New to MikuMikuDance? LearnMMD is The Instruction Manual for MMD!

Visit LearnMMD's Video Channel on YouTube: Videos from LearnMMD's team of writers!Did you just download MikuMikuDance? Did it OPEN for you. Did you find yourself confused when you started to try to use MikuMikuDance?

You have come to the right place: is
THE instruction manual for

It’s not “official”… no corporate entity has identified THESE PAGES as THE instruction manual for MikuMikuDance… but, with over 600 MMD tutorials and articles, we KNOW that THIS is the Place!

First things first…

MikuMikuDance is particular about its “environment” on your computer.

  • You need to be running a Windows PC… not an Apple computer.
  • Your computer must have a mouse and a strong graphics card… one with at least a Gb of cache memory.
  • To avoid the “missing DLL” error, you MUST have the proper older version of DirectX 9c installed on your computer. When you DO, your computer may tell you that you already have a newer version installed. Go ahead and install the older version, too. MMD needs some of the DLL files in that older version.
  • To avoid the “side-by-side configuration” error, you MUST have the proper versions of C++ installed on your computer.

Please see the TROUBLESHOOTING article by our Silent Headset… he discusses many of the stumbling-blocks and their solutions in that article.

Now MMD is running… but… How do I DO it? has MANY articles to help you get started with MikuMikuDance…

Our Start Here “Step-by-Step” page will… get you started!

Our GloriaTheAnimator wrote a “Quick Guide to getting Started!”

… and Reggie Dentmore has written several articles aimed at getting you started with MMD:

SEE the many Category-Links… those Orange Links that run down the center of every page.

SEE the CONTENTS Page… which is simply a list of all the articles ever written on… loosely organized into only a few major categories.

Nice… but I need HELP!

Each article includes a COMMENTS section at the end… Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question, there. We at check the comments several times a day and we are happy to answer those questions… sometimes via eMail if that is needed… is THE MOST interactive MMD site on the web!

Most of all…
Have Fun with MikuMikuDance!



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