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27 Comments

  1. Eika Horaguchi Eika Horaguchi
    August 15, 2018    

    HI my name is Eika sorry if you can’t say it its Japanese
    anyway I wanted to ask if I can download MMD on Apple devices
    if not how do I use it on a Microsoft
    and please make a program for apple it’d be awesome
    my birthday is coming up soon and I would love to make my first MMD for my birthday thank you

    • August 16, 2018    

      Hi, Eika. I may not be able to pronounce your name properly, but we do have several team members who do speak Japanese.

      MMD is only designed for Windows, and we have no official association with the developer, so we can’t make a version for other devices.

      However, there are methods, such as the open-source program Wine, that can let you run Windows programs on a Macintosh computer. These may come with stability issues, so please be careful.

      At this time, I don’t know of any way to make MMD work on a phone or tablet device. It seems like it would be too difficult to animate on touch devices.

      Hope this helps! Ask if you have any more questions, and happy early birthday.

      • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
        August 16, 2018    

        Yes… MikuMikuDance requires a PC running Direct X… and you will require a strong graphics card… and a mouse.

  2. Snova11 Snova11
    August 14, 2018    

    Hello, I recently downloaded the latest version of MMD (9.31 64bit) and I’ve been having problems getting MME to work with it. I originally had the previous version of MMD but noticed that it wouldn’t even start up that’s why I ended up getting newer version 9.31. I thought that that would solve the problems that I was having and that I would be able to use MME in MMD again, but I was wrong. Again the application will not even start up if any of the MME dll files are in the same folder like how they are suppose to be. Although, if I place the dlls back in the original MME folder away from the MMD application it starts up just fine. Unfortunately while trying to use it today I tried to load an X file (AutoLuminous) and to my dismay came to find out that that didn’t even want to load. Thinking that maybe it had to do with the version that I downloaded I deleted that one and downloaded it again. Unfortunately still the MME dlls still will not allow MMD to load up and I’m not sure about the x files yet. I’m not really sure what to do anymore and have kind of been bummed out throughout this whole ordeal, so any help would honestly be greatly appreciated. I would really hate to have to stop doing a hobby that I’ve come to love so much. ( ; ^ ;) thanks~

  3. May 29, 2018    

    Hi whenever I try and render an MMD video to an AVI file, I always get this error: “cannot read MMDXShow->dll there is not ‘MMDXShow->dll’ in ‘data’ folder. Please download the newest version of MMD.”

    I have downloaded the newest version and have looked inside the MMD data folder and there is a dll file called MMDXShow.dll in there. I am also using the most current update of Windows. Please help!

  4. Candy Fayray Candy Fayray
    April 27, 2018    

    Where can I get the models and what are the costs for them?
    Is there also an English webpage for the models or only in Japanese?

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      April 27, 2018    

      Models are everywhere!… and are free: no charge. Many are Japanese models and you will want to translate them into English for your use.
      Search YouTube for models: MMD model (download, link, dl) … and search DeviantArt.com … If you know the name of the model you seek, Google it. … Plenty is available… and for free. … We recommend you download Bandizip and use Bandizip to extract model ZIP and RAR folders… Bandizip keeps Japanese file names intact.

      • Rinka Rinka
        June 16, 2018    

        Or you look on deviantart, u can find SO FRIGGIN MUCH models you will never have enough storage for download all these awesome models >.~

  5. Nathan Green Nathan Green
    April 18, 2018    

    Hi I’ve been looking for a tutorial on a certain problem i’ve encountered what i want to do is replace an image on a TV in a stage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEjG6YEeLX0 There’s a link to a video with the stage in i found the bmp file and altered it on Photoshop and then using a image conversion software i changed the export from a Png file to a bmp

    I thought that might work but it didn’t so then i opened up the stage in PMD editor and manually told it where to find the updated image and boom the image appeared on the TV in the editor just like i wanted it to i even saved it as a new PMD file but when i loaded the new stage in MMD the picture was gone it was just the TV with a Black screen so now i’m at a loss any help would be very much apprenticed

    • April 18, 2018    

      Is the updated image in the same folder as the stage? If not, place it there and edit the stage to look for it without a path. Also, if your stage is a .pmd and the updated image file name is longer than 10 characters, rename it into something shorter.

  6. March 21, 2018    

    Hi can you email me? I download the latest version the MMD 9.31 64-Bit when I clicked on it it did not let me open it up.Is it okay if you help me?

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      March 21, 2018    

      Check your email…

  7. February 23, 2018    

    Hello LearnMMD. I really need your help… I’ve looked everywhere and tried so much but I can’t seem to fix my error. The error is the d3dx9_43.dll. I don’t have it must I’ve watched so many videos/tutorials and I’m getting things and downloading them! But they dont work.. I still receive the same old message.. And I’ve even re-downloading the program. Please help me if you can… It would be so great because MMD is such a fun thing to do.

  8. February 18, 2018    

    Hello!
    I’m not sure where to ask for help, so I hope here is okay!
    I need help with some eye morphs,

    If someone could please take a look at this journal:
    https://rina55.deviantart.com/art/I-really-need-Slider-Help-731654526

    and then read the conversation between BonnieNakagawa and I (since it sheds more light on the problem)

    that would be wonderful!
    I’m completely out of ideas ;n;

    • February 19, 2018    

      Everything that Nakagawa says in that thread is correct. To make sure I understand: you made a morph, it works in MMD, but when loading animations that are supposed to use that morph (based on its name), it doesn’t get registered? Is it registered in the display pane? I’d have to see the model (and have an example motion) to give you any more information.

  9. December 9, 2017    

    hello I need help when I but the effect on my mmd is that the video is loaded he tells me do not repeat

    • December 9, 2017    

      Please explain yourself more clearly.

  10. November 7, 2017    

    Hi,
    Thanks for the sharing about MMD tutorials.
    Our team at VeeR VR recently wrote a post for beginner’s guide to create 360 & VR MMD Videos, within some MMD VR & 360 tutorial videos to help better understanding. https://veer.tv/blog/beginners-guide-to-creating-360-vr-mmd-videos-pt-1/

  11. Okami Okami
    July 22, 2017    

    I hope this isn’t rude, to be asking another unrelated question so soon after my first was resolved but… I’ve been searching online for about fifteen minutes and have had no luck in finding a solution to this.

    I have this model, a beautiful dark mage by the name of Seal who I downloaded recently. But it’s weird, when physics are on her cloak… Discolors, it’s the only way I describe the horrible blocky pale patches that appear on it.
    http://i.imgur.com/L2Bs616.png

    But this is only if Seal’s bones are not visible, as in when I go to camera mode or click the select button again to make her bones invisible, they appear again unless I turn off physics.
    Here it is, normal: http://i.imgur.com/4fxoszA.png

    Is there something I have to do with the camera to fix this? I’d love to use Seal with her cloak and put her in videos but it just looks so horrible with the constantly shifting patches.

    I asked her creator what to do a few days ago but haven’t gotten a response back.

    Thanks for any advice!

    • July 22, 2017    

      It looks like a two-sided cloak, and the physics are causing the inside polygons to crash through the outside polygons.

      This isn’t affecting you when in bone-select mode, because a different renderer is in use for that, one that doesn’t take into account normals or lighting (it’s probably the backwards normals that are making it look bad).

      As a quick fix, you could try using PMXE to make the cloak a two-sided mesh. Not sure, but that should make the problem less visible in the default MMD renderer.

      A better fix (again, involving model editing) would be to copy the weights from all of the outside polygons to all of the inside polygons, assuming they’re roughly parallel. That would keep the faces from crashing through each other (since they’d always be moving in exact sync).

      • Silent Headset Silent Headset
        July 22, 2017    

        If I may add, I know the base model for that cloak. Downloaded it a long time ago and still remain unused in my edit folder.
        Anyways…
        Quick fix: Lower the thickness of your model’s edge lines to 0 in MMD
        Perma fix: Edit the model in PMDE, change the cloak material’s edge line thickness to 0 there

  12. Okami Okami
    July 21, 2017    

    Hello, I hope this is the proper place to ask this.

    I’ve been wondering for awhile, is there a way for a reflection on the floor of a stage (in my case it would be workingfloor2_ver008 OR the 3_tkflowf.x in the tk_gridfloor effect). I’m doing a video of Dex and Daina singing Closer and I’m working on giving them shaders (they have the raycast shader on in the picture below due to the contrast it provides with the reflection). As you can see their reflections don’t show the effects applied to them. This does make sense to me, and I think I understand why the effects wouldn’t show up on the floor, but I was wondering if there’s some way to have them show. Is there a stage that shows a reflection? Is there another reflection all together I should use? Any tips would be great! Thanks!

    Here’s the picture demonstrating what I mean, tk_floor is in use here: http://i.imgur.com/y87afyb.png

    • July 21, 2017    

      Unfortunately, in a general sense, reflection effects draw their own version of the model, and they can’t know how other shaders are drawing them. In order to properly display the shaded reflection, the effect file has to be edited. The good news is, in terms of editing, it’s a relatively easy edit– not that there won’t be a lot of false starts if you’re new to editing effect files.

      Because these reflection effects are popular, it’s not unheard of for people to create special versions for specific effects, so do a Google search for any particular effect to see if a version has been created.

      In the case of raycast, I wouldn’t be surprised if that that shader has its own system for reflection, although I’m not familiar enough with it to say.

      • Okami Okami
        July 22, 2017    

        Thank you! Yeah, I figured that there would be some editing needed. I’ll have to look into that more, on the bright side, with all the effects I added to my video a reflection on the floor made everything look too busy so I’ll be skipping that part.

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