the directions; I couldn't get this to work.)
G Go into pose mode.
J Mutes the sound. You will see a mute icon in the lower left corner.
K & L raises and lowers the sound effects volume.
M & N raises and lowers the music volume
O & P raises and lowers the volume of her voice
R Puts lines across the screen, as if you were watching it on a bad TV set
T Puts a fuzz effect on the screen, as if you were watching it on a bad TV set
W In window mode, from full screen to window (according to the directions; I couldn't get this to work.)
X While having sex, causes him to come inside her. Liquids will leak out.
Y Remove garments one at a time, starting with her blouse/dress. It will remove all garments on the torso first. It will NOT remove items from the items row, however.
Z While having sex in auto mode, it automatically makes her orgasm and him ejaculate outside her.
Home hide the menus
Space change poses
Esc exit pose mode
One last caution: the program has a glitch in it. This glitch allows the character to stick body parts through herself and other things. Related to this glitch it also allows clothing to go through other clothing. You will see this when you put the character in the sexy gym outfit, as part of her shorts will stick through the shirt. You'll have to fix this in some other program. I use MS Paint only because I can't afford something real. Most of the pros I've talked to use Painter or Photoshop CS.
For these adjustments, you'll have to go into the TechArts 3D girl folder on your hard drive. (In Windows 7 sp 1, it's start>computer>C :> program files (x86)>TechArts 3D Custom Girl.) One of the files here should read "Config." Click this to change certain settings, such as the probability she will fall down once everything is set up, and whether or not you want this in full screen or not. You can also adjust screen resolution and permanently change the volumes here.
Fan made add-ons
Whenever a program like this comes out, some fans are bound to want to get in on the act. Since this program's release in 2008, there have been more add-ons made by fans than you can shake a stick at. While many of them are good, some are kind of weird (a Jason hockey mask, for example.) Also be warned that the Y hotkey doesn't always work on them, and that some of these add-ons can be removed only by loading up a previously saved girl without that add-on. Also note that they don't always put things where they should be. For example, one mod I downloaded had guns on the eybrows row. Also be warned that when you download a block of mods, you might end up with some that you don't want (there are mods for BDSM, scat, and less appealing subjects.) So be careful what you put in your generator, and don't put stuff in there that you don't want. Once you have downloaded the file, if it has a .tah extension, it goes into the arcs folder (C: -> Program files (x86) -> TechArts3DCustomGirl ->arcs in windows 7; this is where the updates go.) If it has a .tdcgsav extension, then it goes into the TDCG folder under my documents (user -> My Documents -> TechArts3D -> TDCG in windows 7.) If it has a .tdgcpose extension, it goes into the poses file (user -> My Documents ->TechArts3D ->TDCG -> poses.) Beware that some mods will require you to convert them from another format into .tah format. There are tools for this, but I never got any of them to work properly.
Heavy saves/ Heavy poses
Sometimes a mod will come as a heavy save. In this case place it in the TDCG saves folder. (In windows 7, it's user -> My Documents-> TechArts3D -> TDCG. Usually heavy saves have a green background. If it has a white background, it is usually a soft save and won't work without the actual mod. In the TDCG folder, there should be another folder named pose. This is where heavy poses go. Heavy saves show up on the saves row (right below the backgrounds row.) Heavy poses require SP 1 or later to use. Enter posing mode, and you should see the pose on the left side. Scroll down with the down arrow button if you do not, and you should eventually see it.
This depends on your PC. I use and HP Pavillion, and to make a screen capture, you just push print screen on it. This is how the program tells you it will work, but with some PCs, it may not. How you do this may vary with your PC manufacturer. In the case of a Pavillion, you'll hear a camera shutter click sound effect if you do it right. In a worst case scenario, you may have to print the image out and scan it back in. It will save your shot in a folder under (in Windows 7 sp 1) My Documents>TechArts3DCG>TDGC>snapshots.
Service Pack 5
The only real changes to service pack 5 were that it made it compatible with a device TechArts made. This device, which is an artificial vagina, plugs into the PC via USB cable. It then synchronises one's orgasm with that of the 3D Custom Girl. Also, some older mods may not work as well with service pack 5. Often the colors get distorted. As far as I know, there is no way to fix this.
3D Custom Girl Evolution
Announced in July 2013 was a complete redesign of 3D Custom Girl. It depends on various things as to whether or not I will upgrade immediately.