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Introducing MikuMikuMoving … MMM!

See all of the articles by LearnMMD's Kurea Urusuta!What is MMM? Where can I get MikuMikuMoving? Does Miku Miku Moving work just like MikuMikuDance? Can I use all of my MMD files with MMM? Can MMM play my saved MMD dances?

Introducing MikuMikuMoving … MMM!

Miku Miku Moving (MMM for short) is a newer version that is similar to MMD but has more additions to it.

MikuMikuMoving is interesting competition for MikuMikuDance!MMM can allow you to insert text, subtitles/captions in frames and it can read mp3’s now! Say goodbye to converting WAVs!
When downloaded, MMM takes a while to load-up and once it has loaded, you’ll see that it looks completely different from MMD. But it’s actually the same; it’s just set up in a completely different way.

The MikuMikuMoving GUI looks complicated! ... but maybe some MMDers will like it better ... ?

Tabs are still up at the top: we have FILE, that still imports models, motions to a model, accessories, AVI video’s, poses, effects, VSQ and music that are on the icons down in the bottom left. Effects are already usable once you get this program … but it is not MME! The program only uses MMM effects. The MMM program includes the ability to use effects … MMM effects.

But there are some effects that you can use from MME. Such as:


Only a few MME’s can work.

The other tabs allow you to edit in the “Edit” tab, reverse and paste bones etc in the “Bones” tab, use the self shadow, soften it and even switch the screen to black or white in the “Screen” tab.

The “View” tab turns off the axis, shows the captions, positions the camera to the front, back, left, right, up that also displays down the bottom right corner, and even views the model, bone and camera.

Work on physics in the “Physics” tab, works with Kinect, Oculus Rift, Plugins and on the “Help” tab, you can switch the program to Japanese and even gives you online help!

What is better is that if you click on the MMM icon on the top left, it allows you to save your work and backup your files! When your project is saved, it will be saved as an MPJ file. MikuMikuMoving will not be able to load up PMM files. But motion data, poses and the models used in MMD are still usable!

Guess what? Now there is a play and stop button … which acts like “Pause” during Playback! When pressing the play icon, the icon becomes a stop icon so you can now stop your video and it does no longer go back to the start! To go back, you can go to the “Start from the Beginning icon” or go to the frames and type in the number “0”. In the left top corner in the “Audio box”, as you can see, you can switch to audio which includes the motion, plugin, captions, effect and sequence to work on those in frames and you’ll have track 0, 1, 2 and 3. You can also follow bones or models with the camera as well.

If MMD seems uncomfortable to you, you can try out MMM and see if you like it! BUT … MMM is still new, so you’ll be expecting errors or bugs that will need to be fixed.

You can download MikuMikuMoving from the link on the LearnMMD “DOWNLOADS” Page!



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  1. March 21, 2018    

    Hi is there a phone number at learnmmd.com because I download the software and it says error.

  2. June 6, 2017    

    Some of the models that I can use fine in MMD actually won’t load in MMM. Do you have any ideas on how to fix the problem? Thanks!

  3. Mirai Kurai Mirai Kurai
    October 26, 2016    

    Every time I try to click MMM, it crashes immediately, before even initialising. I’m using a Windows Vista. Does anyone have a clue what the problem might be?

    • October 26, 2016    

      Have you installed all required software: .Net Framework 4.0 or later, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package(x86), DirectX 9.0c (DirectX 11 if you use MMM v2)?

      • Mirai Kurai Mirai Kurai
        November 18, 2016    

        ok, so I’ve noticed the problem: I have DirectX10 instead. I downloaded it, but it didn’t downgrade. Is there anything left I can do or should I just stop trying?

        • November 18, 2016    

          The DirectX 9.0c package that the Troubleshooting page refers to is a redistributable, it can be installed concurrently with higher versions without the need to “downgrade”.

  4. Ray Ray
    August 7, 2016    

    After updating to widows 10 and finally getting it to work, MikuMikuMoving won’t load effects. It gives me a Compiler error but at the bottom it says Error count 0 and I have tried with several different effects, .fxm and .fx and its the same every time. I’ve used this program for a long time and this is the first time I’ve seen this. PLZ Help

  5. Angie Angie
    June 17, 2016    

    Is there any way to convert mpj to pmm files?

    • June 17, 2016    

      What are they? Google says that .mpj extension is from Adobe Robohelp, and I don’t see how it is related to MMD in any way.

      • Angie Angie
        June 23, 2016    

        mpj. Is the format of the file produced when you save a MMM file.

        • June 23, 2016    

          In that case, unless MMM itself has a “Export to .pmm” option, there’s most probably no such possibility. Considering that the sets of possibilities that MMM offers is close but not really identical to MMD’s and wider in some areas, I’d say that chances are slim.

  6. January 31, 2016    


    Is there a tutorial on how to use the Kinect feature and Oclus Rift?

    • January 31, 2016    

      Sadly, no, at least not here. Try to search deviantArt for “mmd kinect”

      • Lady Lady
        June 9, 2016    

        I cant get motion capture in MMD to work it keeps giving me a “not a valid win32 application” message and saying OpenNI might failed install. BUT my kinect works with iPi MoCap and recorder. I can get .bvh data that says it can load on MMM but hasn’t yet. I also cant get the motion capture to work on MMM… I’ve followed all the guides I can find to try and fix this ( im on windows 10 ) any suggestions? =( Thanks!

        • Kazuki Matsuoka Kazuki Matsuoka
          September 6, 2016    

          Installing the Kinect SDK from the Microsoft Windows site may help.
          Using the Kinect instructions from DeviantArt do not work.

  7. January 18, 2016    

    I want to resize the video, but why does it have to be a perfect square? I want to do HD videos xD

  8. LearningMMD LearningMMD
    December 29, 2015    

    I had Windows 7 – MMM was crashing after initializing
    I upgraded to Windows 10 – It’s not even initializing -_-

    • Reggie Reggie
      December 29, 2015    

      The author Kazuki forwarded this response to me…
      I had that problem as well with Windows 10, however if you just leave it for a week everything on Windows 10 will start to work with everything as it starts to stick and eventually everything will be just fine! Just just be patient. My PC has Windows 10 and it had problems but now it’s 100% working with everything.

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