Japanese Mode Opens Hidden Model Features in MMD 8.06

A Feature Article by Reggie Dentmore on LearnMMD.comIn Japanese mode, MMD lets me see different menu items. In MikuMikuDance 7.39 my models had more features than they do in MMD 8.06. I can’t see some of the OTHER features that I used to use in old MMD 7.39.

Switching to Japanese Mode gives you more options!

Switch to Japanese Mode from the Help menu. Get back to English Mode in the same way.  MikuMikuDance MMDHave you noticed that some of your models have lost some of their features now that you are using the newer version of MikuMikuDance? I have seen it in the OTHER settings. In the old MMD 7.39, we had a horizontal menu with sort of a “clicker” to move left and right through the menu items. The new version of MMD has a drop-down list showing you all of the options at once.  While it IS handy to see the options … some of them may be missing!Chinese New Year Rin ... one of my favorite MMD models. MikuMikuDance

Chinese New Year Rin is one of my favorite models … and she has a handful of options that are accessed through that OTHER setting list. To my dismay, when I opened her in MMD 8.06, I found that several of her options were no longer available to me … the most disappointing one being the adjustment to remove her glasses.

After some clicking around, I discovered the JAPANESE MODE setting under the Help Menu. Selecting that In English Mode, you cannot find or adjust the "Glasses Off" setting. Nothing to click on. option changed some of the GUI text into Japanese … and some of it into gibberish! (That gibberish means I may not have downloaded Rin using my Applocale Routine, like I should have.) But the important part was that the many options for my model now appeared on that OTHER list … when in English Mode they had been blank spaces on the list … and not just blank … but not there, at all!

In Japanese Mode, MikuMikudance was able to show me the options that were non-existant in English Mode.

So … I began checking other models and I quickly discovered the same situation: menu items not there in English Mode … and there in Japanese Mode.

I tried recording some animation in Japanese Mode, addressing the features I knew were missing in English mode … and then switching to English Mode and pressing PLAY … and … Yes … the “Japanese Only” features were recorded and did playback just fine in English Mode.



My Miku DT Append 1.0 has a Mouse setting that is missing, leaving a blank space when in English Mode.

Miku DT Append 1.0 has a "Mouse" mouth option that is not available in English Mode ... but IS AVAILABLE in Japanese mode. MikuMikudance



I am sure we will discover more quirks and interesting behaviors that will set the new version of MikuMikuDance apart from the old ones. Fun to be on the cutting edge of such discoveries!





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