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Homework!

Miku Miku Dance requires Skill … and you get that through Practice!

Practice, practice, practice! Learning how to do Ask questions... get answers!... email LearnMMD's Reggie DEverything WELL requires practice. Keep working and send me your .pmm files so that I can see how you are doing. Let’s talk!

ReggieDentmore@aol.com

 


Here are some HOMEWORK EXERCISES to practice …

 

  • Create a simple “Jump Dance” that starts with your character standing off-center on the stage. Make the model squat a bit in preparation for the jump. Lift her up for a high jump. Land her in a squat position “to absorb the landing with her knees” … and then let her recoil into another small jump. Keep working on it until it looks lifelike.
  • Add a photo background to the Jump Dance and also some Camera moves to make it funny or interesting.
  • Work on using the many facial adjustments that are available. Maybe make the model mouth some particular words … use your imagination … “How are you” “I love you” “Get the #$%*! away from me!” Go for happy looks … mad looks … questioning looks. Play with all of those adjustments mixed together. The possibilities are endless.
  • Work on creating a Walk motion. See the Downloads Page for my WalkTest6RD.pmm file. You can play that on MMD and, also, play WITH it. Please rename the file if you make changes to it. That RD in the file name is for me: Reggie Dentmore.
  • LEARN the MMD ETHICS about downloading, sharing, and altering MikiMikuDance Models and Accessories. Read this page: http://mikumikudance.wikia.com/wiki/MMD:Ethics and be responsible as you collect and use new characters. READ MY ARTICLE regarding MMD Etiquette.
  • Keep Track of the Sources of your downloaded models and accessories.  Yellow PV LAT Miku downloaded from a MMD Newcomers find on YouTube.Start a Spreadsheet or a WORD document that allows you to list your models and their creators and websites … a sheet you can refer to when you want to credit the authors/creators of your models, music, motions, and accessories.

18 Comments

  1. March 28, 2019    

    Would it be okay to do all of that in one animation? :3
    I could think of a way to do so…>w< I've used MMD quite a lot but, I've got rusty and trying to start fresh. I've been working on a few projects of my own for practicing reasons. (I plan to make serious animations later in the future) So, I thought that maybe doing this could help and see if you could help me improve as well! ^_^

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      March 28, 2019    

      All in one animation? … Sure… Go for it!

      • March 29, 2019    

        Okay! ^_^
        I just got my own lap top (finally) and I need to catch up with other stuff first. But, I’ll remember this because I love using MMD still! >w<

        • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
          March 29, 2019    

          Great!

          • April 6, 2019    

            Would you want to see the video on Youtube or should I email it to you? (Or both? lol)
            Also, would you want the MMD file too? Or just the video file?

          • April 13, 2019    

            Hoi! Me again!
            I finished everything but, I’m going to put the video together on a video editing software called VideoPad as a bonus, I was going to download your dance PMM file that was mentioned here. When I did though, it kept crashing my MMD. TwT
            Would that part be optional anyways? I already made walking motions in my animation. X3 I could just make a different ending. >w<

          • April 15, 2019    

            I FINALLY FINISHED IT! YAY~~!!
            Here’s the link to the video on Youtube:
            https://youtu.be/ixKE5x776ro

            I’ll also email you the link to the DL of the MMD files as well, just in case you didn’t get to see the video and/or can’t watch it at all!
            (I just hope it will still work if you don’t have the right models such as the Carbon Aqua Miku model I found and added into the animation…^^”)
            If all works well, maybe you can see how I did the walking animation on the MMD program it’s self! Maybe you could help out with any mistakes I’ve done! ^_^
            Know that it’s possible also, you may not end up seeing this message too so, I’ll send it through email, like I said “just in case”. Hehe. ^^

  2. Aleah Aleah
    October 25, 2018    

    The back part of my model’s skirt keeps “going up”. The other parts are fine. It’s just this one part that keeps going up. It used to poof up. After I fixed that, the back part started to go up.

  3. Keenan Reed Keenan Reed
    October 19, 2018    

    I’ve a problem, I looked through your mmd help sections and I can’t find anything pertaining to my issue, could you help?

    • October 19, 2018    

      If you don’t try, you won’t know…

  4. Oof Oof
    September 27, 2018    

    I has hard time it no look realistic I beginer :(

    • Reggie_Dentmore Reggie_Dentmore
      September 27, 2018    

      Good luck… keep trying!

  5. Ashewness Ashewness
    June 13, 2018    

    Hiya,

    I have some trouble opening files in pmde/pmxe/mmd.
    I used blender to create a model and installed meshio and mmd tools. Now I exported the file to pmd/pmx files and tried to open them in pmde and pmdx, but even tho the files are clearly there in my folder, pmde/pmdx does not see it. I would be so glad if some could explain to me what i did wrong. I have never used any of these programs before so I really need some help.

    Thanks in advance c:

    • Albert Albert
      September 4, 2018    

      You can only export meshes from blender without bones! Can’t remember witch one of the 2 plugins do it. Test it out and let me know how it goes. I have been through this too

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