by opening the folder and double clicking on the MikuMikuDance.exe
The program should open and you will see the Main Screen.
Some new users may get an error message
announcing a "missing .DLL file". Learn how to fix that error by
reading the post: http://learnmmd.com/http:/learnmmd.com/troubleshoot-common-error-set-up/
That article describes errors such as missing DLL's and the
side-by-side configuration error.
As we learn
more about troubleshooting MikuMikudance, LearnMMD.com will have the
answers for you.
Make yourself a
Desktop Icon by opening the folder and RIGHT Clicking on the
program's icon. Choose "Create Shortcut". You will see the new icon
appear there, in your folder. Drag that new shortcut onto your desktop.
the program and you will see the Main Screen.
The first parts you will want to know about are indicated in the
- Frame Counter
- Frame Chart
- Bone List
- Camera/Model selector
- Coordinate Axis
LOAD a character by clicking the Load button in
Choose the model of your choice.
an MMD Meme (rhymes with "seem")
A meme is like an MMD "kit"... a set of files you download; giving you
motion and music files. You open MMD, load a model, and apply those new
files to make an animation, a video.
Meme's can be very
easy to do!
Search YouTube for MMD meme to see the many that are available.
LearnMMD hosts the files for
Happy Hands meme
Read all about how do do the Happy Hands meme.
to MAKE YOUR OWN MUSIC VIDEO using
files you can download from YouTube!
actually one of the easier things that a new MMDer can do! ... I am
sure some new MMDers wonder ...
"So, what do I do with MMD?" ...
... well, THIS little
project will get you started!
Make a Simple
Jump Dance to get the feel of how the controls work.
Read and follow along with my post:
the Sample Dance ... At the top of the screen,
Click FILE and choose OPEN, sample.pmm
and watch as Miku runs through her dance routine showing you how any
model can move, how the stage lights can be manipulated and how the
camera's view can be adjusted throughout the animation.
sample dance a few times. In the Camera/Model panel,
select MIKU and then PLAY the animation. Note how the camera motions
are not used. When you select Camera/Accessories and click PLAY, the
animation is back to normal, following the camera's actions.
some changes to see what happens: Now let’s remove the
stage background. Select the Camera view … and then on the far right of
the screen you will see that “stage” is selected. Click the Delete
button, right there, and watch the screen background go white. The
stage has been deleted from your dance.
to the VIEW menu tab and select “Display Coordinate Axis”
to see Miku standing on the basic, main screen view. Click Play … see
that Miku never moves far from that center axis point.
everything as you work with that sample dance. READ MORE
about the Sample Dance and using the controls in this article: http://learnmmd.com/?p=54
NOT SAVE before you close that dance … you want to keep
that original file. You can do a "Save As"
if you want to keep your new dance. When you close the program,
MikuMikuDance asks “Are you OK?” … Click OK.
out some of
what you need to learn!
See the LearnMMD
"HOW TO" PAGE for a list of links to the
answers to the most asked questions. MikuMikuDance is powerful and
complicated. Let's Learn How to Do
MUSIC to Miku Miku Dance. On the file menu click “Add
WAV File”. Then browse your way to your file.
order to Load the WAV File, you have to HAVE a WAV file.
An MP3 file won’t work.
the web for a WAV file of the music you want. You may need to find a
program on the web that will convert your music file into a WAV file. I
am using AUDACITY1.3.13, READ MY NOTES HERE.
can also put music into MikuMikuDance with your movie editing program
after you have converted your animation into an AVI file.
more about controlling your WAV music file in these articles: LearnMMD.com's
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