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Make Chibi Models for MikuMikuDance!

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What is a chibi model in MikuMikuDance? How do I make a Chibi model? Can I use PMDE / PMXE to make a Chibi model?

Make Chibi Models for MikuMikuDance!

Hello everyone, welcome to Silent Headset and co.’s PMDE tutorial! Hosted today by yours truly, Silent Headset!

First off, what is a “chibi character”?

You can make a chibi model for use in MikuMikuDance!“Chibi (ちび or チビ) is a Japanese slang word meaning “short person” or “small child”. The word has gained currency among fans of manga and anime. It means someone or some animal that is small in stature. It can be translated as “little”, but is not used the same way as chiisana [小さな] (tiny, small, little in Japanese) but rather cute.”

“In English-speaking anime and manga fandom, the term chibi has mostly been conflated with the “super deformed” style of drawing characters with oversized heads or it can be used to describe child versions of characters. Chibi style is usually used in depicting scenes which are cute and/or humorous, and it is extremely rare for it to be used for an entire anime series.”

You can MAKE a Chibi Model for MMD!

Making a chibified MMD model is quite an easy task, if you know what you’re doing. Make sure you have all the ingredients needed; the sugars, spices, and everything nice.

See the PDF for the full instructions.

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  1. bandages bandages
    June 13, 2016    

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    You might find it useful to try bone scaling in the transformation window. No, it doesn’t work for morphs, but you can save the scaled model from the transformation window. It’s a great way to alter proportions, with a lot more control than widget scaling.

    It’s a bit more work, but to me, it’s more like fun than like work :)

    • Silent Headset Silent Headset
      June 14, 2016    

      Thank you for the info! I’ll definitely try that out later!
      Like I always said, there’s always more than one way to achieve something regarding editing models. It’s just a matter of finding what method suits you best.
      Although I completely agree that the #1 priority is to enjoy yourself. If you’re doing something like MMD for fun but starts to feel like a chore, then you’re definitely doing something wrong ^^

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